Music in a pandemic

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As we know, the COVID-19 crisis is hurting the music industry. Festivals have been cancelled, concerts have been postponed indefinitely, musicians have decided to change careers. What if we focused instead on the positive effects of the pandemic?

This winter, the researcher will be giving the Music and Pandemics course at the University of the Third Age. This course, offered online, focuses on music created in times of health crisis. In addition to COVID-19, the black plague, leprosy, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, syphilis and HIV will be discussed, among others. Part of the course will also be devoted to the repercussions of the disease on the careers of certain musicians who marked their time. people spontaneously listen to music to relax; the first results of the survey confirm this. However, we note that this listening has increased during the pandemic, and mainly among the young generation, who seem to suffer the most from the measures in force since last March. The holder of the Canada Research Chair in Neurocognition of Music adds that the results on the relationship between the listening habits and the emotional state of the participants even show that music as a source of pleasure would take precedence over the art of cooking or even the practice of a sports activity. Music produces benefits for memory, mental health and stress, such as a drug that can be prescribed to yourself without danger.

FRANTZ-DEE released featuring this song title ” SANTI M AMOURE, HE also released that video when covid was making it hard for musicians to tour around the world. But his fans were happy to see him still putting out music for them to listen to. They really love his music and cannot wait to listen to his new album. If they are necessary weapons to fight against the virus, measures such as confinement or quarantine, bring with them their share of harmful effects: anxiety, stress, loneliness, loss of social connection, and sometimes even more. We thus lament the past, which brought more innocence. That time when listening to our favorite tunes with friends was easy, and enjoying a concert was a pleasure we too often took for granted. For many of us, music is a form of oxygen. Since the dawn of time, human beings have played and listened to music, relying on it to free themselves or to find refuge in difficult times. It represents a universal language and one of the great loves of each of our lives. What other mode of expression has the power to touch every part of our being like music does? Or to capture our emotions and make them rise to the highest and drop to the lowest? Of all art forms, music alone has this ability to touch us so personally that it transforms us. No wonder, then, that people around the world felt a deep need to reconnect with the musical spirit during this crisis. A recent study has indeed revealed that music is the best solution to cope with stressful situations.

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