Music, a Sense of Direction
Music, it’s a sense of direction, an escape, a trend, a mental, and a physical support for certain individuals from moral support to motivate situation such as using music to reach a goal. However, from an artist’s point of view music it can be their escape by expressing their feelings or a situation to others while making melodies creating music. “Today it is one of the most powerful ways to influence, enhance, educate or even destroy one's mind. Especially, young minds! No matter what nationality, handing down history or sending information through music breaks all color barriers.” Johnson, Jr. (1999)
People select different music at different time concordance with listening time’s mood and objectives. Anyone can observe that music can have the power to changes one's emotions. Certain types of music can bring the listener to a happy state of mind, which in turn drives away depression and stress. Spiritual songs gives them the thought about others and the afterlife; considering it a best way to reduce sins and to repeal darkness from peoples’ minds. Hip Hop works numerous ways with people, it can make them dance or it can be a way to communicate with people by understanding the artist’s point of view. Country music motivates people to love their country and its people. For example, after the attack of 9/11 Tobey Keith’s inspirational song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Bluesome” had given the message to Americans to be patriotic and encouraged to fight back against terrorism.
Music has the power to our emotions that are easily being persuaded. Music catches our attention and stimulates our brain. It’s also a powerful memory aid. For instance, remembering a catchy advertising jingle that is constantly running through peoples head. It’s the perfect example of repetitive messages. If people listened to someone slowly toning “you can do it!!” over and over, they’ll tune it out and ignore...
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