What is music to you?

How do you feel when listening to music?

What is favorite kind of music?

Do you listening to music often?

Why all these questions on music?

According to Wikipedia, Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses”).

The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial.

Music Therapy
According to Oxford Dictionary of Psychology, Music therapy n. A form of psychotherapy with clients or patients are encouraged to express their feeling and inner conflict through music

I got an insight about the concept “Music therapy from my elder Sister, Favour who is a Mental Nurse in London. She described how much is being used for the treatment of mental disorders and allied problems.

Is Music therapy restricted only to mental ill people?

The answer is No?

Based on my personal experience, I had a challenging moments in my life in the mid of this year which nearly affects my relationship with my family, friennds, colleagues, and the job. The situation is borne-out of my fear of unknown.

Those period of time was like hell for me but music soothed my soul and gave me inspiration and guidance that I can outcome this challenging moments which I eventually overcame.

Did you know, most of our fears does not come true? Most outcomes of fears negates our pre-conceived event which drives us helpless.

“Music is the balm that heals the forlorn ache of a distant star.” – Don Williams Jr.

Steve Chandler writes in his book, 100 ways to motivate yourself: From now on, make it a personal commitment to notice everything that pushes your buttons. Make a note of everything that inspires you. That’s your control panel. Tose buttons oper ate your whole system of personal motivation.

Motivation doesn’t have to be accidental. For example, you don’t have to wait for hours until a certain song that picks up your spirits comes on the radio. You can control what songs you hear. If there are certain songs that always lift you up, make a mix of those songs and have it ready to play in your car.

Go through all of your music and create a “greatest motivational hits” playlist for yourself

Did you agree with me on music therapy?

Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.