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Music - ... It helps listeners to escape from real world. When people escape from the real world, problems are not disappeared, but the listener finds time to evaluate the situation. Thus, he/she solves problems. Moreover, it helps to reduce stress by escaping from reality. According to an article named “Coping with Stress: The Effectiveness of Different Types of Music” by Labbe et al., listening to music is a medium to help young people to reduce negative emotions and control them (163). As it is understood from the experiment, young people use music as a tool to control themselves....   [tags: stress, anxiety, entertainment, classical music]
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The Power of Music - “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” These were the words of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Russian composer and pianist who was very influential in the twentieth century. Sergei’s perception of music was accurate because he understood the impact and significance music can have. Everybody knows what music is and they all have heard a form of it but most people underestimate the value and power music has in our everyday lives. Whether they know it or not music plays a vital role in the lives of people today....   [tags: Music]
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Music and Christians - Music is an everyday occurrence for most people. In some way, shape and form, people listen to music. For Christians, specially those at bible college, this can be in chapel day to day. For others it may be in a car or even in the workplace, which can be the case for Christians also. Music for me is an everyday occurrence, not only in chapel but also in other places such as my dorm room and when I get ready for sports. These things has caused me to research the topic of music. It has a huge impact on my life....   [tags: Music ]
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The Music Industry - Steve Jones in the article "Music and the Internet" suggests that popular music as well as academic articles relating to popular music were created and distributed by people who didn’t completely understand the idea of the "music industry." He ultimately suggests that today compared to the introduction of popular music, a growing number of consumers are using the Internet to attain music. The internet has drastically changed the distribution systems also creating many ethical problems that weren't found in the music industry before the internet....   [tags: Music]
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The Effects of Music - Music is one of the few things that has remained constant through the centuries this world has existed. Not only does music provide entertainment, it also has several effects linked to it. Music allows emotions of happiness and sadness to arise. From those emotions, physical effects, negative or positive, can occur. Music has a profound effect on the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical aspects of a person. Emotions are easily affected by outside forces. Music can provoke emotions of sadness, grief, joy, and even ecstasy....   [tags: Music]
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music and emotions - How can different types of music affect people’s emotions. Music has many different ways to affect people. In some ways, it is good for the body both physically and mentally. In other ways, people think it is nice to listen to. More detailed, music has personalities, which can express what people feel. There are many observations involving different ways to express human emotions. Emotions are very interesting things, especially when they involve music. Music can have many personalities, affect people’s emotions, and be used as therapy....   [tags: music] 1411 words
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Music and It's Influence - Music and it’s influence It is no doubt that music has played a vital role in our society. Everything from loud, head-banging concerts to religious ceremonies have utilized the medium of music because of its awe-inspiring qualities. Music is basically the control of sound. We can control this sound by varying the pitch, tempo, octaves, dynamics and so on. There are thousands of ways that we can use music and to shape it to how we want to hear it. But how much has music influenced the way we think today....   [tags: Music] 880 words
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Music in Generations - All music has changed tremendously throughout the years. Each generation has several specific songs that defines that generation. Every song has different lyrics that describe the emotions that the artists are feeling. The songs connect to each individual in many different ways. Lyrics to a song is what makes music wonderful. Each song touches someone through ways like teaching a life lesson or touching your heart. Every generation has music that impacts the world by motivating people to do certain things or defines a person’s personality....   [tags: Music]
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Piano Music - The beautiful sound of piano music has captured the hearts of people since the early eighteenth century. Since then, many musicians have dedicated their lives to this instrument. Some players even play piano so well that it may seem that this instrument is easy to play. However, to be able to play the piano well isn’t easy; it takes a lot of skill. To become a good piano player, one must love music very much, have good finger techniques, and body flexibility. To become a good piano player, one must love music....   [tags: Music] 506 words
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Music Piracy - As a result of music piracy, the United States economy loses about $12.5 billion per year (RIAA). Not only do wealthy record labels and headline artists lose money, but songwriters, music publishers, music engineers, and even record store clerks suffer losses. Music pirates are people who share and download music over the Internet without paying for it. Piracy has been an ongoing issue for record companies and the artists they represent. It started all the way back in the days of cassette recorders and blank tapes....   [tags: Music]
