MUSIC:The Magical Therapy

Whether it is the blood-pumping rock, soul-touching blues and country, the catchy rapping, memorable folk and classical music, the dancing that comes only with pop; jazz; hip-hop and electronic music, all these are sure to sooth your soul, touch your heart, and make you come alive.

They say Google knows everything but do we know the origin of music? It probably emerged during the rise of languages-time immemorial. Music gave the slaves in the America and Europe hope as they struggled for survival. When the forces of nature were cruel to the people in the civilization ages they sang to the gods which gave them hope too. Music does follow a rhythmic pattern and the ones who learn how to manipulate an
d control this pattern are the true artists. Not everyone can become a great artist but a great artist can come from anywhere. This has been proven every century when deaf, blind, mute and handicapped people have shown their resilience by mastering instruments and singing and embracing life for not what it is but what it could be.

If music never existed…

Ever thought about what cinema would be without the anticipating and anxious background music?

What would you hum during the pressure of exams? What you would sing with friends and family?

What would you play on your favourite instruments? What would we dance on?

All these questions make it obvious that music is pivotal in our lives and its non-existence would make life indeed very bland and would take away the magic from us. As for me, I find it very hard to end a day without music and the advanced applications of today make it easy to keep up with the latest songs and trends in music.

According to me music does have a genre but it cannot be judged. If it touches your heart and brings out the best in you then it is music. It is not good or bad. With music people can express themselves and their feelings making those even in the most dire straits feel on top of the world.

BY:

JAI MIRCHANDANI

8 A

A.V.M B.W.

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The Songs Of Music

Music  has its roots through ancient times.

The boundaries of music are not confined to humans but include every aspect of our environment as everything has its own sound and rhythm, one can find music in the movement of leaves, sound  of rain drops, breaking of waves on the shores, chirping of birds, singing of dolphin, etc.

Our mind can be  relaxed with music. Music is the medicine for a tired mind. Mausiki has been the medium to communicate feelings and emotions to one other since ages, which means ‘Where Words Fail, Music Speaks’.  

The mention of lord Krishna conjures an image of a peacock feather on his head and a flute in his hands. HRelated imageis music which would not only enamour people but also cast a spell on animals as well.

Music is the universal language of mankind. A child in his mother’s womb is not familiar with the sounds but clearly responds to music. Plato the Greek author of philosophical dialogues n meta- physics, politics and ethics once said

                        “Music gives a soul to the universe,

                                       Wings to the mind,

                            Flight to the imagination and

                                       Life to everything”

 By – Gauri Gangwar

         10 c

         A.V.M B.W.

Music Is Hope – Aashayein

Victor Hugo said , “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” I would not be lying if I say that music is my best friend. Every song I hear has a different meaning and somehow I can relate to most of the songs I listen to. As soon as I put on my headphones, I am transported to another world all together, a serene world which has only two componRelated imageents, music and me. Being a sportsman, I have faced many problems and failures, but music teaches me how to deal with them and move on.  It also has the ability to unite people, irrespective of their nationality, colour, gender etc. Music can be classified into various genres, like Pop, R&B , Rock, Jazz and so on. Because of the diverse culture in our country, we  listen to different kinds of music like classical music, Qawwalis, Western music, Western –  classical music in India. This  goes on to show that music has so much variety, that it would be impossible to get bored of it..

Nowadays, majority of the songs  in  the Hindi film industry may not be as melodious and meaningful as they were once before.  But there are some which are so melodious that its difficult to stop humming  So I would request you to keep enjoying music and sing –

Kuch paane ki ho aas aas, kuch armaan ho jo khaas khaas, aashayein…

By – Aryan Hosangady

8A

A.V.M B.W.

MUSIC is what I want to be

Music is a part of our soul,

To be like her should be our goal.

Selfless, kind and forgiving,
She never minds a mistake.
Sharing and caring,
To her, it doesn’t matter WHO plays.Image result for music

Helpful, not to one but all,
Bringing happiness in lives.
For her, no one is ever too small,
Children, husbands and wives.

