White Paper—GoodMusician440

My hypothesis:

Eliminating all other genres of audible music in people’s lives except for classical music will significantly improve people’s mental health.

Source one: https://www.bettersleep.com/blog/how-classical-and-instrumental-music-affect-mental-health/

This article really talks a lot about music and it’s affect on mental health. It particularly puts a lot of emphasis on instrumental music and how it can actually affect mental health (particularly classical music). The article mentions that there was a patient that when he leaned more towards classical music, his anxiety went down significantly, and as a result, he actually had improved mood as well. It also talks about other benefits such as improved sleep, lower blood sugar, and even building relationships. I intend to use this article to mainly show some positives as far as mental health, anxiety, and depression goes and also to provide additional benefits to classical music.

Source two: https://www.boysetsfire.net/how-are-pop-and-rock-music-different-from-classical-music/

This source talks a lot about the similarities and differences between classical music and other genres. It talks about how classical music is usually way more musically complicated than other genres in the sense that there are way more instruments used and there is way more music theory and ideas built into the music then music such as hip hop. I intend to use this to distinguish different styles of music, especially them vs classical.

Source 3: https://myscena.org/newswire/the-science-behind-why-classical-music-is-good-for-mental-health/

We already know that classical music can definitely help with anxiety and depression. However, with this article, you will be able to see the science behind why classical music is so good as far as helping with anxiety and depression. It shows that anxiety levels are lowered because classical music can lower heart and blood rates to calm them down. The music can also help you build relationships with other people as well as “connect with your emotions.” I intend to use this to explain the science behind why classical music helps with mental health,

Source 4:https://www.wqxr.org/story/15998-how-music-therapy-helps-ease-clinical-depression/

This audio really dives into music therapy, but it still talks a lot about classical music use in music therapy. This stuff really helps with easing depression. This is especially useful when patients get strokes, which really affects mental health and depression. It also talks about what goes on in the brain when listening to music.

Source 5: https://www.flexispot.com/spine-care-center/8-health-benefits-that-will-make-you-listen-to-classical-music-more

This source is similar to the first article in the sense that it also talks about benefits of music. However, this one is leaned more towards classical music. It also touches a lot on mental health.

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1 Response to White Paper—GoodMusician440

  1. davidbdale says:

    When you first posted it, this was a preliminary assignment. It passed then, but now it’s far behind where it should be, GoodMusician.

    Use this White Paper to take Notes and record your impressions of your sources AS YOU READ THEM, the best way to begin converting your research material into language of your own that you can export to your short arguments when it’s time to draft them. You don’t appear to have investigated your sources any further than when you first posted them.

    This post will be regraded from time to time, or on your specific request.


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