This Article is About
music
people from different cultures
melting pot
states of mind
special occasions
worship music
teen years
Music And Art
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The word Artist is used interchangeably between Visual Artists, Singers, and Musicians for good reason.

Music plays a major role in all of our lives, whether we seem to notice it or not. Everybody loves music. Since ancient times human beings have used music to entertain, pass down tradition, customs or special occasions, and for worship.

Music can soothe us, excite us, encourage us to do something, create all sorts of different moods, and evoke all kinds of emotions from us. Music can also help us achieve different levels of spirituality, different states of mind, and stimulate the imagination.

Melting Pot

On the surface it seems that we're all different, and maybe alien to each other. Not true. Science has proven that we're all distantly related. In essence, we are all different in many ways yet it is important for us all to also be aware of our likenesses as well. Different, yet one in the same.

Every since I was born I always saw every person as a human being. I didn't think, "oh this person is Hispanic, or Caucasian," they're suppose to be a certain way. Somehow as we grow up our culture and society can instill in us negative views towards people who are different from us. Thankfully, my parents didn't instill in me any foolish stereotypes, nor did I ever let anyone influence me in such a way. Growing up in a rural town, you tend to experience a lot of discrimination. There is very little diversity and people are quite naive about how other people from different cultures live. It can be considered a fact of life, that people will always be imperfect, we just have to continuously educate ourselves.

As I was growing up, television became my window to the world! I was able to travel the globe, meet new people, and be exposed to their culture. This left me with great curiosity.

During my teen years, as I was first introduced to anime, I slowly began a transformation from being your average person to becoming a much more well-round individual. It was when I got to college that I first encountered people from every part of the world. It was a great experience! Now that I live in a big city, I'm surrounded by people from all over the world, better yet I can go out to eat their food, and even experience their culture too!

I can also add that while in college I was able to sample music from all my friends from different nations, and I must say that music shows just how universal we are! Everybody has instrumental or classical style music, love ballads, regional music, religious, hip-hop, pop like music, genres of their own, and maybe some much like our own. It always amazes me when I hear how music such as jazz inspires someone in Japan or Europe to create a certain genre or style of their own. There's something special about music!

Along with food, entertainment, merchandise, and I like to add art, music is among this group of things that can break through cultural barriers. It's a small step that crescendos into something big. As people overcome the illusion of ethnicity, they can learn from one another to obtain a new understanding of the value of our very own existence.

Reason

There are times when I can listen to a song, and I am so overwhelmed by it that it takes me away. The mood is as if I'm being hypnotized or put into a trance where I can go into this blissful, creative zone where I can make no wrong stroke in my art work.

In spiritual situations; the music, especially instrumental music, makes me feel as if I can go to a higher quality of being.

Music can instill in us values of our culture, convey our pride, identity, and bring forth our concerns.

Even if we don't play an instrument, today we can make music with software on computers for our own pleasure.

I grew up on a lot of Soul music, jazz, hip-hop, and when I played in the band; classical music. As I grew into an adult I explored Rock'n'Roll, Pop, everything else that I had not been exposed too, and Foreign music. I must say that my upbringing with Soul music, since the vast majority of it involves Love ballads, taught me lots of things about Love that have allowed me to come to my own understanding in how I see that.

Then there's instrumental music which I love the most! Be mindful of the difference in music with lyrics and music played by itself. Whenever there's someone singing there can be harmony, dissonance, or you may be one to separate the two. When you listen to pure music it can convey and evoke a certain mood from you. It can create an atmosphere. All the while, you also may be the one to shape the presence because your mood dominates the setting. It can take something pleasant and transform that into sadness.

Music and Art

Music can enhance Art. It sets the mood of the visuals, which could create various experiences for the people whom hear the music. In Graphic Design, and the many different areas under this broad umbrella, there's little talk of music professionally. It does come into play if you're putting together an ad campaign involving commercials, Broadcast Design, Web Design, or designing Brand Identity for a business where you're also helping them setup the interior or environment to a small extent. In general Graphic Designers, and especially Web Designers may get to dabble a bit with music if the client allows.

Music plays a huge role in the world of Animation! This is a welcomed side effect for me as I do Animation! I have always had an enduring love for music. I used to play baritone in my high school band and that taught me to have a new appreciation for all kinds of music. The music I grew up listening too, and now all the different music from around the world serves to awaken a new creative spirit in me.

In the world of film, animation, motion graphics, and anything else with moving visuals music is vital! We were taught that once you get the Animation right then you must choose your music wisely. Music will either make or break the piece. It helps enormously when you need to set the mood and atmosphere for a horror film, for those climatic moments, and so forth.

