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  • Logan Social and Cultural uses of music can be a bit blurred. Hargreaves kind of combines them into one by saying socio-cultural. Music is a way to express yourself and allows you to identify with people with similar views or cultural up-bringing Indulge in Newcastle’s music culture as well as get to know music from other cultures through Newcastle’s bands. More than Just Simon’s Travel Theorem! You don’t get the same experience without interaction. “ concerts – With Jazz… and with much rock music, improvisation makes each performance of a given work unique” It’s not the same as learning to play an instrument on your own as you might try if you applied Simon’s Travel Theorem. Earl 346 Indulge in music culture by learning the instruments that your favorite bands play. Such as learning to play the bodhran with Erin Trio “ Eisenberg argues that ‘rock listeners, who have no preconception as to how live musicians should be deployed’ tend to prefer to listen through headphones, which give the impression that the music is inside them rather than emanating from an exterior space” Auslander 9 What a better way to get the impression of the music being inside them than actually making the music themselves!
  • Amy Speech – 1:52 seconds Music education is about learning the structure and various aspects of music in addition to just listening and enjoying it. Having workshops at Music for the Masses where guest speakers like Lisa Butler, who has worked in the industry for many years, as well as local bands, offering personal experience and advice allows visitors a chance to learn about the behind the scenes and the inner workings of the music industry.   The first workshop would be to explore and discuss the numerous genres of music. As Jean-Julien Aucouturier states, “ Musical genre is probably the most popular music descriptor” (83) but suffers from “ an intrinsic ambiguity” (83 ). Learning that genres exist past rock, pop and country is important because visitors can discover how the different combinations can create unique sounds. This is also where the performing bands can become involved.   Local bands Benjula and Long Island Sound both use combinations of genres in their music varying from folk and contemporary to lo-fi indie pop. Long Island Sound for example has been described as playing “ math-inspired indie rock, combining vocal harmony, mixed meters and pop melodies” ( ). Benjula’s songs also cover multiple genres as several of their songs were entered in the Newcastle Music Awards under categories such as pop, blues and roots, contemporary and folk ( ). Both of these bands will offer an insight into the variations between the genres and how combinations and experimentations can create a new sound. These talks will open up new information about the different genres as well as demonstrating that music is indeed hard to classify into a single category.   The second workshop would be a talk about the music industry itself. Lisa Butler will offer advice as well as experienced insight into the production of music, how albums are created, tours are organised and other behind the scenes information. The bands can add personal experience to her discussions and discuss the evolution of music from industry created bands and the music culture of the 70’s and 80’s to the personal publicity through YouTube and MySpace of today. These styles of workshops offer audiences musical history as well as an understanding that a lot more work goes into a record’s production than choosing songs and an album cover. Hopefully this sound ok. I was not really sure what to say and I quoted some people but not in an awkward way or anything and I won’t read the website or anything out in the speech. My dot points were trying to be main summaries of the speech so hope they are all right as well. I can change them if there are any suggestions on Monday if it doesn’t fit with the way everyone else did it. If I’ve forgotten anything let me know and I’ll fix it and feel free to change the pics, I just didn’t have the new layout one so I left them there. Good luck with it all. Bibliography Aucouturier, Jean-Julien and François Pachet. “Representing Musical Genre: A State of the Art” Journal of New Music Research. Vol. 32, No. 1 (2003): 83-93. Benjula   Lisa Butler Long Island Sound
  • Stephan Emotional connection between the festival (its environment, date and time of it) the performers and the audience. justified with the quote ‘Music experienced during the working day would be expected to complement other activities whereas music experienced during the evening and weekend would perhaps be more likely to fulfil emotional functions.’ Uses of Music in Everyday Life Adrian C. North, David J. Hargreaves, Jon J. Hargreave S pg 47 The way that music affects moods...? Can bring a festive vibe to Newcastle, Blah blah blah. might need help to elaborate on this idea/point. Diverse range of acts to cater for as many tastes as possible. Justified with ‘the relationship between music and emotional response/mood is personal and idiosyncratic’ Life Soundtracks: The uses of music in everyday life Daniel J. Levitin pg 4 Great performances could create a memorable, emotional tie between individuals and the festival and make a continued event of newcastle. Justified with ‘At other times, or perhaps never, even the work is no longer important, what counts is the fleeting moment itself; the 'good gig', as the rockers say, those indescribable 'sublime' moments which words can only trivialize’ Music Lovers. Taste as Performance Antoine Hennion pg12
