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Music is the universal answer

Even in layman’s terms, and the elimination of all science. Music is the answer to why we tap our fingers and our feet. We remember instantly a tune within a few bars, of something you heard years ago. See, it even triggers memory. It can move you physically and mentally. If it has a particular style of dance relating to it. Your body sub-conciously knows. Music is the universal answer.

Its almost magical!

So, in conclusion. Music elevates, calms, infact can control your whole mood. music quoteWith music’s mood-enhancing effects, you might be asking yourself, what’s the quick fix? “What’s the best music to listen to?” Now that is the £64,000 question.

It can promote anger, love, joy, despair, enlightenment. What is the soundtrack of your life now? What is the soundtrack of your life going to be?

This is a journey for you, for me and all of us to share. We can all take inspiration from each other. All our knowledge combined can open doors for others. Music is our universal right rich, poor or comfortable. Lets open our eyes to every source of inspiration that exists.

In studies, you will be glad to know that all kinds of music can improve your mood. all genres native American, inca panpipe, European classical composers, grunge, metal, R & B and pop and every culure, sub culture and genre inbetween.

In a noted study, results showed that students who listened to music, Any type of music, reported feeling more elevated, more joyful, optimistic, friendly, calm and relaxed.

While there will always be the somewhat typecast soothing genres, such as classical masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi, (and this is only scratching the surface of classical music alone) the research shows that even the angriest and most powerful of songs – such as metal and grunge can make you feel positive and alive. Whether you are into pop, new wave, soft rock or alternative genres, you can feel happy!

I can make you Happy, I can make you sad

As aforementioned Music has the almost irrestitable ability to mood alter. Good/bad…happy/sad Be forewarned, there is such a thing as “sad music.”  In one experiment, research subjects were separated into two groups.  One group listened to upbeat “happy” music while the other group listened to somber “sad” music.  The people who listened to the “happy” music felt happy afterwards.  The people who listened to “sad” music conversely felt sad.  But what was actually surprising was the change in thoughts after listening to music.  Those who listened to the sad music remembered more of the bad things that had happened during the course of their lives and had little confidence in their ability to complete simple tasks successfully.


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Is Music your Happy place?

Is Music your happy place? A happy mood and music is almost a natural occurring phenomenon. The appropriate music can instantly elevate your mood, and a happy mood = happy life. It’s a form of on the go (and sustainable) self-help. A way to radically improve your mood. And with a better and more alive and enlightened foresight, you can have a better life.

You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow good. Music is all this and more.

Music is monumental in mood improvement. With a better sense of happiness and well being, research shows that people experience improved health, greater relationship satisfaction, enhanced, enlightened behaviour. A this collectively equals a good mood.

The science that makes a happy mood = a happy life

“This basically explains why music has been around for so long,” she added. “The intense pleasure we get from it is actually biologically reinforcing in the brain, and now here’s proof for it.”

Music is linked to induced pleasure with itself creates a surge of intense emotional arousal, this includes changes in heart rate, pulse, breathing rate and many other physiological measurements.happy,music,dopamine, happy mood Along with these physical changes, people often experience feelings of shivers or chills. When that happens during a listening experience, when this occurs blood flows to regions in the brain involved in dopamine release.

To quantify the link to dopamine, research shows that when shiver or chill inducing samples of music were played, for a period of 15 minutes, participants were injected with a radioactive substance that binds to dopamine receptors. Then with the aid of a machine called a PET scanner.v festival, Music,  happy mood The science is where they were are able to see that the substance simply circulated through listeners blood. This would indicate that the body had already released a lot of dopamine, and that the dopamine was tying up all available receptors.

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Brain interference with music

Music can change your brainwaves, Music does not only change your present disposition, and it can alter your future mood as well. We are all running brain interference with music, and you probably don’t even realise. Music(meaningful to you) will leave an imprint its own DNA on your brainwaves. If certain music has affected your mood. the brain remembers this.  Even if you turn that gadget off, the music that you just listened to can significantly change your brain waves and created an indent so it can be recalled time and time again.. That means a positive mood for the hours (even days) to come. Reinforce that track routinely, it can boost your future indefinitely.

