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Music and the MP3

- Music is a form of artistic expression that encompasses almost all aspects of human society. Its uses within our lives range from simple entertainment to complex marketing and persuasion tools because of its ability to define our culture. Music may be seen as harmless and unproblematic, but looking at the structure behind its distribution provides insight to an extremely different realm of copyright laws and intellectual property rights. When one pays for copyrighted music, it is assumed that the money would go to the artists in the form of royalties as well as commission for the recording label that is distributing the compact disk or other formatted medium....   [tags: Music and Technology, copyright laws]

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Country Music versus. Christian Music

- Country music has been around for many decades as well as Christian music. Country and Christian music are both very influential on people everywhere. Country music has great effects on society today. Christian music also has many effects on society today. Christian music and Country music have many similarities. Over time electrical guitars replaced more traditional instruments and country music became more acceptable to a national urban audience. Country music has many great influences on the artists and their fans....   [tags: comparing music genres, behavioral 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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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]

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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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The Birth of Rock and Roll Music

- Not parents, not teachers, but music changed the decade of the 1950s. Welcome to the decade, where rock ‘n’ roll music emerged. Rock ‘n’ roll changed the world, but it wasn’t just the music. The music created a movement. People were not afraid to be different. The Birth of Rock ‘n’ roll, created a major impact on many cultures and society. When I think of Rock ‘n’ roll music, I think of the music, as a stepping stone for Americans. I think of Rock ‘n roll music as a stepping stone for Americans because the music reflects on the change of America after the war....   [tags: Study of Music]

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The Important Role of Music in Education

- Music education has evolved into a critical part of the curriculum in American schools. Though in the early developmental stages of the United States, there was hardly any time for music. As a result the need for music education was at an all-time low. However, as our nation began to expand agriculturally, music began to find its purpose in society. Few began to realize that the art of sound in time which expresses ideas and emotions through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color had an effect on their cognitive abilities inside the classroom....   [tags: Music Education]

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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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The Important Role of Music in Society

- Music is an essential part of life because of the expression it allows people to have, its entertainment, and its therapeutic ways for the world. Expressing yourself without music would be nearly impossible. Music is a pastime for some, but a lifestyle for others. If music wasn't around, musicians wouldn't be able to write meaningful songs that showcased their emotions. Music is an outburst of the soul for musicians. For example, if a drummer had experienced a difficult heartbreak, and wanted to take his anger out on something, he could not make music on drums....   [tags: music therapy]

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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 instrument...   [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 ]

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The Importance and Effects of Music Education

- Music evaluated as a subjects that is many times overlooked. If a school seems to have financial trouble, then music and art programs are the first to get cut. Essentially, students do not need them to succeed and they are just hobbies. This is the mindset that many school boards have towards music education. I have had the pleasure of being involved in music from a young age. My schools did not offer music programs, but my parents saw an opportunity in music education so they decided to look for private instruction....   [tags: music programs, music education, art]

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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]

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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 ]

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What is Mandopop and How Does It Differ From Other Pop Music?

- Mandopop is defined as the shortened form of the Chinese music genre ‘Mandarin-Chinese language popular music’ (Moskowitz 2009). However, Mandopop cannot be defined solely as a music genre but a cultural and social importance, especially in China and Taiwan. This essay will first focus on the brief history of Mandopop and its cultural and social importance in China and Taiwan. Secondly, the essay will concentrate on the marketing style in increasing revenues of Mandopop within the Chinese music industry ....   [tags: Music]

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The Use and Overuse of Music

- 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]

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Country Music: The Image and the Reality

- Sunday after church, on a quiet balmy summer day, dinner is fresh, hot, and ready for immaculate consumption. After clearing the table, the men adjourn to the front porch to talk politics, church, and relax after a long week of satisfying the burdensome requirements of familial responsibilities. After all, what man is there who would not rather be fishing. The women, on the other hand, scurry in the kitchen, do the dishes, clean up, and put things away; while repeating the local gossip about who is seeing who; who should and who should not be marrying who....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Is Music Downloading A Good Idea?

