Emerald Valley Almanac

Music to your ears

People made music for at least 40,000 years. Things found in nature were the first instruments, hollow logs became drums, bones and horns were the woodwinds. Musical notation followed the invention of writing, examples have been found written on papyrus and carved in stone.

Music affects us emotionally, and by extension can affect our moods and health. The right kind of music (for the listener) can reduce stress and anxiety, even pain.  It can also increase productivity and improve memory. Singing is especially good for your health, brain and mood, whether you can carry a . . .