These are the basics, this will really help you when you’re understanding how sound affects your brain. Your brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, and your neurons use electricity to communicate with each other.Music,brain waves As you can imagine, these millions of neurons sending communicative signals all at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in your brain. This can actually be detected using medical equipment like an electroencephalography (EEG), which calculates the electricity levels over areas of your scalp.

How music can change your brainwaves, the science

There are four categories of brain wave patterns, Alpha, Beta, Theta and delta.

Most of us mainly live our lives in a state of primarily beta brain waves, These brain waves create an aroused, alert, concentrated, but also somewhat stressed state of mind.

If we can achieve a lower brain wave frequency, alpha, we can transform ourselves in an ideal condition to absorb new information, enabling us to perform more advanced tasks e.g learn languages, solve complex situations and even be in the sports psychological term call “The Zone”, which is a state of enhanced focus and performance in sports competitions or exercise. In part this is because having slightly decreased electrical activity in the brain can lead to significant increases in feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins, norepinephrine and, music brainwaves

Music can manipulate all these brain wave activities, and bring you massive therapeutic benefits.

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Music outlook therapy

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Music Outlook Therapy, is a term I use to shorten the premise that music can change your entire perception on life. Is there something in life, present or past that saddens you. Blackens your outlook on life. It doesn’t have to even be present in front of you.  It can make you feel down for the days, days turn into weeks, weeks turn  into months to come, especially if you let it grind into you, with no respite or intervention. But if you want to stick a firebreak into the surrounding flames and to enjoy a more positive view in life, then what you need to embrace music. In this day and age its instant restorative process is by your side. Use it! Numerous studies show that people enjoy a ‘happier’ perceptive on life when they listen to resonating music. Do you doubt me listen to “Händel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus”. Full blast. Eliminate any religious connotation and feel your spirit sore!  So if you want to crush the rebellion of depression away, crank up the device and expect your perception to be changed for the better, and for the good.

Music and perception

Music and mood are closely interlinked. In very basic terms listening to a sad or happy song, can make you feel more sad or happy. Such swings in mood not only affect how you feel, they also change your perception. For example, people will see positivity and energy if they are feeling positive and energetic themselves. Music has tremendous advantages in instantly having a dramatic effect on perception. Even if there is nothing to see, people sometimes still see energy and positivity when they are listening to positive energetic music and vice versa lethargy and sadness when they are listening to dark self indulgent music. Music turns out to have a great influence on what you see. sonos, music perception, musicpsycheConscious perception is largely based on systematic processes. Your brain continuously compares and calculates the information that comes in through your eyes with what it anticipates on the basis of what you know about the world. Basically, visual experience is reality. However when you change your mood or perception with music, your brain builds up expectations of reality, not just on the basis of experience but on your mood as well.’

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Float with Music

We are all susceptible to a loss of relaxation time in our lives and work-related stresses take over. The whole sphere of down emotions making you feel sad and anxious. Relaxation is necessary and vital. Music can lift you, so why no ease the stresses of the day away and float with Music. We seek to illustrate how the mad science of music can take to you a place of serenity, peace and calmness. Music can caress you into a meditative state, It is scientifically recognized that this state boosts your GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) it is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in your central nervous system. music, peace, relaxationIt‘s greatest power is in stabilizing mood disorders. Anxiety, tension, insomnia, can occur when the brain produces inadequate levels of GABA. A great way to eleviate the tensions that darken your day, and find relaxation is to listen to music. Soothing tunes can help relax your mind and muscles, as well as slow down your breathing and heart rates. Try Enya – Caribbean Blue or for the younger amongst us “Kinobe – Slip Into Something More Comfortable” and the more cultured “Cavatina  – John Williams”. These can bring staggering physiologic changes, you can instantly eliminate the stresses and strains that can make you inwardly destructive and unrewarded.

Find your relaxation Music

Sounds of your island paradise, soft rain, or classical music help people to get lost in the sounds and waves of music and forget about the stress of the day, and what follows is the magnificent state of relaxation.

When you listen to music in a relaxed state, your brain and body begin to dissipate the tension that has developed and grown throughout the day.sonos, music, relaxation The music puts your mind at ease, and it is a great way to get your muscles to finally succumb and relax. Helpful, calm music has been shown to decrease anxiety and stress in children and adults. It has also helped to support lower blood pressure, decrease frustration and increase one’s attention span and general positive outlook. There are so many health benefits to music, so you have to find a way to make it a part of your daily life if you want to be less stressed and happier.

