Search here...
TOP
MUSIVIEW

Does classical music make you smarter?

Perhaps (I think so) it’s just a legend. But how many times have you musicians heard about this fantastic legend that classical music make you more intelligent?

Let’s go back to when this legend (or maybe not) began.

MOZART EFFECT:  

We are talking about 1993 (let’s not make it seem too old this date, because I was already 3 years old!). According to the two researchers, listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in D major for two pianos (KV 448) would have caused a temporary increase in the cognitive abilities of a group of volunteers.

Thirty-six students were divided into three groups and subjected to three different listening conditions: the first group listened to easy listening music, the second to a Mozart sonata, while the third remained immersed in silence. Immediately after listening the three groups were subjected to the “Stanford-Binet”, a test of intelligence on spatial reasoning. The results were surprising: the group that had listened to Mozart before the test scored on average ten points higher than the others. (you can find my great source here)

The studies continued and in 1998 an authoritative study conducted in the Department of Psychology of Wisconsin showed that in fact Mozart’s music temporarily increased the space-time intelligence.

We can therefore say that the studies conducted so far show that listening to Mozart’s music, in particular that of the compositions K488 and K448, does increase intelligence, but only temporarily and in particular the effect concerns that temporal space, therefore the analysis of the forms, of the position of the objects in space and the development of the sense of orientation, thus proving particularly useful for painters and surgeons. (so I’m sorry but if you’re not a painter or a surgeon is useless! lol)

This “Mozart effect”, however, actually disappears after less than 15 minutes.

So, if you don’t have a test, an exam, an audition, an exercise, of only 15 minutes, you’ll have to listen to a loop Mozart until you will puke.
To say that, simply listening to classical music strengthens our cognitive abilities may be wrong.

But guys don’t worry because there is something true about it!

What certainly helps to refine our brain is playing an instrument (I still have to understand why I am not a genius playing more than one instrument, but let’s be): who plays has finer minds and is able to notice and correct errors faster than non-musicians.
Even singing is good for our brain (for those who do not know, the voice is also an instrument!), especially choral singing. Research confirms that our body releases endorphins and oxytocin during activity, which help create a sense of well-being in us.

So I believe (personal opinion) that it is the well-being we feel listening to a musical genre that creates those brain interactions that make us do things with more intelligence.

 

What do you say, do you agree?
Does classical music make you smarter?

Let me know with a comment!

 

«

what do you think?

Il tuo indirizzo email non sarà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *

*

code

Questo sito usa Akismet per ridurre lo spam. Scopri come i tuoi dati vengono elaborati.

