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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Creative Soul

What type of Creative are you?

Almost always the creative "Minority" changes the world for better, said DR MLK. The creativity that rest in our spirit reflect in our sounds that we make. Similar to how birds & other species may not sing as humans do but they surely, create sound. You hear it too, don''t you? (Close your eyes & concentrate right now on the outside, especially, if the SUN is out, you can hear the birds soundly communicating).    

This music of life, as I like to call it. Think about it. The Creator created these colorful creative species that make earthly melody! Sounds for us to listen to, enjoy, sounds that alert us, draws attention, even the noise of a rooster, a natural earth alarm, we can depend on!

Even water falls make some sort of sound vibration. This is why therapist recommend water as a natural therapy to help boost the physical & mental.

Our brain responds to music in so much ways, productive & constructive. makes us feel good, can make us feel bad. Soul Music, R&B, Jazz, Reggae, Acoustics, Rap music studies show IS FEEL GOOD MUSIC & usually the listener is creative w/ high self esteem. Now, that's  #goodmusic isn't it?

Music & The BRAIN

This I thought was really interesting. The functioning of the brain, sound, movement, the visual even behind the cortex (the outer layer of our brain composed of a matter that plays a divine role in consciousness).

The Brain or cerebrum, which is located in the front of the skull consisting of two hemispheres, the left & the right, is responsible for the integration of the complex sensory & the coordination of the body voluntary activities & movement.

For example, there are areas in the brain computational centres that all play a part in the music/sound/rhythm intake.

When we first listen to sound, the first stage is the Auditory Cortex, which rest right smack in the middle of the brain, along with a host of other functions needed to gravitate to what music creates for you. This first stage listens to the notes of the sound you are listening to and analysis the perception of it.

Then our sensory cortex, physically gives feedback to the brain "sensing" how we react & our reaction to what we are listening to & or the instruments we play.

Movement such as dancing including tap dancing or any foot action, playing a instrument & the emotional involvement in this cerebellum location resides somewhere closer to the ear & closer to the behind of the head.

Our Amygdala (our emotional reaction to music) is located directly across from the ear but more centered on top. This is responsible for the emotions that are created when we listen to certain types of music.

The visual cortex, is what creates responses to when reading a book or to the sensation when we are visually watching someone dance in movement & with rhythm or our very own. This is located at the very back of our head.

Our Hippocampus, is the memory drive in our brain that memorizes music, lyrics, melody & our musical experience. This is also composed in the center of the brain.

There are other scientific terms to describe the other assets of the brain but these are just a few for you to see how AMAZIN the Creators work is!

Written all over your face

Heard of this expression before? When someone listens to music that makes you feel good, you can see it on their face. Your face, usually, looks at peace or a slight smile expression or you visibly singing along or moving your head in a non aggressive or combative movement.

This is the brain at work, responding to how the music we are listening to affects us.

It is shown that depending on the type of music we are listening to, this can affect how we see others neutral faces. If we are listening to nice soothing, rhythmic music, we will see neutral faces as happy.

If we are listening to sad or destructive music, we will usually read neutral face as the same.

This is our emotions that are affected by the music intake. Our perceived emotions & our emotions that are felt... meaning some can listen to sad music & not get depressed because they are perceiving the music, rather than feeling it. Even so, if you are depressed, you should be listening to music that is considered a "feel good" music or instrumental music that can uplift you.

So, what instruments drive you? What kind of music do you create?

Playing the Piano

Playing the Keyboard
Playing the guitar

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