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Could Your Favorite Song Lower Your Anxiety?
It is quite common knowledge across all genres that music is created, performed, and listened to to invoke emotions in those involved. Listeners can tie emotions to an artist or a certain song because of the lyrical value, the background story of the performer, or the tone that the song presents. Often times, a listener will tie a memory to an artist or song, and consequently associate the same emotions from the memory with the song. Emotions due to music can be caused by several factors, but three stand out with bold letters compared to other possible variables.
My name is Dezirae Schalice. I just released my very first original song on December 25, 2018 (yes, Christmas Day. That wasn't the plan, it just happened, I swear hahaha)!
Kane Brown 'Used To Love You Sober' (Acoustic Cover)
I'm Brandon. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I am an 18-year-old freshman in college who has a passion for music and helping other people through it. I believe music is more powerful than education if it's used in the right way. I have been a songwriter for the last four and a half years of my life. My dream is to get signed to a record label by the end of this calendar year.
A singer/songwriter by definition is a person who sings and writes professional songs/music. Many people think that to be a musician is an easy job or a hobby, and for some people it may be; however for my fellow professional musicians reading this, we know that music is so much more than a hobby and is in no way "easy" to produce.
English Essay - Music & Art
In the century we are living in, new pieces of art and music are introduced every single day. Older pieces are constantly replaced by new ones. However, several traditional pieces remain significant to us forever, as they defy us as individuals, especially if we were listening to a song at a particular stage in our life, and in the future it reminds us of what we have lived through. In society music and art are equally as important as they defy our past, our traditions and our future.
An Appreciation for Music
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ballads while stress melts away. Or, I can allow the music to flow within me as I follow along by dancing around the room.
The Most Basic Yet Important Singing Technique
The most important technique in singing is "singing on the breath," as Italians say it, "Il canto sul fiato." The actual concepts are not as easy as they sound. Most people think of it as "breathing before singing a phrase," which is not incorrect. Therefore, why couldn't we get the power, the clarity, the high/low notes, the timbre, or even the correct pitches that we desire in our singing?
A Bridge of Music
Music can create bridges between those in all walks of life. William Sidney Mount was a nineteenth-century American painter and musician who grew up in rural Long Island, New York (Johns). Mount was known as a genre painter attracting fans throughout America and Europe (Johns). Most of his works depict scenes in domestic settings (Johns). A majority of the subjects portrayed in Mount’s paintings are African Americans, farmers, and country folk, those who would be seen as the “common man” in America (Johns). Typically, the people are practicing some form of music. In Dance of the Haymakers, Mount portrays country folk engaged in a variety of activities. Some are dancing to the music played by the fiddler and the drummer boy while others are watching in the background. Mount’s Dance of the Haymakers is a depiction of the African-American man’s role in white society and the racial divide present in American culture shown through the participation of the African-American boy in the music-making, what instrument he is playing, his position in the painting, and how music creates a harmony between the different races.
Why Am I Here? Musics, Cultures, Emotions
I am new here. A good question to ask whenever one finds oneself in a new space, be it physical or virtual is, "Why am I here?" This is not always an easy question to answer, and can sometimes lead the witting questioner down a mountain path that leads to dead ends or disorientation.
Help us, Hipsters. You're Our Only Hope.
Musicology is the study of music. Within classical musicology, there are terms given to certain musical formats or layouts of pieces of music. For example, let us imagine a hypothetical piece of music that has a certain length of music that we would call Part A. Imagine now a piece of music that is distinct from this Part A, which we will call Part B. If a piece of music arranged these parts in the order AABB, meaning that our Part A was played twice, followed by two playings of Part B, we would apply the term ‘Binary Form’ to this piece.
Akala, Illa State, Hip-Hop Shakespeare and the Rise of Conscious Grime
As a white, working class British man in his 20's from the rolling hills of Surrey, Grime Music is not something I claim to own any rights to. At an early age I became a huge fan of Eminem and always held him in such high esteem compared to other rappers just due to the fact he always seemed to challenge himself lyrically - This was really my only understanding of Rap Music until my teenage years where I started to branch out into other areas of the genre, particularly liking the sound of artists including Nas and Kid Cudi.
Does experimental music involve the giving up of music? To answer this question both music and experimental music needs to be defined. Composer Elliot Schwartz (n.d) defines music as ‘the organisation of sound and time’. Similarly, composer Larry Austin (n.d) uses the word sound rather than harmony in his definition: ‘music is wanted sound’. The use of the word ‘sound’ is interesting as John Cage (n.d) said that the ‘more meaningful term; the organisation of sound’ should be used rather than the word music when talking about all music not played on ‘18th and 19th century instruments’, suggesting all post 19th century music is experimental music. However, the definition of experimental would contradict this suggestion. The dictionary definition of experimental is ‘involving a radically new or innovative style’, suggesting that experimental music is music that involves new and innovative ideas, for example, Royal Blood (band) can be considered experimental music as it features the use of heavy processing and FX to create a full rock band (four - five piece) sound from a two-piece band (drums and bass guitar). This definition of experimental music is heavily linked to John Cage’s use of non-traditional instruments and prepared piano, for example, in the piece ‘Water Walk’ (1960), which features heavy use of items not considered to be instruments (radios, water, a bath etc.) to create the sonic content of the piece.