I hope that I can too one day,
Have all these qualities in me.
Till then, this is what I’ll hope and say,
And continue to dream.

by,

Anoushka Chakravorty

9th A

AVM Bandra West

Music: Gods Universal language

As the tune reaches my ears all the tensions and worries are long gone,
Then emotions of happiness and ecstasy are born;
Music makes me forget all my pain,
Brings out the sunshine when all I can see is rain;
Music is the ray of hope in the darkest of times,
Knowing that time moves forward, the clock always chimes;
Music is the escape from reality,
Just like the song of the lashing wild waves of the sea.
 Music that friend that stays by your side,

Even after it is all over and your tears have dried,
It pulls you into a world of its own,
As it warms up a heart as cold as stone.
Music is the rhythm to which your heart beats,
It is the feeling that you get when your inner voice speaks,
It is the sound that leads you to the divine,
And  the positive energy that makes you feel alive.
Music can attain utmost purity,
And hence music is my therapy.
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By-
Anushree Shah
9B
Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra (west)

HAND IN HAND WITH MYTHOLOGY: MUSIC

 

Indian music, commonly referred to as ‘Sangeet’ is inherent to mankind. Being derived from myImage result for indian music and mythologythology, it has appeared to form reputation as the roots of a sapling that nurtures growth.  Music has emerged spontaneously,since the beginning of documented culture, parallel in all known human societies. Turning a blind eye to all human atrocities, it has appeared to transcend time, place and culture. More importantly, this product of ‘pure culture’has roused curiosity, only to manifestthe reigning culture.

The ancient Indians believed in the divine origin of music and considered the purest form of sound to be equal to cosmic energy. As a result, music and religion were always closely intertwined.

They documented music in the form of Poetries, Shlokas, Bhajans, Aartis and the most famous – Dohas. Always being the backbone of most Vedic literature these life-like blossoms of Indian history continue to bloom till date only because of the works of some great music artists like Kabir and Rahim.

गहिसरनागतिरामकी, भवसागरकीनाव।रहिमनजगत-उधारको, औरनाकोऊउपाय।।

In the given Doha, Rahim says that to get through this life and world, the only way is through God (Ram).

Hence not only historians but we can also come to a conclusion that the influence of myth
ology on Indian music has been vast and undeniable. From the Vedic times to the modern day, songs about gods have been central to the music of India. Whether it is the naming of the ragas or the invention of music instruments, we Indians have always turned to scriptures and mythology for inspiration. We do not just tell stories about our gods and heroes but sing them for music is divinity manifest.

By KIYOSHI DOLIA

Class: 8 A

School: AVM BandraWest

 

Music is Magical

The sun hung merrily in the sky; shining down on mankind in all its resplendent glory. The soft fluffy clouds waffled through the pale, blue sky. The journey for the man with a flute had just begun on a street weary of travelers in a village.

Walking ahead playing the flute, the melodious sound reached the ears of a girl of marriageable age. Tears were trickling down her creamy cheeks as water trickles down a rock from an overflowing stream, for her parents had passed away in an accident in the city. She sat in one place lonely, hopeless, and deserted. The melodious sound gave her hope to move on. Motivated and courageous she decided to look forward.

The melodious sound soon reached the ears of the little boy who looked discouraged and crestfallen. Recently, his close friends had shifted to another village. He sat quietly, throwing pebbles and looking distantly at the water in the pond. The euphonic sound struck his ears as realization. His face lit up like a thousand watt bulb. He realized that he could do so much more. Brimming with pleasure he got up and ran to the ground and mingled with the new faces of the village.

The man continued to walk ahead playing the flute. On hearing the sound, the face of the old lady sitting under the tree lit up. The thought of death left her. The soothing music from the flute comforted her; she felt energetic and lively and thought that she could even run a mile. She smiled, hummed a tune, got up and dusted her dress to meet the other chirpy woman around.

Music gives hopes.                                                                                                                                                                             Music is inspiration.                                                                                                                     Displaying images (1).jpg    Music soothes and comforts.                                                                                                           Music heals.                                                                                                                                       I love music.

-Vandana  Hemdev
10 C

A.V.M B.W.

संगीत – मेरी आत्मा

संगीत! मेरी जिंदगी का एक अहम हिस्सा है। संगीत में केवल सुर या राग नहीं होते, उसमें भावनाएँ भी होती है। संगीत मेरी और सबकी आत्माओं में बसता है, उसकी धुन , उसके शब्द मन को शांति देते है। इंसान भले ही कितना भी दुखी हो पर अपना पसंदीदा संगीत सुनते ही अपने हर दुख भूल जाता है और यही शायद संगीत का असली मतलब है। संगीत तो कई लोग सुनते है और गाते भी है परंतु जो उसे महसूस करता है वही असली कलाकार होता है और एक संगीत ही है जो आपको – आपसे जोड़े रखता है। इस प्रकृति ने भी हमें  संगीत से जोड़े रखा है जैसे चिड़िया की चहचाहत, हवा  से हिलते हुए पत्ते , नदियों एवं झरने की आवाज़, बादलों की  गड़गड़ाहट, जो हमें अपने-पन का अहसास दिलाता है। संगीत ही मेरा दिल, मेरी जान और  मेरी आत्मा   है।

श्रेया सिंह

9 ARelated image
A.V.M B.W.

MUSIC IS THERAPY

Music is one of the most important and powerful influences in everyone’s lives.

