Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Impact of various music compositions on 3000m race in girls
Author(s): Dr. Rajinder Singh Sekhon, Akbir Kaur Bajwa, Harjit Singh Gill
Abstract: Music reduces muscle tension and improves body movement and coordination. Music may play an important role in developing, maintaining and restoring physical functioning in the rehabilitation of persons with movement disorders. Due to the variety of music compositions and their different effects on physiological and psychological factors and regarding the individuals' age, gender and mood as well as the time of listening, playback devices, temperament, customs, traditions, musical and cultural characteristics, personal preferences, the intensity of physical activities and different patterns of training programs, more investigations on this issue are needed. Therefore research on the above said subject becomes imperative. The study was delimited to 3000 metres race for girl players. The girl players were taken from age group of 14 to 17 years of senior secondary schools of rural and urban areas as well as government and private schools. The girl players were taken from age group of 18 to 22 years of colleges of rural and urban areas as well as government and private colleges. A total of four types of compositions of music were used. i.e. Punjabi folk music, Punjabi rock and pop, Dhol beats, sad songs. Portable audio player and head phones or ear phones were used for the purpose of the study. The compact discs of at least 30 minutes for each category of composition of music were used. Subjects were given twenty songs to select, six of her choice for each category. Time were taken as a criterion and time readings were taken by a stop watch. The data were collected with and without music switched on through the head phones or ear phones. It was found that all the four music compositions will have significant positive affect on the outcome of 3000 metres race in girls. The music compositions have positive affect regardless any area like rural or urban or schools or college or private or govt. Sector. It was found that Punjabi beat songs selected as per taste of the subject affected much more positively in full race The subjects given music after completion of half the race shown better results than the music given full time of race The music of taste works tremendously and can be very much helpful to increase the performance in other long races also. The coaches and trainers can adopt the music for better performance.