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Physics of Music on Emotions and Thought

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Tasmiha Hassan

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The Physics of It
By: Tasmiha Hassan
Nithusaa UthayaKumaran
of Sound and Music
Relation Towards
Relation Towards
Relation Towards
What sticks out more?
Music Theory
Triads (Chords)
Major: 1, 3, 5
Minor: 1, flat3, 5
6 Word Story
For Sale:
Baby Shoes
Never Worn
By Ernest Hemingway
Technological Musical Advancements
Form of energy produced by rapidly vibrating object
Energy Stimulates the auditory nerve = We hear
The Human Ear
Ears are a very delicate and detailed sensory organ
A combination of periodic and regular sounds, which are pleasing to our ears and minds
Musical Instruments
The main source of musical sounds
String Instruments
Wind Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Electrical Instruments
Sound can be artificially produced through devices
Today's Society
Music influences how our generation behaves
Societal Impacts
Music Timeline
Electronic Synthesizer
Environmental Impacts
Can Music Control Our Minds Without Our Acknowledgement?
Final Thoughts
Thanks For

Technological Impacts
Noise Pollution
Music is always changing
Do you think artificially made instrumental sounds will give the same emotional response to the listener as someone physically playing the instrument?
Has a number of different voices or oscillators
Music in Advertising
Many companies use music in their commercials to control consumers into buying their product
Outer ear
Sound waves

Middle ear

Inner ear
Electrical signals
Yes, music does have an impact on the mood and mind of the individual, but the effectiveness depends on the listener themselves

Go and listen to your songs and see if there's a subliminal message behind them!
Ex: Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines
Generates Sound Waves of Different Shapes
Making the Volume of Sound Change Over Time
Think About It!
Do you think there is a connection between the genre of music someone listens to and their behaviour?

Since music can impact the way we think/feel/act, do you think music containing bad messages should be removed?
The sounds heard in a particular location, considered as a whole
A group of notes sounded together, as a basis of harmony.
What is the Location of this Sound?
What about this?
Why does our school play:
happy, upbeat music in the morning?
sad, slow music afterschool?
Do you remember any commercial jingles?
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