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.