The piano has been around for centuries. I’s melodic tones have become part of just about every music form out there. It’s celebrated artist list keeps growing every year and it’s for a good reason that pianists win major prizes and kudos around the world. There’s something about the music created by the piano that soothes people, makes them get up and dance, or lifts their spirits to higher lofts.
The piano is so revered in our culture that there are companies, some centuries old, that produce pianos with such precision one would think it was a major scientific mission to Mars. Engineers use traditional and new composites and even use computers and 3D printing to create new pianos with breathtaking sound quality.
Researchers have been studying the effects of piano music on the human experience and that includes body, mind, and spirit. There obviously is something there or people wouldn’t continue to cherish their favorite tunes. Recently there have been studies proving that music is indeed beneficial to the health and well being of ill people and the piano is up there as one of the musical instruments vital to this new research and applied remedies.
It all depends on how one looks at the matter. It also means gathering even more experimental data to see just what it is about the piano that brings about these beneficial results. As more researchers dig into the matter there are sure to be results both astonishing and applicable to perhaps every day maladies and some complex ones too.
This new frontier of using music to heal is going to ensure that the piano keeps its place in the hearts and minds of the public.
It’s just not the listening to of piano music that is astounding but the laying of the music as well. Recent studies have shown improvements overall by those playing the piano. The skill to be a pianist is gradually learned over time. Some younger children pick up on it rapidly almost to unbelievable ability, however, it takes time to be able to improvise. The craftsmanship in piano playing comes from both self learning and being taught. It’s the self exploratory practice that is most remedial. As a person gets better they feel more validated in their pursuits and sacrifice. This is a big gain for them and the results are astounding to say the least.
It may be that with the latest results regarding piano playing for therapy that more medical facilities might adopt this approach as well as specialists. This would be good for the music industry and the music industry instruments as well as if sound, the use of piano playing would increase globally and the beneficial results could clearly be seen by professionals. That’s the key, getting more professional evaluations regarding piano playing and comparing that information with researchers from other countries. The final results aren’t in yet but in a short time there may well be a series of announcements regarding piano like therapies that would change the face of healing.
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