Thursday, January 24, 2013

Music Is The Best Way To Attain Peace Of Mind

Music is one of the few activities that involve the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development.
Of course, music can be distracting if it's too loud or too jarring. But for the most part, exposure to many kinds of music has beneficial effects:
1- Effective therapy for pain
Music can be helpful to those suffering from physical pain; studies have shown that people who listen to music that is soothing have requested less pain medication after surgery and that relaxation music can also help them manage chronic pain.
2- Reducing blood pressure
By playing recordings of relaxing music every time, people with high blood pressure can train themselves to lower their blood pressure - and keep it low. According to research reported at the American Society of Hypertension meeting in New Orleans, listening to just 30 minutes of classical, Celtic, or raga music every day may significantly reduce high blood pressure.
3- Medicine for the heart
Music has been proved good for heart. Some experts even say that it can work as a medicine for your heart. When you listen to your favourite music for sufficient time it produces 'happy' hormones, which make you happy. Music beats also helps in improving your heart rate and in breathing a great deal.
4- Speeds Post-Stroke Recovery
Music works on the autonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and brain function - as also the limbic system - the part of the brain that controls feelings and emotions. According to one piece of research, both these systems react sensitively to music.
When slow rhythms are played, our blood pressure and heartbeat slow down which helps us breathe more slowly, thus reducing muscle tension in our neck, shoulders, stomach and back. Experts say that apart from physical tension music also reduces psychological tension in our mind.
In other words when we feel pain, we become frightened, frustrated and angry which makes us tense up hundreds of muscles in our back. When you listen to music on a regular basis it helps the body relax physically and mentally, thus helping to relieve - and prevent - back pain.
5- Chronic headaches & migraine remedy
A new study from Austria's General Hospital of Salzburg due to be published in The Vienna Medical Weekly Journal could hold the key to back pain. In the study, 65 patients aged between 21 and 68 with chronic back pain after back surgery were divided into two groups.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

How Can iTunes Radio Help You With New Music Discovery?

So after the long-wait, iTunes Radio was finally launched on September 18, 2013. While it is late to the party, it provides a nice iOS-tool to discover new music.
Featured Stations
The first thing I like about iTunes Radio is the Featured Stations. Featured Stations offers many genres, ranging from simpler stations themed around popular genres to more nuanced mixes that combine the styles of a number of great artists. I chose iTunes Top 100-Alternative for a whole afternoon and was really enjoying it. With more than 27 millions tracks in its library, iTunes Radio sure has lots of things for you to discover! I also love the album art accompanied by basic playback controls laid out quite neatly. It's easy to navigate when you're driving. You can also call on Siri to ask her do things for you, like pause, skip, or play a track.
Customizable Stations
You can also personalize the stations to fit your taste. From the home screen of iTunes Radio, it's just a few clicks to create your own stations, based on one or more artists, songs, genres. One interesting note about the customizable station function is that it's actually learning to cater to your taste. While listening, you can tap Play More Like This or Never Play This Song to let it know your opinion so that it can tailor to your taste better. iTunes Radio is also linked to your iTunes account. So the more you listen and purchase, the better it gets to know what you like and do not like, thereby becomes more efficient at creating featured stations that cater to your taste.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Simple Tips to Succeed In the Music Industry

If you dream of becoming a famous singer one day, you need to start learning ways to get ahead in the industry. The fact is that there are thousands of people who have this particular dream but not many of them succeed in this highly competitive business. To be successful, you have to start by seeing yourself as a success. You are more likely to be successful if you win the biggest battle, which is in your mind. There are other tips that will help you on your way to fame and fortune.
Be determined and persistent
Most people who have gone on to become famous have been determined and they have pursued their dream with persistence. You should not be willing to give up when you want to achieve your goal. You are likely to meet challenges along the way but these should not deter you from your goal. Only those willing to go the extra mile get to the finish line and if you give up at the first sign of trouble, you will never succeed.