Music unleashes something within us that all living human beings share. We all respond to music in how ever it approaches us. It has a hidden potential to do things on a scale unimaginable to most of us. It can communicate with us both verbally and nonverbally. It not only charms us, but animals too. Explore music, create it if you can, and you will reap the benefits. Music can bring us all together.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
A World Without Music
Imagine it... a world without music. Do we even realize the importance of music in our lives? Just think of any social gathering you have ever been to, be it a bar, a club, a house party or just any place where a group of people have gathered to celebrate.…
By: Rego in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Feb 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 13

What Effect Does Music Have on You
Do You Think Music Effects you I am a huge music fan. I listen to a bit of everything, but there one constant when I listen to music. I know that music effects me! Music can make me happy, sad, excited, pumped, calm, relaxed, sleepy, and emotional. Types of Music…
By: Robbie Lowrey in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Mar 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 7

Music on TV
One of the best ways to find new music is also a great way for artist to market their songs without actually advertising - television! I for one have discovered really cool artists or new songs that I have never heard on the radio by watching my favorite TV show…
By: TC83 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Apr 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

What is Music?
I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding what exactly "music" is. The conversation began with him critiquing my favorite album of the year, Kanye West's Yeezus. He said that due to it lacking much melody (as also confirmed by Kanye, he said he wanted his producers to stray…
By: Ari Bradshaw in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Aug 05, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Make a video with music
You can easily learn how to make a video with music using any video editing software. Before showing you the steps how to do so, let us first learn some theories about audio used in videos. Let me share to you two kinds of sound that can be used in…
By: chamberlane altatis in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Visual Graphic Arts   Aug 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Music Tattoo Designs
Throughout the past several years, body art has been considered a type of rebellion. Folks have the notion that those which ink their bodies with various tattoos are usually extreme. In a few European locations, tattoo designs were even banned. Currently, you will find men and women that associate tattoos…
By: Justin Wixom in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Tattoos   Jul 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Music And the Power Of YouTube
Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has become a force in pop culture and in the world of social media marketing. Besides being a great vehicle to share reviews, information, creative works and events, YouTube is a go-to promotional tool for companies and an opportunity for fame and exposure for…
By: TC83 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   May 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Music on the Go!
There are different kinds of music, they tend to give different emotions that the song writer had experienced or feel at that particular moment. They say music is the soul of the writer itself. But do you know that there are lots of study and research that stated that music…
By: Lindsay Perez in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jun 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Healing Through Music
Whenever I get stressed out and can’t think straight I make sure I take time out and listen to my favourite tunes. You could say I get my healing through music! I now know that the little time I take to completely lose myself in some really positive and inspiring…
By: C4rmen in  Self Improvement  >  Stress Management   Mar 27, 2012  
10
  Likes: 4

Music Making Programs - Things to Consider When Choosing The Right Program For Your Productions
Choosing the right program for your personal DAW could prove to be absolutely outright confusing, especially if you have been searching online for information on which music making programs would be the right fit for your personal production needs. There's alot of gibberish on the net that you will soon…
By: Christian1 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jan 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Let’s Make Music—let’s Make Trouble
( or “Can You Tell Me How To Get-- -How to Get To Guantanamo Bay?) Recently unearthed info regarding the ‘non-torture’ of imprisoned terrorists reveals that music from Sesame Street (a Public Broadcasting System TV-series that 1st aired in November of 1969) was being used as an interrogation technique. So,…
By: Christopher Dunn in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   May 31, 2012  
8
  Likes: 4

Why Music Should Be A Required Course for All Grade Levels
Music touches every aspect of our lives, whether we pay attention to it or not. We use music to motivate us during exercise. We use it to relax with or to set the tone at a party or gathering. We sing songs to our babies to calm them and help…
By: amie nogrady in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Oct 12, 2012  
4
  Likes: 4

Should I Run With Music Or Not
One question beginner runners ask themselves has been should I run with music or without it? There are people on both sides of the question. The runners who call themselves "true"or "purest" to running will say you're cheating yourself, while the other side says "I can't imagine running without my…
By: Steve37 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Nov 20, 2012  
5
  Likes: 1

'my Music'? More Like Yours
How many of you have this problem: In accordance with my PC’s OS (currently Windows 7) my drive has default folders named ‘My Pictures’, ‘My Music’, ‘My Videos’, etc. The business-person’s mind-set creates these ‘default’ folders for the ‘users’ to store the music, pictures, or videos they buy—their possessions, not…
By: Christopher Dunn in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jan 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

I've Got The Music In Me
Hello to all you bloggers and readers out there. How was everyones weekend? I hope you are staying cool and hydrated on this hot summer day? Today, I'm going to be talking about music. I know all you guys and gals know about music, but I going to tell you…
By: Kevin Spacke in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Music   Jul 04, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 2241    Report this Article