Music Favorites

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Music Favorites

Ava Normandin, 7th grade editor

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Ever have someone ask you what your favorite music genre is or do you think it can influence your mood? These people can answer that question.

“Baila Reggaeton [latin], I can dance and feel free,” said Jasmin Quiroz. She likes to dance to the music and the feeling of being free. In July of 2018 11% of people like latin according to  Statista.com. She said that of the music genre her favourite singer is “Malama, he has music that makes me dance”. She also said that “yes [that music does influence her mood], I hear it and I get lost in it.

“Alternative, I’m emo and it’s very inspiring to me,” said Katherine Pruden, 8th, and of that genre “I have too many to choose [a favourite band or singer], I like hearing variety”. In a study on Statista.com it said “According to a survey by Deezer, the most popular genre among Americans was rock music, with 56.8 percent of respondents stating that they were currently listening to music within this genre as of the date of survey.” Of those 56.8 28% were from 16-19. Pruden also said that “ yes [music can influence my mood], because the music, it’s very emotional like myself. It’s like a way to represent myself.”

“I like all music, except country, cause in country all music is the same,” said Emma Britt, 8th. Britt said that “AJR [is my favourite band], I can relate to all of their songs.” 49.9% of people say they like country according to Statista.com. She also said “no [music doesn’t influence my mood], usually I choose the music according to my mood.”

Music can affect your mood in many ways. This is because of the rhythm and tone that we hear when we listen to music. When we listen to a rhythm, our heart actually begins to synch with it. A slow heartbeat with a strong diastolic pressure tells our brain that something sad or depressing is occurring. Very fast beating has to do with excitement, while a dreamy rhythm with occasional upbeats can be a sign of love or joy. Tones are just as important as rhythm. A “major key” music piece will usually signal cheerful communication to our brain, while “minor key” pieces are sadder. This all has a very strong effect on our brain, which makes our mind actually feel what’s being communicated to us,”said Effectsofmusicinquiry.weebly.com.Music is a everyday thing we hear, but we never stop to listen to it and let it carry us away and influence our mood.

Sites used:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/253915/favorite-music-genres-in-the-us/

https://www.statista.com/statistics/442354/music-genres-preferred-consumers-usa/

https://effectsofmusicinquiry.weebly.com/music-and-mood.html

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