Music Decades Essay

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MUSIC OVER THE PAST 5 DECADES MUSIC OVER THE PAST 5 DECADES Music has always been a part of us. Music has grown with us over the years and it has found a way to connect with us. People can relate to music, using it as an emotional outlet, or a way to express ourselves. Music changes the atmosphere, uplifts your spirits, it helps you clean the house faster. It changes your mood and attitude, helps you exercise, run, dance, and do any sort of activity. I myself sometimes identify music or a certain songs with a particular place or memory. Music has sure changed my life. Music can change what we feel in our souls. It can release us from sorrow and distress, encourage and motivate us, or slow us down and relax us. Not only does our soul respond to music, but, as researchers are finding out, so does our body. Music can change our lives mentally and physically. Music has changed and evolved a lot over the past 5 decades and is something that will always be around. 1960’s: In North America, Europe and Oceania, the decade was particularly revolutionary in terms of popular music, as it saw the formation of “rock”. At the beginning of the 1960’s pop and rock & roll trends of the 1950’s continued. By the mid 1960’s rock & roll on its purest form was gradually over taken by pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues rock and folk rock, which had grown in popularity. By the end of 1962, the British rock scene had started with bear Groups like The Beatles drawing on a wide range of American influences including soul music, rhythm and blues and surf music. In mid-1962 The Rolling Stones (as seen on the right) started as one of a number of groups increasingly showing blues influence. British rock broke through to mainstream popularity in the

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