- Nowadays, most people can search for what they want through the Internet. The Internet has become powerful because it allows people to share or copy music, pictures, movies, software and different formats of documents. We know the Internet allows sharing of all kinds of information but that doesn’t mean it should be unrestricted. Through the Internet, people can find many materials and download them as references or for general interest, and some of these files are cheap or even free. Therefore, music downloading has become a popular way for people to get audio files....   [tags: Music Downloading]

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How Latin Musicians Have Influenced The Global Sound of Music

- Tito Puente, the Jazz musician, composer, arranger and cultural icon, is known, variously as “king of timbales and mambo”, “sultan of salsa”, and most famously as El Ray - the King - of Latin Music. His Latin identity is often emphasized in a way that is somewhat unusual for Jazz musicians. Indeed, Ella Fitzgerald, or more recently, Diana Krall, do not have their cultural backgrounds so heavily stressed. Perhaps the emphasis on culture stems from the fact that Puente is Latin Music’s most prominent Jazz musician....   [tags: Music ]

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Music in Culture and Society

- Every musical system around the world is a complex cultural phenomenon. The culture underlie a series of concepts which impart the musical system into the other basic cultural activities of the society. It is then defined and conceptualized by the society at large and then ingrained in the cultural phenomena. Thus, in order to fully understand a specific music of a particular culture, we must examine it in its cultural context along its musicological context. There could not exist any real understanding of a specific music culture without firstly examining its concept and meaning of music....   [tags: Music Arts]

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Jewish Music in New Orleans: A Look at the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

- On Halloween weekend, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a major music festival in New Orleans – Voodoo Experience. Prior to this assignment, I had no intention of going to this event. However, as I began to piece together my topic and goals for this project, this became my best opportunity to experience what I have set out to understand. The purpose of this music-culture research report is to chronicle Jewish music in New Orleans – specifically the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. I gave up the typical Halloween experience in order to seek out a band that seemed to be the ultimate blend I was looking for – a Jewish klezmer band that is distinctly New Orleans....   [tags: Music]

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The Healing Power of Music

- Usually, when one considers what they can do to fight off a cold, relieve pain, or alleviate mental illness, the first things that comes to mind may be to take over-the-counter drugs or prescribed medications. However, the cure to these and many other infirmities may be found within your own ipod. Music, in its many forms, can and should be used as a healing instrument. While it may not completely alleviate the need for drugs, it's possible that music therapy could accompany medical drug use in order to lessen the amount of potentially harmful medications often consumed by patients....   [tags: music, healing, ]

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Sex and Violence in Music

- Throughout history society has been enchanted by music. Whether it is ritual, emotional release, religious, or just plainly relaxing to music has been at the center of our society. We use music to express ourselves, to tell stories, and let other into our thoughts. However, we often wonder if what we are saying has an effect on the listening audience. Recently, music references have been made to link violent and deviant behavior to music. The key social issues likely to arise in the next twenty years due to violence and sexuality in today’s music are an increased in promiscuity in our society an increased in the crime rate, and decreased of respect among people....   [tags: Music Essays]

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The Healing Power of Music

- In December of 1992, David Ott’s father was dying of cancer. On Christmas Eve morning he went into a coma. The family gathered in the small hospital room knowing that their beloved husband and father would not be with them long. Since it was Christmas Eve, carolers were going through the hospital quietly singing. As they walked past the room singing “Silent Night”, a single tear fell across the comatose man’s cheek. His family stated that after seeing him just lay there all day without moving, that the single tear was his way of telling them goodbye....   [tags: Music and the Brain]

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How It Works: Music Therapy

- “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” (Billy Joel). Although most listeners may not have the same technical experience in music as Billy Joel, it is easy enough to see the effect it has in a person's every day life. Music has the ability to pick us up when we are down, carry you back in time to a cherished memory, and transform silence into a symphony that can move one to tears....   [tags: Music, Depression]

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The Road Through Music Therapy

- Upon many different techniques of health restorations music therapy has been known to have a great effect on people. This therapy reduces physical, emotional, and mental pain. Stretching a hand to those who are battling against cancer, or to those who have last someone close and are now dealing with depression and suicide thoughts. Those who have dedicate their lives into educating them selves for music therapy have a desire to help those who are in need, combining with a compassionate personality....   [tags: Music Therapy]

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HIstory of Heavy Metal Music

