Classification of Music Essay

1212 Words Oct 22nd, 2006 5 Pages
Classification of Music

People judge one another on a variety of aspects, whether it is the clothes they wear or the people they socialize with. I believe that there are many different things that affect all these aspects, things that create our individual personality. The most major influence on an individual's personality is the music he or she listens to. Music affects the individual's behavior, actions, the way he or she thinks, wears and even the way the individual will speak. These are the very things that we are judged upon as humans. By the classification and break down of the music we listen too is how we can find ourselves. For me, music is soothing, and not something to be butchered with loud yelling or talk of
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These artists are true poets, they speak of life, truth, happiness, and sometimes they say this through metaphors or leave their conclusions obvious. Tom Petty's ‘Free Fallin' or ‘Learning to Fly,' puts everything out on the table to look at, no real thinking or metaphorical interpretation involved and still it speaks powerfully. One of the most relaxing songs for me is Elton John's ‘Tiny Dancer.' The piano and his voice are all so very soothing and comforting. I listen to Simon and Garfunkel for their poetry, rather than their ability to play guitar. All of their songs stand out to me, songs like ‘Sound of Silence' and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water' are poetic, and they carry a very somber tone. These artists create a very relaxed environment for me, and since I do not like to be stressed or high maintenance in any way, I love these songs and artists. Songs with powerful lyrics that I can actually think about, like Bob Dylan's ‘Shelter from the Storm' and ‘Knockin' on Heaven's Door' succeed in relaxing me. These songs are metaphors that put me in a trance shielding me from the outside world. Then of course there is that psychedelic music that puts me in an odd groove. Music one would have to listen too while under the influence of something to heighten his or her train of thought. Artists like The Doors, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, and America, make drugs almost a necessity to understand their

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