For the last few years, I have created a list of my top 5 records of that year. Woodwind instruments in the twenty first century today still retain their prototype of the nineteenth century, but can be made from different metals, their mouthpieces are made of differing lengths/widths and reed sizes, and some persons prefer varying colors for their woodwind instruments.
I quit with the firm intention of not playing any more rock for a while, unless it was of the ‘feral pop’ variety discussed by Charlie Bramley (2017) , or in projects with Stephen Wheel or the Eruptörs I had also recently burnt all my bridges with the London musical theatre fringe circuit by fathering a child and therefore not being in a position to do gigs for free any more.
Music and arousal have a strong connection in the brain because music can activate the same pleasure centres of the brain that also respond to much less abstract rewards such as food, drugs or indeed sex,” said Dr Daniel Mullensiefen from the University of London.
Researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience of music are sometimes confronted with the question of why the health effects of music should be scientifically investigated when people already experience a wide variety of benefits from music listening and intuitively use it as medicine based on their own subjective experience.
Music therapy allows persons with mental health needs to: explore personal feelings, make positive changes in mood and emotional states, have a sense of control over life through successful experiences, practice problem solving, and resolve conflicts leading to stronger family and peer relationships.