Why Does Music Move People?

  1. cyoung35 profile image87
    cyoung35posted 3 years ago

    Why Does Music Move People?

    Music, whatever the style and whether it has lyrics or not always seems to bring up different emotions. Why is this and where does it come from?


  2. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 3 years ago


    Simple physics; we receive music through auditory discrimination. This discrimatory action is simply vibrations to our brain and indeed could be considered "good vibrations" to coin a Beach Boys tune. Vibrations literally move (vibrate our ear drum) and resonate in our ear hairs and travel to our emotional center in our "wrinkled walnut."

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    The 'vibrations' thing is correct, I believe.  But it isn't just vibrations through the ears to the brain.   Our whole body is made up of vibrations - as is everything in the Universe.  We are infused and surrounded by vibration.  Indeed, that is what our physicality is.  Every part of us has awareness.

    There are vibrations which repel us, such as the squeak of chalk on a blackboard, or an cacophony of sound which is inharmonic and jars our personal vibrational field. 

    On the other hand, there are harmonious vibrations which we find very moving.   I recall feeling a waves of tingling (not the right word) when I first heard George Zamphir playing The Lonely Shepard on Pan Pipes many years back.

    It's a matter of harmony and discord.  Harmony is something in congruence with our own vibrations.  Disharmony is something which is not