Raising Your Children' IQ through Music
By Andrew Loh
Music... "The science or art of ordering tones or sounds in
succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a
composition having unity and continuity" - Merriam Webster
Who does not like music? Music is surreal and true. It traverses beyond
caste, creed, religion and borders. Music is a potent tool to transform
one's life, from good to better, and better to best. Music is relaxing,
soothing and healing. Music can teach many things to us. Music can also
be a tool to teach children. While we like and adore music as a form of
relaxation, what we do not know is that it can be used as a means to
enhance intelligence among children.
Recent research findings
suggest us that music is a combination of several useful things that
relate to our mind, body and brain. For example, music is a fine art
form, where the medium is sound and silence. In a typical musical note,
you will have a pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo, meter,
articulation, dynamics, timbre and texture. In fact, all these issues
relate to our body, its daily, circadian rhythms, moods, bodily rhythms
and total harmony. Music can strike brain cells with its powerful notes
made by both vocal and instrumental variations. Music can easily touch
and influence brain cells and their functions.
How can you use music
to enhance brain functions in children? Is it possible to enhance IQ in
children by using music? Could musical notes transform the way in which
human brains think and act? Does Mozart Effect help children become
smart and intelligent? These serious questions can help you understand
more about music and its effect on your children. Available research findings also
suggest that music could act as a very good tool in schools and homes to
make children think and study in an effective manner.
some of the notable research findings on how music plays an important
role in enhancing children's IQ and intelligence:
A decade old
study on effect of music on children revealed that making music could
actually improve test scores in class tests as well as reading
Children studying in middle and high school
developed the ability to score better marks in math and verbal tests.
Children who know how to play piano have better ability to understand
math and science concepts than those who do not.
Piano lessons over
a period can enhance pattern recognition and mental representation.
Music students could easily outperform those who do not learn music.
When children learn music, they also develop the ability to sharpen
their skills and ability to perform better in classroom.
linked to music lessons also revealed that children who participate in
lessons tend show better social behavior.
Children who learn to
play piano will know how to identify the length of notes and the rhythm
associated with it. This ability will help them in enhancing the capability
to think in a proportional manner.
Music can help steam-line the
brain's hardwiring for the capability to visualize and presume things
both in time and space.
According to some researchers, better IQ
enhancing effects are visible when children associate with making music.
The most remarkable research result of the last century has been
the invention of the so-called Mozart Effect. Some forms of music can
help children temporarily increase their spatial-temporal reasoning.
This reasoning relates to the ability to visualize something in space
and over time. Reading a map is one example where children can display
spatial temporal ability.
Piano keyboard seems to be the most
result-oriented tool to enhance children's IQ. This is because it has a
spatial layout, while the music played on a piano keyboard is spread over
time from one note to the other. This mental traveling will enhance
spatial thinking along with imagination.
Music in any form is good. Every region or country in the world has its own music form.
Learning music in any form is advantageous and beneficial. Apart from
piano and violin, several other instruments can help children enhance
their IQ. On the other hand, vocal music has the ability to process
intricate brain wiring in a rapid manner. When children learn music at a
young age, the benefits are far more superior and better. One best advantage of playing musical instruments is the development of
muscle-eye-brain coordination that is so important for a growing child.
Learning music is never disadvantageous! Continue to read
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