Culture And Globalization Of Music

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Music has been a part of our culture for thousands of years; spanning from ancient ritualistic chanting to the sounds of modern electronic music. The development of this art form has had a very highly impactful effect on our society’s morals, culture, and interconnectedness. Ever since ancient times, music has been used as a method of entertainment, communication, and worship. People have used music as a social agent, recent studies show that music has brought people together due to its ability to direct people emotions (Denora, 2002; 174). Due to the similarities caused in people’s emotions, music has been classified as a very effective agent of collective emotion. Music is one of the most effective signifiers in society. People have …show more content…
Many European, especially eastern cultures, center their rhythmic pulse on the number three, the development of waltz is a common example of this three to a beat feel. This rhythmic style could be attributed to the festive culture surrounding the use of music in those societies. Western cultures, however, center their rhythm with the subdivision of two, a style developed through the high militarism in the West. Asian and African cultures, to make up for the lack of harmonic and melodic variety, have very complex rhythms, sometimes so complex people from western cultures have a hard time even finding “the …show more content…
It is easier than it has ever been to be able to collaborate across cultures with people you don’t even know with new websites like Myspace, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp. These services give a platform for musicians to receive criticism on their music no matter where they are, as long as they can access the internet. Another example of the internet adding to the globalization of musical culture is the familiarity with “foreign music” has vastly increased since the internet and music sharing platforms were implemented (Marshall

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