Ask students to list as many public places they know that uses music. And list the type of music they use. For example: Elevator - soft music
Indicate to the students that you will be playing a variety of music. They are to observe their classmates' reactions to each musical selection that is played. Paying close attention to emotional expressions and other effects on their behavior. Also record their feelings about the musical selection.
Procedure: Play a portion of each musical selection and allow time for students to record their observations.
Allow students to share their observations. Ask students why they think those reactions happen or didn't happen as each musical piece was played.
Tie up the discussion by comparing warm-up activity to the students' observations. Inform the students on the reason a place like the doctor office will have soft music to calm the mental state of those patients in the office. Discuss how music impacts the mental thoughts of an individual producing a certain behavior.