The Auditory Commodity Of Music

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The Auditory commodity of music has been present in society for many years and has profuse cultural, social and even political associations. Though a date and location can not be put to the origin of music, as many ancient cultures incorporated it into their traditional processes all over the globe, it is believed that music emerged between 60,000 and 30,000 years ago, when there was a major detonation in culture, with practises of art, the creation of ornaments and development in academic theories. Music, which in our century is mainly listen to for recreational purposes, acquired substantial archaic uses such as its method for communication, the location of other tribes or people and its ability to bring people into communion which…show more content…
During these harsh years of bigotry Figure 1: African-American community involved in music (weebly.com, 2005) employment, the slaves used music for leisure in order to subvert their melancholy, so it would draw them away from their bleak lives. This is exemplified in Figure 1. . Though the basics of rock music were captured from the complex and rhythmic fashion blacks used (psb.org, 2004), it involves a combination of white instruments and innovations such as the electric guitar and bass in order to magnify the music, which shows the diffusion of rock from Southern US to the whole of the American continent. . Also, through the use of the radio, as it was emerging as a normalised communication technology within homes, the genre played by blacks became apparent to the white population, especially the youth. As this music contrasted against traditional American music, parents saw it as inappropriate, which encouraged the youth to take on its rebellious connotations (teachrock.org, 2002). With the main debut of rock music in the 1950s, popular stars arose to fame such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, who was one of the original pioneers or rock music and is known as the ‘The Father of Rock and Roll’ (esquire.com, 2011). These men became global idols amongst youth around the globe and thus Figure 2: Diffusion of rock music
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