My hypothesis:

Listening to music is really healthy for you, and not listening to music can be dangerous.

Source one:

BetterSleep. (2021, October 11). How classical and instrumental music affect mental health. BetterSleep. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

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. It not only covers classical music but all kinds of music, and these benefits of music show that music really does help improve your overall health. I used this article to mainly show some positives as far as mental health, anxiety, and depression so that way, I showed that listening to music benefits your overall health.

Source 2:

Newswire, N. (2019, October 12). The science behind why classical music is good for mental health. my/maSCENA. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

We already knew that music can definitely help with anxiety and depression. However, with this article, you were able to see the science behind why music is so good as far as helping with anxiety and depression. It showed that anxiety levels are lowered because music can lower heart and blood rates to calm them down. It showed that the music can also help you build relationships with other people as well as “connect with your emotions.” I used this to explain the science behind why music helps with mental health it is important to know the explanation for how music helps with mental health and health in general.

Source 3:How music therapy helps ease clinical depression: The arts file. WQXR. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

This audio really dived into music therapy, but it still talked 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 talked about what goes on in the brain when listening to music.

Source 4: 8 health benefits of classical music. Flexispot. (n.d.). Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

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 touched a lot on mental health. I used this to see a lot of the mental health side effects to music.

Source 5: Embark Behavioral Health. (2021, March 12). Can you hear the music? Embark Behavioral Health. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from,outside%20stressors%20and%20environmental%20factors. 

This source generally talked about how music can affect our overall mood and mental health. Unlike the other sources, it talked about both positive AND negative sides of music and mental/physical health. I used this source to help me in my rebuttal argument and explained why music can decrease your overall health.

Source 6:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Music and health: What you need to know. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from,sensation%2C%20movement%2C%20and%20emotion. 

Just like the other source, this source showed how music can affect your overall health, both positively and negatively. It also shows how music affects those with specific conditions like depression, dementia, autism, and many other conditions. I used this to show how music can cause your overall health to both improve and digress, and I used them in both my rebuttal and causal arguments.

Source 7:

Sussex Publishers. (n.d.). 5 problems music can create. Psychology Today. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

This source went over a couple of problems that music can cause for people. It went over the effects that it can have on the brain and your physical, emotional, and mental health. It really dove deep into anxiety as well as the fact that music can overstimulate you as well as other problems. This source was mainly used for my rebuttal argument.

Source 8:

Music and health. Harvard Health. (2021, September 11). Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

This is mainly about music affecting the mind. Here, Harvard used a lot of studies to see how Music affects the mind, especially when it comes to stress. I used this in my causal argument to show how music can cause significant change in the mind.

Source 9:Stanborough, R. J. (2020, April 1). Benefits of music on body, mind, relationships & more. Healthline. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

This source just provided a lot more detail into how music affects the mind and our physical health. This is also one of the first sources here that actually dove deeper into social health, or how our relationships with other people is affected. I used this in my causal and definition arguments to provide a little more insight in the mental and physical and emotional aspects, but I am mainly used this to also dive deep into the social aspect of things.

Source 10:

Novotney, A. (2013, November). Music as medicine. Monitor on Psychology. Retrieved April 27, 2023, from 

This showed a little more insight in how music can improve overall health. It showed how music can reduce stress as well as treat pain. It also showed correlation with music and brain activity. I mainly used this to provide detail on how music can treat mental and physical health conditions and how brain activity works when music is used.

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  1. davidbdale says:

    Graded SAT APR 29


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