What is the biggest influence that music has on you?
- Feelings and Emotions
- Life Style
Do you think music impacts society? Give some examples.
Music and Culture
Music and culture are intertwined, in that music has the ability to influence culture and vice versa. Music can have a profound effect on individuals and society, both historically and in the present day. Music can be used to communicate ideas, values, and emotions, and can reflect and shape cultural identity.
What are some of the ways that music reflects a culture's values?
The Influence of Music and Culture
Music can influence how people think, feel and act. Cultural factors can shape musical preferences and styles. Music can be used to express cultural identity and solidarity.
Did you know?
The oldest known musical instrument is the Divje Babe Flute, a cave bear femur bone with four holes, dating back to between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks believed that music had the power to change a person’s mood, and even their personality. The practice of playing music together is known as 'ensemble', which comes from the Latin word 'insimul' meaning 'at the same time'.
How does music from different cultures influence each other?
Cultural Appropriation: Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture. It is often seen as a form of cultural imperialism, and can be seen as disrespectful or offensive, depending on context. Subculture: A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the larger culture to which it belongs. A subculture is composed of people who share similar interests, beliefs, and behaviors that set them apart from the larger culture.
Can you mention any example of cultural appropiation or subculture on music?
How often do you listen to music?
- Every day
- A few times a week
- Once a week
When do you usually listen to music?
- In the morning
- When I'm doing homework
- At night
What type of music do you prefer to listen to?
How do you usually listen to music?
- On my phone
- On the radio
- On CDs
- On the internet
Do you ever listen to music with friends?
- Not very often
Question: How does music influence culture? Clues: • Think about the different genres of music and how they have grown and changed over time. • Look at the lyrics of popular songs and the messages they are sending. • Investigate how trends in music have started and how they have impacted different communities. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a drawing that illustrates the relationship between music and culture. B. Write a song that reflects a cultural issue in your community.