I do believe that music clears my mind and makes me happy no matter what emotion I have before I listen. It has a certain superpower that can change someone from sad to happy or from depressed to proud in a few minutes if you listen to the right songs or genre. I know that just turning on a song that someone likes can make their day. Music has enough power to get someone to get up and dance and that is special. It can power athletes, singers, actors, doctors, teachers, and anyone. By just turning on a song that you like can put you in your own world where no one criticizes you or judges you for being you. Music is an escape from any problem in society and it is meant for everyone. “Music is just something that helps me escape and be totally free from everything.”-David Schmitt. This quote shows the true meaning of music. It shows how anyone can escape whatever troubles are happening by just hitting the play button on the phone that looks kind of like and arrow. The arrow pointing forward to a better
Music can bring the brightest of joys that keeps us moving through our dull and boring lives. An example of this joy is Ishmael Beah’s life as a boy soldier in his book A Long Way Gone. As he tells you his story, he tells of his dance group with his friends, the times he heard music in the middle of war, and how music saved him from the madness that brewed within him. Music has the unique ability to create peace in a person’s life despite the difficulties surrounding them, and to bring a constant reminder of who they are as a person.
Throughout the novel A Long Way Gone, music is used as a motif. Music is used to distract or calm the soldiers in rehabilitation, as it has the ability to trigger emotional responses. Also, music is used to remind the soldiers of their innocence and life before the war. And lastly music is used to create common ground amongst strangers.
In 2016 our youth and society falls victim to the music industry and its impact on how we dress, dance and act. Music is a catalyst to allow others a glimpse into our minds. Rather you write a symphony or an R&B song the music we compose is a piece of ourselves. Through the power of music we change the world and people around us, much like the musicians before our
In a study titled ‘Music as an Aid For Postoperative Recovery in Adults’, performed on hospital patients, groups were subject to music therapy before, during, and after surgery. Across seven thousand patients, music decreased the patients’ stress and pain the majority of the time. Stress and pain levels even reduced during surgery (The Lancet). Music therapy involves other factors besides music, but simply attempting to boost one’s mood while listening to music can have a dramatic affect. Another experiment on the effects of music on stress was done by Yuna Ferguson and Kennon Sheldon. The two studied a person who listened to happy music for twelve minutes, while attempting to feel happier, and noticed the person felt a drastic change in positivity. One the other hand, a person listening to happy music without trying to change the way they felt noticed no change in emotion (Ferguson, and
Music has been an object of miracle, amazement, and even fear since the start of its presence. It has been used as a tool to shape culture and society through history. Music and its people influencing the lives and activities of society. Is this a good thing? Most would say yes. Can it be manipulated to carry a harmful result? A lot, considered such varieties as rap, would say yes. Rappers communicate through the specialty of music. Rap artists use their music to express their perspectives, opinions and feelings in their songs. From their lyrics, you will have the visualization of what they are trying to deliver, and how do they feel and see towards the society. The artists should be happy because they can compose any types of music to express themselves. However do these rappers truly need to use disrespectful and profane words? Do they need to publicize swearing words to youths? Do they have to speak explicitly about drugs? Rap music has created a disagreement in many ways, especially among parents and teenagers. First debate is lady and how they are degraded/ humiliated in the lyrics. Another reason that rap music causes problems today is by the way they take drugs and alcohol, to be something they are most certainly not. They talk about murder, rape, assault as if they were okay. Almost everybody and everything that has to do with rap music is associated with drugs and alcohol. The impact of rap music has numerous negative impacts in our culture and society today. This
do many songs made you feel happy but some instead made you cry? This is because music has a
In many public schools, music education programs are being terminated, due to budget cuts and governmental program reforms; while some believe that the arts are secondary to courses such as math and science, it has been proven that musical education helps students to improve skills such as project management, team building, effective time management, leadership, cooperation and collaboration. Due to the fact that the benefits reaped from music education overwhelm any negatives associated with it, music education programs should be kept in public schools.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). If my childhood was filled with anything: it was imagination. From my earliest memories of my cousin, and I putting on a sold out concert on my papaw’s front porch; to putting my baby dolls to sleep with lullabies. Music has always been a big part of my life: it was the one thing I could always count on, no matter where I went; and that still stands true today.
“Politics can be strengthened by music, but music also has a potency that defies politics.” This quote by Nelson Mandela summarizes the relationship between music and politics, and how important and unique their connection is. “This relationship is important because music has the power to enforce and the power to challenge politics”. Music has this power because it contains the potential to influence individuals, which can result in political movements, and even cause cultural change. The influence of music genre, Rock ‘n’ Roll, has heavily impacted the culture and society of America in several different ways. One of the most influential effects Rock ‘n’ Roll music has on America is its power to unite and divide individuals during troublesome periods. The unison and division of American citizens has been displayed several times throughout history, but perhaps the most important is shown in the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
Throughout history, music and society have always been conjointly related. Music has always had the principal potential to leave a massive impact on its audience. The role and power that musicians play in society is distinguishingly impressive. Through the concoction of strong lyrics, an amiable melody, and moving message, artists can use music to shape the world and mindsets of audiences everywhere. Many artists are aware of the grand impact they can make on the public and use their role in society to make a difference. Among these inimitable artists include Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, and The Beatles
How much of an impact can music truly have? Some people believe that when voices are not able to join people together, that music can be used to accomplish that; I think that is what happened during the late 1950s. During the 1950s, music known as “race music” began to be broadcasted. Many white Americans did not listen to the music because it was produced and sung by African Americans. A white producer believed that white people would not listen to the “race music” until there was a white man that could sing those songs in that particular way. In 1956, the famous singer known as Elvis Presley released his first album. He started to grow as a popular artist, and began to change both race relations and popular teen culture. Elvis Presley was included in the History Channel’s 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America video, and I believe that his effect on race relations and popular teen culture was the reason why he was included in the video.
There are many activities that I personally enjoy. One of those activities include playing the violin. The violin has always been a part of my life, my mind, and my body. I’ve always thought the violin as an extension of my vocal chords so I could “sing” through the violin. In addition, the violin was my stress reliever during times of great distress. With my close relationship with the violin, I have obtained a great set amount of skills from playing the violin. I have been involved with various symphonics and competitions for more than a decade. With my great capabilities, I was a bit stuck-up. I was actually very conceited with my violin skills. Everyone knew it, but except for me. I was first chair for every single concert since the beginning of middle school. I thought I was so talented because no one has ever
In a scientific point of view researchers have wondered about the possible therapeutic and mood boosting benefits that music has on someone. All types of music affects people. Sad music can bring most listeners comfort and pleasure, according to research from Durham University. In that research, it was also found that sad music can have negative feelings and profound grief.
Music has a great affect on how a person acts and how a person thinks. It develops good and bad character traits. Music is not just different sounds and noises with lyrics set to them; it carries various beats and melodies that affect our emotions. Certain strong tempos and beats can heighten adrenaline and make someone energetic and joyful. No one actually knows the real influence of music. A few types of music that affect the brain are classical, pop, and jazz.