Broadly categorizing music into 2 Genres – Indian & Western.

Western -There are different genres in music such as Pop,Electro House,Deep house, Retro, Rock, EDM, Jazz, Reggaeetc. which appeal to different people according to their preferences &moods.

I personally prefer EDM(Electronic Dance Music) which is a broad term covering sub-genres of dance music like, House, Electro, Techno & Deep etc.

Some of the most common names in EDM are Avicii, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, The Chain-Smokers amongst millions of music producers; also to mention current trending popular artist Alan Walker.

Music availability has also transformed over the years from analog to now digital sources like mp3s & wave files which can be downloaded or streamed across various apps like Saavn, iTunes & the most popular music app – YouTube.

Indian – Indian music is largely popularized by Bollywood. Some of the notable singers are Arijit Singh, Badshah, Amit Trivedi, Sunidhi Chauhan etc.

The genres in Indian music are Classical, Folk music and Modern Bollywood Music. Some of the most famous Bollywood songs are sung by Badshah and Arijit Singh currently.Bollywood is the most famous genre of Indian music.

Music is an essential and integral part of my life and I cannot imagine living without it because it not only helps me but everyone emotionally and gives us the confidence to deal with situations in life.

I hear music depending on my varying moods, which change my state of mind and emotions.

Listening to different genres of music gives us more information about bands and singers which eventually lead to healthy conversations.

To some students music is habitual during their study time as it gives them a break or energy to study, and for some it is like yoga which keeps a hormonal balance in their body.

I love to sit in my balcony staring at the sea with my headphones; listening to soft and calm music.

Music gives us peace, relief and makes us healthy; mentally and spiritually. We usually hear music while playing indoor games.

I love music since childhood, it has been a strong influence in my family and shall continue to be with me forever.…                                                                                                THE END…

By –

Aarav RegeRelated image

8  A

A.V.M B.W.

MUSIC AS THERAPY

        Therapy with the help of music is no longer a joke. It was discovered in ancient times that along with music being relaxing and entertaining, it can be used to cure various diseases like cancer and is also used in various rehabilitation centers for the client to recover from a drug or alcoholic addiction. Music therapy is an allied health profession consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music to help clients improve their physical health. Music does not discriminate between the rich and the poor and is a luxury for all. It helps a person relax and enjoy his surroundings. It helps us get relieved of all the work and pressure we face in our lives, whether the pressure is on a child working hard to get good marks in his exam or on a adult working hard to please his boss, music can relieve him of the pressure and stress. There is no man who is not affected, touched and changed by music in the entire universe. Music under the right circumstances can influence the souls of even the hardest people and affect them in a positive way. Music helps to release and understand our emotions and helps us realize who we truly are. Music has the power to change a man in a positive way and make him change his life and to live with an objective. Nowadays we all listen to music but actual music is not which comes blasting out of our phones but that which touches our hearts and fills up with emotion.

 

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                                                                        -XC

Nature ; Music and Healer

The Earth is in a state of constant movement. The Earth needs healing.

So what heals the earth?

The rustling of grass and falling leaves,Related image

The melodious singing of the nightingale,

The dancing of trees to the breeze,

The hollow hammering of the woodpecker,

The free spirited fluttering of butterflies,

The buzzing of bees,

The pitter- patter of shimmering rain drops,

The tireless gushing of   waterfalls into the streams,                                        Related image

The lapping of sea waves,

The soft pawing of a leopard and much more…

Therefore, nature is music

And music is a healer…

By –

Krisha Ashar

9A

A.V.M  B.W.

Music As Therapy

It is indeed heard that music is a natural form of healing a person. We all hear music don’t we?

If yes why? Well it is because of melody makes us  feel of positive and  relaxes you.  Doctors state that infants when inside their mother’s womb react to outside sounds. After they are born they respond and show a change in their sleep cycle due to the  noise of patients, sounds produced by ventilators and all the machines present in the hospital.  The same doctors later noticed that the sound of peaceful music increase an  infant’s health as well as sleep pattern and keeps the mother stress free.  Well- known physiologist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin who studies neuroscience has shared that music improves the body’s immunity along and reduces stress. Most importantly it reduces anxiety in people. Dr Levitin noticed that patients in an emergency situation calm down after listening to music .  Well not to forget  the surgeon who too listens to his favourite piece before working his scalpel.

