I did it! I got through Pitchfork’s 50 Best Ambient Albums list. As mentioned in a previous post, my goal was to listen to an album every morning, which equates to 3,780 minutes (over 63 hours) of music. And the routine was divine. Morning Coffee + Reading + Music = Yes!
The Benefits of Music
Countless studies confirm the benefits of music on the brain, the body, and mood. For instance:
According to Harvard Health Publishing, “In every era of human history and in every society around the globe, music has allowed people to express their feelings and communicate with others. More than simply expressing emotions, music can alter them.”
And in this Time article, “Tracks with a slow tempo, gradual chord progressions and drawn-out notes tend to be calming, Levitin [a researcher] says, while chaotic and up-tempo music tends to have the opposite effect.”
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