9_27_defining_music

Within any music is a complex weaving of culturally

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Unformatted text preview: Anthem and has been used in countless commercial and media contexts beyond this. countless commercial and media contexts beyond this. "Universal"? "Universal"? Music is code. And you have to know the code to unlock the understanding. Within any music is a complex weaving of culturally-specific symbols and global perceptions of the music in question. Music has many different uses to different people. It is one of the most powerful tools of expressing cultural identity. A suggested replacement... suggested A society's music expresses important cultural values through contextual symbols. In summation.. In We often listen to music today in a decontextualized way; divorcing music from its makers, meanings and identities. (Thanks YouTube, iTunes and Spotify!) It is important to understand how we feel about music may not be the same as how other people feel about the same music. It's also important to remember that your ideas about music matter and should guide your research. African Mbira African...
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