If you love music, do you know this "cold knowledge"? (full version)
When Big Bang happened, two things appeared at same time: one was fire and other was sound - sound of Big Bang. It sounds crazy, but they say that decibel is not as huge as we imagined. This sound echoed throughout universe for a long time, until people settled on earth. But because frequency is too low, human ear cannot pick it up at all. John Kramer, a researcher at University of Washington in US, used data collected by two satellites to simulate "Big Bang" and tried to increase frequency of sound so that it could finally be heard.
The basis of the big bang model is based on Einstein's general theory of relativity, who, coincidentally, was himself an accomplished violinist and music fanatic.
Goldfish and Music Appreciation
Perhaps first terrestrial creature capable of hearing sound was a bony fish that appeared 400 million years ago. This fish has developed a skill to sense vibrations by adjusting a specific organ to maintain balance in water. . The fish that have evolved to this day also have a good "ability to perceive music." According to a well-known foreign scientific journal, scientists spent 4 years studying goldfish and koi, and came to a rather surprising conclusion: fish have thoughts and memories, and they have ability to distinguish between different styles of music. The music used in experiment includes Schubert's Trout Quintet, Paganini's Capriccio No. 24, and several singing pieces. The fish will react differently each time, and level is even higher than some. Humanity!
The sharpest ears on earth
Bats are "ultrasound specialists" on Earth, dolphins also have an "ultrasonic dolphin voice", and moths and other insects sing in their own harsh way. All time our earth is surrounded by symphony of these animals, but human ear perceives a frequency too low to perceive it. In contrast, elephants have largest ears in world, but their hearing can pick up extremely low frequency sounds. Insects such as spiders and crickets have ears on their feet, and pigeons have widest hearing frequency of any animal common to humans. The large wax moth can pick up frequencies up to 300 kHz, which is highest frequency recorded by any creature in nature, 150 times higher than that of humans.
A hundred birds compete
If Mo Ke is obsessed with landscapes, then birds are definitely loved by composers. The Lark by Tchaikovsky, The Swan by Saint-Saens and The Nightingale by Glinka are my favorite works. At first glance, bird songs may not seem very special, but if you listen carefully, you can learn a lot: each great tit has its own tone, rhythm and number of syllables; some birds are inherently good at giving musicians headaches. 11 species of sparrow songs, 28 species of goldfinches, 40 species of American thrush and 80 species of gray bunting! Bird "husband and wife file" is a duet connoisseur, and each couple has its own characteristics. "Hero Among Birds" must belong to a goose from family of famous Berlin actor Parcel, who was trained by his owner to be a Ross-style pianist "goose" who "plays" piano with his mouth!
Wings of "bee" madness
Let's talk about another group of "masters of sound" - insects. Although timbre is not as soft as that of a bird, it definitely wins in speed. A bee can flap its wings 190 times every 60 seconds. "Flight of Wild Bee" is a famous song inspired by insect wings. Composer Rimsky-Korsakov can play entire piece in 60 seconds. 964 tons, averaging over 16 tons per second, which far exceeded speed of insects, and today this record has already been surpassed by various specialists. Our "pianists" are really cool!
Cats keep up
As pets, cats have a hearing range of 50 to 60,000 Hz and can hear more sounds than humans. When studying composers, it is impossible to pass by equally amazing musical talents of their domestic cats. A cat from family of French writer Gauthier will listen quietly when he accompanies singer. But while singer was singing high notes, especially in second group of small letters, he rushed to piano and waved his paws, as if trying to cover singer's mouth, another Frenchman, P. Genborough, had two. When owner plays a certain sequence of notes on piano, one one of cats falls to ground and twitches, while other is safe, and taste of cats of French composer A. Sorge can be described as picky. . He is only interested in Debussy's music, every time owner plays Debussy's works, he will jump on owner's lap and lick his hand, but he is indifferent to works of other composers.
The famous Spanish ecologist P. Herpomyani put forward his views on these phenomena: cats can send signals with a certain tone to transmit information, and they can also receive information from their own kind. Therefore, when cat hears appropriate tone, it will show emotions of excitement, anger or pity. Such a species with subtle emotions and sharp hearing is definitely best pet for music lovers!
Dogs also have musical elites
Dogs have an excellent sense of smell, but don't neglect their hearing. Dogs have a hearing frequency of 15 to 50,000 Hz, they can hear ultrasonic waves and even distinguish only 1/14 of difference between tones. In other words, Wang Xingren has a unique edge in solfeggio and ear training, and no matter how hard people work, they can't match him.
