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TOK: Music & Emotions
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TOK Presentation: Music & Emotion
Anushree Gopal & Gi'Anna Donaldson
"vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion"
"a sound perceived as pleasingly harmonious"
- Tempo & Beats
Genre: Categorization of music by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Music affects nature
We are a part of nature
Therefore, Music affects us!
Frequency + Experiments
HOW MUSIC AFFECTS US!
Music evokes certain emotions and thoughts within us.
Due to the excitement of emotions there are sometimes physical effects.
Can also be used as a coping mechanism.
2 Ways to Judge Music:
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE MUSIC
The music is simple
Not many musicians are required
The use unusual or native instruments
Dance is associated with this music
This music is often played outside.
And the musicians are often not professionals
Frequency plays an important role
Frequency: number of oscillations or vibrations of a wave per second (Hz)
Frequency is directly related to pitch
High pitched music - metal (complex feelings)
Low pitched music - classical (simple feelings)
Different types of frequencies evoke different feelings
different genres for different tasks
different parts of brain are affected allowing musical therapy
Humans: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Mountains & Oceans
Nature - can be scary (thunder)
Emotions - Happiness -Sadness - Surprise - Disgust - Fear - Anger