Click Here to Download: Caribbean Blue by Enya Click Here to Download: Caribbean Blue by Enya
Click Here to Download: Slip into something more Comfortable by Kinobe
Click here to Download: Cavatina by John Williams

Click Here to Download: Slip into something more Comfortable by Kinobe
Click here to Download: Cavatina by John Williams

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Nerve Jangling Music

So why does the music move you? Why does music manipulate your neural system? How do artists and composers create nerve jangling music? Music and Songs are littered with generalized positive messages, and the euphoric rising and pounding of sound, and some of my personal favourites include “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” by Michael Franti and “Change gonna come” by Sam Cooke and classically “Mars” by Gustav Holst are filled with inspirational meanings and in the classical case, rumbling resonance. music move you, dance, msicThey can grab you and drag you upwards screaming, totally uplifting your mood. The messages and emotions that are embedded in such songs. plus the euphoria that comes with belting out these tunes, in your very own unique style – can motivate you to get up , stay up, and try again. Throw a little air guitaring and finger drumming or just dancing and just multiply the effect.

Need a pocket therapist?….So if your having a mood dip, take five….play it loud, sing it proud, let the music move you and your be back in the game before you know it!

Whenever the continual life struggle has you on the ropes, listening (preferably singing) to “My Way” or “That’s life” both sung at the top of your lungs can give you the power and motivation to renew and get some fresh perspective.

Let the music move you

So why does the music move you? For centuries music has been a constituent component for movement in dances, events, ceremonies and celebrations. milk1-CustomIt makes perfect sense! Rhythm perception alone accesses multiple areas of our brain, almost all of the same areas are used to process motor movements. Think of our biological blueprint and how constant and flowing rhythm is on a day to day basis. Heartbeats, breathing, stepping and arm swinging while we walk. All of these processes are without anything external being input, so when we add music with a resonate strong beat the structure and rhythm of potential movement is only heightened. Rhythm perception is not about individual beats, but about a pattern as a whole that becomes highly predictable instantaneously. Our bodies can synchronise to the rhythm, or in other words become as one with it, which helps prime, coherse and coordinate subsequent movements. We are literally biomechanically wired for music to move us!
To Download: I’m Alive by Michael Franti Click Here
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To Download: My Way by Frank Sinatra
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Musical Mood adjustment that turns that frown upside down

Musical Mood adjustment is both simple and complexly scientific. In a more colloquial way, Music turns that frown upside down Taking it right back to the drawing board and the baseline. When you are feeling down and blue, give you clarity – literally. When life is hectic and overwhelming, Music can give you peace and serenity. Here are a few examples of how music can help improve your mood.

Mood adjustment with Music, Sad to Glad in minutes

Due to our physical makeup when we feel sad or lonely or just depressed we listen to sad, reflective music to reinforce our feelings. It is a companionship stradegy that your not alone in feeling the way you do. This in itself is not an entirely bad or disruptive feeling.piano,sad,happy,music therapy, mood adjustment with music It’s representative of a grieving process to a greater or lesser extent. When the time comes, mood adjustment with music will create a mindset that will be affected by upbeat music, and it comes as no surprise why it is a viable and instant solution for people feeling down. For hundreds of years, music has made a lot of individuals and communities joyously happy. That’s because soothing tunes harness the release of serotonin, a hormone that generates happiness and a general sense of well-being. In addition it floods the body with dopamine, a neurotransmitter that enhances the feeling of well being. Music also lines the path for the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that brings about feelings of euphoria and elation and joy.

Anti-depressant medications create the Happiness chemical reaction artificially. You with the assistance of  Music alone can assist the release of hormones that flood the body with happy thoughts. So put the pills away. Listen, feel, appreciate and let the Music create the blueprint for the soundtrack of your life.

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Flick the Music switch and Light up your Brain

Flick the Music switch and light up your brain. It is proven music scientific fact. Music taps into various aspects and intricate workings of the brain. It is utilized by many experts in treating depressed or anxious patients. But if you think it’s a mere mood elevator. Think again! Dementia patients positively respond to Music, People suffering with speech Tourette’s syndrome, do not stammer or tick when singing!

