Psychosomatic reactions to certain types of music


Music at all times, from its inception, was used as a means of influencing people's consciousness. With its help, reach different goals. Knowledgeable people with a mind suited to the musical execution of its activities.

For example, the Christian church banned music in their churches, to the reign of Pope Gregory I, who allowed, and even he was composing music for the performance of prayers. However, the music had to be emotional, without accompaniment, and a male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called the Gregorian singing.

To this day, the singing tunes to the divine harmony, causing elevated, angelic feeling the parishioners and clergy in the walls of temples and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve with the help of music. And he was not alone in his attitude towards music.

Music, like slender systematic audio series apperceive as information. The mind at first tries to understand the beauty of the music, to take out a lot of useful information. But the logic is captured by a sequence of sounds, is usually not enough food for the mind to become untrained mind to delve deeper into the interior of the music. And therein lies the "treachery" of music. Um, not finding clues, eliminates censorship for the incoming sound information, and music, as the poet said "... pours right into your soul."

We noticed that one listens to different music at different times, depending on my mood.The more developed the person, the greater the range of his musical interests. And, of course, the range of conscious reactions also wider. While listening to a piece of music a person can see their reactions developing in the following areas:

• Music as a psychological anchor; 
• associations connected with the name of the product; 
• memories from the past, inspired tonal music; 
• free association; 
• unconscious reaction;

Known experiments with plants, flowers in particular household when their rapid growth fueled by the sound of classical music. A classic example of the classical music and the same conclusions with the classic advice: classical music is healthy. This is reminiscent of the text of the ad: "... it is possible to measure the weight, size, and color, but how to measure the style?" In the case of music, the text just by the way. Instrumentation multidimensional effects are living organisms, in particular real people. Society, because an unbiased attitude to music allows experiments even in children.

In this regard, the author intends to present some of the results of similar experiments using short music composer Angelight.

In our opinion, the music of "new age" due to its non-intrusive, no text, polyphony and obrazotvorcheskoy latitude (Kozlov) is a suitable material for the "pure" experiment.Because we agree with K. Rogers, who, speaking of psycho techniques, believed that "in the process of working with the client the therapist should not try to force their opinions, but should try to bring it to the correct solution, the customer will own. As a result of this work and is the "inspiration" that helps restructure assessment "restructure gestalt," which allows a person to accept yourself and others, to communicate with the environment, reduce tension "(Kozlov, V.Maykov, 2004).

Music of "new age" meets the requirements of humanistic psychotherapy techniques precisely because that creates a background of room for creativity in the individual world of images of each person, in which the listener can "play" the perfect image of themselves by pretending to self-actualization. Plunging into his imaginative world, a person can get to experience emotions and perception of themselves that are not available in real life, outside of his inner world.

At the time of the music (especially music Angelight ( ) people "... open to this experience, can take it without defensiveness, without fear that the awareness of feelings, sensations, and thoughts affect his self-esteem" (Kozlov) .

Many examples of the integration of experiences while listening to live concerts and recordings were obtained at the initiative of people who have had these experiences.

A woman of 50, having been once in concert Angelight, spoke about their experiences, it received the first time. All the while the music she was in the world of images, which it had not happened. One of the songs was inspired by her portrayal of the endless steppe, which at first seemed to her cold and lifeless, but gradually gained the opposite quality. All her life she was afraid to be in the wilderness alone, because never been there but always wanted to be on such a wide and open space. The image captured steppe so the woman that she had forgotten that he was in a concert hall. She felt a cool breeze and hear him howl, she enjoyed the solitude and grandeur of steppe, wondering extinction of fear and appearance quite opposite feelings. After the concert, she said that in reality, now try to go to a place like this, even though her experience to herself were not far from reality.

The image of the steppe is not reflected either in the title or in the special effects, but the music is allowed unfinished gestalt "float" in the minds and on the level of experience to complete. As if not related to the patient's personal history of fear in this case is not needed in understanding and integration process, initiated by the music, there was a sudden and bright.

