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Final Paper
Dip Sapkota

ABSTRACT
This research discusses the impact of music in the life of people. It is done on the basis of various online sources and it is shown how music has a huge impact on the life of people. The study revealed that music has benefited the people in a positive way. It has helped in curing the diseases, controlling anger, managing stress and emotions. Life without music can not be imagined. Music has played a vital role in enjoying the life. After reading this paper, readers should have an idea about the impact of music in the life of people.

Introduction
Music is in everybody’s heart and soul. It is an important part in the life of people. Different people listen to different genre of music in different parts of the world. Life is impossible without music. Music is a means of controlling one’s anger, managing emotions, reducing stress, etc. Music is a form of expressing the feelings of an individual. For me, music is life. I am very much interested in music. Although I cannot play any musical instruments, I love listening to music. Most of the times when I am free and tired, I listen to music.

Listening to soulful music helps to control one’s anger. Whenever I am in a bad mood or I feel tensed, music helps me manage my anger in such a way that I forget all my tensions and worries. Music therapy is the best way to control anger. Focusing on music in such a way by relating it to one’s personal life’s can help in raising awareness through emotions. When people are much stressed, they try to avoid it by listening to music. Most of the people listen to slow, soft, calm and classical music when they are in stress. Listening to music before going to bed at night makes people feel relaxed and helps them to sleep well. There are some benefits of music like helping disabled children to improve their quality of life, reduce pain, control depression and increase self esteem, improves concentration, and improves health; most importantly music is the medicine of the heart (“Top10 benefit of listening music,” 2010). There was a survey conducted to determine the effect of music on depression levels in older adults. The study was conducted from July 2009-June 2010 at participants' home in Singapore. In total, 50 older adults (24 using music and 26 control) completed the study after being recruited. Participants listened to their choice of music for 30 minutes per week for eight weeks. Depression scores were collected once a week for eight weeks. As a result of this depression levels reduced weekly in the music group compared with non-music group (Chan, Wong, Onishi & Thayala, 2012). Types of Music

Music can be of different types in different parts of the world. Music and sound can make human voice or instrument which can cause emotional experience. Music reaches far into the past and during this time they develop different styles and genres of music, which is still listening.  Some common types of music are pop music, classical music, rock music, rap music, and so forth. People listen to the types of music that suits their personalities. For example; the people of the U.S mainly listen to rock and heavy metal music. On the other hand the people in Asia have their own preferences.

Importance of Music
Everyone loves music. Music is everywhere and it is spread all over the world. Music has power and importance. There are some reasons why music is important. Music is a universal language. It brings people together and creates universal community. It inspires common human beings. Music enhances learning and makes it more enjoyable. Playing music uses many brain functions like hearing, imagination, sight, memory, etc. Music is spiritual. All religions use music to express spiritual values and uplift the spirit. Music is simply a pleasure. Listening to music gives listeners a pleasure and enhances their mood (Maxwell, 2007).

Impact of Music
Music has a huge impact on society, youth and...
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