- Heavy metal is a genre of music that emerged during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a darker and aggressive mutation of rock music. Heavy metal music’s emergence coincided with the decline of the youth culture and anti-war movement that drove the imagination of the young generation during the early 1960s (Weinstein). Heavy metal musicians positioned themselves as opposing both the dominant culture in America and the rock counterculture (Kontinual). Musically, the genre saw an appropriation from closely related rock and blues....   [tags: music, genre]

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Music of the Romantic Period

- Ludwig van Beethoven, the famous German born composer and pianist, composed the Romance in F major in 1798. It was likely first performed in that year, but was not published until 1805 in Vienna. It was originally written for violin and orchestra but the edition being performed today was transcribed and edited for saxophone and piano by Peter Saiano. During this period of his life, Beethoven was still known as perhaps the greatest pianist in existence and he was busy touring Europe as a performer....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Music Gives Me the Blues

- Music Gives Me the Blues “The Blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits”-Willie Dixon. The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African-American history. How can something so simple become a massive tree whose roots transcended through different genres. According to Biography.com, W.C. Handy, “the father of the Blues,” brought the Blues to the mainstream in1912 with the hit “Memphis Blues.” After the public heard the twelve note structure with the deep bass lines, the tree began to bear fruit....   [tags: Music History]

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Determinants of Music Piracy: Analyzed

- Duke University and the Department of Justice recently published paper entitled “The Determinants of Music Piracy in a Sample of College Students .” In this essay they examine a group of college students from a Southern University to determine their willingness to purchase music (WTP), at which price they would be willing to purchase music, and also determined each students morality using a five question proxy measure developed by Wood et al. (1998) In this survey they used the same song for all college students, Flo Rida's “Right Round,” which was iTunes' number one song at the time the survey was taken....   [tags: Music Piracy]

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Piracy of Digitized Music

- The music industry has developed in a series of technological advances, from the development of vinyl to the digitization of music and the creation of formats such as compact disc (CD), digital audiotape, and minidisk (Leyshon 2001). Although the digitized music facilitates consumers, it causes the appearance of piracy and the drop of sales. The subject of piracy has occurred for a certain period. Since 1920's, music piracy has appeared into the world with the production of cassette tapes, voice recorders, and CDs, which brought a new kind of event to court....   [tags: Music Piracy, Digitized Music, MP3, Music, ]

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A Great Night of Music

- Although Vermont pulled out of the opportunity, Stroudsburg, PA kindly accepted the offer to take it Furthur on July 5th 2010. This would be the smallest venue the band would play besides rehearsal shows in California in the bands existence. If the intensity didn't put you in a haze, the heat definitely did. It felt as though it was 100 degrees in the theater, and it may have well been, but that did not stop the jam packed show from levitating above expectation. From the beginning you could safely make the assumption that the whole band was locked in tightly, and completely rehearsed....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Music: Western Swing in Texas in 1930

- Short Essay: Even though the Great Depression was a time of suffering economically, it was also a time for creativity in country music. Wester swing appeared in Texas in the 1930s and quickly spread to other states. The exciting new sound appealed to many teens in the 1920s. By the 1930s they had taken the reels, waltzes, fiddle breakdowns, and other styles they had learned from their elders and combined them with blues, rags, jazz, swing, and pop to create a remarkably diverse and dynamic new sound that would come to be known as Western swing (Hartman, 144)....   [tags: country music, western music]

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Incorporating Other Music into West African Music

- Music throughout West Africa has a history of evolving in an encompassing manner, involving many different kinds of music. It begins with different musical traditions across West Africa influencing one another, and since the 19th century involves the influences of popular Western music in West African music. Roughly between 1200 and 1900, a succession of ancient African empires with centralized governments flourished across West Africa, with various kingdoms, such as the Kingdom of Songhai and the Ashanti Kingdom, covering much of contemporary Mali, Ghana and Nigeria....   [tags: Music History, African Culture]

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Music Journal: Study of Latin American Music

