Why does one think of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Born in 1756, in Salzburg, Austria) when considering Pregnancy Music CDs and their beneficial effect?
Many music researchers conclude the classical music Mozart composed triggers a logical progression of musical “pathways” easily mapped in the brain that somehow has listeners or musicians, be they adults, children or babies have an enhanced mental functioning. The type of intelligence researchers refer to is called spatial temporal reasoning.
It is not difficult to relate Mozart’s music with the talents we would like to see develop in our children. The violin, piano, and other instruments Mozart used in his musical compositions each tells a story and sometimes are playful and while other times serious.
Music is an art that enhances the mind, and most agree it is a pastime all great achievers benefit from. Can you imagine leaders, intellects, teachers, athletes, musicians, business people, housewives or anyone you know not having a taste for music?
Who wouldn’t love to see all children display genius? Mozart’s musical forms evokes imagery from some listeners, and perhaps induce mental clarity for others. This seems to happen with children when they play games or study in groups.
Many children are clear and innocent in their view of their environments. Mozart’s music can bring this effect for adults too.
Of course, many other composers from that era have made music that produces similar effects, so Mozart is not an exclusive case, but he was so prolific that he overshadowed many other famous composers who were his contemporaries.
Mozart was a child prodigy who seemed to display all the signs of genius in his early childhood and youth. Yet in the way genius sometimes works, Mozart had an unusual path he took during his adult career, meeting up with plenty of adversities along the way.
According to history, many of the circumstances in Mozart’s day were beyond his control, due to the delayed payments for his performances, a European populace ruled by monarchies, long distance travel by horse and carriage, exposure to illnesses, war and several other factors.
Yet such a great composer whose compositions are now known worldwide exist because of the audio technology that preserves modern orchestral recordings of his music, record label marketing and a loyal following. If Mozart were alive today he would have been wealthier than Lady Gaga! For such accomplishments any audience is willing to forgive Mozart for his quirks and continue to revere him for his contributions to classical music.
We appreciate every ounce of his genius today, even if we are not musically inclined. Nor do we have to be a member of the nobility of 18th century Austria or Belgium to enjoy live renditions of Mozart’s music!
And for the pregnant mother, the matter of introducing music such as Mozart to an unborn baby is made convenient and comfortable with an MP3 player and the organic cotton Bellysonic music delivery belt.
The Mozart Effect
What is the Mozart Effect ?
The goal of achieving a lift in intelligence is the first objective for someone who engages the Mozart Effect. When delving deeper, the Mozart Effect is a body of research that goes to great lengths to prove the usefulness of all forms of music in the effort to create a more intuitive intelligence and healthier mental state.
Intuitive intelligence is something, according to researchers, all human beings possess and it is related to the sounds, creative activities and conditions people engage on a regular basis.
The Mozart Effect® is also trademarked line of products by Don Campbell that address the improvement on human performance of certain kinds of mental tasks, including having applications in learning and wellness.
Alfred Tomatis, a doctor who conducted research in the area of music therapy, is one of the originators of research conducted during the 20th century that support sound and music therapy applications today. Artists and Music Producers such as Campbell benefit from and continue to expand on prior research such as Tomatis to help bring to light the beneficial applications of music to a broader and more modern audience.