The Role of Music

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Emil Sandgrim DATE \@ "d MMMM y" 7 februari 2015

The role of Music

There are many types of music today. Rap, pop, rock, country, indie, alternative and hardcore are some of the abundant types in the world. Music sends out either good or bad messages that tends to have big impacts on peoples life. When I was younger, I didn’t have the great love for music as I do now. I mainly listened to whatever was playing in the background or what my parents were listening to. That changed when I got older and today is music one of the most important and powerful things in my life. Listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax as well as motivate me in trying times. I love for instance, listening to music on my way to school. It often helps me to prepare for the day that waits.

Today is rap and rock music two very important types of music in the world. They both sends out different messages and help specially kids, who often can relate to the lyrics. A song can namely deal with the trivial subjects that actually appears in people personal lives. Because of that, people also tends to use music for healing or for motivation. It can also serve as a catalyst for new ideas. Many songs are very political, scientific inspirited or well written. Either way, it can learn us different things going on in the world and make us more open-minded or inspirited to accomplished our goals in life.

For that reason is the power of music stronger than we think. It can bring people together as it can split us, and even if we don't tend to think on it, we also usually becomes friends with others who have the same taste in music. There is a certain type of connection that comes when you make music in a group. The same is true for those who are listening to music in a group and interacting with music through Dance .The well known writer John Write once said it good.…...

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