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Each of us has paraphrased the William Congreve line from his play, The Mourning Bride: “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast (actually, breast).” But what is the empirical evidence to support this statement, and, in turn, what impact does music have on our stress levels and degree of happiness, as well as our health?
A study more than a decade old, by researchers at the University of Texas at Tyler (Hubbard, 2001) states that “tones at a faster tempo were rated as happier, brighter, faster. Similarly, higher pitch tones and ascending tones were rated as happier, brighter and faster. So much for statistical clarification. Some music, simply stated, is more upbeat, and evokes a more lively feeling.
But the feeling of happiness does not necessarily mean that we feel better, feel less stress or experience improved health. Other studies do, though, confirm those effects. The question is, does the happiness evoked from specific music experiences translate into general wellbeing?
The Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine reported (2001) that “all types of music were capable of reducing heart rates and blood pressure, and of controlling stress. The researchers who performed the experiments believe that the beneficial effects of music are related to the patient’s ability to choose the music. In other words, when people get to choose the music, they appear to be more relaxed.” Again, this is intuitively obvious. When we are in control of a situation, we are less likely to be stressed by it, and, in turn, our heart rates and blood pressure should decline.
A corollary result of this study found that music could reduce the stress associated with eye surgery. This is less intuitive, but consistent with other studies on the correlation between music that we enjoy and a feeling of wellbeing.
Is some music more likely to affect us positively? Again, the answer is intuitively clear: yes. We all are aroused, soothed, excited, pleased, saddened or emboldened by specific songs, music or genres of music. I, for instance, find blues very enjoyable and calming, when the very name suggests that I should be saddened. On the other hand, I do not care for jazz, and feel more tense when it is played. Electronica and New Age music relaxes me late at night, while classical music improves my concentration. Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” and Bony M’s “Brown Girl In The Ring” evoke similar feelings, since both are associated with particularly memorable times in my life.
Some songs, for others, send shivers down the spine, or produce goose bumps. These are not universal responses. Researchers state that no external stimuli will automatically turn on stress (or happiness) responses, unless we choose to let it. For many of us, though, those responses seem automatic. Stress reaction always depends upon how an event interpreted or perceived.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine insists that listening to your favourite music is good for your cardiovascular system and provide a healthy effect on blood vessel function. (“Positive Emotions and the Endothelium: Does Joyful Music Improve Vascular Health?” Miller M, Beach V, Mangano C, Vogel RA. Oral Presentation. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 11/11/2008).
Empirical data from objective studies, along with anecdotal information from subjective reports point to a clear fact: good music means good health and good mood. So turn that rap music up loud, unless you loathe rap, sing along to your favourite opera, unless you like your neighbours, and get a happy on! It’s good for all of us.
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The beauty of digital technology in music production is the simple fact that we can save our work in any condition at any time and recall them in the exact same settings as when we left off (a fact I’m sure many musicians and engineers take for granted). Another benefit is the use of automation: that is we can automate parameters within our music production software. Most of the major software allow full automation of virtually all parameters, therefore placing the limit on our creativity alone.
Automation maybe a feature that many musicians pay little attention too, especially those who are just starting out. At first, automation may seem like a tedious job, and can be a major turn-off since it isn’t the most intuitive thing to do. But proficiency using automation in our music production, whether in the music arrangement stage or the mixing stage, will allow us to explore creative avenues otherwise blocked if we neglect automation.
Using automation in composing and arranging music
This technique may be used more heavily in electronic dance music production than any other style. Listen to the leading contemporary electronic dance tracks, and you can listen to the detailed programming of synthesizers and effects take place to create a stunning soundscape worthy of dance floors all around the globe. Automation is used in EDM production, as a way to manipulate filter controls and other controls that shape the sound of the instruments in the arrangement. It can also be used to bring an instrument in and out of the mix, not only by volume, but also by cut-off frequency and resonance (I’m sure you’ve heard this technique before in EDM). Further use of automation in arranging might be to make effects kick in mid-song, or bring it out during a different part. For example, adding delay to the guitar at the chorus, or increasing the reverb on the snare during the bridge.
Using automation in mixing music
Which leads us to the more subtle use of automation: to mix music. Sometimes, you dial in a perfect EQ for the piano during the verse, but then realize it doesn’t suit the chorus. You could split it up to a different track (which is easier actually), or you could automate the EQ during the chorus. For the vocals, you might add more reverb or switch to a different delay for the coda, to bring it out and add some majesty to the part. The use of automation for mixing is virtually limited only to our creative imagination, as there are a myriad of “weird” effects out there (some of them free too) that can give even weirder sounds when combined with automation.
