Music Influence On Emotions

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Music’s Influence on Emotions Every day everyone is exposed to a variety of sounds. One sound that is very common and often enjoyed is the sound of music. Scientifically speaking music is just a very specific pattern of sound waves traveling through the air and are mechanically very similar to other sounds. If this is true, why is it that music can make people feel many different emotions so powerfully? This is hypothesized to be for several reasons, but there is no doubt that music can make people feel strong emotions. It is important for society to realize that music is a very powerful art form and can communicate different emotions in many ways. It is well know that music can make people feel many different feelings, but how does music …show more content…
The concert poses an experience that take the emotion felt due to this art form to new levels (Dustin Lynch Tour). The young girls screamed as Dustin reached for their hands and then everyone clapped along to the beat of his next song (Dustin Lynch Tour). The members of the crowd all sway to the beat of a slow sad song like “Cowboys and Angels” or dance wildly to a happy song like “Name on It” (Dustin Lynch Tour). In the midst of the crowd during a song like “Wild in Your Smile” everyone is having a good time and shown by the smiles on everyone’s faces and they are living in the moment (Dustin Lynch Tour). These are all indications of how the music is affecting the emotions of the artist and the concert goers (Dustin Lynch Tour). This is done in such a way that heightens the feelings associated with each piece of audio stimuli by adding a kinesthetic stimulus from the crowd and presence of others (Dustin Lynch …show more content…
The authors Furukawa et al. in the article “Music Evokes Vicarious Emotions in Listeners” explains the concept of listening to music to alter our mood and what types of thing we associate with either happy or sad music (1). The text can be found on the online database Academic Search complete and was published on May 1, 2014 (Furukawa, 7). The purpose of this text is to explain why individuals relate emotions, specifically sadness and happiness, to certain music (Furukawa,

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