Everyday Music 3
Singing lowers heart rate, decreases blood pressure and reduces stress. Elderly people who are involved in a choir or other forms of singing activities show significant health improvements such as - improved lung capacity, high energy, relieved asthma, better posture, enhanced feelings of relaxation, mood and confidence. The part of the brain that works with speech is different than the part that processes music, which is what allows people who can no longer converse to still enjoy music. Singing also enhances immunity and well-being.
A piece of music, the sound of a musical instrument, a dance or even a folk song can help pupils identify a particular region or its country of origin.
Music has a long tradition of preserving our culture and identity. The music of Bach, Handel or Beethoven can be played today because it was written down, the study of Mozart and his style of composition, the origin of Rap, Hip Hop and even Gospel Music - it's all history.
(a) A tuning fork can be used to illustrate the properties of sound. A musical sound is actually a wave frequency. When two different pitches are played together, their sound waves interact with each other. (b) The pitch of a stretched string varies according to its length. (c) The pressure of air blown into wind instruments causes vibrations. (d) Music and electronics are inseparable - building, modifying and maintaining electronic devices - guitar amps, effects, etc.