Benefits of Playing Classical Music to Your Baby and What Music to Play

Newborns react to music as well as aural simulation from when they are in the womb and all throughout their development; this is particularly effective until the age of roughly three. This is because during fetal development, it is the auditory system that is formed first, and the ear is the first sensory organ that develops a connection with brain. Due to these reasons, the infant’s ability to respond to music and sounds grows stronger.

What Songs to Play

A newborn baby is able to be acquainted with familiar songs and tunes and identify the voice of parents. Babies of up to one year however like sounds at which they can physically move to, as there is a strong connection between a baby’s hearing and motor ability.

Benefits of Classical Music

Classical music is also particularly effective when played to babies. It can have:

  • Benefits to language skills: According to senior child development researchers and researchers at the Chicago Children’s Museum, there is a powerful connection between musical ability and language development. Music heard by small babies can help them to develop language skills in more efficiently and at a more complex level. Listening to complex classical tunes can help them identify words with similar sounds such as ‘I’ and ‘Y’. Classical music helps babies to build up auditory memory and enhance the ability of the decoding auditory data.
  • Soothing down physical effects: Classical music can have great positive effect to the physical health of babies. It also makes their bodies and muscles become relaxed and well rested. Even the heart rate of babies responds positively to this situation. Therefore, slow yet soothing classical pieces of music can help these even the most fidgety of babies to relax, reduce physical pressure and get rid of their tensions, especially during bedtime.
  • Effects on mood: Listening to multiple types of classical music can help babies to lighten up their mood. Their body develops endorphins that are considered natural relaxants and are released from the brain. Development of such relaxants helps their bodies to reduce pain, promotes calmness and improves mood.
  • Diminishing birth trauma: The entire process of being born to a completely new world can be both stressful and frightening for newbie. According to famous doctors, soothing classical music can help newborns to get out of this trauma easily when they are first born and in the following weeks. When babies are in utero, they are able to listen to their mother’s heartbeat. This sound is familiar as well as comforting for them both during and after birth, replicating this with a slow piece of music helps the effect to continue.

Besides these vital benefits, babies have a natural tendency to respond positively to music. It is also very entertaining for them as well. Whether you want your child to be the next Einstein, or just to get a good night’s sleep, play music, let them enjoy, dance, move and even parents will find themselves starting to experience the benefits.

Stop Your MySpace Music From Playing Automatically

Music is an important part of the whole MySpace experience. And, MySpace ever-so-kindly designed their site so that you can add a song to your profile. There are quite a few songs to choose from; a visit to the Music section of MySpace makes that painfully obvious.

I say “painfully” because if you visit a lot of profiles on MySpace, your ears just might go on strike because of the cacophony of voices and musical instruments they will be subjected to.

You probably are already well aware of what I am speaking of here. The music on some people’s pages can make a sane person go nuts! People usually place a song which has some sort of meaning for them on their profile, or one which they have chosen to be the “theme song” of their life.

But it’s terribly annoying… and rude, according to some… to be subjected to that music in order to check out someone’s profile. It also seems to make the page load slower than it should, as it seems the song has to start up before the profile page will fully load.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a music hater. In fact, I love music! As a matter of fact, I usually am listening to music while I am online. That’s one reason why the MySpace profile music irks me so much. It interferes with my own music that I want to hear!

And, if by chance you click off of someone’s profile page to look at a photo or something else they have posted, then go back to the profile, the music starts up all over again from the beginning of the song! People need to realize that the music that they consider beautiful or relaxing may well be very annoying to others.

So, how do you stop MySpace music from playing automatically? Music on your own profile as well as anyone else’s? Actually, it is very simple. Log into your MySpace account as usual, and in the box that has your default picture inside of it, you will see a list of things you can do.

You are looking for the one that says “Account Settings.” When you find it, click on it. It will take you to another, larger box that says “My Account Settings.” Scroll down until you see “Music Settings.” See right beside those words where it says “Change Settings”? Click on that link.

Now, you will see two settings beneath “My Music Settings.” One says “Disable My Player from Automatically Starting” and the other says “Disable Band Songs from Automatically Starting.” Band songs are what MySpace is for some reason calling the music on everyone’s profile except your own, and not just actual band profiles.

Choose both of these options by clicking on the small boxes with your mouse. Then, click on the “Change Settings” button to save what you just changed.

You’ve done it! No longer will you have to worry about anyone else’s MySpace profile music – including your own!

Music Producers Play a Broad Role

The work of music producers (also called record producers) usually takes place behind the scenes, and is seldom recognized by the public unless the producer is actively guiding the career of an upcoming musician. But, today’s music producers have come to play a broad role in the music production process, with many of them supervising the actual music recording session and even mixing and mastering their own productions.

While the established musician will generally insist on complete artistic control, an unknown artist will be wise to rely on the music producer to oversee the selection and arrangement of music. In fact, a music producer may actually oversee the entire recording process. Some producers will use their skills to “create an image” by suggesting lyrics and melodies, mentoring the artist, choosing a personal stylist for the artist, and selecting the cover art.

In today’s popular music scene, music production companies and music producers are liaisons between the artist and his record label, or an artist and his manager. The producer’s main function is to discover new talent and sign musicians to a production contract. It is up to the producer to grant permission to the production company to press, promote, and sell the artists’ works. In this way, music producer can help grow the professional musician’s career.

With the advent of audio production computer software, musicians and music producers need not be allied with a production company. Teams of engineers and technicians are no longer needed to create professional recordings. Late advances in music software have allowed musicians to work independently, writing, arranging, performing, and recording their own music. The advantage for the artist is to enjoy complete artistic control over his own music, without outside influences. But, just because any musician can record in a home studio on a PC or laptop computer does not mean the role of the music producer is no longer necessary. Aspiring musicians should understand that a music producer has the experience and background to make knowledgeable decisions that could make or break a musical career.

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