I have compiled a list of articles I have found on the internet that have to do with the effects of Music in various areas of life. I will post the list now, and then add to it as time goes on. You can find each of these posts in the “Calming Harp Posts” page. Each of these articles will also be available in the Archives on the post page so you can read them as your time allows. I hope this will be of benefit to you. Feel free to e-mail me with any article you think should be included and if it fits this subject, I will certainly include it in these postings. I would like this to be a collaborative effort. Thanks.

Effects on Blood Pressure

Spending just 30 minutes a day listening to rhythmically homogeneous music — anything from classical to Celtic to Indian — has a beneficial effect on blood pressure, researchers found.

Originally published in: MedPage Today | May 23, 2008

Brain ‘closes eyes’ to hear music

Experts say our brains can turn down our ability to see to help them listen even harder to music and complex sounds.

Originally published in: BBC News | November 5, 2007

How music affects your child’s brain

In recent decades, an enormous amount of research has been conducted on the specific ways in which sound, rhythm, and music can improve our lives.

Originally published in: iVillage | June 25, 2011

The Moozart Effect

After Playing Mozart at Milking Time, One Farmer Has Seen a Dramatic Shift in Cows’ Temperament and Production.

Originally published in: ABC News | May 25, 2007

How music brings peace

The children of Uganda, in constant fear of being forced to fight in the country’s civil war, find refuge in a special music program.

Originally published in: Star Bulletin | March 20,2007

How music lessons hold the key to brainier children

Young children who take music lessons show more advanced brain development and improved memory than those who do not, according to a study published today.

Originally published in: The Telegraph | September 20, 2006

Survival of the harmonious

Mounting evidence suggests that human beings are hard-wired to appreciate music. What researchers want to know now is why our distant ancestors evolved music in the first place.

Originally published in: Boston Globe | September 3, 2006

Now in the Recovery Room, Music for Hearts to Heal By

Four-week study, one of several around the country, measures the health benefits of music in hospitals. Some are using it in the recovery room.

Originally published in: New York Times | August 28, 2006

Music for Pain

A new systematic study of music for pain finds that while music won’t replace painkillers, it can boost their effectiveness.

Originally published in: Journal of Advanced Nursing | June 2006

While in Surgery, Do You Prefer Abba or Verdi?

Surgeons say music in the OR relaxes them, focuses their attention and helps pass the time.

Originally published in: New York Times | June 10, 2006

Mozart ‘aids eye check accuracy’

Listening to Mozart helps patients perform more reliably in sight tests, a study has found.

Originally published in: BBC News | June 5, 2006

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression by up to a quarter

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 per cent and depression by up to 25 per cent, according to a paper in the latest UK-based Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Originally published in: Alpha Galileo Foundation | May 24, 2006