So if your the fortunately unimpaired by illness amongst us, you are overlooking the sheer awesome power of music, it can change steer and guide you to limitless possibility. If it can change the lives of impaired brains, just think what can it do for you?

How Music lights up the brain and creates new structure

So breaking it down to its purest denominators. It has meter, timber, rhythm and pitch. brain activity, music lights up the brain, brain lights up to music, brain scienceThese are the structures of music that affect the areas of the brain that deal with Mood and Emotion. These key areas are the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and the parietal lobe.

Here is the science. When music lights up the brain, the hippocampus, a structure of the limbic system, is responsible for spatial orientation, navigation and the consolidation of new memories. It also triggers emotional responses. Click here to watch the brain reacting to music.

The prefrontal cortex, on the other hand, manages extreme impulses and emotions. Known as the “seat of good judgment,” it enables one to make rational calls so that inappropriate behaviors and actions are prevented.

As for the parietal lobe, it is in charge of spatial orientation and awareness, information processing and cognition. download festivalThis is why Music lights up the brain.

Music can alter your brain patterns

Because of Music’s inert ability to alter the different areas of the brain, music has been routed successfully in a number of therapies. In addition to the examples above it has been applied to stroke victims to teach them how to talk again. Since it reaches the expanses and extremes of emotional related barriers too, music is now at the forefront for mood-altering therapy.

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13.9    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

13.10  You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)      in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;

(b)      in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

©      in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

13.11  Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

  1. Data protection registration

14.1    We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

14.2    Our data protection registration number is [number].

  1. Our details

15.1    This website is owned and operated by [name].

15.2    [We are registered in [England and Wales] under registration number [number], and our registered office is at [address].]

15.3    Our principal place of business is at [address].

15.4    You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to [email address] or by telephone on [telephone number].


Drafting notes for free privacy policy

Our standard website privacy policy template, designed to aid compliance with data protection legislation. This includes disclosures about the categories of personal information that are collected, website cookies, the ways in which that personal information may be used, the persons to whom the personal information may be disclosed, the security measures used to protect the personal information, and much else besides.

Our privacy policy document is designed for use in relation websites which collect and process personal information. Its purpose is to help website operators meet their obligations under UK data protection legislation.

The privacy policy document covers, amongst other things, the following matters: details of personal information collected by the website; information about cookies used by the site; details of how personal information is used; details of specific situations in which personal information may be disclosed to third parties; information about extra-EEA transfers of personal data; and information about data security.

Please read the notes accompanying the privacy policy very carefully. You will of course need to adapt the privacy policy to suit your website and business.

It may not be suitable for websites which collect or process large volumes of personal information or sensitive personal information; nor may it be it suitable for websites which make complex or unusual or unexpected uses of personal information.

In relation to cookies, the privacy policy includes a statement to the effect that users consent to the use of cookies. However, this will not necessarily satisfy the cookies consent requirement under the new cookie laws.

Section 1 – Introduction

Section 1.1

“Personal information”: for day-to-day purposes, it is best to assume that all information which relates to a living individual constitutes personal information.

Section 1.2

How will you gain users’ consent to the use of cookies?

The inclusion of this statement in your privacy policy will not in itself satisfy the requirements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as regards consent to the use of cookies. Guidance concerning methods of obtaining such consent is included on the Information Commissioner’s website (

Section 3 – Collecting personal information

Section 3.1

What types of personal information will or might the website operator collect?

(a) – What analytics data will you collect?

(b) – What information will be collected from users who register with the website?

© – What profile information is collected through the website?

(d) – What information will be collected from users who subscribe to website services, email notifications and/or newsletters?

(e) – What information is processed in connection with the provision of website services?

(f) – What can be purchased through the website: goods, services or both? What transactional data will be collected from users?

(g) – What personal information can a user publish through the website?

(h) – What communications information may be collected?

(j) – What other types of information might you collect?

Section 4 – Using your personal information

Section 4.2

For what purposes will the website operator use personal information collected through the website?

(j) – Might marketing communications relate to third party businesses?

(n) – Will private messages sent by users be monitored to ensure compliance with website terms and conditions?

