Listen to music and rid yourself of stress

Posted on January 29th, 2010 in Shopping by

Listen to music and rid yourself of stress

There just can’t be a better way to entertain yourself or soothe your frayed nerves than by listening to music close to your heart. The best thing about listening to good music is you can carry the benefits with you long after you’ve stopped listening. Two popular forms of music which people listen too frequently are flamenco and jazz.

Flamenco music is a form of music which has its roots in Spain.

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It has been influenced by a number of cultures acquired in bits and pieces from the culture of all those countries which ruled Spain. It is commonly believed that it originated from the gypsies of Spain. Today this type of music is heard either in its traditional form or in modern interpretations of traditional forms by genuine flamenco artists.

Jazz is a musical art form which originated from African American communities in the Southern United States. This form of Jazz music creates a seductive atmosphere with characteristic features like sudden unpredictable twists and upbeat rhythms. The performer interprets a tune in his, own unique way. The same composition is never played exactly the same way twice. Thus jazz music is marked by abrupt alteration of melodies and harmonies. Timing is very important to the Jazz music. Smooth Jazz which is also very popular is generally used for background music. Smooth Jazz artists usually play on a down tempo.

New age music unlike Jazz has a pattern to it. It can have a trance like influence on the listener. New age music player is more elastic to time. The new age player can disregard time altogether.

Renditions based on emotion are the basis of all types of music. It usually has a cathartic affect on what we think and feel. So love songs and tragic songs have such high takers.

Today relaxation music is also high on demand. This is because it touches our very soul and relieves us of stress. The emotional effect of music on our very being can be simply work wonders. Such music is as much felt as heard. The sound of chirping birds, rolling waves and gentle drumbeats, all of which are a part of relaxation create a calming and relaxing effect which is simply magical.

About the Author

Alistair King, an avid music fan regularly contributes articles on flamenco music as well as relaxation music to

Listen to music and rid yourself of stress by Alistair King