Is There An Influence Behind Music?

Hello there and Welcome back!

Actually, I’m a new guest blogger and it’s a real honour to be a part of Renard’s team, and also in front of his special audience 🙂

My name is Charles Cudjoe Jnr, and I mostly blog about things concerning Society and Culture, as it is a topic I have a deep interest in.

PS: The world of Society and Culture is beautiful!

Okay… let’s get straight to the main topic!

Music, be it Pop, Country or Reggae music, tends to have an influence on the person listening.

Music has the power to culturally, morally and emotionally influence our society.

The more intentional we become with the sounds, messages, beats and mood we create and release through our music, the more powerful we will become in making a deep positive impact.

As a lover of music, I believe that those who really love and care about music are the ones who grew and are growing up listening to songs that touch them and speak to them in a profound, comfortable way that makes them release their expressions without doing anything they will regret afterwards.

The Cultural Influence

Culture and Music flow together, and is also a valuable element of culture.

Music is a representation, a manifestation of what’s constantly changing around us.

The Moral Influence

Morality is defined as beliefs about what is right behaviour and what is wrong.

Morals and Behaviour (especially in teens) can be completely steered by the lyrics of a song they may be listening to, even though there are so many factors to building an emotional compass.

Also, music can definitely play a significant role in determining what seems to be right or wrong. Due to this, we need to be wary about the messsages that we absorb from the songs we listen to.

Music has the moral influence to empower the hearts and minds of generations to come, and that is something to truly take hold of!

The Emotional Influence

This is actually the most identifiable and direct impact music has on people in society.

It makes us feel in a certain way. It sets our moods and creates atmospheres (positive or negative).

And as humans, we’re so behaviourally influenced by the way we feel, that, anything said in an emotional level of understanding is taken at heart or into reasoning.

When I wake up in the morning, I know exactly the what song(s) to play to get me focused and ready for what’s up in my day, and that’s a very powerful example of an emotional influence of music.

Now, maybe you have some questions on your mind.

Let me just do some magic and answer them for you 😉

Why is Music so influential?

Many people are influenced by music they listen to (including me), mostly because they want to ”copy” their favourite music artist, or because they feel that’s a way of expressing themselves and flowing with the people that are also into that music.

Why is Music so powerful?

Music is a language of emotion that can represent different feelings and barge into the soul with no boundaries or limitations.

Well my reason is this;

Some of us are always challenged by the fact that no one understands them, or knows how they really feel, so they turn to Music.

What is the purpose of Music?

It’s used to express and modulate emotions. We use it to soothe, psyche up, enrage, sadden, and cheer each other or ourselves.

What does the Bible say about Music?

I can’t really say anything about the Qu’ran’s view of music, but I can say something about the Bible’s.

Well, I don’t think Jesus ever talked about music being a negative or positive influence, but he gives music a passing mention in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:25).

He also sang a hymn with his disciples (in Matthew 26:30).

Why is Music important to Culture and Society?

Although most people have their own preference on the type of music that they enjoy listening to, each culture can agree that the tunes are an important part of life when it comes to expressing ourselves, as human beings.

By appreciating the art form, it makes it easy to unite and relate with others who are different from us.

Thank you so much for reading.

About the guest author:

Charles Cudjoe Jnr is a young and ambitious blogger from Ghana.

His wonderful blog is called, Charles Cudjoe.

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My name is Charles Cudjoe Jnr. A Teen Blogger, Writer, Content Creator, Future Traveller and Future Vlogger. As a hobby, I read stuff on the internet, waste time on YouTube and Instagram, and dedicate my time to making my website the best place for you to land on! Some things I normally do when away from my laptop and the Internet are reading some books my mom says I should read 😇, studying my notes from school and writing about my dreams and ambitions I want to achieve in my life!

40 thoughts on “Is There An Influence Behind Music?

  1. Hi Charles Cudjoe Jnr, greeting from India.

    Good evening (India) & Good afternoon (Ghana).

    Enjoyed reading the article. Beautiful way you covered the importance of music and why we love music from all the angles possible.

    “Music is the universal language of mankind.”
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    I love Spanish songs, though I understand little.

    One more quote I love.

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
    and life to everything.” Plato

    Thank you for the post and waiting for your future travel Vlogs! All the best.

    Have a great day my friend.

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    1. 🤔 Hi, Dr. Sridhar. I found two of your comments (this one along with another one of yours) among my spam. I had to click on “Not spam” to let Akismet know that your comments are legitimate.

      I really do not know why the algorithm acted negatively towards your comments (I recommend finding out from others if your comments are ending up in their spam area).

