Music is the Highest Form of Art (Scientific Research: Music & the Brain)

Ok, so while all artist feel this way, we musicians have always known that our art form is actually the BEST.

I mentioned in another thread the great speech about Karl Paulnack’s speech on the importance of music to humanity:

“I have come to understand that music is not part of “arts and entertainment” as the newspaper section would have us believe. It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets….Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of our lives, one of the ways in which we express feelings when we have no words, a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can’t with our minds.”

But now we have SCIENTIFIC PROOF that NOTHING stimulates the brain the way MUSIC does:

Well worth the 4:44 it takes to watch. (In addition to the experience of listening to pop radio today vs. in the 1970’s, lol) this video should be good inspiration of why we might consider putting music education back our curriculum!

And, if you’re scientifically-minded, this may help you overcome your resistance to believing that it’s IMPORTANT to PLAY MUSIC EVERY DAY!!!

Love ya fam,


The video is super good, even if it is older. I also like the subtitles in my language, of course, @Luke. A very interesting find!

In the last few weeks I’ve personally noticed something else. I often struggle with severe fatigue in the afternoon. Of course I could lie down for a short sleep. But I don’t do that to sleep at night.
Instead, I grab my harp and exercises and begin. I’m awake within minutes.
For fun, I put on my smartwatch for the game. My stress level dropped from 50-60 to 20. The whole thing repeated itself over several days.
As a beginner, I still occasionally struggle with breathing issues. It is interesting that the oxygen level only falls by 1%, although my feeling is different.
The bottom line is that it’s not the breathing that’s the real problem, but my physical tension, because I’m concentrating too much on staying in time and on the right note.

Greetings from Astrid :woman_in_lotus_position: