sedative music

sedative music

Melodic and soothing music used in music therapy, which promotes a sense of serenity. Sedative music has a flowing melody with few major changes in pitch, dynamics or rhythm, which may be similar to that of the resting heart rate.
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This article describes the Predictable Factors in Sedative Music (PFSM)--a tool devised to help clinicians and researchers in these circumstances.
It was Everett Thayer Gaston who first categorised stimulative and sedative music (Hadsell, 1989).
It is reported that listening to sedative music after an open-heart surgery decreases pain and anxiety (7).
Sedative music reduces anxiety and pain during chair rest after open-heart surgery.
Hooper's article introduces a new tool, Predictable Factors in Sedative Music (PFSM).
Medium volume, a non-syncopated and regular pulse (on the beat) in 4/4 seemed to be the most common structures (factors) in both sedative and stimulatory music, but the tempo was mainly slower in sedative music.
For instance, if in the two group settings one group is just laying down still and the other doing the same with sedative music in the background, which of the groups will get more relaxed?
This study tested the safety of using recorded sedative music (RSM with 34-week-old premature infants with a respiratory disorder.
Physiological entrainment occurs when an infant's unstable physiological systems, such as heart and respiration rates, synchronise to the consistent and regulated rhythm of sedative music (Koepchen et al.
The effect of sedative music on electromyographic biofeedback assisted relaxation training of cerebral palsied adults.
Christenberry (1979) used singing activities and sedative music to reduce anxiety and pain in patients recovering from burns.
Research into the physiological measurement of the body's response to music, shows that stimulative and sedative music affect heart rate, respiration rate and amplitude and blood pressure (Hodges, 1980).