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Revolution of Music - Music has continued to change throughout each decade, but the 1960s was the most influential decade in the history of music. Starting in the early 1950s, rock music was first introduced. Major record labels issued recordings of white singers performing renditions of songs previously released by African American singers (Rock and Roll). These renditions often altered the original lyrics to make them more appropriate. The most prominent star of the 1950s was Elvis Presley, the “King of rock n’ roll”....   [tags: Music]
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Music and Race - Although artists do not create certain music to cure diseases or to make scientific or technological discoveries, music is one thing society can never live without. To both artists and their listeners, music provides an indispensible beauty that helps fulfill lives, and connect to nature. Music expresses the human condition in the purest way and affects everyone at a personal level. Plato, a well-known classical Greek philosopher once said, “If you want to measure the spiritual depth of society, make sure to mark its music.” Generally performer collaborate songs to represent the popular pop culture, and social issues, and wish for their society as well as their current era....   [tags: Music ]
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Characteristics in Music - Music has distinct elements that audience members should learn to identify and recognize in music. This knowledge will help improve the listeners experience and improve communication between patrons. The basic building blocks of music composition will help the listener develop a greater appreciation for and interest in new music. Music is an abstract art that defies complete explanations, but learning to communicate with the appropriate terminology allows you to more accurately express your opinions on music....   [tags: Music] 1241 words
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Music Production - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the multicultural world that we live in, there's variation in every way. Music being one of the many arts that vary amongst cultures, is something that many know of, just in different forms (http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/glossary/glossary.html). Behind every song there's a team that worked hours and days, possibly weeks in order to release it to the world. Though a song can be up to 5 minutes long, it does'nt necessarily mean that it took a simple 5 minutes to make, It's a longer process then what it seems to be....   [tags: Music ]
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Folk Music - The ‘folk’ genre has roots all the way back to the 19th century. Put simply, ‘folk’ is “ballads and songs which are composed and transmitted orally, without ever being written down at all.” (http://www.balladtree.com/folk101/002a_origins.htm) Though what we perceive as ‘folk’ today is stylistically very different to what ‘folk’ was during the 19th century. At its core, it still holds the same values and ideas, lamenting the simpler times. In the coming speech, we will discuss the genre of ‘folk’, it’s origins, the changes it underwent in the 20th century and the factors that influenced each development and also the characteristics of the genre, including singing styles, rhythm and instrumentation....   [tags: Music]
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Secular Music - Secular Music In addition to being a time of great religious significance, the sixteenth century was also a period of bawdy earthiness, irreverent humor, and celebration of sensual love. The same composers who created works for the greater glory of God also wrote compositions of an entirely different character. In Italy and England, the principal form of secularmusic was the madrigal, which in France was called chanson, and in Germany Lied. The madrigal is one of the most representative examples of developments in vocal music....   [tags: Music ] 528 words
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Women's Music - For nearly thirty years, popular culture has been an ever transforming mosaic of human flesh, or more specifically female flesh. While it has been known for decades that ”sex sells”, this statement has taken on bizarre, and at times offensive aspects. It seems that the more modern we become, the more sexually explicit and objectifying media content becomes. This fact remains true across multitudes of media formats; today everything from vacuum cleaners to toothpaste is madly exciting by sex appeal....   [tags: Music] 2139 words
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Vocal Music - Vocal Music The Classical era was primarily a period of instrumental music. The major composers of the time focused on new instrumental styles and forms. Vocal music wasn't nearly as important as it had been in the past. The Lieder (songs) written by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven are not considered to be as important as their instrumental work. The operas composed by Haydn to entertain the guests at Esterházy have vanished into history, and Beethoven wrote only one opera, Fidelio. However, the age did have some significant and lasting achievements in the area of vocal music....   [tags: Music ] 736 words
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The Sound of Music - Billy Joel once stated, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes Page. . .”). Although many instruments exist to enlighten the human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the singing voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality....   [tags: Music]
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Life is Music - Life is music. Overflowing with fervent emotions, life is one, powerful, grand symphony. Every human organization, ranging from a group in a language arts class to a country, is an orchestra. Each person plays a different part of the song, with a unique flavor and purpose. If one asks any orchestra player what an orchestra is, one will most likely hear the words “selflessness,” “respect,” and “consideration.” Professional conductors, or leaders of any organization, do not glare at a player for missing a beat or playing a wrong note....   [tags: Music] 557 words
