Sad Music and Depression

Researchers asked participants to listen to music clips such as Jacques Offenbach’s exuberant “Infernal Galop” and Samuel Barber’s melancholic Adagio for Strings; participants with depression preferred listening to sad music more than happy tunes. Sad music may provide psychological rewards like understanding feelings, savoring emotions, emotional communion and comfort – findings which could inform music …

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Does Electronic Music Help Depression?

Electronic musicians have increasingly faced mental health issues in recent years due to the long hours spent behind a computer, unhealthy touring schedules, fickle fans, career insecurity and an alcohol and drug culture that can all lead to issues. Although music can be a beneficial way to relax and release negative emotions, it’s not the …

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