Why you should listen to classical music

Classical music has depth, character, class and some elegance to it which is rare in today’s society. Nowadays it’s all about creating a beat repeat it 1000 times make it faster and boom you just made a new hit for the summer.

I don’t hate Electronic music in fact I listen to it myself, but when it comes down to the songs they play on the Radio (stuff like Avicii), then I must say that I’m not a fan of it nor can I appreciate it.

Classical music, on the other hand, has something to it I’d even go so far and say you are a better man if you listen to it. It’s not dull it has character a story, and you can get immersed in it, it’s a unique experience and beautiful.

Classical music also has a lot of benefits such as the

Mozart effect

This is probably the biggest potential benefit. A set of research published by the Oxford University Press states that listening to Mozart’s sonata K448 or Vivaldi’s  “The Four Seasons,” particularly “Spring,” can momentarily enhance your alertness, memory and raise your IQ by a few points.

It’s calming

I can verify this benefit. Whenever I listen to classical music, I’m unable to get angry or annoyed by anything. So if you are easily angered or annoyed by things then listening to classical music is the way to go. Also, if you have stress levels then listening to it can help to reduce it quite a bit

Improve quality of sleep

Again I tried this out for myself, and it works. When I listen to it before I go to bed I shut down completely; the inner voice is not present, troubles or nagging thoughts that bother me are going away.

This effect increases when you have a nightly routine. For me that is drinking a special kind of herb tea, writing in my journal and recapping the day while I listen to a certain kind of classical music (Hint: It’s not Wagner) The effect doesn’t kick in immediately, it takes about 20-30 minutes for me.

Improves memory and prevents degeneration

A bit of science! Hearing a piece of classical music can enhance the activity in your brain which regulates dopamine secretion and memory while reducing those affecting neuro-degeneration.

It has cultural value

Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Tchaikovsky just to name a few without being biased, that’s culture folks. Listening to them while living in our current degenerate culture allows you to keep a part of this magnificent art alive.

Closing thoughts

Some articles and studies claim that you become more emotional when listening to this kind of music, however, from my experience that’s not the case, in fact, it’s the complete opposite you become more logical, cold and less emotional. When I listen to classical music, I become very detached from my emotions, very detail oriented and logical. I don’t get angry, sad, happy I don’t feel anything in particular while listening, but I do enjoy it, it’s odd and hard to explain.

A good example of how I feel like when I listen to certain classical music is that I become more like those villains in movies who look out the window with a whiskey in their hand while some classical music is running in the background. “Everything goes according to the plan” so to speak that’s what happens when I listen to classical music and it is fantastic.

Also, keep in mind that not all classical music is the same. Some songs work better than others. For me, Mozart just isn’t cutting it most of the time. Chopin, on the other hand, works wonders especially when I’m writing. Play around and find what works best for you.

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