Music enters the limbic system before it enters the cognitive areas of the brain. The limbic system is our “feeling” center. This allows music to grab our emotions first, therefore increasing motivation.
Rhythm is one of the fundamental components of music, humans, and the world. Rhythm is a natural fit for human responses, including movement, singing and instrument play.
Music exists in time, therefore it is temporal. To attend to a song, one must be involved in the here and now.
Music can be understood by those who have limited understanding of language. It can be a common communication forum for someone who has difficulty expressing him/herself.