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TOPIC: the Mozart effect

the Mozart effect 04 Nov 2016 19:05 #10811

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I recently read an article on the internet from Harvard about how the Mozart effect was proven as just a myth. They are saying that using an instrument showed no evidence about it improving their IQ. I don't know why, but i feel like to me it did have some effect by just hearing the music. I remember my teacher putting on classical music while we were reading, and this made my imagination go wild. My imagination grew because the type of music changed the way i thought, and felt. For example, if it was a faced paced song i felt happy. It made me think about happy things. When it was suspenseful i felt as if it was just the perfect background music for the scary book that i was reading. It made me think about the music, and i would try to identify what instrument was used. I don't know if it makes you IQ higher, but i do know that it does have some positive effect to your brain.
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the Mozart effect 13 Nov 2016 17:23 #10918

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Classical music is my favorite kind of music. I can see where they get the idea of how Mozart increases IQ. At least for me, classical music gets me to think a lot. I try to imagine what Mozart was thinking when he was composing his music. As a result, I can only listen to classical music for a limited time because classical music is truly complex, complicated, and there's truly a lot of things going on. Then, I would need to listen to "stupid" music that's meant for dancing at a party. And then, I get sick of "stupid" music and I just listen to no music. Music is one powerful source of media. It reflects culture, arts, and the humanities. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I sometime feel as the composer did when he wrote the music. When Beethoven was little, his father would come home drunk at one in the morning with is friends to force little Beethoven to play the piano. Most kids are asleep at around 9 or 10pm, and yet his father forced him to play. If Beethoven made a mistake or didn't play it perfectly, his abusive father would slap him in the ear. Some say that Beethoven became deaf because he was hit in the ear so many times, but it is not certain whether it's true. Today, people say Beethoven would be a rock star if he was alive today because he considered to be very passionate and dramatic. Anyway, listening to classical music without really knowing the story behind it is very hard to really understand the meaning of the piece. I think curiosity and using deductive reasoning really does increase IQ. However, I don't think that's what classical music is all about. I think classical music is all about culture and the humanity of it all. If anything, I think classical music would increase emotional intelligence.
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