[Dixielandjazz] Re: The Mozart Effect

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 3 12:20:55 PDT 2005

on 6/3/05 1:19 PM, Burt Wilson at futurecon at earthlink.net wrote:

> Steve--
> I don't think the Mozart Effect is a fraud at all. Music hath charms in
> many ways, to soothe the savage beast or to excite the savage beast. If one
> listens to Scriabin, for example, it clears the mind for creative thinking.
> Marches take us off to war, excited to kill (also to metaphorically kill on
> the football field). The great composers all knew the effects their music
> would have on people because all vibrations have an effect. Color and sound
> also work together to transmit healing patterns to people. It is important
> to understand what kind of vibrations we surround ourselves with. Even the
> objects in our homes have vibrations. Paintings have vibrations. But music,
> ah, there is the master of all vibrations. That's why the early jazz and
> big band patterns drive older people to jazz jubiless and younger people
> into rock concerts.
> I'm back.

Hi Burt:

Welcome back. Here is what the Mozart Effect is according to some who dabble
in the mental occult.

> Start snip: 
The Mozart Effect is an inclusive term signifying the transformational
powers of music in health, education, and well-being.

The Mozart Effect® represents
The use of music and the arts to improve the health of families and

The general use of music to improve memory, awareness, and the integration
of learning styles 

The innovative and experimental uses of music to improve listening and
attention deficit disorders

The therapeutic uses of music for mental and physical disorders and injuries

The collective uses of music for imagery and visualization, to activate
creativity, and reduce depression and anxiety
> End snip

As a musician, I'm with you. Music is the cure all for everything that's
wrong with people today. :-) VBG. I only wish the rest of the educators,
politicians, money lenders, etc would see it this way. Then, we'd surely be
teaching music as a REQUIRED COURSE in all schools.

Wow., think of all the gigs that would result if people believed in the ME.
Then again, if music cured mental disorders, all of us jazz musicians would
be sane and that's a horrible thought. :-) VBG.

Steve Barbone

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