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Effect of music on Society

Exploring how music effects our society in both a positive or negative way

Kevin Pangos

on 4 May 2011

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Its Everywhere... But, is its effect on society more positive, or negative? It wakes us up... cheers us up when were down... dance to it while were celebrating. Role of Music
- Has always told a story about life's beauty, wonders, struggles and causes
- From the love of people to their struggles
-It is an important role in the socialization of people
-Music is a driving force in our world
- Is used for establishing relationships Positive Effects
- One of the only activities that uses the entire brain
- Can help enhance brain function (memory, learning and itelligence) and even physical development
- Used for pain management Negative Effects
- Adolescents use music in formation of their identity
- Use music to resolve unconcious conflicts
- Females are more likely to use music to show their emotional state
- Males are more likely to iuse music as a stimulant
- People thought Elvis was inappropriate in the 50's Africa
In Africa music is used for:
• Entertainment
• Train Children – about adulthood and how to perform rituals
• Culture, tradition, spiritual, history

• Use a lot of string instruments (pluck)
• Drums and wind instruments used aswell
South America & Carribbean
• Mixture of Europeans (Spanish and portugese) & African culture to create “Caribbean”
• Upbeat style music enjoyed by dancers around the world
Asia (China)
• Symbolic of countries morals
• Reflects harmony between heaven and earth
• Deals with all the different seasons (Fall, spring etc) each have different pitches
• The sounds make Chinese people feel great
• “He who sings becomes straight and displays his moral influence and, when he himself comes into motion, Heaven and Earth respond, the four seasons are in harmony, stars and plants are hy, life is sustained in all beings.”
• Countries in Europe can in some ways be differentiated through their music
• A countries music tells its story and history behind it
• Traditional songs tell stories of war or love
• European music has added some American styles to their music
• Beatles were influenced by American rock and roll
• American music has become popular in european night clubs North America
• Music fuses with several aspects of identity: status, gender, religious beliefs, race and sexuality
• Economic class:
Rich – symphonies
Working class- country
Urban – rap, hip/hop
• American youth listen to music on average 1.5 – 2.5 hours a day
Continents Kevin's Storytime
Basketball tournament in Italy
Billeted with family Articles Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music? There is scientific evidence that what you listen to can help set your modd or in many cases correct it. Makes you smarter
filter out distractions
Exposed to classical music in the womb you're more likely to be smarter
Enhances creativity
listening to others helps our own
Reduces pain
Reduces stress
Takes your mind off of things Positive Negative Teenagers listen to 2.5 hours of music per day How does this effect the world?
This trend is spreading to become a global issue
1 in 3 popular songs contains explicit references to drugs or alcohol more and more kids have access to music without parents hearing (Ipods) Containing drugs or alcohol reference
Pop 9%
Rock 14%
R&B/Hip Hop 20%
Country 36%
Rap 77% Smoking reference 3%
Marajuana reference 14%
Alcohol 20%
Other substances 12% Average adolecent is exposed to around 84 references to explicit substances/day

Listening to rap that changes to 251 references to explicit substances/day Personal opinion
Music does not have a negative impact on all people Notes Rap and rock music only have inappropriate lyrics?
But thats what people want to hear. Music Samples
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