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Western Music Ideology vs. Traditional Indigenous Music - Introduction: Defining ‘reconciliation’ alone can be a cumbersome task. It has been defined as many things such as “a collection of lived practices – a culture, a cultural project, a sea-change in the psyche of a nation and a product of the imagination of the ‘lunar left’ (Rigney & Hemming, 2011).” The main idea one should keep in mind when reading this paper, is the discrepancies between Indigenous and Western worlds and the way in which they conceptualise music. When understanding music as a tool for reconciliation, it can be defined under any of the headings stated above....   [tags: Music ]
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Music: It's a Way of Life - After a rough day, when you come home from work, you need something that will make your day better. The best choice you will have is listening to your favorite type of music. You can just turn on your compact disc player and have a great time listening to your music collection. Everyone has a music collection or at least a favorite genre. Did you know that just for English music there are over 10 genres. There is one for everyone. We all have different choices for music, none is better than the other....   [tags: Music] 951 words
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The Rise of Digital Music - The rise of digital music In 1997, the world music industry belonged to the Big-Four (including four record labels: Sony-BMG, Warner, EMI and Universal) achieved 45 billion dollar in revenue, a figure unprecedented in history. However, since the two software sharing P2P (peer-to-peer network) Kazaa and Napster launched in 1999 and 2004, the label has started witnessing their heyday down slope. Since 2000, global music sales have dropped to levels 25-30 billion per year. With this rate of decline, by 2009, global music sales are only from 21-23 billion....   [tags: Music] 949 words
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The Effects of Music on the Brain - The Effects of Music on the Brain “If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it.”(Cogsworth). Researchers and neuroscientists have begun diligently studying the role of Baroque music in brain development (Coff). Many studies that have been conducted conclude that classical music intensifies the growth and memory retention of the brain (O’Donnell). The human body has also been proven to naturally respond to the beats and rhythms of music, whether positively or negatively. Music can affect the brain and body in many different ways....   [tags: Music]
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Is Music a Universal Language? - “Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb; Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.” For centuries “Mary had a little lamb” has become one of the most universally recognized nursery rhythms since being published in 1830. Centuries later it is still one of the most popular songs of the world. Merriam Dictionary defines music as “the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.” With that in mind, music is found everywhere....   [tags: Music]
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Music and its Effects - Music and art are basic functions that human cannot function without. Irrespective of whether one is taking pleasure or creating it, sound is unavoidable. Music has been highly valued by people as a significant interaction in life. It has been used for enjoyment, listening, emotional response, and performing. Music reflects and makes social conditions that hold up social change. All kinds of music are available to many people throughout and easily as technological advancements continue to occur....   [tags: Music]
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Positive Effects of Music - Music is an art form that usually combines singing with different instruments and rhythms. Many genres of music aid in interesting different people and different moods, so that everyone can enjoy it. Music does two significant things for us; it increases stimulation in the brain, and assists in coping with difficult situations. It’s hard to ignore the fact that music exists and is constantly evolving because it’s everywhere; from our homes to our cars, our cars to our school, from out school to our jobs, it’s even taught and discussed in schools....   [tags: Music] 510 words
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Lollapalooza and The Alternative Music Culture - There have been many events in the course of music history that has shaped how what becomes popular and what is deemed “proper” in terms of music we should be consuming. In 1991, Lollapalooza, a multi city touring festival in the United States, highlighting alternative culture changed how music was consumed from there on forward. With the popularity of the festival and the highlighting of the alternative culture it represented the music industry took note, not long after the festival and explosion of alternative music hit mainstream music culture....   [tags: Music]
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The Importance of Music Education - Music, an extremely broad concept, is playing an increasingly vital role in the modern society, and most people today are experiencing music subconsciously. For instance, when walking in the street, not only will we see people listening to their music through all kinds of portable music players, but also hear people humming their favorite songs. When nightfall comes, young people usually go to concerts, whereas middle-aged people tend to choose symphony and opera. All the things mentioned above seem like nothing but entertainment....   [tags: Music]
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Music Education and the Benefits - Most understand that music is a useful tool for relaxation and leisure time. Fewer know that learning a musical instrument, or even listening to music for long periods of time, can have a positive impact on one’s academic abilities. Numerous researchers and college professors have looked into this correlation and again and again have produced data that confirms this common theory. Studying music can not only improve academic skills, but sharpen motor skills, memory, and create a well rounded, enriched individual....   [tags: Music]