Dogs are also good at understanding music. One of many dogs of Wagner family, a poodle, is said to have barked in frustration whenever sound was out of tune during band's rehearsals. If Wagner raises his hands when he hears a sudden wrong sound, he will also bark. Another example is his watchdog: whenever Wagner tried a passage that was too loud and great on piano, he would bark in displeasure, so Wagner modified passage to sound softer. This outbred dog was repeatedly mentioned by Wagner in letters, and owner considered her a "musical assistant" who "only has right to criticize my works." Rachmaninov from Russia also mentioned dogs' superior musical perception to his friends, arguing that dogs have a sharper understanding than humans. Didn't expect this? Wang Xingren has such good musical taste and impartiality that he is more suitable for those who study music!The most natural "organic fertilizer" --- classical music
It is reported that a dying rose can be brought back to life with piano music of Bach and Beethoven, while in a vegetable field where heavy metal plays in a loop, almost no grass can grow. It is no coincidence that music affects plants. Generally speaking, flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruits prefer melodic music, and noisy sounds will kill them. Similar things are mentioned in ancient Indian books about plants. Indians believe that plants are full of spirituality and very sensitive to environment. They are full of mystery and have an inner order. In recent years. After lengthy experiments, some British and American scientists have come to a more detailed conclusion: roots of plants such as carrots and potatoes are like music of Verdi and Wagner. In a musical environment, these plants develop better and contain more chlorophyll; cabbage, lettuce and peas favor music of Mozart and Rossini; roses and other flowers love New Orleans jazz, Mozart and Bach. Just Beets not responding to any music. But under influence of heavy metals, not a single plant can survive for more than 4 months, which is many times more harmful than smog! However, how much time has passed since "flowers of motherland" ate classical music? Parents, go home and find classical music for your little ones!Music therapy is nothing new
Music therapy is use of various forms of musical activity, including listening, singing, playing, rhythm and other means to stimulate and hypnotize peopleand stimulating physical responses so that people can achieve their health goals. This technology was created at Michigan State University in USA in 1944 and has become a mature and complete marginal topic. Music therapy departments have been established in universities and major hospitals around world.
In fact, music therapy was recorded in Huangdi Neijing two thousand years ago and is called "five tones for treatment of diseases." The ancients used five national modes of Gong, Shang, Jiao, Zheng and Yu to correspond to five internal organs and five elements: Gong mode is melodic and quiet, penetrating spleen, Shang mode is high and sonorous. , enters lungs; Jiao mode is bright and active, enters liver; Wei mode is warm and cheerful, enters heart; tone of feather is clean and soft, enters kidneys. Western music therapy was first seen in ancient Greek mythology and Old Testament; in ancient Greek culture, sound of flute was used to relieve gout; in Christian Bible, David played harp to help King Saul ease his grief, and for thousands of years around world, people have often used singing and prayer to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. The Austrian physician P. Lichtenthal (1780~1853) wrote in 1807 "Doctor of Music" in 4 volumes, in which he recorded therapeutic effect of music in more detail.
The seven tones in music actually contain too many mysteries that we cannot fully understand. For example, in ancient Indian culture, it was believed that human body has 7 chakras, corresponding to seven syllables "sa, la, ma, pa ...", and God created man for exactly 7 days. Classical mandala chanting in ancient times also uses sound attributes of a unique vibrational frequency to affect various organs of human body, thereby dispelling our emotional problems, changing our way of thinking, awakening and enhancing our awareness of power of things.
Music itself has different vibration frequencies, and human organs also consist of different vibration systems. Music can have a direct physical effect on human organs. In addition, music has active and positive functions that can enhance creativity and thinking, make right hemisphere flexible, and channel important alpha brain waves. A certain musical rhythm can give rest to left hemisphere, which is responsible for language, analysis and reasoning; it can stimulate right hemisphere responsible for emotions, creativity, and imagination, and can enhance potential abilities such as creativity and information. absorption Strong effect. Music also plays an indispensable role in improving sleep. The rhythm of music, close to heart rate of human body, will affect human hormones, which greatly helps secretion of new adrenaline, ensuring sleep quality of elderly. Different types of music also have a significant effect on blood supply to brain and can be used for different needs and scenarios.