Music today has been built since the
beginning of the formation on
the feeling of living organisms, but as we know that
the feelings differ when the organisms and
the same applies to music today, music today occupies
a great importance in our daily life and
influences many of them, positive and negative.
With the passage of time,
music today has become coherent all over the world,
as the field has become larger for composition
and sense within the musical rules, meaning
that it has been possible for the musician to
listen to the music of nations and start looking
for himself in the music that his ear may like,
so for example he applies his melody to new rules
that are not from
The music of his place of life
or his generation, hence the beginning of the
discovery of musical effects on humans and
either positive or negative,
the effect of which varies from person to person,
depending on the human need for the
type of listening and enjoyment.
Music therapy is one of the means of
activating the psychological state in humans
by stimulating the senses, glands and nervous system.
Many of these centers have been prepared for
this purpose that believe in the principle
of “proper psychological balance”
Music is the language of strong emotions,
expressing human feelings depending on
the type of melody he listens to, whether
it is quiet, loud, joyous, or sad. Quiet music works
to clear the mind, pay boredom, depression and
anxiety, develop in the individual the ideal tendency
and help heal from many organic and psychological
diseases. As for loud music, it raises anxiety, and
it is more like noise. Military music, strong
and monotonous, raises the enthusiasm of the soldiers.
Napoleon once said
that he won a battle thanks to the
Beethoven Symphony. Here, I would like to
raise an important point indicating that strong,
monotonous music arouses enthusiasm,
with the statement of the leaders of the
artificial State of Israel, where they announced
that they will cut the tongue of our great artist,
Marcel Khalife, because his music arouses
enthusiasm for the resistance and helps
them stand up against the invading state.
There is nothing we think about or think
of but music can be said in tones, shrines and
songs, and music is the most capable of art in
serving man and is considered one of the
finest types of psychological and organic stimulants.
Music therapy in Greeks and Arabs:
Ancient peoples used music for the purpose
of indication. In the time of the Hellenists
(the ancient Greeks) these people believed in
the impact of music on the cure of disease.
(Abu Karsat) was the first to use music among
the Greeks because of its belief in its ability to
reduce fatigue and exhaustion, modify acute mood,
and cure diseases stemming from mental exhaustion.
And physical. As for the Arab doctors, they
used music in the treatment, including
Abu Bakr Al-Razi, Ibn Sina, the Al-Safa
and Al-Kindy brothers. Abu Bakr Al-Razi has shown
that music has magical effects that prevent
patients from stoking their psychological crises.
As for Al-Kindi, it was believed that the musical
tunes had good effects on the health of the body,
as they are used as blood tonic and analgesics and
as an aid to get rid of indigestion. Al-Kindi also says
that the oud is a great ability to get rid of all the pains,
so he introduced musical instruments such as
tambourines and sticks to treat his patients.
As for Ibn Sina, he has a saying in this field:
“Singing is the best sport to keep health from trouble.
” The Al-Safa Brothers mention to us in their letters
about the use of music in the madhouse hospitals
that existed in that era when Arab doctors used
to heal the madmen to use music to relieve the
pain of their patients during seizures.
In their letters, the Al-Safa Brothers also
explain that music leads to complete and
natural serenity among patients after listening to musical notes.
It was narrated from the Russian writer
“Terlstoy” that he was severely disturbed,
when he heard the piano sounding loudly
throughout his villa and he was telling the players
“Stop this playing … You want to kill me with him”
as the music was inviting the great writer to come
closer to his sublime self,
And put his concepts and theories
on equality and brotherhood among all people
into practice and that through his disposal of
his property, he was one of the largest
Russian feudal lords at that time.
One of the most famous March treatment
of diseases with music at the beginning of the
twentieth century doctor “Leonard Gooding”
by making the patient lying on his back above
the bed special shaded with curtains that included
complete darkness around the patient.
Through the phonograph,
gentle and calm melodies are
transmitted in conjunction with a
cinematic landscape. “Cool music” benefits
people suffering from insomnia, “Dunning
says,” equivalent to doing medication sedatives. ”
After World War II,
doctors and scientists found an urgent
need for music. Doctors were surprised
when they saw the ability of music to
regulate the pulse and blood circulation
and restore calmness to tight and tense nerves.
These days, there are now hospitals in
all of the developed world that use music
to treat many diseases, before operations,
during chemotherapy and diseases that include
back pain, spinal cord diseases, neurological
diseases, high pressure and headache.
Where it became possible to recover patients
without the need for medication tablets or others,
the music therapy would have been a great success
that could not be achieved using other medications,
which are used in such cases, and this is proven by
Professor Dr. “Jeffrey Rudi” who has the most
modern way of hospitalization. At Ohio State University,
he sends his patients to practice colors of mental and
mental exercises with music tones in the open air and
on the green grass.