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7 Interesting Facts About Music

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1) Discovery of Music:

According to legend, Music was first discovered by "Pythagoras". Pythagoras discovered the foundations of musical tuning by listening to the sounds of four blacksmith's hammers, which produced consonance and dissonance when they were struck simultaneously.

According to Nicomachus in his 2nd century CE, Pythagoras noticed the hammer A produced consonance with hammer B when they were struck together, and hammer C consonance with hammer A, but hammer B and c produced dissonance with each other. Hammer D produced such perfect consonance with hammer A that they seemed to be "singing" the same note. Pythagoras rushed into the blacksmith shop to discover why and found that the explanation was in the weight ratios. The hammers weighed 12,9,8 and 6 pounds respectively.

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2) The world's oldest song:

The official answer is the Hurrian Hymn No. 6. It was discovered in the 1950s on a clay tablet inscribed with Cuneiform text. It is the oldest surviving melody and is over 3,400 years old. The hymn was discovered in the ancient Syrian city of Ugarit by a team of French archaeologists.

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3) Even Silence Can Be Music:

In 1952, composer John Cage released a song called 4'33" that let the audience listen to the silence for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds. The song consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed, although it is commonly perceived as "four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence". The title represents the total length in minutes and seconds.

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4) Our heartbeat syncs to the rhythm of music:

Music is a combination of frequency, beat, tone, lyrics, etc. When we are listening to slow beat music the parasympathetic nervous system is simulated decreasing the heart rate and while listening to fast beat music the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated and increases the heart rate. Music has been said to be linked with the unconscious responses all over our body, and one of those responses has something to do with our cardiovascular system.

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5) Music can heal your brain:

There is a group of licensed professionals who help people with brain damage, heart problems, or any other physical issues through the power of music. This type of treatment is called "music therapy". It is especially useful for people who have trouble speaking or comprehending language, whether because of a stroke or some other brain injury.

The right side of the brain processes music while the left side processes language, so music therapy can help bridge the gap between the two.

It also helps to create new neurological pathways.

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6) Music can enhance physical performances:

Researchers have found that listening to fast-paced music motivates people to work out harder. In another study, participants who cycled in time to music found that they required 7 percent less oxygen compared to cycling with background music.

So if you are trying to do a workout routine, consider creating up a playlist filled with fast-paced music that will help to boost your motivation.

Music has the potential to make more efficient use of physical energy.

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7) Music helps plant to grow faster:

Researchers suggest that playing music or any sound for your plant boost plant growth. Vibrations from sound waves seem to stimulate growth factors. And pointed to evidence that plants have genes that enable them to "hear".

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