does music influence people or not

so what do you guys think does music influence people or not

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phamster2002

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ever since i started high school ive been seeing people dress all gangster and all that with sagging pants and sport shirt shirts that goes down to the knee and over size sun glasses and the thing that they listen to is rap so does this music influence people to dress as there favorit rapper?

and ive been hearing people saying more slang then in middle school words suck as foo shizle, ight, bounce, crib, pimps and such word like that and there all words used in rap music. so does music influence them to say words like that.

but for me and my friends we listen to individualise rock and political rock, and we appairently just make up our slang and we wair werid ass shirts that we find at spencers and hot topic and with dicky's pants and metal belts with truckers hat's and all that stuff, so i guest we were influence by our music

so what do you guys think does music influence people or not

  • Mar 22, 2006

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It does, more or less.

Art has always set social standards, and is like a directing order. It can become propoganda laced with appealing stuff which drags many to join the club; 'if you're not with us, you're an outcast'

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It really does influence people in some way. In my country (venezuela) you rarely see that it really changes the way you look or dress, but it really does change your mood. I think it's a natural response of our body towards music.

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That depends on how you listen to the musix. As for some music is for entertainment purpose, for relaxation. For others it's a way of expressing theirselves. It doesn't really influence much depends on inviduals. About the dressing part, i can't say much. Wearing baggy pants doesn't mean you're into rap or hiphop. Wear what ever you feel comfortable with. That's how i see it.

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i think it influences some people. but maybe more along the lines of if your a visual person or auditory person. so people who learn visually would be more affected by art and people who are auditory learners would be more affected by music.

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  • Mar 23, 2006
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I agree with Salocin, music can change your mood or enhance it. after going to your favorite singer/group/Dj concert you feel really great.

  • Mar 23, 2006
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I love to listen to music. When I'm not in the mood, I turn cheerful music and start dancing. Then all the sadness goes away!In the same way MUSIC makes me work, I become more productive and faster I think. The music is very good for people's feelings. But it is unlikely to change them.

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it depends on the person, if they are a wannabe their styles will change with the music they listen to, some people are mildly mentally unstable to a point that they get to a point where they want to do what is in the music, listened to enough lyrics can influence a person's behavior but not all people. then there are those who listen to certain music which is odd but brings them peace and sometimes a with draw could actually begin if they haven't listened to it for awhile.

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myri-chan

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I guess it does.. i think that liking a particular singer or band or style of music speaks volumes about the state of mind of people or their psychological needs, that's why musicotherapy exist,even religious prayers can be considered as some kind of music and famous priests as rockstars Lol
Some artists are so idolized to the point to have a status of semi-prophets like singer Bob Marley,so music can really be as comforting and "hypnotic" as prayers.
But music can also have a bad influence on people and increase their negative tendencies which can lead to a Bissonnette syndrome attitude.

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UberDog

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Sure it does. I listened to the Beatles White Album backwards and it told me to commit some murders. I did and am now serving twenty to life in a federal state penitentiary. So yes music does influence people. Take it from me...The White Album made me do it. Have a wonderful day! =^.~=

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I think the way in which music uses language can be contrasted with how academics use the language.
Language is needed to share experiences with people, or to share knowledge gained from experiences.

Academics convey it in such a manner that anyone who understands the language can gain the knowledge. However, doing this is very difficult (why we have so many bad academic books) and hence is reserved for only the most important of things.
Common language is used for most daily communication.
But these two do not exhaust the scope for expression of experiences. They leave out the very obscure ones if expressing them isn't too useful, considering the effort that would be required to express the obscure thought.

The language used in pop songs manages to convey such obscure messages in few words. The lyrics don't make much sense of taken at face value so to an outsider, someone who doesn't have that experience doesn't appreciate them. But if you have had those being sung about, you like the song. It's like finding a new useful word.

Songs also get associated with freedom. Because academic language is easy to control and limit so that even important expressions can be omitted from common knowledge. Songs can help dig out such suppressed experiences and give them a voice, And hence a tool against oppression

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