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  • Native American Music

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    very common to hear young people embrace such phrases in appreciating music. In non-western culture, music is always created for very specific purposes and one cannot just ‘love that beat.’ Music is more than just the beat, rhythm and a sing-along melody. In this paper, I will compare the traditional purpose of music and the culture of the drum in Native American and Ugandan tribes. Dr. Peck, in her book, Native American Music, defines culture as “way of life of a people, learned and transmitted

  • The American Music Therapy Association

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    “The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as ‘an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals’” (Barnett & Shale, 2013, p.48). Music Therapy (MT) is shown to be able to help people with many different kinds of mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, and minor cases of depression. There have been many studies done showing that MT is an effective form

  • American Folk Music

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    Music and the Music; an art form that when examined on the surface may appear as a luxury for the masses but an in-depth inspection can conclude that under the exterior these art forms held a much stronger message of activism and social justice. Whether it is the invention of the politically voiced folk music, sexually proactive Rock and Roll, or the challenging voices of soul; the profound impact on cultural norms provided by music is that it allowed people to discuss their dissatisfaction with

  • The American Form Of Music

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    Country music is constantly changing, an example of this is how women are now viewed in country music. The American form of music became popular in the 1920’s, and continued to grow, artists of this era include the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and Vernon Dalhart. One of country’s most well-known female singers is Dolly Parton, becoming a major country star in the 1970’s. Dolly was one of the first female artists to challenge the gender stereotypes in country music, this major success led to her

  • Music In Native American Culture

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    Music has been very popular among large groups of music fans, Native American CDs sell fairly well music because it is a large part in the Native American culture. From the lyrics, dancing plus the use of instruments, and it’s also apart of many almost every culture. People all around the world listen to music everyday,but the native americans use it for specific reasons such as; ceremonies, expression and healing.They like to use their voices a lot and they don't really care about the harmony

  • American Music Therapy Benefits

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    Dr. Argüello invited a licensed music therapist, Meredith Ramos, to tell us about music therapy and its benefits. According to Mrs. Ramos, the American Music Therapy association defines music therapy as the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a licensed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. The simplified version of music therapy is using music for nonmusical goals. This therapy

  • American Culture And The Influence Of Music

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    American Culture and the Influence of Music “There 's something missing in the music industry today... and it 's music. Songs you hear don 't last, it 's just product fed to you by the industry.” – Jimmy Buffet. These words by Buffet highlight the drastic changes in music culture over the years. The mainstream music today is brief. Modern songs are composed to be hits at the moment and forgotten later, which results in ephemeral products that stay in the annals of music history. The popular genres’

  • Essay on American Schools Need Music Education

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    American Schools Need Music Education For years, I have studied music. I cannot picture my life without it. In my schooling, I participated in various orchestras and choirs, learning eight different instruments along the way. It was my high school music program that instilled a passion for music inside me. Not only did I enjoy attending my music classes in high school, but I enjoyed all my classes, a fact that many of my peers cannot claim. Learning how to think as a musician has

  • The American Music Therapy Association

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    The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as an “established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals”. Studies have shown that there are clear benefits from listening to or playing music, but research over the last decade proves music can be used to heal in the medical field. Dementia and other neurological disorders have no cure, only treatments to lessen the symptoms

  • Media Influence Of American Music

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    Does American music has a too influential role in our society? Does the media benefit american music and gives less importance to music coming from other countries? The most common and agreed answer would be “yes”, but to a large extent, this type of music is the one in which most of the people feel identified and comfortable with. First of all, America's big and famous music industry is one of the reasons why media focus on music coming from there. Besides all the last-generation studios and devices