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The following article helps relates music to memory.
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Music and Memory
It has been suggested elsewhere that playing music regularly or listening to music carefully (also regularly) can help improve or maintain ones memory. There is empirical evidence for this claim in the form of hearing tests being done on elderly people who do or do not play an instrument. But this claim can also be addressed from a theoretical perspective by asking the question, what role does memory play in music? If we think about this for a second it becomes obvious that memory is crucial to any form of musical expression, not just because performers need to memorize their music if they want to look like they know what they’re doing, but also because imagine listening to a song without memory. It would just be a bunch of arbitrary sounds. There would be no development or contrast or any of those things that make music exciting and fun to listen to. Music requires memory for its existence, which is maybe why keeping it in our lives will help our memory to stick around.
On a slightly separate note, I’d like you to briefly reconsider the above discussion except replace music with the notion history/the progression of life and arbitrary sounds with arbitrary moments in time and memory with the notion of historical consciousness.