8 Interesting Facts About Music

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Music is loved by people the world over. In addition to its healing qualities, its uses in education and its scientific elements, there are also quite a number of facts about music that are quite unique and interesting. 

8 interesting facts about music: 

The Sea Organ is an art installation near the sea in Croatia. It can play music using the Sea waves that hit the large tubes arranged on a set of numerous marble steps.  

Plant growth rate can be improved by listening to music. There have been numerous scientific studies undertaken to investigate this. Plants have been known to respond well when people talk to them and music seems to have a similar, if not better effect. 

Hans Zimmer, acclaimed composer/producer for over 150 movies, including the likes of The Lion King, Pearl Harbor, Inception, The Dark Knight and most recently the Netflix series The Crown; had only two weeks of formal music education in the form of piano lessons as a child. His compositions demonstrate his musical abilities. 

When Beethoven went deaf, he composed his music by hacking the legs off his piano and setting it on the floor so he could feel the vibrations. He went on to compose masterpieces. 

Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to. The link between the physical responses of the body and the music we listen to is strong. Singing collectively has proven to support this as well. 

Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech. 

5% of people have a biological disdain for music, called “music anhedonia,” which may be linked to a decrease in the interplay between the auditory cortex and the rewards system. These individuals do not have any form of emotional response when listening to music. 

Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety and elevate endorphins. 

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