Can music really soothe the beast in us?

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  1. backporchstories profile image80
    backporchstoriesposted 9 years ago

    Can music really soothe the beast in us?

    They say music soothes the savage beast.  My personal experience with music has always been upbeat and moving or emotionally driven.  How does music fit into your life and does it soothe your soul?

  2. msorensson profile image74
    msorenssonposted 9 years ago

    Music...yes..if anything was invented that could soothe the deepest pains, then it is music...
    I love classical music. My attachment to it was interfering with my meditation so I stopped listening to it for 17 years...

  3. Civil War Bob profile image59
    Civil War Bobposted 9 years ago

    The soothing depends on what I play.  A Feng Shui or Celtic Harp CD has a calming effect, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Alabama perks things up, and the soundtracks to "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals" are great for writing hubs.

  4. Innuentendre profile image69
    Innuentendreposted 9 years ago

    Absolutely! Classical music is a mental massage. My mother played classical music to me in utero, and after many years of hard core bass, I rediscovered the treasure of audible tranquility.

  5. Lisas-thoughts101 profile image60
    Lisas-thoughts101posted 9 years ago

    When I am in a bad mood I pop in the soundtrack to the original Footloose. I can't be upset and listen to that music at the same time.  When I am tired but restless Celtic music with nature tossed in is so soothing to me. Rock and Roll pumps me up every time. Christmas music makes my spirit smile.

  6. itakins profile image78
    itakinsposted 9 years ago

    I think some music,such as,Heavy metal can unleash the beast,but generally Classical music(with some exceptions) can be calming ,relaxing and soothing.Romantic or meaningful songs from various genres,especially opera, can have a similar soothing influence:.My mood or activity will usually dictate what type of music I listen to-.and yes music soothes my soul without a doubt.
    Great question - one could write a book in response and still not do it justice!

  7. giopski profile image64
    giopskiposted 9 years ago

    it depends on what music you're listening to. most music of today are purely "noise" and does not in any way dispose us to silence and reflection, hence, even unleashes the beast in us.  Meditative music I do believe is key to soothe the beast in us.

  8. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 9 years ago

    I believe we were created in the sense that we "feel" music on many levels. While certain music can calm us, other music can make us sad, angry, vengeful and more!

    Simple music of nature, such as birds chirping makes us naturally calmer.

    I think we have to be VERY aware of music with lyrics, however, because we tend to feel the singers emotions and not our own. You actually inspired me with your question to write a hub on that! Thank you! smile

  9. edhan profile image42
    edhanposted 9 years ago

    Yes. Depending on what sort of music you like to listen.

    It is able to soothe our mood whether happy or sad. I used to play some good old sentimental music when my head is going wild and need some peace to calm down. It is really good and effective way to drown yourself into the music and feeling refresh afterwards.

    Be part of the music when you are listening and you can find comfort.

  10. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 9 years ago

    Try this. Go into a room angry. Put on some soothing music. Stay there for say a half an hour just listening, and see if you come out still angry.

  11. Vegas Elias profile image59
    Vegas Eliasposted 9 years ago

    Yes music can actually tame the beast in us. I have a hub on this which is not very extensive in information but touches the topic well. If you visit my hubs you will know.

    I personally feel lot of order and rhythm goes into it before noise matures or evolves as music. Our whole being and the universe is subject to such order and rhythms; If not there would be lot of cosmic accidents which may jeopardize our whole existence.  The functioning of our body itself depends on timings and rhythms.

    So I feel music has a lot to do with our own existence as well as the existence the whole cosmos.

    Everything is energy in the form of vibrations as it is well know to all scientists today. So all that we see started from vibrations; the very first manifestation of vibration being sound; and orderly sound being music.

  12. whonunuwho profile image68
    whonunuwhoposted 9 years ago

    I have read that music can promote healing in the body, ease tension and stress that interferes with our metabolic processes and create moods that are of a positive nature and quite soothing to the mind. Contemporary or music that is not static or really loud can be a healthy thing for the whole person, yet heavy metal and other extreme forms of  music can have detrimental effects on the brain and hearing. The emotional state can be improved with soothing music and it is played in department stores to promote a state of euphoria and encourage shoppers to spend, spend, spend. Yes, it can have a pronounced psychological effect on us.

  13. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 9 years ago

    I definitely agree that music can be soothing. It all depends on the type of music. When I just want to be at peace, I play instrumental music. When I want to be uplifted, I listen to symphonic chamber music. Baroque music helps me reflect.

    I enjoy all types of music, but I won't listen to country music over a long period of time because the lyrics can really be upsetting. For example, there was a time that my husband would listen to country music during his long commute home from work. After a while, he would walk through the door, irritated, suspicious, and just plain angry about everything. I discovered that he was listening to country music on his way home and asked him to turn the channel to something more upbeat... some golden oldies or something. He changed the channel and things got better for him. Country music is forbidden in our house unless we are only listening to a song or two. I only mention the thing about the country music to say that music does have an effect on our demeanor.


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