So, you have a big day tomorrow. Something big on the line,awaiting you and there are you are,bludgeoned with anxiety and stress,shivering in a lonely corner,revising your methods,your notes, looking at your own resume,thinking about the consequences of your actions,or what consequences your actions might bring about.Or maybe you are just unhappy with the way things are,or always have been….What do you do about that gaping hole of madness you are running towards? You scream.
I felt the same yesterday.I feel the same today. And I will probably feel that way tomorrow.
Such is the life of a student.And anyone else whom circumstances lead to feel like this.
But, my friends, there is a fix to this.There is a way you can escape the pit for a while.. And no it’s not drugs or drinks.
It’s something much more effective and much more dangerous.The abstract friends in the form of rhythm and melody,of course.
Music is more than well known for its effect on the brain. In fact, it even alters your train of though entirely at times ,
And scientists (Or some people in lab coats) say that with the music kinda possesses you (NO , WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ILLUMINATI) Meaning,we use the power of music to tap into brain circuits controlling emotion and movement, to actually control the brain circuitry of sensory perception.This helps people dance in clubs,or unite tribes, and this is the reason why we use music in various functions,or why a prayer is a particular sound, and this is the reason why soldiers march the way the do.
Now , before we look over your evil plan about taking over the world with a guitar on your back , we will first deal with your anxiety issue.
So , before we install this software into your head , read the readme.txt first
1)These are my choices.
2) This list switches between genres.
3) It might not have the same effect on all of you.
4) Could induce deep thinking on greater topics.
5) Could be addictive to a certain extent.
#1: The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
This is one of the most calm,sweet and relaxing song ever. You may have heard this one in Lion King.
“The Lion Sleeps Tonight“, also known as “Wimba Way” or “Wimoweh” , is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda originally with the Evening Birds .The Tokens later covered it. They got nearly $15million in royalties
#2: Canon In D – Pachelbel.
THIS.IS.THE.DEAL. Just close your eyes and let it’s beauty fill your soul.€
Johann Pachelbel was a German Baroque composer, organist and teacher.He composed a large body of sacred and secular music and has earned a place among the most important composers of the Baroque era.
#3: Django Reinhardt – Minor Swing
Some of Djagno Reinhardt’s songs were featured in the OST of the game ‘Mafia’
Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and was the first major European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the genre. After his third and fourth fingers were paralysed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos and invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar) that has since become a living music tradition within French Gypsy culture.
#4: Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd.
The song is one of Pink Floyd’s most famous, and is renowned especially for its guitar solos In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time (great album btw) In 2005, it became the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason together. In 2011, the song was ranked 5th in the BBC Radio’s listeners’ Desert Island Discs choices.
#5: Appalachian Spring – Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring is a composition by Aaron Copland that premièred in 1944 and has achieved widespread and enduring popularity as an orchestral suite.He won the Pulitzer prize for music in 1945 for this song.
#6: I see fire – Ed sheeran
This song is relatively newer than the others on the list , it was featured at the end credits in the movie Hobbit 2 -Desolation Of Smaug.
#7: Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 mandolins in G
And this is the end of the list for now.
Realize that these are not the only 7 songs which are relaxing , there are many many others.
Have some more? Leave them in the comments below.
– Rishikesh Jani