Taking a melodic approach in preventing road accidents: an instructive therapy from Charles Charamba's song, Musatyaire Makadhakwa.
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It is envisaged that music influences emotions, but little attention has been given to understanding how it affects emotion regulation in driving accidents. To the music therapist, an understanding of this phenomenon has therapeutic implications for a variety of clinical populations that find it a challenge to regulate and manage their emotional experiences. Music instructive therapy provides avenues for communication that help those who find it difficult to express themselves in deeds. This paper provides an analysis of the instructive music therapy which Charles Charamba, a musician, offers to Zimbabwean drivers to combat the menace of driving accidents. It analyses the psycho-therapeutic-remedial implications inherent in the musician’s l yrics with the view to offer instructive insights to drivers. A driving accident is an accident which is caused by human errors. Thus, this paper advances the contention that the musician through his music offers an instructive therapy which is psychologically rehabilitating in alleviating the rate of driving accidents in Zimbabwe. This discursive discourse emerges against the realization that there is a high rate of driving accidents in Zimbabwe that have become a cause of concern to human security.