Music= Expression

Alex - Farmington, Utah
Entered on December 9, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that music has a powerful influence on the human mind. If you are feeling down, and you hear a happy song on the radio, you feel uplifted. When I ride the bus in the morning, I try to block out the noisy drone by listening to my I-pod.

Music has taken a whole new meaning in our livetimes. First with the ‘50s emergence of rock and the Beatles, to now. In our time there are so many different styles and genres of music, all inspiring in their own way. The most popular music genres are Rap and Hip-Hop. I don’t really like this style, but it’s still expressionism.

The Mozart effect is a great way to explain how music can effect you psycologicaly. The Mozart effect is simply, when you listen to a piece of music from him, you will do better in Math and other subjects. Our 5th grade teacher used to put on a track of Mozart when we took a Math test because she believed that our grades would go up. They did.

So, when you listen to music, think about how the music will effect your mind. One of my friends was listening to Heavy Metel, and when I tried to talk to her, she blew up at me; for no good reason!

I’m not sying that all music is bad, just think about what you are listening to, it may effect you in ways you never knew.