      Anyway, Charles should respond to your comment when he is back online.

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    2. Hello there
      And it’s actually evening now😊

      I’m so glad you like this post too
      Thank you for the compliment as well
      It’s a great boost of encouragement for me on a personal note🙂

      Spanish songs are also a bit classy too 😊

      I’ve actually got to write these quotes down for future reference as well😂

      I’m happy you’re also looking forward to my future travel vlogs as well😊

      Have a great day too!

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  2. I love this post! I have always loved music and find it inspiring and soulful. Anything that bothers me, I can blot it out by listening to music. I listen to music I liked from the past because it takes me down memory lane.

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    1. Thats so nice to hear.
      And yes, same applies to me.
      Whenever I’m troubled I soak myself in music…just to make me feel at ease
      Its nice to know that someone also shares this with me
      I’m glad you liked this post🙂
      Thanks for reading
      Have a great day

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  3. I have thoroughly enjoyed your lovely article, Charles. As to music having an emotional influence, King David (before he became a king, that is) used to play harp to soothe King Saul, who was prone to rages. Later, as a king, David composed most of the 150 Psalms. Well done, dear friend!

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    1. I’m so glad as well that you loved this post!😊

      My mom is quite in love with the story of King David too
      Perhaps it because of his songs

      And even with this example you’ve given…it’s relatable to the Emotional Influence music has on us!

      Thanks so much for the compliment.
      It means a lot.

      Have a good day!

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  4. It’s very difficult today playing music. All people want digital music. I don’t like singing with electronic effetcts. I’m the only italian woman who sing growl. But people here don’t like growl but only melodic female voices. So I’m cursed and all by myself now. I had some musicians some years ago. But they didn’t want to play anymore. Is there a way to go out of this situation? Music now is only pop and rap. I don’t like them. I feel very upset without live music. 😐

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    1. First of all, hello there and thanks for reading!
      Don’t be ashamed just because your favourite genre of music isn’t being played or maybe encouraged anymore.
      As a way of getting out of this situation, I won’t recommend that you try forcing yourself to listen to music you don’t like. But rather, I think it’s best if you explore other musicians(by trying some research) who were or maybe are still into your favourite type of music.
      If you don’t, I think you should listen to the old songs of your favourite musician(s).
      I really hope I could be of help!
      Have a great day! 🙂

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  5. I like to remember one of my friends who was always depressed and it was linked to the music he listened to. But also, some things musicians sing about are actually very relatable and can help us on a positive note.

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    1. First of all, thank you for sharing your story with us Emmanuel😊
      And you’re right, musicians of today have that power and influence to change our mindsets to that of a positive one through the lyrics, mood and even the beats of the song.
      Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

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  6. Good to meet you Charles Cudjoe Jnr. I am Sherri-Ellen & my kitty companion is BellaDharma the Oriental Shorthair.
    What an interesting blog post! I have loved music from a fairly young age. And the range is huge also. I am of Eastern European Jewish/Gypsy & Aboriginal ancestry! That is alot of influences right there. I discovered ‘my own’ music when I was 9 years old…it was what was called “Pop Rock”. Then I progressed into Rock music & Disco…I now listen to so many kinds of music that people often wonder what my favorite music is.
    3 years ago I discovered a Chinese TV show called “Ice Fantasy” & I learned the songs…in Mandarin Chinese….I never in a million years thought I would learn to sing in another language but I did. I also love to watch Bollywood movies & I sing along with some of the songs too…
    A life without music for me would be very sad!!!
    Wishing you the very best & lots of music to carry you along, Sherri-Ellen & BellaDharma

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    1. First of all, nice meeting you both
      Thank you for the compliment as well..it means a lot😊
      Also, nice story you shared with us!
      I also listen to different genres of music that I don’t even know which genre I prefer the most…maybe I love all😂
      A day without music for me would surely be a sad and miserable one for me as well
      Thanks for commenting your thoughts, I really appreciate it!

      Wishing you all the best as well!
      Have a great day

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  7. Good Day Charles! I have a question. Do you find that certain songs or certain kinds of music are connected to memories (either happy or sad in your Life)?

    I do. I listen to Symphony music & remember my Father. The music of the 80’s reminds me of husband Paul (may he rest in peace). When I hear Jewish folk music I remember my childhood with all my relatives.

    I also have certain songs that I associate with all of my cats. I have sung to each of my cats. BellaDharma was not exposed to alot of music but seems to like Bruno Mars & a British band of the 90’s “Everything but the Girl”….

    This is their most well known song “Step Off The Train Walking Down Your Street”….it is quite timeless in its simplicity yet powerful….

