Topic: Music Therapy General Purpose: To inform. Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the benefits of music therapy, so that they can have a better quality of life and wellbeing. Moreover, it can also be a better alternative treatment for several diseases and sickness. Central Idea: Music treatment is the expert use of music and its components in therapeutic, instructive, and ordinary situations with people or groups to upgrade their quality of life and enhance their physical and wellbeing. Introduction: Do you ever know how powerful music is?
Throughout the book, “Love is a Mix Tape” the author, Rob Sheffield proves that there are many values of music beyond entertainment, and you can find some of the values that music has beyond entertainment just by reading the book. Rob learns many of these values indirectly by what happens to him throughout his life, and in this book. The main values that he brought up were that music does not just entertain people. It can cause many different emotions, many new friendships to occur, many new relationships form, and it can bring back many memories from the past. Music can cause someone to feel happy, and at the same time it has the power to make someone extremely somber.
In the 1920’s, music recording and radio broadcasting changed the way people perceived music. It became a treat for some and for the lucky ones-it became a career. It all started with people’s desire to hear their favorite artists-perform their famous songs. Figuring out how to market these songs and letting people hear what they wanted to hear on the radio became what we know today as the Music Industry. Throughout the years, the music industry has continued to make it possible for us to listen to the music we want, see the artists we want to see, and, in some cases, it has allowed other talented people become the artist.
(Beah 199) in celebration of their successes and healing. By sharing such intimate stories, memories, feelings, and songs, barriers were broken allowing the children to realize that they were not alone and can help each other heal. Music is one of the few things that can trigger both a emotional and a mental response, being able to cause the listener to feel happy, yet also remind the listener of a specific time in their lives. Music can bring people together, and ultimately reveal the child in all of us. In the novel A Long Way Gone we are shown just how much of an impact music can have on one boy's life, and hope to teach us the benefit of having music in everyone's
Being a music educator, I find chapter four of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” to be very relatable and inspiring. The many benefits of the methods Carl Orff and Zoltán Kodály are explained in this section which is always a hot topic for music educators. The benefits of music also go further into the brain to help shape and regulate emotion. Finally, the troubles of audio processing disorders, a subject I know little about, are expressed. To begin, this book brings up a lot of interesting data and information on the methods of Carl Orff and Zoltán Kodály.
He created several love songs for the world to hear. To everyone, love songs may sound like cheesy music, but these songs are written by writers to spread an optimistic mood to the whole world. Young showed his loving characteristic by sharing music that would not only spread happy feelings, but also a message to love the ones around that support and boost their friends higher. Love songs can also make people reflect about their lives and consider what they are doing and how they could fix their behaviours to create a more suitable environment for the ones around them. A love song Young wrote was “Long May You Run”.
This instrument has shaped me as a person. My entire adolescence has been characterized by my love and passion for music and for my instrument. Playing the bass has changed many aspects of my personality for the better, and has taught me many important lessons. It has opened up the creative side of me, it has changed my way of thinking. Music reaches into every area of my life, and has shaped me as a person.
Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it.
Mainly, listening to music has the ability to boost up a person’s mood instantaneously, affecting a person inner mind where different negative thoughts feed on a person’s abhorrence. For an example, listening to music while driving can positively rock mood instantly. In addition, listening to music can have a largely effect on a person’s minds and a person’s body. Later, listening to music also reduces stress, anxiety and depression that lead a person becoming calm and soothing. Some experts said music really does help people lead to a better mood and get in touch with their feelings.
Music helps a depressed mind become active. Songs are written out of true stories or feelings the artist had, which somewhere, somehow, someone can relate to. Music can help lift the spirits of a depressed person because of the physical changes it makes, or the relation to the story. Depression is when a person is constantly sad and their brain is low on dopamine and serotonin. Already discussed is the release of these feel-good chemicals and neurotransmitters when a person listens to music.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks states that, “Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory… it brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can” (Alissa Sauer, 2014). Music creates many new feelings for patients with dementia, and causes patients to change moods. Patients seem to be much happier after listening to music. Music creates many new emotions and moods for patients with dementia no matter how far into the most advanced
J. Cole does both of these and is a well known and respected artist around the world. His songs reach out to the younger generation and helps spread positivity and helps uplift someone who maybe lost or distraught about a situation. The metaphors and similes that he applies to his songs are what makes them so phenomenal and great to analyze. The topics addressed in his songs are topics that should be addressed
Music is a way to express ideas about current events in a creative but functional way. How we express ourselves is a large part of our culture. Culture shapes music, just as much as music shapes culture. When, I’m not here, music needs to be carried on and be still be made. For future generations, making music and sharing how they feel with the world can change their people’s ideals, values, or beliefs.