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15 purposes of Music<br />John Negri<br />
Intro<br />Today, we will learn the 15 purposes of music within culture. As you will see, music plays an important role in...
1<br />Religious music is used to set a devotional mood, for invocation, or to focus the congregation on the spiritual lif...
2<br />Music for the entertainment of an audience is very common, and encompasses concerts and other live performances<br />
3<br />Entertainment of the performer(s) is often music played without an audience; just for fun. When you hear musicians ...
4<br />Music is often used to transmit a story or ballad, an enhancement of the oral tradition in literature. In this way,...
5<br />Music is almost always used to accompany dance. How often people actually dance without music?<br />
6<br />Music is used to enhance festivals, parties, weddings, receptions, sporting events and other public and private soc...
7<br />In pre-technical society, work songs helped ease the burden of repetitious physical activity.<br />
8<br />Political songs – often protests, have a long history in America, dating back to Colonial times. Some of them have ...
9<br />Any time we turn on the TV or radio, we are likely to be subjected to commercial jingles. They have been found very...
10<br />Although music for healing has been around since prehistoric times, the phenonenon of Music Therapy as a professio...
11<br />Ambient music is usually played at low volume, so as not to interfere with other activities. It can be of any styl...
12<br />Study/practice pieces are written for musicians to learn techniques on their instrument or voice. They are often f...
13<br />Military music used to actually be played during a battle, but is now mostly used for entertainment.<br />
14<br />Enhancement of other media: movie and TV music, video games and computer presentations are not only widely varied,...
15<br />Children’s songs are often for educational purposes as well as entertainment. Remember the Alphabet song? Also not...
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15 Purposes Of Music

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15 Purposes Of Music

  1. 1. 15 purposes of Music<br />John Negri<br />
  2. 2. Intro<br />Today, we will learn the 15 purposes of music within culture. As you will see, music plays an important role in human life outside of just entertainment. Many of these purposes have been around for tens of thousands of years; some of them within the last century. <br />Most music has more than one purpose; many works in the categories below can be also classified as entertainment. Ultimately, though, the purpose of music is in the ear of the beholder. <br />
  3. 3. 1<br />Religious music is used to set a devotional mood, for invocation, or to focus the congregation on the spiritual life<br />
  4. 4. 2<br />Music for the entertainment of an audience is very common, and encompasses concerts and other live performances<br />
  5. 5. 3<br />Entertainment of the performer(s) is often music played without an audience; just for fun. When you hear musicians talk about “jamming” this often part of the purpose.<br />
  6. 6. 4<br />Music is often used to transmit a story or ballad, an enhancement of the oral tradition in literature. In this way, many long poems were memorized in pre-literate cultures.<br />
  7. 7. 5<br />Music is almost always used to accompany dance. How often people actually dance without music?<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />Music is used to enhance festivals, parties, weddings, receptions, sporting events and other public and private social events.<br />
  9. 9. 7<br />In pre-technical society, work songs helped ease the burden of repetitious physical activity.<br />
  10. 10. 8<br />Political songs – often protests, have a long history in America, dating back to Colonial times. Some of them have become national anthems or patriotic songs<br />
  11. 11. 9<br />Any time we turn on the TV or radio, we are likely to be subjected to commercial jingles. They have been found very effective in selling products and services.<br />
  12. 12. 10<br />Although music for healing has been around since prehistoric times, the phenonenon of Music Therapy as a professional specialization is relatively new.<br />
  13. 13. 11<br />Ambient music is usually played at low volume, so as not to interfere with other activities. It can be of any style, and is often found in restaurants, stores, airports, and other places where the public gathers. It is often meant to be relaxing.<br />
  14. 14. 12<br />Study/practice pieces are written for musicians to learn techniques on their instrument or voice. They are often for solo performers.<br />
  15. 15. 13<br />Military music used to actually be played during a battle, but is now mostly used for entertainment.<br />
  16. 16. 14<br />Enhancement of other media: movie and TV music, video games and computer presentations are not only widely varied, but a major source of income for today’s composers.<br />
  17. 17. 15<br />Children’s songs are often for educational purposes as well as entertainment. Remember the Alphabet song? Also note that all the musical examples you hear this semester are being used for educational purposes.<br />

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