Humanities- Music Reflection Paper

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Humanities: Music Reflection Paper When thinking about the question (can music affect the listener?) many thoughts and notions come to my mind that can either refute or agree with this purposed question, but the opinion that I will explain in detail with clear and concise evidence within the body of this paper is that music does in fact affect the listener in many positive ways. People tend to listen to a genre/style of music based upon his/her mood or feelings at that very point and time, for example if I were to listen to a song from the genre of rap or R&B I would become in a more upbeat, happy mood if I already wasn’t feeling that way; but if I was listening to a Punk Rock or Country song I would probably be or become in an …show more content…
The beat/tempo of this song is very catchy and easy to remember and pick up on after listening to the song at least one time, but if the listener actually takes the time to analyze and hear the messages the song is portraying the listener will instantly become in a state of happiness and induced self-confidence in oneself. For example this versus in the song always grabs my attention and puts me in a state of complete happiness and pleasure, “I wouldn't wanna be anybody else. You made me insecure, told me I wasn’t good enough, but who are you to judge when you’re a diamond in the rough, I’m sure you got some things you’d like to change about yourself but when it comes to me I wouldn’t want to be anybody else.” Not only do the words and its meaning put me in an instantly positive, upbeat mood but also the tempo/rhythm of the song also puts in this happy state whether or not I am already feeling that way or not. Now I will discuss the affect that the song entitled, “Turn up the Music” has on my overall mood and state of mind. When I heard the beat/rhythm of this song on the radio I instantly felt energized and an urgency to dance and move around. Chris Brown’s songs in the genre of Rap/ R&B always tend to have a positive effect on me and whether or not I am in the mood to dance or not this song puts my mind in that place. The main

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