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Music: The All Powerful Medicine - Music Therapy is a relatively new therapy. Music has long been credited as a brain stimulant. Studies have even shown that students in music classes and education programs are measurably better on standardized tests and in many aspects of the academic world. That is why Music, over the last 60 plus years has been used in the health care industry. Music Therapy is a growing trend in helping heal autistic children. With all of the medicines out there to help autism, the parents need to know that there are alternatives and combinations that may best help their child....   [tags: Music ]
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The Psychology of Heavy Metal Music - Does heavy metal music have effects on society. Many people love listening to this kind of music and they love going to concerts where these bands are playing. Going to concerts and listening to music is the whole part of the music industry. If fans did not go to concerts, then musicians would not be able to make money and be successful. Many people love listening to heavy metal music; however, some people think that it could lead to violence, depression, and self- loathing. There have been numerous events in society where heavy metal musicians have been blamed for the events that took place....   [tags: Music]
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Music as an Agent of Socialization - Music has played a major role as an agent of socialization in each of my 4 decades. I know and hope that it will continue to do so. During each period music has affected my personality, shown my personality, affected my perceptions and helped me to cope with growing and changing as a person. My Looking Glass Self has compared the person in song and possibly the singer themselves to myself to gain perspective of who I was at each time. I am going to discuss each decade with the thought of how music was an agent of socialization in each....   [tags: Music] 1395 words
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Afro-American Music - In Cornell West reading on Afro-American Music: From Bebop to Rap; West discussed three major points about Afro-American music. West also discuss on how Afro-American music alienated young people. Afro-American music, its rhythmic effects are meaningless with status quo according to West. Afro-American music is a reflection on Afro-American culture since the early times as slavery. According to West “First, the rise of the United States as a world power focused international attention more pointedly on native U.S....   [tags: Music] 551 words
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Digital Music Piracy - Digital music piracy has been a worry of the music industry since the creation of Napster in 1998. Piracy is the act of stealing something that does not belong to you which has been outlined in our society as something that is bad or against the law. There are many articles out there that highlight music piracy but four main important ones include: “The Music Industry on (the) Line. Surviving Music Piracy in a Digital Era” by Jelle Janssens, “Neutralizing Music Piracy: An Empirical Examination” by Jason R....   [tags: Music]
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The Truth Behind Music and Television - How many hours, on average, do young adults spend listening to music and watching television. For music, young adults spend about two and a half hours listening throughout the day. Music is merely organized sound that is meaningful and designed to entertain the audience listening. Music and television are more than just relaxing activities to spend extra time but can affect the psychological and developmental process of young adults. It may help young adults get their feelings across easily, but it does more harm than good....   [tags: Music ]
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Making It: Success in the Music Industry - Many people have dreams of being a part of the music industry and becoming successful musicians, but do not seem to do the research necessary to make the dream come true. The music industry is a branch of the entertainment industry and is where music, whether it is recordings or performances, is distributed and sold to the public. One of the problems is that people do not realize the risks that come with being a part of the music industry and being a musician. There are many factors that come into play when deciding to pursue a career in the music industry....   [tags: Music ]
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The Transformation of Music: Radio and Composition - Try to picture this: Your country has just fallen into the worst economic slump in history. The company you work for has just gone out of business. You lose your job. What will you do. How will you survive. All these questions were surely asked by Edgar Harburg. Like many others during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Edgar Harburg turned to music; he joined Jay Gorney and together they collaborated on songs for Broadway pieces (Edmund and Goldstein 107). Not unsurprisingly, he preferred his new career (Edmund and Goldstein 107)....   [tags: Music]
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Music Education: The Sound of Success - Music, the soundtrack of mankind; an entity appreciated and recognized in every culture around the globe and a fundamental characteristic of human beings. Listening, learning to create, and understanding music has always held intrinsic value to individuals as well as society as a whole. It would be impossible to imagine a world without music regardless of personal interpretations of its significance. Music is heard and permeates almost every aspect of life; from the moment of conception, a heartbeat maintains the rhythm of life itself....   [tags: Music]
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Scott Joplin's Ragtime Music - The music created by the legendary Scott Joplin can be heard everywhere around the world even to this day. Many of his works are immediately recognizable to millions of people, including myself. I was not even aware that I knew any of Scott Joplin’s masterpieces but I certainly did. The composition entitled The Entertainer has been featured countless times in movies and games that I have experienced and its catchy beat was cemented in my mind (IMDb). Joplin was the king of the ragtime musical genre, and his name is synonymous with that period of music....   [tags: Music] 899 words
