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According to The World of Music by David Willoughby music is sounds that you want to hear as music. It also states that music serves different purposes: to entertain, to uplift, to stimulate feelings and responses and to enhance certain rituals. Throughout this course Music 1301 I have listen to many different styles and formats of music. There have been many different styles that I have listen to that have done this for me, and I will list and compare some for this paper.

Amazing Grace is considered one of the all-time great spiritual songs. It has been sung by many people throughout history. This song is considered gospel music. The world of Music by David Willoughby states: that gospel music is referring to a style that of music that
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James Brown is signing with two background male singers. There is an electric bass guitar present along with an acoustic guitar, piano and drum set are also playing. The tempo is fast it is a major piece the texture is polyphonic. The song makes you want to dance and move it will get you out of you chair and up on your feet.

There are many other type of music throughout the world. Other music categories that are important to the cultures that listen to them. This listening piece will have music that comes from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is Juju music by Prince Ade-Oye. He is from Benin. This is juju-a form of Nigerian popular music associated with the Yoruba that combines electric instruments with indigenous drums and percussion. There are male and female voices singing. Instruments that are heard playing include guitars, electronic keyboard, some type of drum, and a keyboard instrument in the background. The tempo is fast and major it is polyphonic. The music is dance music a person will get up and start dancing.

Music is an important part of human nature. Different types of music can be liked by one person and dislike by another. The unique thing about music is that you can like more than one style of music. There are many choices to choose from. Music often leads to an emotional connection. This connection can stay with us for a

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