Raising Your Children' IQ through Music - Tips and Methods
By Andrew Loh
Music is potentially very powerful tool in providing a brain-enhancing effect
that eventually leads to an all-round development of different brain
functions. Not all music can enhance your children's IQ. However, some
of them can easily influence the way in which children think and perform. Such
types of music can lead to forging of new nerve connections within the
brain and make them convey impulses in a rapid manner. The benefits of
learning music are numerous. Each musical instrument has its own IQ
Quick IQ increase: Music is equal to better mental
health and streamlined brain functioning. It is also good for arranging
brain cells in a sequential manner. The frequencies used in classical
music are specific and sequential. This arrangement can easily place
your children's mind in different, yet specific states of activity.
Classical music can easily enhance IQ by at least 10 points. Classical
music consists of sounds, tone and melodies those mimic natural rhythm
and flow of the brain. In other words, the rhythm of the brain is in
complete synchronicity with that of the classical music. In any way,
classical music can help your children focus on their studies and homework.
Playing instruments can help improve memory and brain
functions: Playing an instrument demands considerable attention and
concentration. In turn, this will help children in focusing on their
studies. Improved concentration means better classroom performance. Both
piano and violin are useful in enhancing attention span in children.
These instruments are very difficult to play. They also demand better
concentration and focus before achieving excellence.
music harmonics are almost similar: Brain harmonics imitate the
harmonies of music. Specific sounds and frequencies have the ability to
strike specific sections of brain in a sequential manner. Music in audio
form has the ability to place the brain in highly focused and
specialized mental status.
Mozart Effect - The Wonderful Potion to Enhance IQ
Mozart effect is the most celebrated musical term
in the world. Researchers and academicians refer to this effect as a
potion to enhance brain functions and IQ. This effect involves a special
and specific sonata (sonata K448) composed by Mozart. The Mozart Effect
refers to passive listening to Mozart compositions that enhance spatial
abilities in humans. Researchers recommend a mere 10-mins audio
listening to Mozart can help enhance positive mood, relax and sooth the
brain and help enhance thinking power. In other words, Mozart Effect
could act as a powerful tool to jack up IQ in listeners. Although it is
not a wonder drug to enhance one's IQ in a remarkable way, it is still a
great way to enhance IQ among children. It is most likely that the
classical music can enhance total cognitive arousal and attention span.
Just listening to Mozart may not be enough to enhance IQ among
children. The best combination is to learn how to play his compositions
by playing an instrument, especially violin and piano. Research findings
suggest us that brain scan of children playing a musical instrument showed
both left and right side of brain acting like a highly energetic pinball
machine. It means that the both lobes of the brain become highly
energetic and active thereby exposing all nerve cells to great activity.
Here are some simple methods and techniques that you can use in your
home to make children learn and master music:
Bring home audio
CDs of great classical composers like Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven and
Buy a piano or a violin for your children.
to a music lesson class to learn how to play instruments.
Make it a
regular habit to take them to music school.
Take them to an opera or
a classical musical concert.
Bring home books and magazines on
Ask your children to take music lessons in their
Learn how to listen to music and expose your children to
Play classical music when your children go to bed and
let the music play in the background.
Playing Mozart needs
considerable expertise and skills. You can take your children to a
teacher who knows how to play Mozart.
In all, some of the mental
functions that tend to improve after listening and playing to classical
Visualization and imagination
Better memory and attention span
Better brain function processing that leads to increased math ability
Music lessons increase musical aptitudes that subsequently enhance
brain functions. Better brain function is a combination of several
mental faculties. In other words, music could be a surefire way to enhance
IQ in your children.
Nurturing Your Child With Music: How Sound Awareness Creates Happy, Smart, and Confident Children
By John M., Ortiz Ph.D.
With its emphasis on music as both healing agent and spur to
creativity, this book takes its place on the shelf next to
The Mozart Effect. Aimed at family interactions, it offers a
number of creative methods for initiating and maintaining
relaxed and productive home environments.
Beginning with the prenatal period, the book offers
mothers-to-be ways to create positive musical vibrations to
communicate to their babies. For toddlers, the book serves
as a manual for everything from learning their ABCs to
establishing secure identities. Music can stimulate young
children or help them relax and go to sleep. It also aids
preadolescents in dealing with the emotional ups and downs
of those years.