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How Can Music Affect Our Moods?

August 21st, 2017 by

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When writing songs the hope is that it will provide an emotional response to the listener.  There are many emotions experienced when listening to music. Here Gerry Clarkson a musician and a blogger explore the The Relationship Between Sad Music and Depression and how music affects our mood.  Here is his contribution.

From the rhythms of our ancient dynasties to present limitless streaming services, music has been serving as a crucial part of the human experience.Fascinatingly, for teenagers and those who have just crossed their twenties, music seems to have a major role to play. According to different studies, the adolescents listen to the music for around 2-3 hours each day, particularly when feeling upset.You feel what music you listen! (more…)

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