Battle of the Bands, a Salisbury Event: Communication through Music This past weekend it was homecoming here at Salisbury University, so for the lead up to the weekend the Seagulls have planned themed days and events all throughout the week to get us in our SU Spirit. One of the events was Battle of the Bands, held on Thursday, October 11th outside of Seagull Square. It’s an opportunity for young bands and musicians to come out and play for fifteen minutes whatever they want for the crowd and then at the end of the night they announce the winner and runner up. The event was free so anyone interested could come out and support our brave Seagulls. I attended this even not only because it was for our homecoming week but also because I have a very big spot in my life for music. Not to mention my new friends from the Nanticoke family and my boyfriend were participating. There we so many diverse bands and music playing that night. There was a band of all family members, a rapper, a few soloists, one was even kind of a comedian, and our RA Brendan even played with his band. One guy sang two songs that were a little depressing and slow but that’s the kind of music he likes. The other soloist, the comedian one, played Aaron Carter’s “House Party” and Brittney Spears’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” They were both throwback songs but he put his own twist on them that made it more current to the popular music they play now. What I’m starting to get at is that there are a lot of different ways and forms of communication. In this situation music is one of them. Each of these bands used their own spin on music to communicate with the audience out there that night. I think it is important for people to share their thoughts and feelings and communicate in a way that works for them. And in this case it is through music. That’s what music is made of, that’s what songs are. It’s people thoughts and ways of expressing their points. Some of the bands may have played personally written original songs but some of them also did covers o songs. That there is a form of communication. You learn what type of music they like and if you listen to the lyrics in most cases they’re playing those lyrics for a reason, because they mean something to them. Or maybe some of them just wanted to get the audience’s attention, that’s communicating too. Another way that music has to do with communicating it the different instruments have to communicate with each other to form together and make one big sound. The members of the band need to communicate with each other as well. It’s important that they understand one another otherwise the band and the music won’t mix and it won’t work out. You hear of bands breaking up all the time. It is a form of miscommunicating. They fall out of it and they split up. My article is about how music and social interaction are used to improve interpersonal communication among children aged 4-6. Even though the article isn’t current t the age group I am talking about, it has a lot of information and insight to go along with how music is a form of communication. To sum up their experiment they used music to see whether or not it would increase the participation of the children and when it did increase they indicated that music has the potential for improving interpersonal communication. Not only does music help express how you feel and what you want to say but it also helps with listening.
currently generate annual music sales of $14 billion. It is debatable that Rock and Roll's ambassadors of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Supremes, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, and Marilyn Manson may be some of the most well known and influential people on the earth, particularly to young people. However, is Rock and Roll without its problems?
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Exploring the relationship between music and the mind
What is music; the oxford dictionary defines music as “Vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion”. To most people music means a lot more than this.
What counts as two genres actually merging into a sub-genre and what is really just one genres influence on another is uncertain, as is the level of creativity and originality needed to actually create a whole…
Music and Special Needs
Music can connnect people throughout the world, no matter the race, gender, or national origin. Music can make a big diffrence in the lives of every one, especially the special needs. Though many people do not know it, one of the best ways for special needs children to understand and communicate with the outside world is through music therapy.
Music Therapy for special needs children works by capturing their attention. Music is a way to help special needs children make…
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Can music therapy be effectively used by medical institutions to treat dementia?
Dennis, P., & Rickson, D. (2014). The Leader of the Band: A Case Story of Community
Music Therapy on a Hospital Ward for People Who Have Dementia. Vocies, 14(1).
Available from https://voices.no/index.php/voices/article/view/728/633
This article shows how music therapy can not only be used during times of care giving but in social settings to improve overall communication of dementia patients…
convergence on Music Industry
Modern music has become popular because of the developments in the media. At the same time, people have more purchasing power and time to spend on radios, records and turntables in order to listen to the music of the time (BBC History, 2014). However, with the introduction of digital technology, the music industry has adopted the continuing and changing new audio and computing technologies in order to use the Internet as a tool to promote music. Music industry expands…
“Rhetoric is the art, practice, and study of human communication,” states Professor of Stanford University, Andrea Lunsford. We all live in a rhetoric world, but we’re too captured by the system to even notice it; Whether it is the music we listen too, the message that we give off from our appearance, or just the simple wave that we do as we say ‘hello’ to our friend. Rhetoric surrounds us one way or another and has changed society as a whole.
Music, for example, is an important form of verbal rhetoric…
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Time & date: 4th- 7th September 2014
Location: Noosa Lions Park, Noosa Heads QLD
Current main audiences: 45+ local people
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Music and the Learning Experience
Since the dawn of time, people have used music as a form of art and communication. While
music not only amplifies emotions and sets the scene to many leisurely activities such as driving,
music has also been proven to have beneficial effects in the learning process. Studies across the world
at various universities and labs have shown the specific effects it has on basic memorization, as well as
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Or how music allows you to recall a specific memory of your past? Well others have thought of the same questions and actually have been able to harness the power of music and direct it toward healthcare. This practice is known today as Music Therapy.
Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music and music related techniques to assist and motivate a person towards specific, nonmusical goals. Music therapists use their training to effect changes in the cognitive, physical, communication, social,…