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Therapeutic Effects of Indian Music in Acquired Brain Injuries

Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music and music related techniques to assist and motivate a person towards specific, nonmusical goals. Music therapists use their training to effect changes in the cognitive, physical, communication, social, and emotional skills”. Music Therapy is basically sound energy therapy. NMT or neurological music therapy is defined as “the… Read More »

Why Raga Music is more Therapeutic than other Music-Cultures?

Music in India has great potential in this study because Indian music is melodic and has somewhat different pitch perception mechanisms. Western classical music which is based on harmonic relation between notes versus the melodic mode (raaga) structures in the Indian Classical Music System (ICM) within the rhythmic cycle music may demand qualitatively different cognitive… Read More »

Why Raga Therapy is more effective than other music

Like many valuable stuffs, our Indian heritage comprises of a treasurous element called ‘Shastriya’ or ‘Ragadari sangeet’. Our ragas, primarily ancient ragas, had been derived  considering a rational aspect relating to mind and health issues. There are 72 melakarta ragas (parent) from which other numerous ragas have been created.  An ancient text, Swara Shastra states… Read More »