April 24th, 2017
Did you know music can take you back, forth, and in between. Did you know that music could sharpen your memory? Listen up if you don't think music can take you back. What is it you want to remember? Is a romantic moment? Is it a historic event? Is it something you want to rely in your next speech?
Now think of the song "Devil Woman" written by Cliff Richards back in the 70s or 80s. What does the song remind you of? What comes into your mind? Now consider the song "Devil without a Cause" written by Kid Rock. After you consider the songs, you will see that the first song takes you back to the 70s or 80s while the second tune takes you back to the 90s or early 2000s.
As you think of the tunes consider the details of your memory and what you recall. Ok, maybe you haven't heard of the two songs listed. That is ok. Think of a song you do remember and consider what you recall as you think of the song. Realize that each time you play the song you recall notes you didn't recall before. After listening to the song repeatedly and reciting the lyrics aloud, you can sing the songs without hearing the artist sing. See how this works to enhance the short-term memory.
Music from the time it was originally created inspired people for centuries thereafter. As you can see if you want to sharpen the short-term memory, you will need inspiration, repeats, and recitals to recall.
The short-term memory processes information at speeds of lightning. Think of a time that you looked up a phone number and forgot the number almost immediately. This is because you didn't take the efforts to recall the number. If you would have looked at the number a few times, recited the number in your mind, repeated the number aloud, accordingly you would recall the number.
As we play our favorite songs and sing aloud with the artist repeatedly, we can often recall each lyric played. Likewise, if you use the same strategies you use while listening to your favorite song and remembering the lyrics, you will sharpen your short-term memory.
Sharpening the memory can help you in school, at work, at home, and so on. Sharpening your memory is the process of self-improving, since it will boost your confidence, self-esteem, and so forth. Your self-awareness will spark new memories that will help you hold onto those old memories.
If you consider music as a thought provoker, you are understanding how it works to sharpen memory. For instance, each time I hear the song "If you don't know me by now, you will never, never know me." This is a good song, however each time I hear the song my mind goes back to my x-husband. The memories of him are disturbing, since unfortunately I learnt too late that he was taking drugs and selling drugs. It led to divorce.
As you can see, music opens the mind up to other memories. Unfortunately, sometimes those memories are painful. Sometimes at what time you are listening to music and a song airs, you often think of a loved one, a time in your life you want back, a mate, and so forth. Sometimes music opens you mind, and allow you to see what you want to say. In other words, you could struggle to say something to a mate that would make a difference since you expressed how you felt. Sometimes the words just won't come, until you listen to a song that expresses those feelings. You think that is what I wanted to say. See how music works