Perceived holistic health effects of three levels of music participation
Keywords:Acoustics, Engineering research, Musical instruments, Proteins, Choirs, Cortisol, Salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA)
AbstractA study was conducted, utilizing measurements of salivary immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and cortisol to investigate the effects of active and passive participation in music. Researchers found a significant increase in sIgA between pre and post group singing, following two practices and a performance. It was also found that cortisol significantly decreased after practices, but significantly increased following the performance. A significant increase in sIgA between pre and post group singing was found without any increase for pre and post listening, while conduct research with members of a professional choir. A significant decrease in cortisol was also found between pre and post listening without any increase between pre and post singing. The members of three choirs were asked to participate in a survey, investigating effects of experiences of music. The items related to the 3 levels of participation were mixed with other items of choir practices.
How to Cite
Copyright on articles is held by the author(s). The corresponding author has the right to grant on behalf of all authors and does grant on behalf of all authors, a worldwide exclusive licence (or non-exclusive license for government employees) to the Publishers and its licensees in perpetuity, in all forms, formats and media (whether known now or created in the future)
i) to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Contribution;
ii) to translate the Contribution into other languages, create adaptations, reprints, include within collections and create summaries, extracts and/or, abstracts of the Contribution;
iii) to exploit all subsidiary rights in the Contribution,
iv) to provide the inclusion of electronic links from the Contribution to third party material where-ever it may be located;
v) to licence any third party to do any or all of the above.