A Study on the Music Genre for Relieving COVID-19 Depression

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-68 Issue-12
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Ik-Soo Ahn
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I12P226


MLA Style: Ik-Soo Ahn.  A Study on the Music Genre for Relieving COVID-19 Depression International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.12(2020):160-165. 

APA Style:Ik-Soo Ahn. A Study on the Music Genre for Relieving COVID-19 Depression  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(12), 160-165.

As the COVID-19 situation prolongs, especially young people who should be far more active than adults, it is very difficult to endure being controlled and repressed. According to reports from relevant ministries, the number of depressed patients and patients with psychotic symptoms suffering from anxiety and anxiety has increased significantly compared to previous years. There are reports that the number of patients who eventually lead to suicide has increased significantly. In this paper, for those suffering from psychotic diseases such as depression, anxiety, and anxiety due to COVID-19, we studied how much can be solved through the natural method of listening to music. In addition, we studied which music genre among music has a greater help in relieving depression caused by COVID-19. The music genre selected for the study was used to compare the calm classical music and exciting dance music, which are opposite music genres, to compare the results. As a research method, the EEG test and MOS test were conducted by dividing into when not listening to music, listening to calm classical music, and listening to exciting dance music. As a result of the brainwave test, it was found that listening to exciting dance music results in a relatively high proportion of alpha and beta waves generated when excitement or concentration, bringing a positive mind, active motivation, and joyful mood. In the MOS test results, it was found that when I listened to music than when I was not listening to music, I felt better, and the exciting dance music relieved my depression and was able to change my mood for a while. Two results show that listening to music is recommended to relieve depression and anxiety and anxiety caused by COVID-19, and exciting dance music is more effective than calm classical music.

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COVID-19, mask, isolation, depression, music genre, classical music, dance music, brainwave