My first reaction is to wonder how the sound would be received. I can't imagine hooligans responding to compositions of full orchestral or solo piano pieces pumped out of speakers. Wouldn't they rather rock, grunge or post-punk revival? Big beat? Nu-rave? Jangle-pop? No Wave?
It seems, the police have attended 200 times in the last 14 months, sparking a need to quell rowdy customers' yells and aggression.
Scotland's busiest branch are using Beethoven, Bach and Handel in a bid to squash the kerfuffle which begins from the early evening. It's working. The customers like the music and the atmosphere has calmed down.
Experts say melody and rhythm are the key to organization and abilities.
The rhythm raises the level of serotonin, which transmits nerve impulses to aid joyous feelings. The scarce production of this hormone produces depression. Serotonin is released when we look at a splendid painting, smell a delicious scent, feel an extraordinary sensation, eat something delicious or listen to some charming music. The rhythm resembles the heartbeat, or the Alfa-rhythm of the brain, and this effect is used to counter the development of clinical depression.
The melody is the sparkle—a catalyst for the creative process in our minds.
Melody is the essence that boosts creative reasoning, while rhythm synchronizes these emotions with the vital patterns. The rhythms in our heart-beat, walking, jumping, speaking, chewing, and breathing all represent essential regular patterns in our quotidian life.
Effects of music have been proven on animals and plants as well. The right balance of rhythm and melody help hens lay more eggs, cats to relax, and cows to produce more milk. An experiment on laboratory rats revealed that mammals have a natural predisposition towards music. Even experiments on plants proved that those growing with the 60 beats per minute pattern, grew faster and more efficiently than the ones growing with rock music in the background; the ones being exposed to rock music withered and died. Because plants are not thinking organisms, what matters for their development is not the melody, but the rhythm of the music. Source: Classical Forums.
I don't listen to classical music—as such. Of course, it is used in all sorts of television programs and commercials. However, maybe I should sit down and relax while listening to a wonderful composition in the near future to relieve my stress.
Now you know what effect classical music has, are you convinced?