For society music plays numerous roles in every individual’s life whether that be from playing it, singing, or even just listening to it, music effects everyone in some way and is used differently in people’s lives. Music can be used for art and self-expression, amusement, relaxation, and leisure according to Aristotle’s reading “From The Politics.” Music has had many effects on society opening the doors for creativity, inspiring the youth, and even educating. Artists construct songs that talk about
The Role of Music in "Sonny's Blues" "Sonny's Blues," by James Baldwin, explores the strained relationship that two brothers the unnamed narrator and Sonny have and how the narrator slowly begins to recognize Sonny's relationship with music. While the narrator is initially baffled by Sonny's dream to become a musician, towards the end of the short story, he recognizes that Sonny depends on music and that it is a driving force in his life, possibly one of the only things that keep him alive. "Sonny's
Cross-Cultural Linkages in American Music I have recently been listening to a lot of Motown music and even jazz. I have never before explored music in the extent that I have done this semester. I always thought of myself as “cultured” but this semester, I’ve begun to realize there are more areas of music that I have not explored than those which I have. And as I explore culture and cross-cultural linkages in our music, I realize how much one generation’s music ‘speaks’ to the next.
Music is all around us, it is a part of our culture and for some it is a way of life! We all know how music is and how it should sound, but most people don’t realize that if it weren’t for previous musical eras, music wouldn’t sound like how it does today. Music classes after 6th grade aren’t mandatory and if people aren’t going into that field they don’t take music classes, so they don’t have the information anymore. It could only benefit a person’s brain to know some simple things about music.
Fantasia, a Walt Disney film from the year 1940 is a strong example of hermeneutic composability because the orchestrated music was written with a story in mind. To accentuate this, an animation was paired with the music to illustrate the idea the composer had in mind. The conductor of the orchestra says, “What you are going to see are the designs and pictures and stories that music inspired in the minds and imaginations of a group of artists” (Fantasia). He specifies later that, “these [animations]
“Music” in Plato’s Republic refers to both literary education and conventional music. Plato notes that music contributes a great deal to education. For instance, children should be told stories that demonstrate courage and which would shape them into moral people at a tender age. He stresses that the stories should not display immoral behavior or any other vices. For example, the story of Achilles lamenting the loss of Patroclus should be totally removed. In the Republic piece, there is this quote
Literature Review This complex problem of music education has been studied for many years. Some disciplines go off of one another to conduct studies and analyze one’s results. Music educators tend to study how music education came to be. They are huge advocators for music education because of the benefits that come with the programs. Psychologists have studies done around the world to see what the affects of having knowledge in the subject of music are. With so many studies done, there are so many
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
new ones was the rise of a distinctive "folk style."(Much of the following discussion is from Alan Lomax, "Folk Song Style," in The American Anthropologist, 61 (December, l959):929-955). No sound recordings were made until the 1880s and no folk music was recorded, to speak of, until the 1920s; therefore, any discussion of performance style must be somewhat
potential risks. Fluxus, which encapsulates not only music, but performance art holistically, entails compositions that often feature Cage-like parameters with an emphasis on performance. Thus, scores are usually presented as a set of instructions rather than notated music, which could also initiate debate regarding the definition of music. The scores that will be philosophically analysed within the genre of Fluxus are Dick Higgin's Danger Music Number Seventeen [Figure 1], Robert Bozzi's Choice 9