    When I hear Aboriginal Drum music it takes me back to my days dancing at Pow-Wows’. Such wonderful memories.
    I look forward to hearing from you about your associations to certain music genres.
    Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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    1. Yes, some songs have the ability to take us down memory lane, but it depends on the type of song.

      For me, almost a lot of songs do that, reminding me of some events in my life, both sad and happy ones.

      I also checked the link you sent out, the song has a simple background but and nice rhythm.

      I mostly listen to any genre of songs that I don’t mostly take notice when I’m listening to a particular one, but the songs of certain artists especially Billie Eillish give me a lot of memories, both happy and sad.

      But aside looking at genres, just like you, certain songs connect with my memories (associated with my favourite genre or not).

      Thank you so much for commenting though

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  8. Music is a very subjective thing as is poetry I find Charles. Also I think the music we are exposed to helps us to appreciate music that much more.
    I find that people who strictly like “Country” music do not listen to anything else….I DO like ‘Country Rock” to an extent but what we call “Tear In You Beer” Country does not enthuse me at all. And then again I ADORED Johnny Cash & his wife June Carter Cash…..
    In fact, I MET them both in 1980. It was one of the EPIC moments in my Life I can tell you. I must look up Billie Elliish..a new person for me to listen to!
    Thank you for such a lovely blog!
    Sherri-Ellen 🙂

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  9. Like WHOA was EXACTLY how I felt Charles. I was only 24 years old. A short 120 lb blonde ‘hippie chick’ who loved Cash’s music even tho’ I was not a “Country” music fan. They had a Receiving line outside Hamilton Place so my hubby & I went. I remember looking at his boots, that were black & knee high & then looking up at what seemed to be the tallest man in the world at that moment. He was dressed in all black & was so majestic! Once it was my turn to speak with Johnny I shook his hand…
    I remember his drawl & him saying, “So how y’all doin little Lady?”
    Guess what happened?
    NOTHING! I LOST my voice! I squeaked like a mouse.
    He & I tried 3 times to speak but I kept squeaking!
    So I moved to June Carter Cash & we talked like old friends! We gave each other hair care tips & joked around. Johnny Cash leaned over & said “I see the cat let go of your tongue little Lady.”
    And you guessed it! I squeaked again!!!
    He laughed heartily & once I recovered the power of speech I told June Carter I felt like I just met G-O-D! She said this happened alot to her husband. I asked her to tell him I much I respected him & his fight with addiction (as I too was struggling at the time) & how his music always influenced me & lifted me up.
    He heard me of course & once again leaned over an said “Why thank you little Lady! I will pray for you. Can you pray for me?” I dumbly shook my head YES….I still could not speak to him……
    Hubby & I went to a coffee shop & I just sat there stunned for a long time!
    One of the most MEMORABLE moments of my entire Life Charles!!

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    1. Wow🙂
      I’m just so happy for you
      Not everyone gets the chance to even see they’re favourite public figure in real life…just on the media

      And it’s also normal to lose your voice and/or stammer when you do meet your favourite public figure 😅

      I’m so so so happy for you!
      Have a great day!

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  10. You know Charles that was one of the best things about Johnny Cash…he did “Meet & Greets’ where ever he went on tour. He was one of the most accessible *stars* ever. That is why he was so respected & admired (even with his addiction issue). He was an amazing man & really a GOOD human being!
    I’ve never lost my voice EVER so it was very comical…..
    Wishing you a wonderful day there. It is raining again here. But we need rain so no complaints!

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    1. Aw okay…that’s great to hear
      And yeah…hearing from you he seems like a very accessible person…and also very approachable..as well as a good person

      Wishing you a great day as well
      Rains have also started in Ghana here too 😅
      (We’re in the rainy season)
      Thanks for commenting❤️

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  11. Johnny Cash passed away in September of 2003. He was 73 years old. His wife died May 2003 & he tried to continue on but he had multiple health issues & I believe a broken heart. He & June were inseperable & they had a deep love & loyalty to each other.
    Johnny WAS accessible…that is what made him so well loved. He used to stat every concert with these simple words: “Hello there I’m Johnny Cash!” I can still here his voice in my head.
    HURRAH for rain in Ghana! Say that sounds like a good song title 😉
    We are in Summer here in Canada…we have had weeks w/out rain & then we get 3-4 days of rain on & off… I love rain…but then again I llove snow even more!!! 🙂

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    1. Sad story with Johnny Cash💔
      But all will be well with all of us.. we all have our time to go and come in this life
      And yes..hurray for rain in Ghana😁😅
      Summer seems pretty cool❤️
      And sadly…this unfortunate situation of less rain comes by

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