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Technology's Effect on Music - In the past ten years Auto-Tune has been the death of real music, just as Charles Manson killed Sharon Tate. While the program didn’t hold a gun to music’s head, it was the mastermind behind the decline of raw emotion. In the 70’s and 80’s music was more than just perfect figures and dance moves, music was real. When someone got up to sing in front of an audience they really sang, there was no other option. In the 2000s though, whenever there’s a performance it’s commonplace to sing to a track. Because of Auto-Tune most of us don’t even know what our favorite musicians really sound like....   [tags: Music] 892 words
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Music During The Classical Period - The term classical generally refers to something that has a wide and long lasting appeal. In music, it indicates the music written from about 1750 to 1825. Balance and order were two of the most important qualities of the music of this period. Simplicity, diversity and elegance prevailed in contrast to what was seen as the excessive, complex characteristics of Baroque music. The seeds of the Classical age were sown by a number of composers whose names are now, for the most part, forgotten. They were representative of a period which is variously described as rococo, a gradual move away from the Baroque style, or galante, a style characterized by symmetry and balance....   [tags: music] 1841 words
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Music and Well-Being - 1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE TOPIC Music is one of the greatest human creations (DeNora, 2000). It plays an integral role in human society worldwide irrelevant of race, gender, age, wealth or well-being (Kemper & Danhauer, 2005). Indeed according to Batt-Rawden (2010), playing different music in diverse situations can introduce listeners to the desired and relevant atmosphere. In most circumstances, music is played to entertain people, but it can also form part of an accompaniment in sad situations. Music is often the fulcrum that influences the listener by creating a unique ambience and atmosphere (Bernatzky, Presh, Anderson, & Panksepp, 2011)....   [tags: Music]
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An Overview of Reggae Music - Reggae is a genre of music that originated in Jamaica during the late 1960s. It is known for the heavy and strong emphasis on the bass within the background beat. Reggae was perceived as a kind of music used to express feelings about the social, political, and economic hardships in Jamaica during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was performed by musicians from black ghettos who used unhurried beats to make a style of music of their own. Reggae became an important part of the lifestyle of many Caribbean islanders; expressing a sense of pride of their Caribbean culture....   [tags: Music]
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Jazz Music: Bebop - Bebop is one of the most artistic styles of jazz music. Bebop gradually developed during the 1940’s. Bebop focused more on the freedom of creativity rather than rhythmic aspects. According to The Bop Era, it also gave soloists more room for “innovative improvisation” (Glass). Through the works of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other players we will discover how Bebop became such a prominent style during this era. Bebop is a “genre of American music originated in New Orleans around the 1900’s (The Definition of Jazz).” Bebop is a very unique style of music that comes from inspired passions of the mind....   [tags: Music ]
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The Parent Music Research Center - Since the time of the broadcasting of Elvis Presley during the 1950’s, there has been a notion to censor material on media outlets that were deemed inappropriate because of the potential suggestive message it could present. With the efforts of the Federal Communications Commissions, media outlets have to follow a strict guideline in order to be in compliance with the FCC’s standards, or else they will be faced with a hefty fine. Although music artists are not federally regulated like their visual counterparts, a group of concerned individuals wanted to do everything that they could in order to keep the explicit content out of the reach of children and have a certain censorship in their works of art....   [tags: Music]
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The Costs for Free Music - Illegal downloading is causing billions of dollars in financial loses to the music industry every year. "In the decade since Napster emerged, music sales in the U.S. have dropped 47 percent, from $14.6 billion to $7.7 billion. From 2004 through 2009 alone, approximately 30 billion songs were illegally downloaded on file-sharing networks” ("Students"). In 1999, Napster hit the scene with a peer-to-peer file sharing application that transformed the world. Within a year, millions of people were trading songs from a simple download....   [tags: Music ]
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Singapore's Independent Music Scene - As Singapore’s indie, or independent, music scene grows, a prominent problem surfaces: Singaporean indie bands and musicians are underrated and not given enough opportunities in their homeland. This paper explains why there is a need for more opportunities to be accorded to indie musicians. Indie music is “music [that is] produced and funded by any band or label not affiliated with … major corporate labels like Sony or Epic”. (Andrews, 2006, para. 4). A few factors have resulted in indie music gaining popularity worldwide over the years....   [tags: Music]
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Cost of Free Music Downloading - In 1999, Napster hit the scene with a peer-to-peer file sharing application that changed the world. Within a year, millions of people were trading songs from a simple download. It didn't take long for Metallica to sue Napster and to ban users from access. Napster was forced to shut down in 2001 (Mason). This opened the door; in the next few years, P2P networks and file sharing across the world grew exponentially. The torrent protocol and sites such as The Pirate Bay, Torrent Reactor and TorrentSpy became very popular....   [tags: Music]