Music has been used for millenniums to cure patients. The word ‘AUM’ is a vibration which slowly relaxes the mind and body and was used by our ancestors to remain healthy for longer periods of time. We at Arya Vidya Mandir Bandra West too chant AUM for various purposes,  before our reviews, in the morning at Assemblies and of course in our Yoga classes. I would love to continue this even after leaving school. Music well plays an important role in our lives in the form of many things.

KABIR VASANDI

10 B

A.V.M B.W.

Music and festivities during Durga Puja

What better therapy than to enjoy a musical Durga puja after the monsoons.

The magical time of festivities and excitement has come…Durga Puja is approaching. Even the improved and pleasant weather reflects it. Joy and anticipation are in the air. Historically, Durga Puja began in Bengal but all the states and communities in India have joined in, one way or the other. It is a celebration of Goddess Durga’s victory over the evil demon Mahishasur –  the conquest of good over evil. And what better way to express this joy of oncoming festival other than through music?

The preparations include shopping and the making of marvellous sweets, whose scent waft through the air, tempting all passers-by. Plays and acts are chosen and rehearsed, not to mention music is also chosen and practised. In Bengal, RabindraSangeet is an integral part of all occasions.

The musical range is vast – Indipop, classical, semi-classical, popular film songs and of course devotional songs in the honour of the Devi.

With the dawn of Navaratri on Mahalaya, mantras are chanted sonorously and broadcast widely. Clanging of bells can be heard in the temples and homes every day for the evening aarti. The ritual drummers beat out mind-blowing rhythms on their massive dhaks (drums) as the devotees perform the dhuno dance. These are the sounds traditionally heard at Durga Puja and without them the festival is incomplete.The customary ululation to ward off evil spirits and the blowing of conch shell resound in the air when the pujas are performed on Mahashtami. Even the visarjan has musical accompaniments of bhajans and chanting.

One feels sorry to bid goodbye both to the pandaals and the goddess as well as the food-stalls which serve delicious treats as prasad. The only consolation is that the Devi will be back next year and the music and festivities will begin once again.

Ya Devi sarvabhuteshuMatrirupenasamsthita
Ya Devi sarvabhuteshu Shakti rupenasamsthita
Ya Devi sarvabhutesu Shanti rupenasamsthita
NamestasyaiNamestasyaiNamestasyaiNamohNamah                                               Related image

 

 

Ananya Chowdhry

Std VIII B

A.V.M B.W.

A LONG LOST VOICE

They say a new dawn brings new spirit and a refreshed soul,
But that did not fill purpose in her life which was an empty hole.
Her life was a routine, a repetition of actions without any meaning,
For her the sunlight was just like her voice-fleeting.
Ridiculed her entire life, lost in a forest of voices-none her own,
Spending her whole life in her own silence all alone.
Relieving her pain through dance,
Searching for meaning and a medium to express herself in at every chance.
Struggling to make ends meet,
A misfit all her life,
Having accomplished no great feat,
Feeling the comments of others like stabs of a knife.
Her entire existence she felt out of place,
Fed up of life she wanted out in this race.
They say sound needs a medium to travel in but in her world there was no atmosphere,
An aimless wanderer she was-out of tears.
Alone in the night,
Finding a means to release her frustration and sorrow,
She went to the beach to find some peace until tomorrow.
The soothing sound of the waves doing nothing to stop the million thoughts running through her mind,
Her body was moving forward but her voice was left far behind.
She heard someone begin to sing,
The hum of the lyrics she heard spoke of beautiful things.
The song sang of a world,a world of joy,
These words that drifted in the air she started to enjoy.
A world where everyone spoke,
Nobody cracked and nobody broke.
It was as if the music had rekindled a flame that was long gone,
The lyrics had given her meaning symbolising a new start and deserved dawn.
The music she heard was therapeutic, giving her a sense of comfort unknown,
In her life this was a major milestone.
She realised that her medium was right in front of her,
She realised that although she had no physical voice the world was hers to conquer.
She became the artist and her dance the instrument,
The world transformed into her canvas,
As she left her imprint.
Her entire life she traveled from destination to destination,
Her forehead covered with beads of perspiration,
Searching for her voice amongst 7 billion,
Until she found it in the lyrics of an anonymous musician.

By – Sunaina Chhabria
         10 C
         A.V.M B.W.