This example has a positive outcome, which is not expected from fans rock concerts especially "heavy" music. Quite common to hear reports of accidents that occur due to the fault tousled rock music of young people who returned after the loading dose of hard rock at the next concert. Omnidirectional, psychic energy, excited rock music, breaking into the material world, and young people were sowing chaos around him. Muscle tension, which is clearly seen in such people as clenched fists, sudden movements and loud verbal reactions require abreaction. Most likely, the tension in their muscles does not occur at random, but the existing units muscle becomes stiffer by increasing the voltage corresponding to the "muscle complex." Relaxation of muscles can cause "... strange body sensations: involuntary trembling, convulsions, muscle, feelings of heat and cold, itching, tingling, tickling, physical sensations of fear and feelings such as fear, anger, and pleasure" (Reich, 1969). Undoubtedly, such outbursts are useful for themselves the owners of the muscle blocks. But aggression, seeking a way out of the mental world lovers rock culture, directed outward, the surrounding reality, which can be as animated, in the face of random people, people on the street, and inanimate: the monuments of culture, civilization products (cars, shops vitiriny etc.), even fences and garbage cans. This indicates the low selectivity of rock aggression or lack thereof. That is, in the mind of a person in such a state of smoothed boundaries, lost the differences between objects in the external world, and he is ready to destroy everything in its path.

Some music critics to explain the behavior of young people and rock concerts after a powerful energy that has rock music and that "charges" visitor venues. But organ music IS Bach is comparable to, or even superior to its power and charge.

This, however, does not make the response of organ music lovers unmanaged and not throw out the causes of the aggression itself. In contrast, the music of Bach immerses the listener in its inner space, displaying and reinforcing a sense of greatness of the human spirit. Listeners in organ halls somatic reactions in the form of voltage is still present.

Profound feelings triggered power of organ music, also "break" in the body, requiring a power outlet for physical acting out. But often held at will, thanks to the hard muscle.After all, "... muscles can, straining impede the flow of blood, that is, to reduce to a minimum the movement of body fluids. Anger and fear ... can also be inhibited muscle tension. "(Reich, 1969).

Noticeable weakening of the body voltage is due to harmonic and tonalnostnyh changes in musical composition, often with integration character. This allows you to remove the relevance of some of the negative locations imprinted in the minds of the listener. What gives the right to talk about the healing properties of the organ music and in particular the music of Bach.

Healing properties, no doubt, has a meditative (meditative (Eng.) - pensive) music.Meaning the music for meditation in the classical form but Osho Dynamic Meditation.Different meditation techniques are accompanied by music, usually a slow, calm, no sudden and emotional extremes.

This music promotes rapid relaxation. Muscle tension can be removed without further intervention and the mind of a man who does not practice meditation and prefers not to sink into deep reflection on the meaning of rapidly declined to near to bed. Music does not seem to hurt the strings stretched muscles, passing "through" the body and removing control from within, supported by the strength of muscular armor.

Particularly noticeable result of the rapid effects of meditation music in people whose body feels "supernapryazhenie" and muscular system like a bulletproof vest. During a listening session begins, so to speak, "superraslablenie", but because of absorption in the body, half-dreaming state that person can not fully respond to the energy liberated and it is stored as potential, resulting in a vigorous and high spirits and sense of rest, even if the session lasted 15-20 minutes.

These properties are used in meditation music, so-called Thinking. The important factor is that this music creates a positive feeling of loneliness, so you can relax as deeply and not just the body. However, in the opinion of listeners, quiet, "warm" music creates an illusion of security and to join something more capacious than personal limitations and the social fabric. Listener as it is alone with the true meaning of existence, "alone in peace" (Kalinauskas, 1990). That is, people like to "go" in itself, but does not feel lonely, even though its value is within the "norm."

A variety of musical styles and genres that are "bred", especially in recent years provide a wide scope for research. After all, even a little melodic or rhythmic nuance, which is barely visible layman can move the listener and mental processes lead to quite unexpected results, not necessarily total. For example, hard rock music band "Metallica" (USA), played by a symphony orchestra in a special processing, sounds and acts quite differently, as the original, although the melodic and rhythmic music has not changed.

And the music of the Baroque period, it is part of the slow pace, filled with the sounds of high-frequency sounds and the rhythm of 60 beats per minute - the perfect rhythm of the human heart at rest. Mozart's music, with its unexpected transitions, overflow, overflowing sound, with its wealth of nuances sustained in the thirty-second rhythm "loud-quiet", which corresponds to the nature of biological currents of the brain. Thus, music can literally physically injected energy to the brain and body.

This is different from how composed or are designated for a special occasion piece of music (eg "March" by Mendelssohn) impose on society and eventually becomes hallmark event. Hearing such a work, people do not come up with the association, they are programmed, and the response to the music due to the ratio of the event.

We remember the phrase from the Soviet film: "... the music does not need to write, and invent." And we agree with this view of muzykotvorchestvo. After all, the music as a factor of influence on the human condition, his health and development can not be undone now. We need to take this property into account music and efforts for the invention of new approaches to the creation and the use of music in the light of new scientific discoveries about the man, the possibilities of his body and mind.