Welch 1Jordan Welch1103-10Mrs. Thomas4/22/2013Can Music Cure Autism?Music. How does it affect you? How does it change you? How does it help/hurt you? In many ways people can tell that music has some sort of effect onthem. Whether it be making them happy, sad, angry, relaxed, or even depressed. Iwould venture to say that music has an effect on everyone. Even those people who
suffer from mental illnesses. You wouldn’t suspect that a mental illn
ess could becured with music. but I believe not only that it can be cured but that it can also betriggered.As a musician, I understand the concept of how music can change theway you feel. Every chord has a distinct sound. Most major chords sound happy,and most minor chords sound dark and depressing. This is why music could changeyour current mood. Music almost seems to change the way you think when youhear certain chords. Some chords have an almost healing effect. These chords, the
ones that seem to heal, I will refer to as “cures.” As for the minor chords, some of
these can put you into a state of sadness or bring back memories that are usually
dreary. These chords will be referred to as “triggers.” The cures are the healing
chords, the chords that can turn that frown upside down. The triggers are thechords that can trigger a mental illness such as depression, schizophrenia or bi-polar.