Drug without side effects: what the power of music does

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Drug without side effects: What the power of music does

Sounds crooked? No matter! Singing in the shower is good for you © Monique Wustenhagen, dpa-tmn

Cologne/Munster (dpa/tmn) – Already sung today? No? Just get started. What sounds so banal can have a great effect. It can release inner tensions – and much more.

"Singing in the shower even boosts self-confidence", says the musicologist and cabaret artist Markus Henrik alias "Dr. Pop". Under the shower it reverberates pleasantly and the water relaxes additionally.

Hit the note? Completely indifferent!

Also the music psychologist and pianist Prof. Karl Hormann is convinced: "Singing in the shower is good for you." It liberates – it does not matter if you hit the note or not. The lilt of a melody makes you breathe more intensely, which means more oxygen gets into your body.

But not only singing is a benefit for oneself. Playing an instrument or listening to music usually has a positive effect as well. To relieve stress, Hormann advises: "Make concentrated music or expose yourself to music for at least 15 minutes to achieve a flow experience." What kind of music it should be – classical, pop or co. -, is left to your own taste.

Our brain evaluates sounds immediately

"Music hits us directly", says Markus Henrik. "Sounds are immediately evaluated in the brain." That’s why, even with songs on the radio, we could say in a fraction of a second, "Please turn off the music." Or: "Turn up the volume!"

Henrik is convinced: "Music is the only drug that has no side effects." Music that is perceived as positive drives you on, sad music conveys the feeling of being understood. He who hears a sensitive voice singing does not feel alone. "Someone is there for us. He or she is then also a proxy and sings out our pain", so Henrik. Many people feel better afterwards.

How music can push us during sports

But music can do much more. Many exercise with headphones. The songs then serve as a motivational incentive, but also to increase performance, says Karl Hormann.

Music can have a positive effect on performance, especially in sports with a cyclical rhythm, such as jogging or cycling. The reason: it works as a distraction, puts us in a good mood and directs our stimuli to the environment, as the sports scientist Prof. Ingo Frobose 2019 declared. One of the effects: The training is perceived as not so strenuous, which in turn can increase the performance somewhat.

But the right dosage is important. In order not to wear out the effect of the music during the training, one should insert one without music after two units with acoustic irradiation.

The motivating power of music

Markus Henrik emphasizes the power of music for motivational purposes. He advises: If you have a specific goal in mind, make a suitable playlist of songs or pieces of music. If you then feel you need to remind yourself of the goal, or need a motivational boost, listen to this playlist.

"We simply need it, the music", says Karl Hormann. And we don’t necessarily have to have them on our ears. "A rhythm of three beats can often be easily integrated into everyday life", says Hormann. Like when you go shopping, mentally saying "One, two, three" in front of him. Off we go with more momentum.

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