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Impact of Music on Culture - Perhaps the most formative years for rock and roll were from 1945 to 1964. It is evident that the social climate of the time period shaped music. However, the music also shaped the social climate. The musical meaning of the songs of the era is vital to an understanding of the social implications of the music. On a primitive level, the lyrics of a song give some insight into its musical meaning. Often, however, the lyrics paint an incomplete picture of a song’s true social significance. By studying other factors, such as the instruments, the melody, and the artists themselves, one can gain much more insight into a song’s musical meaning....   [tags: Music] 973 words
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Folk Music: All Soul - In this day and age, pop music dominates the airwaves at every turn. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and many are commonplace names among teenagers and younger demographics not only in the United States, but all around the world. The United States has accepted the position of international, cultural role model long ago, dating back to the 1950’s when rock and roll caught fire as a hybrid of blues, country, and jazz and spread to the rest of the world almost infectiously. Since then, every major artist that comes out of the United States has easily become a global icon, regardless of the language or nationality of their adoring fans....   [tags: Music] 934 words
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Music During the Vietnam War - In the nineteen sixties almost half of the American population were young adults. Because of this, the sixties were an age of youth and there was a generation gap that America had never seen before. Many of the baby boomers were at risk of being drafted into the Vietnam War. This war brought on revolutionary and innovative ways of thinking. The young people of this decade wanted change and this brought a huge difference in culture from the conservative fifties. Inspiration for many of the songs and lyrics of the time came from the Vietnam War....   [tags: Music ]
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Music, Childood, and Growth - As children, we are exposed to many new and intriguing elements. One of those new items of exploration is the element of music. When children are brought home from the hospital and are crying without end, mothers and fathers sing to them in order to calm them down. Before putting them down to sleep, a lullaby is a common practice of parents. Songs are also very evident in children’s television shows, movies, and even books that have buttons that make music while reading the book. At a young age music enters into the grasp of children and as they grow and mature music has an even bigger impact on their life....   [tags: Music]
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Baroque Music Characteristics - Baroque Period (1600-1750) Baroque Music Characteristics 2 Rhythm •Most baroque music has an easily recognizable strong, steady pulse, and continuity of rhythm. •Patterns of rhythmic sequences permeate much of Baroque music. •Rapid changes in harmony often makes the pieces feel more rhythmic. •Dance rhythms were frequently used in multi-movement form pieces. •Dotted rhythms were widely used. Harmony •Figured Bass—a system of numbers placed under the music—was developed to indicate clearly the harmonies that should be played with each note indicated in the bass line....   [tags: Music ] 526 words
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Music- The Beginning of the End - At a young age music is brought into a child’s life, parents even use music to sooth a baby before it is even born. Music has a huge impact on pop culture. What is popular culture some may ask. Well you can break pop culture up into two words, popular and culture. In Merriam- Webster Popular is defined as commonly liked or approved (“Popular”). The word Culture is defined in the same dictionary as the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education (“Culture”). With that said, is this pop culture hit a good influence on childrens’ lives....   [tags: Music ]
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The Ins and Outs of the Music Industry - I propose that all unsigned rising artist should target the business side of the music industry to be successful in the entertainment business because it allows the artist to be taken seriously and make solid connections that can further his/her career. Learning the works of the music industry also enables a new artist to be further successful and profitable. Recent studies show that most new artists without professional representation and a business mindset have a slimmer chance in getting signed to major or independent labels (Lowry, 2011)....   [tags: Music]
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Finding Significance in Music - As a performance major, time has generally been more devoted to “face time” with my interest than learning the important intricacies of the deep, rich world in which my profession inhabits. Thus, it is an exciting opportunity to be able to delve more deeply into this area of study which my education has so far found lacking. Yet, I find myself so extraordinarily indecisive. In a profession that spans multiple millennia, of which I am myself only the briefest of moments, how does one go about selecting a single topic with which to delve and explore....   [tags: Music] 1713 words
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Art Form Selection - Music - Art Form Selection - Music This week’s assignment has been quite challenging while I attempted to get the “gist of it”. The first topic I shall report on is (Perception Key: “Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Chapter 9, pg 256). 1. What is the proportion of tonic notes (F) to the rest of the notes in this composition. Can you make any judgments’ about the capacity of the piece to produce and release tension in the listener on the basis of the recurrence of F. There were: (33 F’s), (14 A‘s) (7 D’s), (12 C’s), and (2 G’s)....   [tags: Music] 1307 words
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The Theme of Death in Music - All the songs we hear, whether it is on the radio, or on YouTube, all have a meaning and a particular feeling they help express. Music is a huge part of our entertainment, the songs we listen to and the sounds we hear all contribute to our personality, feelings and emotions. Some songs bring the happiness out of us and some songs make us sad. Humans have a very broad range of emotions; therefore songs need to be made to fit all of those feelings. Death is a subject common amongst most singers. We all experience death somehow, whether it is a death of a friend or family member....   [tags: Music]
