Classical music has become a term that describes any western art music that was any style any time from the 9th century to now. The classical period however describes music that was created in the time period between 1750 and 1820. This has been widely accepted as the classical period where classical music was created and thrived, it happened in between the baroque period and the romantic period.
There and many composers from this period who were so extraordinary that they’re still widely known and celebrated today, including Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Franz Schubert. One of the most impressive composers to ever live was from the classical period; Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well-known composers even today, he wrote Fur Elise which most beginner piano player will play and he composed some magical to listen to symphonies including his most famous piece symphony number 9.
An incredible fact about this influential composer is that Beethoven was actually deaf for the latter part of his life but he continued to compose pieces by just imagining what they would sound like and some of his best work came from during this time of his life. Classical music being old and very different from the popular music genres today means most people neglect listening to it. We think it’s time for classical music to make a comeback, we will say that classical music needs a great pair of headphones to really appreciate it as a piece of art. This article will give you some reasons as to why next time you put your headphones on you should listen to some classical music instead of pop or rock or rap.
Improves Brain Function
This has been backed up by research conducted at a UK university where experiments were conducted on students’ brains to see how classical music affected their concentration levels and the study showed that when listening to pleasant classical music they could answer faster and better than if they didn’t have classical music. It also affects the brain of those who suffer from dementia, many separate studies agree on these results; classical music can increase the quality of life of those with dementia massively and the effects the music has on the brain can also help them to bring back some of their memories as it helps to ‘re-awaken’ their brain.
Another great thing about listening to classical music is that it doesn’t just affect your brain but it also affects your physical body. Another study was conducted to see if classical music affected the quality of the listener’s sleep in comparison to people listening to an audiobook. The results of the study showed that those listening to classical music did have better sleep than the others, this is likely because music is a better stimulus for relaxing.
This is one most people won’t expect to see on this list but there are a number of studies to back up this claim. It can aid in reducing chronic pain, particularly post-surgery pain. While we don’t recommend using classical music over the painkillers your doctor prescribed, if you’re still in pain after taking painkillers classical music could help ease this. Researchers speculate that the reason for this is that classical music helps to tune out the pain you’re feeling as it increases the brain’s rewards center, this distracts you from the pain you’re in. It can also help in reducing depression, again it won’t be a cure but if you’re feeling down try listening to some classical music.