The MOzart Effect: Physics or Lyrics

Without delving into the history of the issue and without engaging in tautology, let's turn to music, in the utilitarian understanding of healers.
Modern art therapy and the sciences around it are aimed at studying the so-called "Mozart effect". In the process of scientific experiments, brain rhythms, pressure, indicators of intellectual activity, characteristics of attention and memory are measured according to psychological tests, the course of the disease and the change in its symptoms.
Disputes in scientific circles about crystals of water freezing to the sounds and the possibilities of treatment with music do not subside. But music, audio or resonance therapy continues to increase the number of followers and is more often used in the practice of individuals and medical institutions.
As a result, we have a set of disparate information, in which the conditions of the experiment are often absent. From a scientific point of view, it is not possible to analyze the conclusions concerning some, as a rule, classical musical works.
A separate direction can be identified by the study of the influence of certain musical instruments, here the attention of scientists is primarily drawn to folk instruments made of natural materials using fairly simple technologies, usually manually. We can talk about the healing capabilities of shamans who, with the help of musical instruments, treat people from whom classical medicine has abandoned. However, from a scientific point of view, it is difficult to analyze the causes of recovery, since the shaman himself, his individuality, intuition and other factors that are not reproducible in strictly scientific experiments can play a decisive role.
For example, without leaving the Internet, you can get acquainted with such results:
A scientific approach, based on interest in the particular characteristics of sound, highlights pure tones in the range of lower frequencies: from about 250 to 350 Hz. This range corresponds to the notes: up to – 264 Hz, d – 297 Hz and mi -330 Hz. Such frequencies of sound have a calming effect on a person, harmonize emotions, lower pressure and heartbeat.
Of the known musical works, such bioenergetic characteristics differ:

  • 1. Rachmaninoff-Musical Moment No. 6 (in C major)
  • 2. Mozart Symphony No. 41. (C major)
  • 3. Anthem of Russia by Alexander Alexandrov (in C major)
  • 4. Brahms Symphony No. 2 (D major)
  • 5. Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 3 (D major)
  • 6. Beethoven-Sonata No. 15 (D major)
  • 7. Brunker Symphony No. 7 (E major)
  • 8.Mahler-Siphonia No. 7(E major)
  • 9. Scriabin-Symphony No. 1 (in E major)

Moreover, "mi" is distinguished as the most beneficial frequency for the heart and vision.

In the next range of the first octave of the note with a higher frequency of sound, F – 352 Hz, G – 396 Hz, A – 440 Hz and C – 495 Hz.
Musical works

  • 1. Mozart Symphony No. 6 (F major)
  • 2. Beethoven-Symphony No. 8 (F major)
  • 3. Brahms Symphony No. 3 (F major)
  • 4.Beethoven-Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 (G major)
  • 5.Malek-Symphony No. 4 (G major)
  • 6. Ravel Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (G major)
  • 7. Beethoven-Kreutzer Sonata (A major)
  • 8. Beethoven-Symphony No. 7 (A major)
  • 9. Schubert-Quintet ''Forel'' (A major)
  • 10. Shostakovich-Symphony No. 2 (B major)
  • 11. Brahms-Piano Trio No. 1 (B major)
  • 12. Glazunov Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 (B major)

These works have an activating effect, contribute to vigor and action.At the same time, a number of factors remain beyond consideration. First, rhythm, can not waltz and march on an emotional level be perceived in the same way. If we approach from the standpoint of biophysics, then it seems incredible that the rhythm of music slower than the pulse can activate a person, and a rhythm that exceeds the frequency of contractions of the heart muscle can calm down. In the research of the neurologist John Hughes, it is shown that the peaks in the volume of Mozart's works coincide with the cyclicity of the processes of higher nervous activity. approximate period of 2 peaks per minute. However, the information from scientists is very contradictory: the results of some do not confirm the relationship between intelligence tests and music, others ()The University of Vienna claim that any music during the test increases the result.

And why can't the psychotherapeutic effect of Mozart's music lie in the personality of Wolfgang Amadeus himself? His contemporaries said that Mozart was an outstanding composer, but did not want to behave as befits a court musician.  The same Salieri noted the extraordinary lightness of Mozart, his friend treated everything, "not making an elephant out of a molehill." Mozart's music helps to treat "problems" more simply, without winding up, without aggravating an already difficult situation. Speaking in the straightforward language of our time, it can be noted that Mozart had that sense of healthy pofigism that helps to live. We are certainly not talking about the fluttering of a one-day butterfly making "byak-byak" wings over one note or a thought that visited it at dawn.

"I don't know if it is true that angels in the presence of God play only Bach, but I am sure that in their home circle they play only Mozart"- Karl Barth

As a drawing psychologist, I can say a lot about the artist. The beauty and energy transmitted from works of art to the audience is discussed by art historians as the main characteristics, no less important than the period of creation, the author, the style.  It is possible that music, painting, dance and other types of non-verbal creativity have their own "language" that transmits information and their own energy reserve that the viewer can receive.