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The Sound of Music in Piano and Voice - Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes”). Although many instruments exist to enliven human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality. A traditional piano consists of strings, keys, hammers, pedals and pieces of wood (“Piano”)....   [tags: Music]
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Contemporary Christian Music - "No bullet can stop us now, we neither beg nor we won't bow; Neither can be bought nor sold. We all defend the right; Jah - Jah children must unite: Your life is worth much more than gold. We're jammin' (jammin', jammin', jammin') And we're jammin' in the name of the Lord" Lyrics from "Jammin", a song performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers Change is a major part of every teenager’s life. Teenagers experience physical, mental, and social changes. The most major change in my life was when I developed my own taste in music....   [tags: Music]
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Chinese Music - Chinese music is described as a unique form of art. Even today, the Modern Chinese music has a Western Modern Music style. The music has it's own characteristics and is very much distinct. History Chinese music dates back to 1000 BC. A man named Ling Lun created the first of the musical instruments in China. Ling Lun developed a set of 60 bells. From these bells, he created a mathematical method for creating pitch pipes to tune the bells. One of the first instruments created was a bamboo pipe. Composers and philosophers idea behind this music was to calm and relax people from the calming sounds....   [tags: Chinese Music, China, Music,] 642 words
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Britain's Dominance of the Music World - The history of how Britain came to dominate the world musically has been written time and time again. However, a brief outline won’t go amiss. In the 1950’s the majority of music Britain was churning out was mostly made up of carbon copies of American Rock & Roll, give or take the odd original here and there. But no matter how good these originals were, they still had a tough act to follow. It’s a pretty safe bet then, the onslaught of British groups across the globe certainly started in the early 1960s....   [tags: Music] 638 words
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Bulgarian Folk Music - Excursions into Non-Western Music Bulgarian Folk Music I. Bulgaria is located on the west coast of the Black Sea and in the southeastern corner of Europe. To the north of Bulgaria lies Romania, Greece and Turkey lie to the south and Yugoslavia to the west. In whole, the total size of Bulgaria is roughly equal to the size of Tennessee, making it one of the smaller countries in the world. Being such a small country, Bulgaria has a vast range of topographic features such as plateaus, plains, hills, mountains, basins, gorges, and deep river valleys....   [tags: Music ]
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The Effect of the Modernization of China on Chinese Music - The modernization of China has played a key role in the changes of popular culture in China. With modernization, the people of China were introduced to different forms and styles of music which the Chinese studied and incorporated into their own music. They felt that the 'Westernization of their music' would make it more modern. With the rise of popular music came a means of identification, and with that, regulations to control its effect on society as a whole. And finally, the blurring of boundaries between China and the rest of the world show the ever-changing nature of the music in China....   [tags: Music]
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The Power of Music - Many American schools have been cutting their budgets, and music classes are one of the first classes to be cut. This is because music is not considered part of the core curriculum as are classes such as English and math. Music classes are being cut despite their proven mental benefits in areas such as language and mathematics. Music classes should not be getting cut from public schools and the benefits of playing a musical instrument should be taken more seriously. Music classes are very beneficial for the mental development of children and should play an important part in education....   [tags: Music Education] 1873 words
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Music Industry - People listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives. Music has been circulating the air across many cultures for centuries; however, in the last 50 years, the music industry has become an important global industry and an vital area for economic activity on many geographic scales (comp....   [tags: Music, Lyrics ] 2186 words
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Music: The Change from Spiritual to Secular - The time between 1485 and 1660 marked a period of new beginnings for the people living in England; this time is known as the Renaissance. In England, the people were challenging their past beliefs; where before the Renaissance, England thrived basing their lives, government, and music off of God and his principles alone. During these one-hundred and seventy-five years, the English people started questioning their original principles about religion and established a yearning for information and proof based off of science instead of God....   [tags: Music]
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What Is Music? - What Is Music. According to the dictionary music is having rhythm, melody, or harmony. But it's really underestimated, more so than anyone actually realizes. Music is a learning, a therapy, and teaching tool. Music adjusts our moods, and used throughout our lives. To lead a healthy life, we need to incorporate music. Whether playing it, listening to it, or using it. Music is therapy because of its positive changes in human behavior. The therapy consist of singing, playing instruments, moving to music, and listening to music....   [tags: Music] 360 words
