The Power Behind Music

Here are a couple facts that should you know about the effects of music:

  1. Signing together brings us together.
    • According to a study singing in a choir made 1000 Finnish students not only more satisfied in school but also make people like each other more than they did before. 
  2. Music effects heart disease. 
    • A review of over 23 studies found that music reduced heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety. 
  3. Babies are born to dance!
    • Babies as young as 5 months old respond to rhythmically to music and like it more than speech
  4. Happiness Effect
    • Engaging in music rather than allowing it to wash over us gives on the experience of extra emotional power
  5. 90% of us have felt chills down our spines while listening to music. 

The power of music is real and can not be put in words, what better way to show this than in photos from the home of music, festivals. 

This is the final part of my series of festival photos. There will be many more new festival photos in the near future. 

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What is EDM?

EDM for those of you who do not know stands for Electronic Dance Music.  EDM started around the 1970's and over the past years has become one of the most popular forms of music. What makes EDM known is its worldwide dance festivals, they have expanded tremendously over the past decade. These Festivals are what make EDM so unique. 

Over the past 10 years I have been fortunate enough to experience this uniqueness. Not only experience but capture some of its greatest moments. In my festivals galleries you can get a small sense of what makes these events indescribable. I truly believe everyone should go to at least one festival to understand its power. 

This is only one part of four in my series of festival photos, stay tuned for more.

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