There have always been questions about if talking to your plants or playing music for your plants help them grow (check out this UCSB research), and there have been plenty of studies dedicated to finding out if it does. On an episode of Myth Busters, the guys tackled the question, and by the end of the episode, they had determined that playing music for plants, especially heavy metal, do help them grow.
Since the episode aired, some marijuana enthusiasts that grow their own plants have started playing music for their plants in an effort to help them grow faster. While the Myth Busters episode did prove that playing music helped plants to grow, there wasn’t a very solid explanation as to why the music helps them grow.
As reported by mrvapo.com/ There was an article published by Science World Report, which provides a good explanation as to why the music helps the plants grow. They found that vibrations, which come from the music, enhance the efficiency of photosynthesis, the process that allows some bacteria and plants to turn sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into energy and oxygen.
The scientists extracted the photo system II reaction centers, which are located in the chloroplasts of plant cells, and are in a group of pigments and proteins that do the heavy lifting when it comes to photosynthesis, from some leaves. These photo system II reaction centers are also the only natural enzyme known to man that uses solar energy to split water into oxygen and hydrogen.
After extraction, the scientists use sequences of laser pulses that are carefully timed to match the speed of the reactions taking place, allowing them to take real time snapshots of the process. As a result of the experiment, the scientists found out that there were vibrational motions occurring during the charge separation.
According to Jennifer Ogilvie, one of the researchers in the study, when the gaps in the energy levels are close to a vibrational frequency, there is an enhanced charge separation. This discovery essentially explains why music helps plants to grow, because the vibrations are speeding up the process of photosynthesis, it also makes a lot of sense that heavy metal seems to be the most effective, because it probably has the most vibrations of any genre of music, due to the loudness of the instruments they use.
It is still unknown if marijuana plants prefer stone music to regular music, but one thing is for sure; if you want your plants to grow fast, start playing them some music regularly.…
The availability of portable mobile devices has allowed us to listen to music anywhere we are, which is pretty cool. A lot of people listen to music when they are working out or going for a jog, because it keeps them motivated, and the same thing applies to paintball. When you play paintball, after a while you start to get tired, but when you are listening to certain songs, you can get an extra burst of energy that will help you finish the game strong. Here is a list of the 10 best songs to listen to when you are playing paintball. If you like acoustic guitar, we have an awesome list of motivational guitar songs below.
#10. Lose Yourself- Eminem
As reported by http://pbguy.com users, this is one of the best motivational songs you can listen to; there is no way you can listen to it without getting pumped up.
#9. Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
You can’t have a list of motivational songs without the “Rocky” soundtrack, no matter how cheesy it sounds.
#8. Rampage- Kavinsky
This classic Dragonball Z song is always a good song to get psyched up to.
#7. Propane Nightmares- Pendulum
Team Fortress 2 fans should be very familiar with this song from pendulum; it will definitely get you going whenever you start feeling tired.
#6. Terminator’s Arrival- The Terminator Soundtrack
This is not really a song to get you pumped up, because it really isn’t a song, but hearing the iconic terminator intro should help you get in touch with your inner cyborg, and get you prepared to eliminate some people during the game.
#5. Danger Zone-Kenny Loggins
This is another classic from the 80’s, but this song from the movie “Top Gun” soundtrack is a song that will always keep you going, and is so infectious that you might catch yourself singing it out loud.
#4. Titanium- David Guetta
Everything about this song will get you amped up, from the hook to the beats, you will definitely be ready to go when you hear this song.
#3. Levels- Avicii
This is one of those songs that you have to dance to if you are at the club, but it is also a good song to listen to when you need something to get your adrenaline pumping when you get tired while playing.
#2. Ride of the Valkyries- Richard Wagner
This song was made popular in the movie “Apocalypse Now,” and is a great song to get you in the mood for a battle. It doesn’t have any lyrics, just an ominous sound that gets you ready for combat.
#1. The A-Team Theme Song
Nothing lets you know you are on a mission like the theme song of the classic 80’s TV show, the A-Team theme song is great on so many levels, and there is no way you can listen to it without getting motivated.
