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. You can see this occurring to Rob throughout the entire book in many different occasions. For example in the chapter titled “Crazy Feeling” Rob states, “I knew I would have to relearn how to listen to music, and that …show more content…
This has most likely happened to everyone at some point in their life. I know that there are certain songs that remind me of memories I have when I used to play baseball years ago, or even my early years at high school and junior high school. In this book Rob doesn’t specifically hint at this happening, but as I was reading there was a moment in the chapter “Personics” where Rob says, “Renée’s dad played a few songs, including a sad song about the coal mines he’d written for his father and one called “Itty Bitty Girl” that he wrote for Renée when she was a baby” (75). During this moment in the book, Rob is with Renée and her family and they are singing songs together that they are trying to remember. This goes back to the fact that music has the power and meaning to bring someone back to when they first heard the song, or when they were writing the song. Music clearly can make people remember certain things that they would have otherwise forgotten
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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
Hearing another person’s music describe the exact emotions of so many people in this world is remarkable. Thinking that there is no way someone could have actually put these thoughts and emotions into words, and knowing that another person feels the same way is a sentiment of unimaginable relief. Different people connect deeply with various thoughts, words, and harmonies, and hearing a song that achieves all of those qualities is a rare occurrence. The purpose of creating music is not to make money or become famous. The purpose of music is to express oneself and let the world experience any angst or struggles together and to help people in need of hearing another person’s voice saying that no one is alone.
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.
(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.
Have you ever been in love? In the book Don’t Die, My Love Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have been deeply in love since the sixth grade. Now juniors in high school they are still madly in love and could not live without each other. When Luke gets what he thinks is the flu it turns their lives upside down. Will they get through this tough time together?
Music has this strange power that allows it to affect society. Both the melody and the song meaning allow us to connect to something intangible. However, sometimes the songs we listen to can have unexpected effects. Song artists that use their form of expression to motivate others and try to push for a positive change are regarded as muses, while those who use their songs to express rational for bad choices and promote bad choices in doing so are considered a monster. To illustrate, multiple times a day, one will listen to various songs that carry different meanings, ultimately influencing him in many different ways.
Music carries each and every one of us to a new awareness. It can reach to the innermost part of an individual. Music can envelope our emotions from tears all the way to our joy. It captivates and motivates. As I attended a concert on Saturday, November 7, 2015, Lynyrd Skynyrd performed with power and feeling to their audience.
Tim Burton uses camera movements, camera angles, and sound in Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to create the right mood for the audience to feel. Creating the right mood allows the audience to connect to the movie and to be intrigued by the movie. In Edward Scissorhands, Burton uses camera movements to create a sad mood. In a flashback, the camera moves with the inventor, who made Edward, as he takes Edward's hands out of a box and walks over to Edward before he dies, without getting to put Edward's real hands on.
“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.
During my research I found an article called,“The Effects of Music on Student’s work” by Rudy Miller. Rudy Miller states “Soothing music or classical music can help a student focus.” The author also exclaimed that, “British studies claim that listening to Mozart for 10 minutes produced a “Mozart Effect” where test-takers I.Q scores went up 8 or 9 points.” The writer of the article also announced, “After the 30-day course, the average retention rate per student was 92%.” Miller argues that “listening to music is good for the brain.
Do people ever stop and think that a certain song has changed their mood completely? One minute they were mad and the next they are sad. Or that music can help people with illnesses and disabilities. How music can affect the brain, emotions, memory and so much more. Music plays a key part in today’s society.
Some studies showed that people who listened to classical music performed worse in memory tests than those who didn’t” (See). We do know that some children and adults seem to be calmer and more engaged when music is incorporated into learning. People feel that this does impact the individual. Some people do not believe that arts in education are beneficial, but others feel that they are very monumental is
Listening to music gives humans huge amount of benefits towards their personal life. A lot of students listen to music to, help reduce stress, boost up their mood and provides motivation in their daily life. Music is an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and affection in significant forms through the components of rhythm, melody, harmony, and colour. Some students use music to overcome the emotional effects of stress or anxiety when engaged in their leisure time, such as studying for a test or quiz, completing homework or assignments that they were given by teachers or lecturers, or while reading and writing. Most of the student choose to listen to their favorite genre of music when they study or do their homework without understanding
Music therapists play repetitive songs for the patients. The songs can vary from classical music (which is known to improve memory) to the patient’s favorite song. They can also play music that is associated with big events that took place in the patient’s life; this will enhance memories and it may be easier for the patient to sing or hum along and react to the music since they are already familiar with it. “A study by Johnson JK showed a significant improvement in the spatial-temporal task on the AD twin after listening to a piece of a piano sonata of Mozart in 1998” ( Johnson