(o) – For what other purposes might personal data collected through the website be used?

You must list here the uses to which you will (or may in future) put personal data. We have suggested some common categories.

As a general rule, where you plan to use personal information you have collected for the purpose of direct marketing, this should be made clear on the page where the information is collected, and you should ensure that this only happens if users opt in to the marketing (eg “Click here if you would like us to send you information by email about products which we think will interest you.”). There are, however, exceptions to this general rule. There are also rules about the content of direct marketing communications. If you are in any doubt about complying with your legal obligations in relation to direct marketing, you should seek professional advice.

Section 4.3

Will users have the opportunity to publish any personal information on the website?

Section 4.4

Consider whether to include this element in the document.

Section 4.5

Will the website undertake in this document not to supply any user’s personal information to a third party for the purpose of third party direct marketing?

Section 4.6

Will the website operator pass any personal information to any third party payment services provider?

What is the name of the payment services provider that processes website transactions? At what web address can the privacy policy of the payment services provider be found?

Section 5 – Disclosing personal information

Section 5.1

To which categories of person may personal information collected through the website be disclosed?

Section 5.2

Is the website operator part of a group of companies in circumstance where one or more of those other group companies might need access to personal information collected by reference to this document?

Section 5.3

(d) – Does the website operator need a right to disclose personal data to business purchasers and potential business purchasers?

(e) – Does the website operator require a right to disclose personal data in anticipation of a court judgment or regulatory action?

A website operator may be obliged to disclose personal data to a third party under various laws. For example, under the Defamation Act 2013 and the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013, a website operator may be required to pass personal data between a complainant and a poster – i.e. a person who posts on the website material which may be defamatory of the claimant.

Section 6 – International data transfers

Give as much detail as possible about any such international transfers. You need to be aware that the inclusion of this provision will not be sufficient to ensure that all international transfers of personal data are lawful. If in doubt, you should seek professional advice on this point.

Section 6.2

Will any personal data be transferred outside the EEA?

To which countries outside the EEA may personal data be transferred?

Section 6.3

Will users have the opportunity to publish personal information on the website?

Section 6.4

This consent statement is unlikely to create an effective consent to extra-EEA transfers on its own.

Section 7 – Retaining personal information

Section 7.3

Does the website operator have any specific policies in place regarding time periods for the deletion of personal data?

(a) – Specify a category of personal data. Specify the date/time when that personal data will usually be deleted.

Section 8 – Security of your personal information

Section 8.2

There is an obligation upon data controllers to store personal data securely.

Section 8.3

Consider whether to include this element in the document.

Section 8.5

Consider whether to include this element in the document.

Section 9 – Amendments

Section 9.3

Will you ever contact users to notify them of changes to the document?

How will users be notified of changes to the document?

Section 10 – Your rights

Section 10.1

(b) – What evidence of identity will you require before fulfilling a data protection subject access request?

Section 13 – Cookies

Section 13.5

What types of cookies will be used on the website?

Section 13.6

(a) – What is the name of the cookie? For what purpose is the cookie used? Describe the purpose or purposes for which the cookie is used.

Section 14 – Data protection registration

Section 14.2

What is the website operator’s data protection registration number?

Section 15 – Our details

UK companies must provide their corporate names, their registration numbers, their place of registration and their registered office address on their websites (although not necessarily in this document).

Sole traders and partnerships that carry on a business in the UK under a “business name” (i.e. a name which is not the name of the trader/names of the partners or certain other specified classes of name) must also make certain website disclosures: (i) in the case of a sole trader, the individual’s name; (ii) in the case of a partnership, the name of each member of the partnership; and (iii) in either case, in relation to each person named, an address in the UK at which service of any document relating in any way to the business will be effective. All websites covered by the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 must provide a geographic address (not a PO Box number) and an email address. All website operators covered by the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 must also provide a telephone number.

Section 15.1

What is the name of the company, partnership, individual or other legal person or entity that owns and operates the website?

Section 15.2

Is the website operator a company?

In what jurisdiction is the website operator registered? What is the website operator’s company registration number or equivalent? What is the website operator’s registered address?

Section 15.3

Where is the website operator’s head office or principal place of business?

Section 15.4

What is the website operator’s contact email address? What is the website operator’s contact telephone number?

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