  • I'm tired...working with children it's really a challenge everyday!
.
Today there was the second Christmas show for parents and I'm totally proud about my little 4 years old monkeys! They play and sing so good and there were as always some drama kids! (to much anxiety for so many parents!)
.
I love to see these little monkeys have fun and be so happy to show parents what they were working for! But...I'm really tired! XD
.
After my two flights of the week be back in the massy kids organization it was a big trauma XD!
.
BUT CHRISTMAS IS CLOSER!!!! I'm waiting so much for holidays!!!!
Are you waiting for it too???
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
#musicteacher #violinteacher #violinlesson #musiclesson #pianolessoon #pianoteacher #musicstudent #musicforkids #musicianship #musicclass #musiclessons #instruments #schoolofmusic #musicschool #Iloveteach #singinglesson #singing #piano #guitar #classroom #practiceroom #teacher #teachers #teacherofinstagram #instateacher #teacherlife #teachertribe #teachersinspireteachers #iteachtoo #teachergram
  • This weekend it was for my family! Bday of my mum and Bday of my nephew!!! Back to Rome Friday I touched Koln in this moment!!! Sunday back to the Netherlands! How many of you are far away from family???
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
#familygoals #familyfirst #familypet #family❤️ #classicalmusicians #chooselovely #adayinrome #backhome #homesweethome #homegoods #classicalmusic #nostalgie #casadolcecasa #Roma #italiansbelike #italiangirls #italiana #corederoma #maltese #doglife #myroom #mypointofview #musicianlife #musiceverywhere #theweekoninstagram #theeverydaygirl #thatsdarling
  • Actually write a good caption it's always quite a problem...but I would like to talk about: to be realist is not always a good thing.
The quintet is done, we where realistic and we understand that it was too difficult create a good musical match between us with different aims. It's realistic no?
But sad.
I don't play enough, so my technique sucks. Realistic but sad true story.
I like Instagram and this amazing community, musicians from all over the world that easily can stay in touch and help each other, but create content every day is really kind a job! And stay creative it's really difficult. My motivation is going down and down and this is my realistic situation...I love to create content for you but I lost my goal...I want to create something useful and use my picture to give something back. But what can I give you?I still need to understand...realistc but sad...be demotivated destroy your goals step by step...in your practice, in your study, in your exam, in your relationships, in your organization, in your everything...A realistic story is to exercise your motivations always! .
.
Help me and tell me what is your motivation-increase-exercise!?
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
  • Today Music studio design inspiration!! I simply love this colors and the amazing white piano!!!! Do you prefer white, black or wood???
.
.
📷 @theeverygirl_
.
.
Have Nice Notes🎶
#bassoon #piano #violin #flute #clarinet #trombone #trumpet #horn #oboe #viola #cello #fagotto #thatsdarling #lifewellcaptured #dslooking #inspiremyinstagram #musicianlife #musician #musicroom #music #creativelyfound #classicalmusic #interior4inspo #practice #rehearsal #theweekoninstagram #momentofmine #musicianship #chooselovely  #practiceroom
  • Hello musicians!!! From today it's only 28 days until my 28th birthday, I'd say I can celebrate a little bit already, right?
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
.
.
#musicianlife #musicianlifestyle #bassoon #doublereed #doublereeds #reed #reeds #oboe #musician #woodwind #28 #celebration:tada: #stopmotion #animations #artlove #stopmotionanimation #artistatwork #animatedgif #motionlovers #mograph #inpiremyinstagram #lifewellcaptured #bassoonist #classicfm #musician #classicalmusic #instruments
  • This is my messy desk!
I can easily say that I'm more here then on my practice chair.
Sometimes we are just lost in this little box, searching for answers (never ask google, you are dying for sure) searching for stuff that a lot of times is something that actually you don't really need, or maybe searching for real useful  informations. This computer helped me so much during my study, and now it's trying to help me to reach something that I love to do. Preparing my music lessons, get in contact with amazing people for collaborations, creating creative content, running maybe a future business. I'm always sad when I see and understand that I lost my time, that time that can be useful to practice, became better! We need always to update each other, also during the practice, changing something that increase our concentration and our skills! I love to work on my desk, on my work, on my stuff, on my dreams!
Never waste your time!!! Be active!!!
Maybe a good idea for a next blog post? :)
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
#waste #dontwasteyourtime #organized #runningabusiness #girlboss #needmorecoffee #needmore #creativelyfound #chooselovely #bassoon #musician #musicians #musicianlife #musicianlifestyle #musicianship #musicteacher #musicteachers #musicteachersofinstagram #lifewellcaptured #techworld #freelancelife #laptoplifestyle #officegoals #desksetup #desksituation #appleandcoffee
  • Rehearsal day...Charlotte day!
What's the name of your instrument???
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
#bassoon #pianist #violinist #flutist #clarinet #trombone #trumpet #horn #oboe #viola #basson #cello #fagotto #thatsdarling #composer #dslooking #inspiremyinstagram #musicianlife #musician #becreative #bassoonist #instamusic #classicalmusic #concert #practice #rehearsal #nothingisordinary #momentofmine #musicianship
  • Give me my 🎧 and I'm happy with music! #saturdaymood
.
.
Have Nice Notes 🎶
#shuremicrophones #shure #rolandpiano #roland #earphone🎧 #earphones #earphone #audiosforedits #audiofficial #audiogear #earbuds #sounddesign #soundon #musicon #turnupthemusic #musiceverywhere #audioengineer #passionmusic #musicismydrug #musictherapy #listeningmusic🎧 #listen🎵 #instruments