Have you ever noticed why certain kinds of music are played in specific places? We laugh it off as elevator music, old familiar tunes heard over the phone when you’re placed on hold or in doctors’ waiting rooms. Music is no longer to be denied its apparent influence in calming or exciting levels of emotion. Whether it is the melody, intonation, beat or whatever other elements contributing to the structure of a song, it evokes certain reactions.
Since music can cause people to act and react, much research has gone into utilizing it as a tool to treat the ailing. Continue reading A PhD in Music Therapy Instead of Popping a Pill