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musical influences Essay

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Music has been used for many different things throughout history. It is said that music influences a person’s brain, and by doing so, has an effect on overall behavior or activity of a person. Many Indian tribes across North America used percussion instruments (drums) to contact the spirits of their ancestors. During the Renaissance period, during many parties held by royalty, “classical” music was played to keep a happy atmosphere about the ballroom. In the next few paragraphs, we’ll look at how today’s society blames Metal Music for many behavioral disorders amongst the youth.
Musical preferences are as diverse as the people who listen to them. Different types of music have different reputations; heavy
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This clothing can be seen as an advertisement that displays the teens' musical preference. Teens who prefer metal music have a higher incidence of below-average grades, school behavior problems, sexual activity, drug and alcohol use, and arrests. Despite this, it was obvious that the teens' home lives were “stable” : two parents, good living conditions and a sound financial status. It’s just a way of getting attention.
Parents want the best for their children, but sometimes their efforts are not beneficial. When parents nag their children about what they should/shouldn’t listen to, kids can become angry and depressed. This can possibly lead to drinking, drug use, and suicide. Parents can blame this behavior on the music that their kids are listening to, but they will never be able to link it to the music their children enjoy.
Studies have been done on the effect of heavy metal music. Child psychiatrists at the University of Iowa examined the effects of heavy metal music on teenagers’ social behavior. These studies show that many teens who thought, seriously, about suicide and have thought about or have abused drugs listen to heavy metal, but they can’t show a direct connection between the music and these actions. Another recent survey done by the University of Iowa reported that female hard
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