1.1 Music Therapy Music therapy is the practice of using music as a form of treatment for certain conditions (especially mental conditions). The idea of using music as a form of therapy dates back to Aristotle’s and Plato’s days. Aristotle understood the great impact music had on listeners and spoke about how it can affect the emotional states of an individual. “Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul… when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form” (Aristotle). Music can affect the brain and body in unexpected ways.
At first I assumed it was not the correct choice for me, but then I got a feel for it and realized how inspiring and life eventful it is. I chose orchestra as my educational activity because it gives you the ability to show off and gain important skills, benefits your body, and teaches you valuable lessons about teamwork. One reason I chose to join orchestra because, it teaches you useful skills,and every so often, tests you on those skills, which can help you in the long run. For example, in an orchestra learn to do things many people can’t. You learn all different types of important skills like how to read sheet music, how to multitask, gain impressive hand-eye coordination, and how to cooperate with people.
It gives the song dimension as well as adding to the emotion. I really enjoy how the song starts out really slow as if there is no hope for the guy to get the girl, but then there is a crescendo that almost makes it seems like there is a new boost of confidence as well as a little bit of anger, then he returns back to the slower, softer tempo as if he has kind of given up. To me, the rhythm of this piece of music gives additional emotional effect. The elements of music can be applied to every song whether it is classical, country, rap, or pop. They make song more interesting to listen to.
Instead of letting this put up barriers in their friendship they use this to challenge each other which ends in them learning more about each other. But to others this friendship seemed odd. “They both sounded so childish, and I got a little angry when Davey Cantor started talking about “that snooty Danny Saunders”” (Page 149) In that moment Reuven school mates would not understand him being friends with someone like Danny but later on in the book they accepted it. Even
Perhaps one of the main reasons why some genres of music, metal in particular, are disregarded as being dangerous and harmful to its listeners is that they dare take on themes and subjects that no-one else dares to. When for example a metal singer sings, screams or wails of their struggle with faith, they are often assumed to only be attempting to provoke a more conservative part of the public. In fact, their music, is alike all other music, a creative outlet for their feelings, that goes on to inspire and influence their many listeners who may be struggling with similar issues. When you choose to give these kind of lyrics a chance, you come to realise the deeper reasoning and philosophy behind the lyrics, and that they aren’t only made to disturb and garner attention.
However, after reading it several times, I came to the conclusion as to what the meaning of the poem might be, because Roethke is trying to show us that we as humans often follow a path not of our owns that is often pre-determined by our brains or other meanings. In addition, I found this poem to be relatable to me because of how I was in the past, and how I currently am in the present, and how I plan to change for the better in the future. Sometimes the path that we want to choose to follow is led off the road by something. In addition, this can be the result of an outside force telling us that we are not capable of doing the said-thing or something else. Conversely, this is the message that I kind of interpreted from Lines 4-7 when he
Lastly, unlike Laina Dawes some people do not care if they are a rebel for listening to music that does not fit their race or culture because it is what they enjoy. Music is known to help us feel whole. Music is known by many as an escape from reality. In "Music and Consciouness" by Leonid Perlovsky, he states," Consciouness, especially as it is reflected in language, strives to split the world into pieces. Music makes it whole again, in all its manifold emotionality."
Expression and musicianship wasn’t something our group excelled at, and we lacked emotion in a song with so much meaning. The next song we sang was “Ain-A That Good News” by William L Dawson. In this song, we had the most trouble with our expressions and the tempo. In order to fix this, we were instructed to turn to each other and demonstrate call and response singing, which helped the group understand the meaning of the song. We also marched along to the song to get into the tempo and act more lively.
Correspondingly, this dissertation aims to contribute to the existing research and ongoing debate within (empirical) aesthetics on the mechanisms and role of trait and state aspects of absorption in relation to aesthetic experience in the context of intentional music listening. More specifically, it is structured around a) the paradox of losing oneself in the music (absorption) while at the same time being consciously aware of one’s experience (meta-awareness), b) how this dualistic state of mind looks like from a psycho-phenomenological perspective (i.e., the essential properties and structure of the musical experience as experienced by the music listener) and c) what their interactions and predictive roles are in terms of appreciating music
Why do a lot of musicians perform? Think about it. Some adeptness say it is to authentic themselves or just to achieve music, however, in an admirers chargeless abandoned abounding musicians would cease from authentic music. Whether it is bold in a amphitheater abounding to adaptation or YouTube, there is a contentment or a top from performing. The teaching artisan on the added battle appears to acquire a added altruistic admission to music.
I say this because when watching them on video you get an up close and personal view of the how the violinist exactly strokes the bow against the strings or the movement of his fingers on the strings. And if you miss something during the piece you can ultimately go back and listen to it. Or if a certain part of the piece speaks to you, you can go back to it and analyze in more depth. I feel that having a piece of music on a device that you can pause or rewind on enables you to get out of the piece and analyze it on a deeper level because you can hear
Nevertheless, he desperately wants to share the smell with which he associates positivity with, though he quickly realizes others will not be able to appreciate the smell and writes a song about his dilemma. Thus the writing of memoirs is so appealing because it draws on our nature to share all of our thoughts and experiences that were once tragically
Band directors may also give private lessons to students who wished to be above average or that simply need some one on one help. Band directors not only teach music, but teach important life lessons that build character such as discipline, dedication, focus, unity, responsibility, and citizenship (Bergseth1). Each are vital to every minute of practice