For a long time, it was always assumed that women found musicians more attractive than regular men, and now, there are studies that confirm the theory. In a study conducted at Universate de Bretagne-Sud, a physically attractive 20 year old man was sent out to hit on 300 women, using a script that was given to him. 31 percent of the women he hit on when he was holding a guitar gave him their number, compared to 14 percent when he wasn’t carrying anything. When he was carrying a gym bag, he only got the phone numbers of 9 percent of the women he hit on.
In another study published at JackedGorilla, Facebook friend requests which read “Hey, what’s up? I like your photo,” were sent out to college age women, the profile with a the man strumming a guitar got three times the request acceptance rate as a picture of the man without the guitar. The reverse of the study was conducted, but it didn’t make a difference to men if the woman had a guitar or not.
The results of this study beg the question of what exactly makes women more attracted to men who play the guitar? The researchers in France had a theory that playing music is associated with intellectual and physical abilities, which females believe are good qualities in a prospective partner or mate.
The ability to play a guitar also implies that the man has a strong work ethic, because it takes a lot of time and patience to learn how to play the guitar. Another theory is that seeing a man with a guitar case projects the image of successful musicians, which puts the concepts of status and wealth in the woman’s mind.
The best explanation for why women are more attracted to guitar players is given in a paper published by John Manning and Vanessa Sluming, two researchers who provided evidence of a link between musical ability and testosterone. They believe that testosterone enhances the growth of the right hemisphere of the brain, which facilitates musical ability.
According to http://jackedgorilla.com, there is still a lot of research to be done on this subject, because there are still a lot of unanswered questions, like if the female’s attraction to a man who plays a guitar is a short or long term deal. The one thing that every man needs to know for now is that the ability to play a guitar increases their attractiveness in the eyes of women, which is a good reason to start taking some guitar lessons.…
Alternative rockers Flyleaf have dominated the charts since they made their debut in 2005 with their self titled album, which went platinum. They recently announced the release of their new album “Between the Stars,” which will be the group’s first album since the departure of their lead vocalist Lacey Strum, in 2012.
When Strum’s decision to step down as the lead vocalist of the band was announced, the band also announced that Kristen May would be taking over as lead vocalist, and she has been with them since, touring with the band, she was also the lead vocalist on “Something Better,” the single the band released in 2013.
The new album is produced by Don Gilmore, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, like Pearl Jam and Linkin Park, and it has 12 tracks.
Guitarist Jared Hartmann, recently sat down and discussed the band’s newest album, he acknowledged that the new album is a little different from the band’s three previous albums, because they have a new vocalist. He also said that the album is different musically because they used a lot of keyboards, which adds an interesting element to some of the songs on the album. The album is still going to be similar to what their fans are used to, but it will also be going in a different direction.
When asked about how the band connected with new singer Kristen May, he said that aster Strum decided to leave the band, someone suggested that they check May out. Luckily for the band, May’s former band Vedera had recently broken up, when she came in for the audition, she knew all their songs, and was cool to hand out with, which made her perfect for the job.
According to Hartmann, the writing process for the new album was very simple, the group got together for a week for writing sessions, which were very successful, because all the songs on the album came from the writing sessions. The band also enjoyed working with Don Gilmore on the album, because Gilmore is a very laid back person, who is hands on, and really into the music.
Growing up, Hartmann was around music, but didn’t really have a passion for it, because he was more into video games, when he got to middle school, his parents wanted him to learn how to play an instrument, so he tried his hands at drums, the saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet, but non of those instruments really fit him. Later on, his mother suggested he try the guitar, which he tried and took some lessons. By the time he got to high school, he started going to see bands, and get into music more, which was around the time he and band mate Sameer became friends, seeing the bands inspired him, and he started playing more, and playing the guitar quickly became his passion.
When it comes to how the band got together, Hartmann said he and Sameer had their own band, while Lacey was playing acoustic in coffee shops, and James was playing the keyboard in another band. When their bands broke up, Lacey and James got together and started writing their own songs, then Lacy invited him to come play guitar for them, and he brought Sameer along with him. After that, they hooked up with pat, and went on the road to perform.
Hartmann says he is very excited about the new album, but is more excited to hit the road and interact with their fans once again.…