Argumentative Essay

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Tiarra Durham June 6th, 2011 Argumentative Essay: WHY MUSIC SHOULD BE A MANDATORY CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL Music is the one of the many things that has always been around us. Everybody, or at least most people, has their favorite artist or musical group. Many people have become very involved in music. There are many benefits of learning how to read music besides entertainment. Learning music helps musicians communicate better with one another, it helps increase the learning activity in school, and learning how to read music can also be very fun. This is why I believe that classes such as chorus and band should be mandatory in the high school curriculum. Being able to communicate better with other musicians is one of the many ways to become more creative and more involved in music. Even though music is not a language that people can speak it can be completely understood in written form. People’s eyes see the music and it turns into a different light pattern. It turns into shapes which are passed along to their brain. Their brain processes the shapes and recognizes what each shape represents while the other portion of the brain then prepares the motions to be performed by the body to play. Learning to read music has a great influence in our reading. The type of music we sing or listen to provides improvement in our vocabulary, it teaches tenses and plurals, allows visualization, and encourages good pronunciation. Our memory is strongly affected by the activity in the other parts of the brain. You remember words you've spoken better than words you've only read or heard. It's also appears that rhythm can help people in remembering otherwise unconnected information in recalling lists or work well if they have rhythm or a rhyme. People may say that having a class that is only focusing on learning music should stay the student’s choice or that it is a waste of

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