- This semster, I spent a lot of time appreciating Latin America music, watching videos, and enjoying their beauty in the media center. Some albums such as Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “ACJ Songbook and Carlos Santana’s “Music of the Andes” impressed me deeply. In particular, since I have hectic workload this semester and always feel tired, I become quite relaxed as I listened to Jobim’s “ASJ Songbook”. I really admire its elegence and usually feel refreshed after I leave the media center. In addition, some Tex-Mex tracks gave me a perpective of regional culture of the border along Texas and Mexico....   [tags: music, videos, album, song]

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The Role of Music Programming on Computers for Music Production

- In today’s world technology has evolved and is still evolving to better for everyone in the world. Most importantly from what I saw music technology to what artists use have done a phenomenal out take on the way it brought out music production. Within this music programing on computers plays a big role. There are many computer programs used in music and by music artists. “Music notation software has been around for more than two decades, and during that time, many programs have appeared and disappeared”(7:Thompson).One of programs known is Finale which is music notation software that uses playback, lets artist compose parts and also edit sounds within dynamics....   [tags: music technology, Sibelius, Finale]

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Can Music Control Teens?

- The importance of teens and their music is what get teens through their day. Everyday traveling down the halls of school there are hundreds of people with headphones. Teens listen to music everyday and most teens can not live without it. Music is what teens understand and it does not matter what type of music it is. What types of music do teens listen to. Some music that teens listen to are rap, rock, country, gospel, contemporary christian and much more. Do particular music genres affect teens and their attitudes....   [tags: Music Genres, Gospel Music, Teens]

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The History of Slave Music and its Impact on Modern Music

- Slavery is a form of forced labor in which people are taken as property of others against their wishes and will. They are denied the right to leave or even receive wages. Evidence of slavery is seen from written records of ancient times from all cultures and continents. Some societies viewed it as a legal institution. In the United States, slavery was inevitable even after the end of American Revolution. Slavery in united states had its origins during the English colonization of north America in 1607 but the African slaves were sold in 1560s this was due to demand for cheap labor to exploit economic opportunities....   [tags: music, american history]

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Don’t Stop the Music

- Priest and theology professor Martin Luther was a great supporter of music education, “I always loved music; whoso has skill in this art is of good temperament, fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools; a schoolmaster ought to have skill in music, or I would not regard him.” In tough economic times like the ones we are experiencing now, it becomes increasingly more difficult for public schools to operate without cutting back. Unfortunately the programs on the chopping block all seem to fall under the category of the arts, especially music....   [tags: Music Education]

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Rap Music's Influence Upon Teenagers

- People are surrounded by music every day of their lives. They hear it in their homes, on the radio on their way to work; some people have even caught themselves humming the tune of their favorite song to themselves. But how many people actually listen and not just hear the music they are listening to. Teens in particular don’t realize the message behind the music they are quoting the lyrics to, or the effect it has on them. In today’s culture where rap music has become increasingly popular, many teens aren’t realizing what they are listening to....   [tags: Music & Society, modern music]

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Religion and Heavy Music

- Do you ever find yourself singing along to a song but not really registering what it is you are singing. I recently caught myself doing just this, which led to the realization that in all the years I had listened to that song, the lyrics had never sunk in. The particular song that I was listening to had one particular line that struck me, “Cleanliness is Godliness, and Godliness is cleanliness, and God is empty just like me.” (Corgan, 1995) Once I truly heard this line I began to contemplate the religious communities thoughts and concerns regarding metal and alternative music, even the metal bands who are considered Christian....   [tags: Religion Music]

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Emotions in Music

- “The aim and the final end of music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul,” (brainyquote.com). This quote from Johann Sebastian Bach wholly describes the Baroque era. What musical forms, styles, and composers defined and dominated the Baroque musical era. The Baroque period lasted from the mid-1600’s to the mid-1700’s. The word “baroque” actually comes from the Portuguese term, “barocco,” meaning, “oddly-shaped pearl,” (baroque.org). This term was applied to the music and art of the 1600’s and 1700’s because, to the critics, as well as the patrons, the styles were overdone and exaggerated (baroque.org)....   [tags: baroque music era, god]

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Sexism in Music

- How do we choose the music that we listen to. We could be affected by the music itself, the lyrics could touch us on a personal level, or we may have a predisposition to a certain genre of music due to the geographic area we live in. Our background and upbringing can even play a role in our musical choices. However we come to that ultimate decision, how many of us actually pay close attention to the language used in the songs that we like. Could it be that some of our favorite artists or compositions actually contain language that can be considered sexist or harmful....   [tags: Music, argumentative, persuasive]

