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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
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- Fall '14