How Music Can Increase IQ
Not all music can boost your IQ but some particular types of classical music are extremely powerful. These types of music forge new dendrite connections in the brain, and the effects can start from birth onwards.
Here are some basic tips about using music to boost IQ.
1. Listening to classical music is best for a quick IQ increase
The works of Mozart and Beethoven are famous for mental function, because the frequencies used are very specific and place the mind in highly distinctive states. Studies have repeatedly shown that your IQ rises by 3-5 points after listening to classical music.
Why does this happen?
It happens because the Mozart sounds, tones and melodies complement the natural rhythm of the brain. The rhythm of the brain is therefore in complete synchronicity, helping you to feel fantastic and more focused on the inside.
2. Playing a musical instrument will increase IQ
Doing this makes certain regions of the brain more connected with each other, and increases your concentration span. This is why people who play a musical instrument always tend to be smarter in many ways than those who don’t.
3. Punk and rock music will decrease IQ
These tend to have a degenerative effect on your brain, because the frequencies are not in correct harmony with one another, because the music is generally chaotic in nature. Chaotic music isn’t rhythmic and melodic like classical music is. If you want to raise IQ through music, do it using classical music.
4. Brain harmonics increases IQ
That is, very specific sounds and frequencies within our audios will increase intelligence, because it places the brain into highly specialized mental states. In this case, if the sound you are listening to has a very high frequency, your brain will also resonate at that high frequency as well.
Brain harmonics are the name given to our BrainTune® sounds which can increase your IQ up to 150 with consistent use.
Dr. Pinna says:
I’m not quite sure about brain harmonics, but I do believe that listening to classical music will make you a better person.
It will make you better mentally and better morally.
In order to listen to classical music, you must use your mind to appreciate the music.
Whenever you use any part of your body, you strengthen that part.
If you play a sport or exercise, the muscles used get stronger. Since you use your mind in the sport your skills in that area improve.
If you eat a lot, your stomach secretes more digestive juices. The muscles in your jaw get stronger and bigger.
If you do anything mental, such as math, reasoning, speaking, writing, or playing chess, your mind selects those neurons needed and they become more rapidly available and the memories involved become almost instantly available.
For example, a mechanic looking at a non-functioning motor know precisely what to do without consulting a book.
Every person with a skill in an area has trained his mind, (a subset of neurons) to respond rapidly when the problems of that area are seen.
Every reader knows from his or her own experience what I mean.
THE SKILLS OF LISTENING TO MUSIC
When we listen to anything in life, we develop a “skill” that we need to understand what we are listening to.
We learn music as we learn a language.
The sounds of words enter our brain, and we learn as children what they mean. Soon we learn that the position of the words in a sentence is very important. We learn that each word in our particular language has a specific pronunciation, and a certain tonality.
The speed in the way we speak and the loudness of the word changes its meaning to ourselves and to others.
We can say: Shut up, or we can shout: SHUT UP!!! And we get different responses from whoever is listening.
In other words, a language is composed of sounds that differ (words) emphasis that differs, (pronunciation) volume that differs (shouting or speaking softly) and, if we stop and think: A Rhythm.
Yes, every language has its own Rhythm.
If we speak Italian, the rhythm is different than that of Romanian or English.
Simply think of how Italian sounds and how your language sounds. Note the difference in the rhythm.
In sum, each language has many qualities that make it distinctive from all other languages. We learn all the skills of interpreting and expressing ourselves in our language as we grow up and become educated.
We never stop learning these skills.
MUSIC IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
No musician would doubt the statement that “Music is a language.”
Every musician knows that he can convey messages, such as happiness, joy, sadness and even melancholy with music.
There is no need to use words.
Every human being on this planet can listen to music created anywhere and have their emotions stirred and their mind enthralled with the sound of music.
There is no need for words.
The notes, the rhythm, the melody, the chords, the repetition, the pauses, the scale, the loudness and the softness all blend in our mind to make us understand what the composer intended.
Even Oriental music can be appreciated by Westerners, and Western music is appreciated by Asians.
Music is inspirational and can evoke deep emotions in our minds.
Understanding these ideas should allow the reader to understand that music is a language with all the implications of this fact.
MAKING OUR MINDS STRONGER
From what I have described above, one can easily deduce that if we listen to anything we make our mind stronger.
If we listen to something simple, like someone saying “Coca Cola” over and over, we unconsciously learn “Coca Cola” and nothing else.
If we listen to repetitive music, written by money hungry moronic composers writing for childish minds, we will benefit, albeit, very slightly.
But, if we listen to music which billions of people have acclaimed as beautiful, and which only a few geniuses in the history of mankind were able to compose, we will face a challenge and receive a great reward.
During this process, which we call “Listening to Classical Music” at first, our minds struggle to understand what the composer intended, and, of course, we instantly enjoy the music.
As we listen, we unconsciously hear the various components of the musical language and our mind interprets, each note, each pause, each rhythm and tonality, and we actually anticipate what sound should appear next.
When that sound occurs, we say “Bravo!”
Go to any opera and listen to the music and watch the audience, you will see what I mean.
This entire process requires our neurons to function. As the neurons fire and connect, they establish pathways which are important, not only for appreciating the music, but for thinking in words, ideas and spatial relationships.
If we study children exposed to classical music we can test them and we have found, over and over, that intelligence, especially in spatial relations, used in architecture and science, has improved.
Their I.Q. has actually been improved!
The contrary has also be proved: Listening to simplistic music, such as Rap, reduces the I.Q.
One need only look at the people that listen to classical music and those that listen to Rap to understand what I mean.
If you go to a classical music concert, you will see professional people of all areas, rich people, students with high I.Q.’s, and people who are obviously intelligent.
What does this tell you?
If you are a parent with a growing child, wouldn’t it be better for that child to listen to classical music?
On this very point, experiments have shown that pregnant mothers who are exposed to Mozart’s music during their pregnancy, have healthier babies and easier deliveries.
I think this is sufficient proof to demonstrate that classical music improves the mind—in this case, not only of the mother, but also of the baby.