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1 Rosenblum Ethan Rosenblum MUET200-0112 Boden Sandstrom Elizabeth Goldman November 9, 2009 Identity My personal identity is both created and reflected through the music that I listen to . Several parts of my identity influence the music I listen to as well . With the endless possibilities of music and artists out there, the three main identity features that contribute to the music I listen to are my gender, regional identity, and socioeconomic status . My identity has many aspects, but these three not only reflect the music I listen to the most, but influence the music I listen as well . The fact that I am male plays a large part in the music that my life revolves around . Because I am a male, my masculinity is very important to me . I am drawn to loud noises and the fiery nature of Rock n’ Roll . Rock n’ Roll has a powerful sound and by listening to it and singing along to it, that powerful sound makes me feel powerful . The loudness and thunderous nature of rock music is tailored towards men . The loud bass and the sometimes-deafening drums can compare to the deep voice of a man, and it is not uncommon to associate the fast, strident strumming of the guitar with the strong hands of men . Usually, males are the performers of rock music and while there are plenty of female rock n’ roll stars, I find this particular field of music more rendering
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2 toward men . Because there are many more male rock n’ roll performers, I have an easier
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