Why music is important


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Colin Chen
Why Music is Important

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Why music is important

  1. 1. Why music is important<br />Colin Chen <br />Liberal Arts<br />
  2. 2. Why did I choose this topic?<br />Music has been a big part of my life.<br />It has shaped my personality and work ethic.<br />Gives me a home away from home. <br />Allows me to strive for excellence and success.<br />
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  4. 4. Thesis Statement<br />Music education should continue to thrive in the school curriculum because of it’s benefits.<br />What makes music so valuable?<br />Teaches discipline and the value of teamwork<br />Stimulates the brain (Daily, 2009)<br />Allows people to express emotions<br />Gives one a sense of accomplishment and belonging<br />Raises self-esteem<br />
  5. 5. Sacrifice<br />With today’s economy, money is tight wherever you go.<br />Cut backs are being made within in the schools.<br />This affects the activities, and programs, such as the creative and performing arts.<br />The board of education is unclear of the great things music education can bring. <br />
  6. 6. The World of Sound<br />Music is a universal language that binds people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. (Shah, 2009)<br />The universe of music is also a complex art form opening doors to new wonders and magic.<br />
  7. 7. School Related<br />Learning how to express music involves many skills used in a regular classroom.<br />These techniques involve:<br />Sub-dividing musical beats and rhythms<br />Understanding foreign vocabulary<br />The value of practice and studying<br />Multi-tasking (Shah, 2009)<br />
  8. 8. Expansion<br />Not only do students benefit from music, but anyone with stress as well.<br />Music can activate a state of serenity by soothing and calming them resulting in:<br />Lowering blood pressure (Radwan, 2008)<br />Ease muscle tension<br />Boost the immunity system (Ibid)<br />
  9. 9. Vague<br />If the processes of learning music have so many benefits, than why are the arts always the first to get cut from school curriculum?<br />The problem is that the majority of the people can’t see how much of an impact it has and what it can offer to your life. <br />
  10. 10. Solution<br />How can we keep these amazing programs in our schools and lives?<br />People must:<br />Get involved! (instrumental/vocal)<br />Spread the word about music education<br />Continue to support the success of the students<br />
  11. 11. Works Cited<br />A-Science Daily 2009-Environment & Technology. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090226082517.htm>.<br />Daily, 2008-"Musicians Use Both Sides Of Their Brains More Frequently Than Average People." Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081002172542.htm>.<br />Shah, 2009-Shah, Sapan. "Universal Language Of Music." Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-24-2005-64674.asp>.<br />Radwan, 2008-"How Music Affects the Brain, Mood and Mind | 2KnowMySelf." 2KnowMySelf | The Ultimate Source for Understanding Yourself and Others. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <http://www.2knowmyself.com/How_music_affects_the_brain_mood_and_mind>.<br />