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The Positive Effects of Music on Young Children - Music has been around for ages and over time, people have changed the way it sounds, how often we listen to it, and what purpose it serves. Uses for music have become more innovative and scientifically purposeful over the years. Recently, it has been proven that children who grow up under the influence of music have a rounder, fuller experience in their education. This higher education helps children later in life as teens and young adults. Music in the lives of young children improves cognitive knowledge as well as social skills (Borgese 2)....   [tags: music] 1341 words
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The Power of Music - ... The human brain memorizes music without people having to consciously do it. If a song is played constantly on the radio for weeks, people eventually know most or all of the words to that song. The brain always remembers it. That is why songs just seem to get “stuck inside your head.” This type of memorization that occurs is actually strengthening the brain. Human brains are constantly paying attention to the pitches and tempo which is causing it to be active. The brain has been doing that since it was developing in the womb listening to the heartbeat of the mother....   [tags: Music and the Brain]
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Italian Music - With more than four and half million Italian immigrants arriving to American between the years of 1876-1924, traditions, food, literature and an immense amount of Italian culture was slowly spread nationwide. With that, Italian music was also brought across seas. Music in New York City began developing rapidly during the nineteenth century as the number of immigrants and residents steadily increased. Italian music has become popular genre with many subdivisions. Italian music has also become an influential genre of music on other types of popular music....   [tags: Music Analysis ]
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Music and Epilepsy - Research has offered the theory that music can be effective, when used in conjunction with a treatment plan, to improve behavioral and attention issues in children with epilepsy. For children who have epilepsy, and experience complex partial seizures, some exhibit difficulties controlling their behavior and remaining focused on activities. (Semrud-Clikeman M; Wical B, 1999) Sumrund and Wical understood that epileptic children may have a predisposition to attention and behavioral issues, more so than children who do not have epilepsy....   [tags: Music History ]
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The Power of Music - “Music is the universal language of mankind” (Longfellow, thinkexist.com). When most people think about music they think of it as a subtle art. It is something that most people take for granted in their lives. It is fun to sing along to a song in the car, or to dance along at a party, etc... It is also a background noise in movies, or parties, or a variety of other places. Most people never stop and think about the transformative power that music can have on them. It should be made clear though that music does indeed have a transformative power....   [tags: Music Art]
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Music and Technology - Technological advances in society have helped shape classical music. Music has become more and more accessible over the years. Formerly only being heard in concert, Classical music can now be heard over the internet through downloads, videos, mp3s, streaming etc. This means that the audience for the music which was once small has expanded greatly. People stumble across videos on youtube and become aware of music they didn’t realise existed. Radio was developed during the end of the 19th century, creating the first demonstration of wireless communication....   [tags: Study of Music] 1164 words
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Music Makes You Mentally Fit - People cannot deny the fact that there is a very drastic change in our way of life due to the new era of technology. Try to observe your surroundings, you see, technological products or gadgets are very common. They are often used by people to kill boredom or to procrastinate school work and the like. Moreover, almost all gadgets nowadays provide fun and relaxation. One way is through the power of music. A simple tune-in to the high-tech IPods, MP3 players and such gives us the peace of mind that we always wanted....   [tags: Music ]
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The Importance of Music Education in the School Curriculum - Music is all around us, yet many of us do not understand it. A simple man with an office job that you pick randomly off the street could most likely tell you the basic rules of American Football, and yet that same man could have never played football in his life before. If you asked that same guy the basics of the music he is listening to, I bet you would get a blank stare back. My argument relates directly to schools so many people can reason football is not technically taught in school, but what about subjects like Biology or the countless other school subjects that a student learns, but never truly needs to utilize later....   [tags: Music ]
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The Unspoken Lullaby: Women, Music, and Oppression - Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Throughout history, the highly evocative language of music has played a major role in influencing societies and individuals. Some may say that music is the most complex form of expression. It communicates in a language that penetrates beyond the mind; it goes directly to the emotions and creates an environment or a feeling that defines that very moment. That music has the power to express and convey our thoughts and our emotions is without question, however, the idea that music has the power to reflect an entire society and can recreate an identity is not as well accepted....   [tags: Music ]
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Ensemble Music During the Baroque Period - Baroque Period (1600-1750) Ensemble Music During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera The term sonata was used during the Early Baroque to denote musical works to be played instead of sung (cantata)....   [tags: Music ] 635 words
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