Whether it be rock, jazz, blues, rap, hip hop, dance, spiritual, or world, music has inspired artists to spill out their expression and views of society. Music is a universally effective tool of protest in generating social change and unrest as it continues to unite those with like ideas. "Music is a common experience and a large part of societies. In fact, anthropologists note that all human communities at all times and in all places, have engaged in musical behaviours. Music as a mode of human activity is a cultural phenomenon constituting a fundamental social entity as humans create music and create their relationship to music.
Lyrically, the song can relate to so any people on so many levels and appeals to its audience through emotion. The structure he uses affects the music he makes. There are so many ways of expressing feelings and emotions. Music seems to be one of the strongest ways of conveying deep thought and emotion, because without the added beat or tune, music is just words. Some audiences can relate just as well to written text, but Chesney’s audience loves him for his musical purpose and talents.
Musical artist are those whom had become the most influential people in the world. It was through their music that they have touched many and inspired many to do the same as they have, which it to send a message through music and in their lives that is shown to the public that they share their ideas and visions. It is here that there is the essence of power in an artist that, through their music and in extension their lives that they leave marks on their audiences. Some may say that one effect is what is known as the Last Song Syndrome or LSS, wherein a song get stuck in the mind of the listener, even a song that one would consider to be annoying or in a way an audience lives by what they see in the artist they admire. (LSS) There are also those times wherein the ‘fans’ try to live life as their icon, the artists.
certain songs might talk about missing a significant other, some songs might discuss a certain place where a memory came about, and others might just commemorate a life that was l... ... middle of paper ... ...there was nothing. Spirituals are a huge influence on music because it showed everyday life struggles, trials, and tribulations. That’s all genres beginning. If music was not inherent it would not be important because it mostly adds flavor instead of taking it away. Some may think that it is inherent because a lot of people listen to the beat instead of the words but if that beat was taken away music would still exist due to its rich culture.
With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly influenced every Americans life.
Culture and Music of the 70's Music is an outlet to all aspects of life and culture is a significant way of forming people and the way they live. Although not always seen directly culture has an overbearing influence on the music that is produced and made popular. The political Climate of the early seventies was full of fire with issues such as Vietnam and constant protest throughout the county. Later in the 70’s the end of the Vietnamese conflict brought the rise of the Watergate scandal and Iran Contra. These issues swept headlines and ingrained people’s thoughts.
Presenting all of their emotions in their songs offer plenty of aid to the musicians as they attempt to connect with their audiences. Rock artists have composed many songs that includ... ... middle of paper ... ...white face paint, they are easily brought to the forefront of everyone’s minds when people begin to talk about rock music.If KISS had not done this, do you think that they would be as remembered or as famous as they are today? I would think not; also how many other bands would follow in their footsteps with the outrageous clothing ensemble? I would wager that close to no one would have ever conceived this idea and had been as successful in getting their own foothold in the music world. All in all, rock has become one of the most legendary and ground-breaking genres to exist.
The same is true for the opposite effect as well. If someone is feeling up, a sad and morose song can bring them back down. This is just a small part of the power that music has over our lives though. As the quote points out, music is a universal language. It is something that people of all ages, religions, genders, and ethnicity can understand and enjoy.
In the earl... ... middle of paper ... ...in the subculture. The concert is a chance to feel a part of something larger than yourself. It is the opportunity to feel like you belong, the opportunity to share among equals, and the opportunity to have what may approach a spiritual experience. Concerts are joyous occasions where everyone feels unified and as one dead head put it,"when you go to a show, you are there with everybody else, you are not there by yourself". All of the things that the Greateful Dead did such as allowing taping, playing different music every night, and developing common symbols, causes people to stay in touch with each other.
As an artistic medium, music has as much to do with the shaping of society, or as a shaped response to society, as do television, literature, language, or art. The fact that we find music pervading so many of our endeavors bears this out. There is nothing like music. A musical composition is a singular, tangible, emotional and intellectual outlet for our expression, so it should be no surprise that the direction of music resonates importance with so many people. Which brings us to the topic: Is the popular music of today of any value, and what does it bode for future music?