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Messages in Music

- Mixed Messages The music industry is one of the largest stages for individuals to convey messages. Some artists sell millions of records every year and are able to get a point across to their audience through their music. Unfortunately, the artists that sell the most records often are the ones who don’t use music for message sending, but solely as a source of income. On the other hand, there are a handful of talented artists out there who use music as a platform for good, by using their lyrics to send positive messages....   [tags: Meaning in Lyrics, Rap Music]

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The Bussnies Side of the Music Industry

- The music industry has changed in more ways than we could imagine. At first we started with artists just selling singles, then it transformed over to people buying albums, and forn then on iTunes started to sell songs for just cents. In the year 2005, Pandora was launched on the Internet and later they created a mobile app. Most of the artist’s music can be found on YouTube. Free downloads has affected this industry as well. The music industry has found many ways to let the fans listen to the music they love....   [tags: Music Industry, Artists, Singers, Singles, Music]

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The Blues Music

- Different from other forms of music, blues was only recorded by memory and passed down through generations through live performances. The blues began in the North Mississippi Delta post Civil War times. It was heavily influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups. This eventually developed into music that was set up in a call-and- response way so that the singer would sing a line and he would then respond with his guitar. The blues, a uniquely American art form, was born on the dusty street corners of the Deep South in the late 1800s....   [tags: american art, music]

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Feminism in Music

- When one hears the word “feminist”, many different things may come to mind. One may think of the “bra burning” feminists of the 1960s or the “riot grrrl” feminists of the 1990s. It can bring to mind issues such as abortion, birth control, and unfair wages. There are many different aspects of feminism, some of which are understood only by those involved in the movement. But like most things people are passionate about, feminism has held a strong place in music since its very beginning, and can be seen in its festivals, its politics, and in the average American’s everyday life....   [tags: women's studies, music]

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BigBang and Their Music

- “Big Bang or Bigbang (Korean: 빅뱅; stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean male group under the management of YG Entertainment. Formed in 2006, the group consists of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style.” Source: Wikipedia So, reasons why I love Bigbang or a particular member…There’s really no particular reason I must say. These five guys have a particular charm to them; Something that average idols don’t have. It’s not swag or an act....   [tags: South Korean male group, music genres]

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Budget Cuts are Destroying Music Education: Music Programs are Essential to Education

- Throughout history music has played an important role in society, whether it was Mozart moving people with his newest opera or the latest album from the Beatles. Where would society be today without music. With schools cutting their music programs, the next Mozart may not get his chance to discover his amazing talent. Music programs are essential to education. To fully understand this one must understand how music helps the human body, why schools have cut music programs, and why people should learn music....   [tags: education, 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]

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Music Education Should music education be cut out of the school budget?

- Can music be a distraction to other students working in classrooms. Can music change how a person thinks or feels. Is music a different medium that one can learn from. Are music education cuts robbing students of the opportunity to learn and grow through a different medium. These are all questions that one should take into consideration when they are thinking about cutting music education from the schools. There are many roles that music education can take; roles in society, and involving jobs and extra activities for the young and the old....   [tags: Education, Music]

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The History of Music and the Variety of Uses

- As Plato said “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.” Music has a very complex history and it is used in a variety of ways. Music is used for entertainment and also in the medical field. Music has become an important part of the world since its birth, and it has various uses around the world. Music became an important part of the world since its birth. Many people believe that music came about in The Renaissance, but in fact music history shows that music has been in this world since 500 B.C., music came when Pythagoras experimented with the acoustics and how math related to the tones...   [tags: music, gregorian chant, the renaissance]

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The Origin of American Music

- People have often wondered if music has always been around. Well, to answer that question I did some research to find out where our music originated. Our first reliable music records came from the Greeks and the Romans. Americans musical history is very short when compared to Japan, India, Africa, and China. We don't know much about our history until about 590-604 A.D. when people began to write music down, the first music that was written down was songs sung in churches. Another often asked question I decided to research is why people write music....   [tags: Music]

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Degradation of Women in Caribbean Music

