A Musical FamilyJanuary 24, 2014
I was reading an article recently titled “The impact of sound on the brain”, which made me stop and think about how my two girls’ emotions are effected by the music they listen to, as they say that music is the most universal way to convey an emotion.
Just so you know, when we drive as a family anywhere the girls are given control of what music we listen to in the car. Hubby and I are not making a rod for our own backs, it’s just that our CD collection doesn’t contain anything very child friendly. We currently have a USB stick in the car containing all the girl’s favourite CD’s, such as Moshi Monster’s, Teen Beach Movie, Bin Weevils (to name but a few). Most of the music we listen to tends to be uplifting and makes you want to get up dance. It seems that this early exposure to music and meeting people who work in the entertainment industry has influenced Elizabeth to the point where she wants to become a singer when she’s older. Our recent discovery of Lucky Voice along with many holidays watching people singing and dancing on stage has given her the confidence to do the same herself.
Sounds have a huge impact on the way we think and act and a great example of this would be how a piece of text can be read in different ways by different people. Without the tone and inclinations that occur in speech text can be read out of context and reacted to in different ways.
The impact of sound on our brain article really did get my mind working over time and so I asked some bloggers what songs make them remember something and why. For me it would always be Bring your daughter to the slaughter by Iron Maiden which was the song I walked down the aisle too.
“The Heidi in den Bergen song reminds me of the recovery period after my leg surgery (at the grand old age of 23). Sounds cheesy and a bit silly, but the cartoon got me through grumpy days and reminded me of weekends with my grandparents when I was little. I would get a new MC of the series every weekend and it was crazy how excited I got about it each week. http://www.mummyalarm.co.uk“
“Michael Buble – Save the last dance for me, reminds me of Mr Boo… no matter what is happening in our lives I’ll always save the last dance for him www.boorooandtiggertoo.com“
“Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers makes me remember my best friend Trina – who lost her life to breast cancer in 2010. She loved that song and I always feel like she’s saying “hello” when it comes on the radio http://www.mummycentral.com“
“Robbie Williams, Let Love be your energy, from the greatest hits album playing when I was in labour with Little man www.cakesphotoslife.co.uk“
“Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio immediately whenever I hear that song it takes me back to 1996. I think the song topped the charts at the start of the year and it was a favourite song to get up and dance/sing aloud to on a night out when I was at university back in 1996. It was the year I went out dressed like this . . . . http://www.mummymishaps.co.uk/2014/01/a-night-out-in-1996-flashback-friday.html “