The Importance Of Music

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Music and its lyrical content have a tremendous effects on humans’ behaviour and moods. Music can transfer someone’s behaviour from good to bad and the opposite too. As a result, the factors that make music that strong should be studied in order to use music to help change unaccepted behaviour and boost the good ones. Some studies had reached a conclusion about how music can boost good behaviours and also how could it be harmful. In a study by Liljenquist (2002) the researcher suggests that music can be effective both negatively and positively when it come in the form of a music video as it gives a direct message throughout suggestive lyrics and images. Furthermore, Sarkamo’s (2008) study showed that music listening during the early post-stroke…show more content…
In Cundiff’s (2011) study, results indicate that respondents consider the legitimation of violence against women the most offensive theme in rap/hip-hop songs. In addition, in the study by American Academy of Pediatrics (2009) shows the effects of music and lyrics on children. In Sundberg M.’s (2011) study shows how music can give a huge boost in learning science. In another action research made by Campabello (2002) it shows the effect of music in enhancing student recall and memory. In the study by Anderson (2003) the researchers are trying to show the negative impacts of music and especially violent songs on thoughts and emotions. However, these studies did cover how different songs and its lyrics can change and effect the way college students think and act. As a result, this study will aim to discuss how music, songs and its lyrical content can affect the way college student act and…show more content…
The effect that popular music has on children’s and adolescents’ behaviour and emotions is of paramount concern. Lyrics have become more explicit in their references to drugs, sex, and violence over the years, particularly in certain genres. A teenager’s preference for certain types of music could be correlated or associated with certain behaviours. As with popular music, the perception and the effect of music-video messages are important, because research has reported that exposure to violence, sexual messages, sexual stereotypes, and use of substances of abuse in music videos might produce significant changes in behaviours and attitudes of young viewers. Paediatricians and parents should be aware of this information. Furthermore, with the evidence portrayed in these studies, it is essential for paediatricians and parents to take a stand regarding music
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