- As one moves past the initial onslaught of rhythmic beats that calypso has to offer, it is difficult to miss the way in which it reverberates with negative and demoralizing images of women to their male counterparts. Whether it is within the lyrics of Sparrow’s “Drunk and Disorderly” or Square One’s “My Ding-a Ling”, an ample number of verses are often dedicated to making lewd comments about the female body and the suggestive body language described through thinly veiled rhymes and puns, can be offensive depending on the listener....   [tags: Music]

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The Effects of Music Education on Students

- Without education, society could not grow and prosper. Education is important to not only the children receiving it and their parents, but members of the community as a whole. Education incorporates not only science and math, but music education as well. Music Education is important to children because of the positive impact it has on other subject areas in school, like math and science, as well as its overall impact on children, and the most efficient time to start music education is as soon as they are born....   [tags: kindermusik, music programs, education]

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Who Owns Music

- Music is the art form where its medium is sound and silence, music is also an art of sound that is used to express ideas and emotions in forms such as the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. Some other elements of music include pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. “The word “Music” derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses”)” (Salman). Music varies in different cultures and societies and is separated into genres and subgenres. Many people include music in their everyday lives and can play a major role to some....   [tags: renaissance music, baroque music]

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Music and Morality

- Music and Morality "Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man, and make gentle the life of this world." This famous Robert Kennedy quote reminds us of how influential our predecessors were to us in many different facets, including music. Throughout history, we see how dearly important music and the morality of music were for many societies. As early as 400 B.C.E, during the time of philosophers like Socrates and Plato, music (although much different from what it is today) greatly influenced the mores of society....   [tags: Music]

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The Effects of Music on the Learning Process

- ... That is how I feel about my mentor, Mrs. Jones. I have never had Mrs. Jones as my teacher, but from the way she carries herself and from the comments I’ve heard from other students, I knew she would be the perfect choice for my mentor. I simply went to her and asked her to be my mentor and she simply replied “yes.” I was thankful that she said yes because it was kind of late to be looking for a mentor. III. Design Cycle At this point I have started to find and read articles about music being involved with the learning process....   [tags: music styles, processing information]

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The Rise and Fall of Country Music

- Is country music still country music. Country music has roots unlike any other genre of American music. Country music was one of the most influential styles of music in the twentieth century. It had stars such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. These stars represented what the South felt. They understood shotgun weddings, not knowing where the next meal would come from, and fearing the wrath of God while simultaneously loving the sweet and instant satisfaction that sin brings. They took those pains and painted beautiful, harsh, and most importantly real portraits of life....   [tags: Music, Robert Johnson]

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Music as a Tool of Protest and Social Change

- “Music is uniquely wonderful. It is incapable of being touched yet it touches everyone who is capable of hear sounds. It can seemingly evoke any emotion; we instinctively respond to happy tunes, mournful songs, beautiful melodies, inspiring anthems, stirring hymns, and majestic orchestrations.” (Doolan, Robert. 1985) There is no question that music is great part of society; it has been at civilization’s side whether it be the lyres and flutes of the ancient Greeks or how it calms or excites emotions and keeps armies in order during battle....   [tags: Music Revolution]

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Music Industry in a Battle for Recovery.

- In the past two decades, the music industry has been and still is facing a major battle against online piracy and trying to make successful baby steps towards recovery. As a result of this illegal activity conducted allegedly or not, led the recording and distributing companies into economic shock. As stated in 2011 Frontier Economics article, in 2008 “the total commercial value of global music piracy was estimated at close to $40 billion” (qtd. in Stop the Music!). In fact, as reported in International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Digital Music Report in 2008, “in the United States alone, the economic impact to the music industry-in terms of lost revenue-has been estimated...   [tags: global music piracy, downloading]

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The Effects of Music on Memory

- It can be proven, through literary research and personal experiences, that music has a positive effect on learning and memory. It can be concluded that these positive effects have an impact on patients with Alzheimer’s, on the motor skills and auditory memory of mentally disabled children, on students attempting to remember subject manner that they are learning, and on the affectivity of advertisements. On a personal note, music has facilitated my ability to remember things, both positive and negative, a number of times....   [tags: Mozart Effect, Music and Memory]

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Solutions to the Church Music Controversy

