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    We listen to pop music everywhere we go. Even when we drive, we listen to the radio we hear it in the shopping malls, and at times, we even put popular music as our cell phone ringtones. Even so, popular music has revolved around us in our everyday lives, and almost every pop song released on the radio gets big hits. Why is popular music gaining so much attention? It seems as if popular music is the norm in our society today because everyone listens to popular music. However, what we should really focus on is that pop music should not be considered that way. For instance, if we switch the question around, if the songs that are playing on the radio now were not popular, would we really have taken notice of them? This question arises as I ponder…

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    is to make a safe work environment for our workers. This includes monitoring the music we play in the dishroom. Oftentimes, I find myself only catching explicit, sexist, or racist lyrics as a song ended, leaving me wondering what I missed. This spurred my interest in the possibility of sexist content going unnoticed or unprocessed in music, and the possible consequences this might have. In this paper, I will seek to explore if Grinnelleans, a community highly involved with social justice, find…

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    Popular Music Case Study

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    1. Why has it been difficult to research the earliest popular music? Answer- It has been difficult to research the earliest popular music because, many centuries ago, music was unclear and poorly documented. Additionally, it wasn’t even until the sixteenth century that people became literate enough to document music. However, most literate people of the time were clergy men and students of universities run by the church, so as a result, the vast majority of recorded music was religious.…

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    Popular Music Influence

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    The trend in popular music is to glamorize drugs and alcohol. This music encourages young adolescents to “have fun” while minimizing the risk and dangers of the substance. Through music, deviant behaviors magnify the illusion of a carefree, unfettered life. Popular music encourages recreational drug use among adolescents by removing barriers for illicit drug use and endangering the lives of those who take part in the drug fueled culture. Music is present almost anywhere and easily accessible…

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    This aim of this study was to see if music affected the learning process of individuals. Researchers examined if the semantic aspect of music was disrupted, using a verbal and a spatial memory task. The participants in this study consisted of 46 undergraduate volunteers, 21 men, 26 women, with ages raging from 18-23. Eleven to twelve participants were assigned to four different conditions, one with no music, one with natural sound, and one with instrumental music, and one with vocal music. There…

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    Introduction: The genre of popular music has thoroughly saturated every aspect of the music industry with catchy tunes, relatable lyrics, standard music notation, and popularity vote. The portrayal of this music is thought to be seen as the genre that is taking over from all other genres due to the popularity with the accessible availability that comes with it, and having a specific target group that they are able to pull in. My thesis states that the music for this topic identifies and…

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    confused. Also, the theme popular music have been separated by different kinds of music, but actually, different kinds of music actually somehow have relation to each others, and in this case, different type of songs become an individual thing that haven’t got relationship to each others. If the author can consider this problem, the theme will become more tight and the audience may not be confused to the theme. In the aspect of Popular Music and Politics, I really agree that Popular…

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    Dictionary Jazz is “a type of music with strong rhythms, in which the players often improvise (= make up the music as they are playing), originally created by African American musicians.” Jazz music is regarded as unique by Jazz musicians and listeners. While some may be skeptical, in fact, Jazz is very different from other styles of music and it has had a big influence on popular music. An extremely relevant feature that makes Jazz so different is that unlike other styles of music…

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    Stereotypes have been outcasted in most forms of popular culture, but a few are left that utilize these ideas. Music genres like rap or hip-hop stereotype women and colored people, but when it is used by a television personality, people become outraged. One incident in particular, a famous cook, Paula Deen, used degrading terms to describe an African-American, but those and similar terms are used in popular music today (Dowd). All minorities alike will become outraged when derogatory terms are…

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    How have industry figures wielded their power in pop’s production and dissemination processes, and how have musicians responded? Making reference to relevant literature and one or more recordings from the period 1900-2000, discuss the problems of power and mediation as they apply to popular music history. Industry figures have influenced the production and dissemination of popular music over the twentieth century in different ways. The production of popular music and its dissemination has…

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