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The importance of music

  1. 1. The Importance of Music Janet Ramirez Public Speaking
  2. 2. Music Today O There are over 50 genres that exist O A lot of these new genres involve electronically produced music (ex. EDM, Dubstep, Techno, etc.) O Different languages incorporated into songs
  3. 3. All these genres have things in common… O Bind people together O Evoke strong emotions/feelings O Music-induced trance O Music Therapy O Music imagery & Hallucinations O Musicogenic Epilepsy
  4. 4. Binding People Together O Concerts, clubs, parties, etc. allow people to bond and experience music together O Music plays an important role in special occasions such as weddings, parades, and religious festivities O “…means of giving voice to their common experience and to give vent to anger, grief and frustration at their mistreatment.”
  5. 5. Evoke Strong Emotions/Feelings O Motivation O Sadness O Euphoria
  6. 6. Music-Induced Trance O “Ecstatic singing/dancing, wild movements and cries, perhaps, rhythmic rocking, or catatonia-like rigidity or immobility…”
  7. 7. Music Therapy O “…music was as powerful as any drug.” O Important to people with Motor disorders like Parkinson’s and Tourette’s Syndrome.
  8. 8. Music Therapy O Also to others with frontal lobe, alzheimer's, autism, or William’s syndrome
  9. 9. Music Imagery & Hallucinations O Common and affects about 2% of those losing their hearing O “…most common form of non-psychotic hallucination.”
  10. 10. Musicogenic Epilepsy O Sensitivity to music and sound O May often lead to seizures!
  11. 11. In Conclusion… Music is insanely powerful 
  12. 12. Resources: O http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/129/ 10/2528.full.pdf+html O http://www.interdependence.unimelb.edu. au/lib/Microsoft%20Word%20- %20Connecting%20through%20music_Gl obal%20interdependence_%20_4_.pdf

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