- Solutions to the Church Music Controversy There are many different approaches churches are taking to solve the controversial issue of the use of instrumental accompaniment to singing and contemporary ways of worshiping in churches. Contemporary churches are encouraging the use, whereas traditional churches are preaching against the use and are educating the people of their churches with what God and the Bible say about music. Some churches that use instruments in their services are holding different services for different types of audiences, like one for the elderly that will use the more traditional songs and hymns, and then another for the youth, or divorced, or the single people, or t...   [tags: Music]

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Correlation Between Personality and Music Preferences

- Have you ever been asked the question, “Why are you listening to that?” At that moment, you sit there and try to come up with a reason to explain your answer. However, the answer always seems to be, “Because I like it.” There’s no particular reason, maybe it’s the artist or maybe it is because you just like the beat. Perhaps it could be the way you are feeling at that particular moment. Every day people are exposed to music in one form or another, whether they wish to hear it or not. For example, every time someone walks into a store, goes to eat dinner or something as simple as walking into an elevator....   [tags: Personality And Music]

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The Importance of Music in Society

- “La, la, la,” whether it is through a rock concert, church, or being forced to sing “Happy Birthday,” to a loved one, music is everywhere. But, what is it about music that makes one tap their shoes. Why do people hum their favorite tunes. Especially in the modern age of music when the most popular music makes many people quench. However, music in general, no matter the genre is applicable throughout every aspect of life, whether it be through child development, consumer science, or the effect it has on emotions....   [tags: Arts, Music, Culture]

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Power of Music

- The Power of Music Listening to music can bring one peace and harmony an escape from the world around them. Beginning in early childhood people are taught the importance of music as a tool. Some have taken it to a new level taking the world of music and using it to heal. Music Therapy is a practice that uses music techniques to assist and motivate a child or adult towards specific non-musical goals such as cognitive, social, communicative and emotional skills. Certified therapists provide treatment through the acts of singing, dancing , and listening to music....   [tags: Music, Peace, Harmony, Therapeutic, Songs]

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An Overestimation of Film Music

- Nowadays, several films are released in a day. Music does attach in that movie. Sometimes, music inserted in the scene is more popular than the movie. Movies and music are inseparable. If music is not in movie, it will be monotonous. After the movie finished, people said. “What comes to mind now, music has just been inserted into the climactic scene!” In general,music is effectively used to reveal overall atmosphere of the film or emotions of characters. Despitemusic has very different roles in the film, it is only a means to convey what manufactures want to show the audience....   [tags: the intrinsic power of music]

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Classical Music and The Era of Symphonies

- In the classical era Symphony was the time when live concert where perform more often. The concerts that during the past millennium, classical music has been created by some of the musical mind the world has ever seen with Beethoven, Mozart and many more. The wide of Range of genres that these great artist composers, including orchestral, instrumental, choral and opera. The era’s the music used the two theory of natural and pleasing variety and The two ideas that can be traced in all the elements of musical technique rhythm, dynamics, tone, melody, texture and form....   [tags: Music, Classical Era]

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Revolution of music in the 1960s

- 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 were releasing new “cover songs” which were originally made by black artist, but now by white artist (Rock and Roll). These cover songs changed a few lyrics from the original songs to avoid copyright issues and to also make the song more appropriate for the white listeners....   [tags: Music, American History]

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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music

- Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]

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Why is Authenticity Important In Rock Music?

- Throughout the decades the face of rock music has changed drastically because of a series of small events that have occurred for example, the song that saw the birth of early rock music The Comets hit Rocket 66 a 50's classic that endeared audiences with its atypical crunchy guitar tone, this was brought about by Ike Turner who dropped his guitar amplifier outside of the recording studio causing the amplifier to break and distort the sound this small accident caused Rock and Rock if we fast forward around 20 years and you have a young man called Tony Iommi working in a steel factory in Birmingham when he loses concentration severing the tips of two fingers causing him to de-tune his guitar...   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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An Examination of the Music of Garth Brooks

- ... However, it reveals that they found her diary in which she wrote about a fight that she had had with him before he left for Cheyenne. After hearing the news that her husband had been killed, it drove the woman crazy because she had told him she did not care if he never made it back home to California. The final verse of the song gives a very dreary feeling that the woman’s soul was never able to be put to rest because of the pain, love, and regret that she went through after her husband had passed....   [tags: country music greats]

