I downloaded 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies' an orchestra piece from Tchaikovsky's famous dance from the Nutcracker Suite. It is described as bright, calming and mystical and it is exactly like that. I see similarities with the Mozart Effect and I believe I would use this piece in my classroom quietly playing in the back ground to raise the energy of my students.
The Mozart Effect is an inclusive term signifying the transformational powers of music in health, education, and well-being. It represents the general use of music to reduce stress, depression, or anxiety; induce relaxation or sleep; activate the body; and improve memory or awareness. Innovative and experimental uses of music and sound can improve listening disorders, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, autism, and other mental and physical disorders and injuries.
(The Mozart Effect Resource Centre, n.d).
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