Everybody loves music. Whether it’s fast, slow, sad, or happy, there’s probably a favorite melody in everyone’s heart.
In recognition of tunes from all over the planet and from every culture, today we celebrate World Music Day!
So tap your foot, bang a drum, or whistle a cool ditty, but whatever you do, don’t miss these fun facts about music.
Plus, while you’re “tuning” up on your music “lessons,” be sure to look out for our sound bytes – these silly songs are sure to stick in your head!
Fun Facts About Music
Did you know?
Music improves memory – learning all those notes and following the sheet music helps develop memory skills.
Music helps develop skills in thinking and language – the part of your brain the deals with music also deals with thinking and language. When you actively use this part of your mind your skills will become sharper.
Both music and sports help build coordination – whether you are playing the guitar or kicking a ball, both music and sports help develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Music makes plants grow – a study done in 2007 showed plants grow better to music, especially classical music.
The lefty brain – the left side of your brain is better developed with regular music training when you’re young.
There’s an instrument worth millions – the most expensive musical instrument in the world is a Stradivarius violin that sold for $15.9 million.
Practicing music makes people more disciplined – practicing an instrument and learning songs gives kids self-discipline. They are also more likely to succeed in other areas of their life.
Earworms can be annoying – when a song gets stuck in your head; it’s called an “Earworm.”
Hush little baby – A 2015 study revealed that babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song over someone talking.
Happy World Music Day!
Did you enjoy these fun facts and our silly “playlist?” Let us know what you thought in our comments section – just leave your “earworms” at home!