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Scientists pay great attention to researches concerning music’s influence on human beings. Attention to such researches has increased recently and their results are interesting and convincing. For example, after listening to classical music cows have increased their yield of milk and mimosa and petunias have grown faster and burst into bloom 2 weeks earlier. 120 breast-feed mothers took part in an experiment in Japan. Some women listened to classical music, other women listened to pop and rock music. In the first group the amount of milk increased by 20 percent, and in the second group - reduced twice.
Such researches are the attempt to synthesize science and art (music). But in ancient India, science and art were considered to be the parts of single creative power. All knowledge of ancient India one can find in the Vedas (Holy Indian Scripture) and one of four main Vedas Sama-Veda is entirely dedicated to music. According to the Vedas, the creating of the world started from the primordial sound "OM", which appeared while a division of the Almighty (Sadashiva) and his creative energy (Adi Shakti). "OM" was the foundation of the universe and the first musical sound.
A human subtle system consists of 7 main chakras (energetic centers) and 3 channels, which rule mental, emotional and physical life activity of a person. 7 chakras of our subtle body revolve with a certain frequency and form an octave, which consists of 7 tones of proper altitude. Intervals between them should reflect intervals between chakras. These tones were called musical sounds - notes (’svars’ in Indian music). They sound - sa, re, ga, ma, pa, da, ni and they are in keeping with chakras - from first till seventh. 5 notes can change (fall and rise), creating 5 additional sounds (left and right aspects of chakras). Thus, these notes are a built-in subtle body and represent the ideal "repository" of information, the repository of those feelings, emotions, wishes, and thoughts, which composer or performer has.
While listening music a person receives some influence on a subtle level, which later appears on the physical body. Same notes can bring destruction or good, it depends on the inner condition of a person. For example, anger, aggression, drug intoxication and so on, which have power over the mind of composer or musician, will find the reflection in his music. There are some styles and forms in music which reflect only such bad qualities. Such music may do harm not only the musician but also a person who listen to it. Clear, inspired people, who have lucid mind will never create such music. They created only folk music with great variety and classical music which has its roots in folk music.
Let’s listen to music, which is in keeping with music inside us.