  • Emma The links between music education, music experience, and cognitive development has been controversially brought up in many studies. Many academics still argue that there is no connection between music and cognition, although music education still seems to be an important part of education in schools. Levitin maintained that music can be used to enhance concentration and cognitive function, to maintain alertness and vigilance. Some interesting facts relating the two have, however, been found by looking at those who study music, and the ways that music can influence learning: There has been research made between music and intelligence, that concluded that music training is far greater then computer instruction in improving children’s abstract reasoning skills. Leipzig discovered that through the use of brain scans, musicians had larger planum temporale, the region of the brain associated with reading skills. Further studies have shown that linguistic skills through song is one of the best training grounds for babies learning to recognise the tones that add up to spoken language. Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative and to strive for excellence.   Workshop that we chose based on these points was: learn to play an instrument that you may not have before. This idea is based on the idea that a range or instruments are on display for people to look, hear, touch and play, as a result of coming to the workshop. Through this, we hope to expose members of the community, particularly younger people, to new and different instruments that they may not have seen before, but also offing the opportunity for them to play instruments that they would not usually be able to, or have access to. Becoming more aware of music, and interacting with music is significant in the gain of four cognitive development factors (outlined by Bloch): Memory enhancement (through the learning of how to play small, simplified pieces of music on the instrument during the workshop, learning how to play notes, etc), listening techniques and ‘listening-as’ (listening for specific sounds, and the way that music is interpreted), hearing techniques or ‘hearing-as’ (hearing the way that music is played and the different styles of music), and cultural learning (through expansion of instrument and music library). To run this workshop, Daniel March, an acoustic/soul musician from Newcastle would be suitable, as he has a wide knowledge of the music industry and has worked with many other artists, and has a speciality in instrumentals- the most cognitive significant style of music. Also suitable would be State of Grace, a band also from Newcastle. All members grew up in Newcastle, with 2 attending the performing arts school, which would be great for the community to relate to, and youth to be able to understand where they were coming from.  
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  • Conclusion Music for the Masses would be valuable to the community because it will stimulate the community, economically and socially while arousing the participants emotionally, mentally, and physically. Please consider our proposal for the benefit of the children!! Remember the Children!!
  • Cult3120 music for the masses

    1. 2. ♪ Music for the Populace as supporting Novocastrian musical activities ♪ Educational benefits ♪ Social benefits ♪ Cultural benefits ♪ Physical benefits ♪ Emotional benefits ♪ Cognitive benefits
    2. 3. <ul><li>♪ A musical and cultural festival </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Bands, artists, workshops, a raffle and a sausage sizzle </li></ul><ul><li>♪ All ages - open to the community </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Lasting from Friday night until Sunday afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>♪ FREE! </li></ul>
    3. 5. ♪ Cultural connection ♪ Cultural diversity indulgence
    4. 6. <ul><li>♪ Music is about not only about the act of listening but also the journey to the end result </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Genre is a common descriptor of music though very complex and ambiguous ( Aucouturier, 83 ) </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Benjula and Long Island Sound are part of the industry and have experience with performing, CD creation as well as knowledge of a range of genres and modern formats of music. </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Lisa Butler offers advice and experience on how the music industry works in terms of record production, song creation and publicity. </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Workshops help explain that music is a deeper and more involved process than the final CD or the radio play, it involved a lot of discussion, alterations, experimentation and risks. </li></ul>Benjula Long Island Sound
    5. 7. <ul><li>♪ The relationship between music and emotional response/mood is personal and idiosyncratic. </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Live performances create emotional ties between the audience and the performer. </li></ul>
    6. 8. <ul><li>♪ Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Music training improves children’s abstract reasoning and reading skills. </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Music Enhances Linguistic Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Bloch sites 4 significant cognitive gains from musical interaction within humans: Enhances memory, teaches listening techniques, teaches hearing techniques, cultural learning </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Workshop: Jam with a band </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to play an instrument </li></ul><ul><li>♪ Bands: </li></ul>State of Grace Daniel March
    7. 9. ♪ Moju Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants ♪ Bitchcraft ♪ Expressive Dance ♪ Open Mic
    8. 10. ♪ Venue & equipment hire ♪ Security ♪ Insurance ♪ Advertising costs ♪ Food and beverage