How Is Gregorian Chant Different From Today’s Rock Music?Posted by Mike Schumacher
As we can see, there are some major differences between chant and rock music. But that does not mean one is better than the other! In fact, they both have their place and time.
Chant has always been considered to be more spiritually oriented. This is due in part to its use of lyrics and inclusivity; most chants include words and are open for anyone to join in.
Likewise, many feel that chanting brings about a deeper sense of spirituality because of how nature inspired sounds are used.
With this article, we will go over all the different types of chant and what makes them special. Then, we will talk about the similarities between chant and popular rock songs today!
Disclaimer: The information in this article should never be construed as medical advice. You should always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program or regime.
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Can I listen to chanted music while I’m doing my yoga?
Most definitely! There are several online resources where you can find beginner chants and guided meditations. Some even have soundtracks designed specifically to match a certain pose or position!
Many yogis also choose to learn Indian Classical Yoga (ICY) which uses authentic Sanskrit mantras. These usually focus more on meditation rather than movement so they may be easier to relate to if you’re less experienced.
But no matter what type of chant you choose to do, just make sure it is non-violent and easy to understand.
As mentioned before, chanting is an excellent way to develop your sense of group identity. This can be done solo or with a small group, and you do not need to know any words to participate.
The music for which people have developed strong groups identities are typically songs that use lyrics about unity, friendship, and/or gratitude. For example, there are many popular chants that begin with “Let us all rejoice” due to their call for communal celebration.
You may have heard some type of Christian chant like “Jesus loves me…” during services. These types of chants emphasize the name of Jesus, giving participants the opportunity to add his qualities or ask about his status as our savior.
There has been a growing trend in western cultures towards using nature sounds for meditation and relaxation. The reason this works so well is because it creates a calm environment, reducing stress. People have incorporated these natural sounds into different styles of music, making it possible to listen to chanted music while practicing self-care.
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