Society with Music Essay

2718 Words Sep 1st, 2012 11 Pages
Society with Music
Kyle Klemz
SOCS 185
Dr. Dominguez

What does music mean to you? Do you think it’s changed from the different styles of music and the way that music sounds from when it started? Music can play a big part and role on society. There are many different types of music and music festivals in today’s society. Music has changed a lot within the past few decades. Music festivals have pretty much stayed the same. People can be judged on the type of music that they listen to as well as the way that they dress. In this essay I will consider how music relates to a sociological theory, three social concepts, how music has changed, peoples clothing appearance, race in relation to music, TV in relation
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People are always saying “Hip-hop is dead” because it has changed so much from what it used to be. Rock or Rock and Roll music probably has the most for sub-genres in today’s music society; there are roughly about thirty different sub-genres to fall into it. Rock and Roll did not get its name until the 1950’s. Some of the popular Rock and Roll artists are; The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, and Grateful Dead. In an article it states “Rock and roll appeared at a time when racial tensions in the United States were entering a new phase, with the beginnings of the rights movement for desegregation, leading to the Supreme Court ruling that abolished the policy of ‘separate but equal’ in 1954, but leaving a policy which would be extremely difficult to enforce in parts of the United States.” (H. Zinn, A people's history of the United States: 1492–present (Pearson Education, 3rd edition, 2003), p. 450). For the most part Rock and Roll or Rock music has changed with all the different sub-genres we have now. Music change can affect the society because people like to act like their favorite artist and with the affect that how Hip-Hop has changed can be a big part with the society. I think music has changed so much with the new artist’s and they just want to try out new forms of music and make new sounds or different style lyrics and it influences others to do the same so it diverts from how it started. There are

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