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Bop Music in the 1950s

- The Bop Beat The bebop revolution coincided with the birth of the Beat Generation. In a slightly unbalanced relationship, Beat writers often molded their poetics and style after the playing of such jazz music. "Jazz writers," such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, upheld their poetic ideals to the techniques of jazz musicians, such as rhythm, improvisation, and call and response. The structure of creative writing underwent a change, as the importance of form equaled that of theme. Swing, the predecessor of bop, was big, sweet, and hot....   [tags: Music]

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The Truth About the Music Industry

- Music is universally known as an expression of emotion, rebellion against the man, a way of life, a random collection of sounds, an annoying thing kids listen to, or even a vacation from everything, but in reality music is free of all definition. The industry involved in buying, selling and recording of music has grown so old, treacherous, and ignorant that it can not figure out the steps it needs to evolve with the rapidly expanding music industry. Musicians and fans alike are screaming about the dire need of some modern day innovation in the market....   [tags: Music Industry Research paper]

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Music in The Modern World

- A man gets a choice between downloading an album for free, with a click of a button or driving down to a music store and paying $15 for the same album, and running the risk of not finding that album at all. What will choose. In 1999, Sean Parker, John Fanning and Shawn Fanning developed a website called ‘Napster’ which first introduced us to the most important aspect of music piracy in the modern world, called the Internet. Free music was being shared through means of Internet and technology, and I strongly believe that this was the beginning of the still growing effects of music piracy....   [tags: downloading, music, napster]

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LSD And The '60s Music Scene

- In the sixties, the psychedelic music scene was at its prime and the world was full of hippies. During this time, drugs were a very popular part of the hippie culture and the prevalence of LSD helped to create the distinct genre of psychedelic music known as psychedelic of acid rock. Many bands and artists such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, The Byrds, and Jimi Hendrix, were heavily influenced by LSD, which led to the creation of some great music. This decade was full of adventure, music, sex, drugs, and exploration, which was all made possible due to this powerfully triply drug....   [tags: Psychedelic Music, Woodstock]

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The Korean Wave in Pop Music

- Korean music has changed dramatically over the past decade, most recently in the craze with pop. This essay will focus on the Korean Wave with emphasis on K-POP in terms of the sound history and culture it has created. I argue that a music genre has never been this successful in penetrating the outside world and combining culture. As this music genre is relatively new, just two decades, the traditional sense of the music must be taken with a grain of salt. I will space this paper out into three areas as stated above, touching on the history and culture, the sound itself, and performance of the genre....   [tags: K-pop, music genres]

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Black Men Can’t Rock? Towards an Understanding of The Lack of Black Men in Rock Music

- Introduction Let say you were kidnapped, blindfolded, driven to a secret venue, taken through the back door and into the stalls just in time for a show to begin. It’s unlikely I know, but stick with me. The stage is empty, the lights are dimmed and you can just about make out some instruments on the stage. Four men make their way from the side of the stage; they’re black, maybe mid-twenties and dressed in jeans and t-shirt. Before they play a note or even pick up an instrument what genre of music do you expect them to play....   [tags: Music]

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The Importance of Music Education

- “Recent studies show that being involved in music classes makes it easier to learn other subjects and improve skills in other classrooms” (Brown, “The Benefits of Music Education”). A lot of people tend to overlook how much music education has an impact on the success of a student. Because of this, schools should be required to offer fine arts and music classes as electives for the students. Not only will this improve the students test scores, but it will also give the students a broader imagination and more creativity in and out of the classroom....   [tags: music classes, education, schools]

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The History of Music Education

- The idea of music is not something new. Music has been around longer than anyone can perceive. The process of teaching the musical theories and ideas to someone is just as ancient as music itself. Someone with knowledge of music taught another, and they taught the next person. Music has lived on through the ages by people teaching it to each other by example. Music was linked to the gods and divine powers in ancient Greece. Greek philosophers and theorists came up with many ideas about music that influenced the musical thought throughout the Middle Ages, and still lasts to this day....   [tags: music, musical theories, musicians]

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