Following the study using Bach’s music for flute, Institut Marquès is continuing research with other types of music and sounds, with results that vary widely.
At this moment we are analysing the response by the percentage of fetuses that move their mouth and tongue, and those who specifically stick out their tongue in response to each type of music.
We have tried many different types of music throughout the study, updating the results weekly, and we continue to look into which rhythms and melodies are the most stimulating and why.
Universal Music has been collaborating with our research group in R&D&I, and has permitted us to use their files. In connection with this, the company’s collaborators have suggested sounds and segmented the fragments from which we have obtained more results in order to analyse the specific characteristics of these melodies.
In this graph you can see some of the results and listen to the fragment of music:
Comparative table on response of the fetus to music
TITLE AND AUTHOR
MOUTH TONGUE MOVEMENT
Serenata K525, Mozart
Campana sobre campana
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Embrujao por tu querer
Pedro y Lobo Op.67
Sonata K448, Mozart
Sinfonia nº9 Himno de la Alegría
Dragostea Din Tei
Marcha Radetzky, Strauss
ADELE (A Capella)
Someone like you, Adele
Fiesta Criolla, Carlos Santana
Too much haven
Vicente Fernandez, El Rey
Pedacitos de ti
Mna Na hEireann
Gavina voladora, Marina Rossell
Aranjuez concert, Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto RV356, Vivaldi
Santo Domingo de Silos
MICKEY MOUSE’S VOICE
The fetus reacts differently depending on the fragment of music Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K 525, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” elicits mouth-tongue movement in 91% of fetuses, and tongue protrusion in 73% of fetuses after month 6. However, Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K 448,results in a lower response (80% and 20% respectively).