Influence on Music

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I believe very stongly in the power of music to influence people’s lives. defines music as “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.” The path I have chosen in this world is that of Opera performance. I live and learn through music, and it certainly has power over me. Where not everyone can perform music, a smaller amount of people can read music, and an even smaller amount still can compose music, everyone in the world can listen to music. It is recognized all over the world, and it has the ability to bring people together in times of joy, tragedy, war, and peace. As someone who understands both the simplicity and the complexity of music, I am very opinionated as to what makes music “good” or in better words, worth listening to. Composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and many others helped to define music of their generations. Everyone knew and appreciated the works they composed, and a great number of people still find the time to appreciate it. In the rock and roll era, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin started revolutions in their own ways. These artists each helped to shape today’s music. Other artists that have changed music as it is known today include Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Queen, Billie Holiday, and many others. My respect for the aforementioned artists is overwhelming. These artists of the past are definitely still worth listening to. What defines the music of today? Is there truly a way to define it vaguely? Since there is so much to listen to, everyone has their own definition of music. Personally, my definition of music revolves around one artist: Josh Groban. His talent is undenyable, and his voice is nothing short of incredible. Though I listen to all kinds of music, from classical,
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