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Sarah Lewis 2-13-07 Prof. Bishara English 101 How music affects mood As Confucius was reported to have said, “"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." I believe this quote is very significant and truthful in showing how music really does affect human beings. Music has a unique way of affecting a person’s ideas, feelings, and moods. Music has often been used to change people’s moods over many centuries. Hymns are often uplifting, loud, fast music is used at sporting events to excite the crowd, and even primitive tribes used music in the form of drumming and chanting during ceremonies. I have personally observed the effects of music on myself and on others. I believe it is very powerful because it can give me a feeling of pure happiness at times, and can help me when I am going through a difficult problem. The claim that music can influence a person’s mood makes perfect sense. It can influence, for example, the length of time someone chooses to spend in a mall. Stores that target older shoppers might play
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