To your automation discovery,
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If you want to find more music like Bonobo, then this article outlines some suggestions to start with. Bonobo, being the artist name of a UK-based musician, producer and DJ, blends both acoustic and electronic sounds into his music. While he has a unique sound, that differentiates him from other artists, it is possible to find similar music by using some criteria. Here are a few tactics and considerations.
1. Search by genre
Although it is probably the most broad and time-consuming way for finding more music similar to Bonobo, searching by genre can give you some rare and exotic results. Try entering a genre name into the search engine that describes Bonobo’s music best. The main music genres that are mostly used for describing Bonobo, are: downtempo, electronic, chill-out, trip-hop. You can start with any of those words.
However, be ready for clicking through a lot of sites before stumbling upon something valuable, since a search engine typically displays all the different type of content related to your search phrase, and you will have to filter out manually all the excess information that does not meet your criteria. Moreover, even within one genre, the individual sound of the artists varies quite a bit. Therefore, even if you do find a band that has been classified as downtempo, or electronic, it might sound very different from Bonobo. But once you are willing to invest some time into it, this tactic may reward you with some true gems.
Founded in 2002, this music website contains the music of a vast number of artists, including recommendations about similar musicians and bands. At the time of writing this article, Hugo Maldoro, Mechanical Me, Pilote, and Blockhead were only a select few of the many different artists recommended in Bonobo’s Last.fm profile. Although they all have a slightly unique style and sound, other listeners have found them being more or less similar to Bonobo.
So, instead of performing a broad genre-specific search on Google, which automatically returns you a huge amount of different internet content, including articles, opinions, reviews, Last.fm really concentrates on the artists and their music, listing out the similarities, that are based on other listeners experience and opinions.
3. Some specific examples
Besides the two aforementioned strategies that can help you find more music like Bonobo, here are some specific suggestions. Artists like Cinematic Orchestra and Super Numeri, with their instrumentally experimental sound that transcends various music genres, remind of Bonobo’s instrumental compositions.
Other artists like Bonobo include Fink aka Fin Greenall, Quantic aka Will Holland, and Thievery Corporation. While some of them prefer to use more electronic drums and computer processed effects, they mostly play around with loops and acoustic sounds just like Bonobo, creating relaxing and rhythmically captivating music, that is often enriched with the delicate use of enchanting vocals.
Source by Joonas Kreen
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When listening to an album for the first time, one can get stuck in a sort of mental impasse. Where and when to start is a difficult question, and techniques to truly appreciate the music are sometimes hard to come by. This guide is a jumping off point for people (like me) who find it hard to get "into" an album.
First things first, get some proper equipment. Apple ear-buds simply will not do if you want to experience a new album for the first time. Get a decent pair of headphones, or a stereo system. You do not need to overdo it, but it helps to have quality sound. Next, find a relaxing, distraction-free, environment. You want to be able to focus on the music, without computers or other people diverting your precious attention. A quiet bedroom or empty room will do.
Once you have set up your music (depending on your music software / hardware) listen to the songs in the proper order. The sequencing of the album has meaning and importance. Bands put thought into how they prepare their work, respect that and you will be rewarded. Oftentimes songs will relate to each other in ways impossible to predict. Similar themes (musical and lyrical) are hard to pick out if you're cherry picking around the album, listening to only a couple of the songs.
Of course, once you start listening, distractions arrise immediately. Try as hard as you can to resist such temptations. Close your eyes. Try to picture the music in your mind's eye. Listen carefully to lyrics, and if you can not understand them, listen to the intonation and tone of the singer's voice. Pay attention to the instrumentation. Try to imagine the recording session that produced this music. Note every song name as it starts playing.
Once you've listened through to the end, repeat the process the next day. You'll have a few songs that made your ear the first time. Resist the temptation to simply listen to those. Listen to the entire album again. Then again.
It takes a lot of mental effort to concentrate for such a long time on one thing, but the reward is well worth it. Rather than becoming intimidated by an abundance of unheard material, you learn to embrace the unknown. Your music taste will evolve faster, and you'll learn how to appreciate music even more. The rewards of becoming a true music lover are great; life becomes beautiful and rich.
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