How does an awareness of the social and cultural context of music help to inform our understanding of music history? Understanding the social and cultural factors such as technology, production and politics all play a key role in helping people today understand the history of music. In this case, popular music is a prime example. Popular music is an extremely hard term to explain. Its often tied up to commercialism, however, not all popular music is commercially successful and this can be for a number of reasons.
We will discuss the differentiations between the two studies and how they compare. We will conclude the paper by talking about if there was one effect better than the other. The Mozart Effect is a study to determine whether or not if music helps individuals to achieve responsibilities better (Jenkins, 2001). It has been a proven fact Mozart music from a study has helped in reducing epilepsy (Hughes, 2002). Memory is an element from one of the studies.
Instead, they played what “didn’t exist in the world around them” (113). As their values changed, they began to “reject the role of the entertainer, and held themselves above tastes of the public” (112). According to Leland, nonconformism can take two forms: the relinquishing of privileges and the reclamation of privileges. The relinquishing of privileges is when one waives the privileges in order to shed the responsibilities for its actions. A great example of this is the famous quote by Emerson, “Who so be a man must be a nonconformist…” because “to be great is to be misunderstood” (115).
English 111 2/6/13 Summary According to “Americas Sleep-Deprived teens” we aren’t getting enough sleep and in some instances to much sleep. Many teens are falling asleep in class and not getting there work done. Weather it’s the parents not knowing, everyday pressures or other factors the fact is children aren’t getting enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) conducted a survey and the findings were pretty interesting. While many parents claim that they know there children’s sleeping patterns and make sure they get enough sleep, more than one half (56%) of adolescents say they get less sleep than recommended.
One question I have come across in my years as a student isn’t the how we say awake, but the why we stay awake. “Voluntary sleep deprivation is a common occurrence for many college students…”. When you’re in college or even high school, getting good grades matter. In order to achieve that goal of straight A’s we students have convinced ourselves that the more we can stuff into our brains, the better we’ll do on the test. However stuffing information into your brain takes time, which is taken up by being in school and other activities.
Knowing the definitions of pitch, timbre, meter and loudness, to name a few, do not help me enjoy music more than what I already do. Even though Levitin defined music as sound reverberations striking the hearing mechanisms of the ear, he goes too into detail when he further describes music. Levitin also stated that the expert language is too complicated and creates a separation between musicians and other people, which is not justified by the writer in my opinion. If the expert language is too enigmatic, then why go into descriptive definitions? I believe that the writer should have started the book by not defining the countless list of musical terms, but rather, he should have answered his question to the title of the first chapter: What is Music?
Censorship in music is definitely a very touchy subject. A lot of people say it imposes on an artist freedom speech and expression. Others may view at as the best thing to happen to music. Whatever your view to may be, I think we all do agree that censorship in music is both a good thing and a bad thing. From the earliest days of music certain groups have looked down on music they feel is offensive.
That is why he felt that his children should be proficient readers. Ever since his kids were born he felt the need to pass his intelligence onto Scout and Jem. He believed that if he taught his kids to be as intelligent as he was, they could grow up to be successful people. Once, when Scout had started the first grade, her teacher, Ms. Caroline, told Scout that she was not allowed to read. However, Atticus encouraged reading and prompted his daughter to read every night with him.
http://youtu.be/YFW4zO17FrE http://youtu.be/BKXKBI8IZ24 ~How to Stop Sleep Debt Television/Electronics We all love to watch TV but at bed time should it be on? It has been researched that the noise that comes from the television keeps kids up at night! The noise isn’t the only problem… the light is too! All the flashing and bright colors distract kids and make them stay up later then they should be. Computers, cellphones, and video games are also very distracting kids stay up all night on social websites on their phone or laptop and talk to friends or post pictures….then they wait, wait for other kids to comment or like it and that keeps them up all night long!
Some friends reduced my pressure by their understanding about American students; “All they like to do is join in the party; you will never see them studying in the library more than three hours. The truth is you cannot compete with them in language, but you can compete with any American student in academic study, because they are so lazy.” I was so excited, even though I did not know if it was true or not. After a whole day trip, I found my dorm in PFT with a tired body and spirit. “What does my roommate like?” I was thinking before I opened the door. All the lights were on but no body was in the room.