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Music’s biggest impact!

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Have you ever wondered why you or your friend like a certain song or artist, well today we will be discussing a few reasons why we select the music we do. Some reasons people select the music they do is because it is something one may be going through or has went through and can relate to what the artist is saying. Another reason one may select a certain song or topic of music to listen to is because they may want to know that lifestyle. Some people also select certain topics or songs for reinforcement. The last reason that we will discuss in this blog is because one may feel a certain artist, song or song topic understand or describes them.

The first reason mentioned had to do with what one may be going through, went through or can relate to. We all go through different things in life, whether it is bad or good. During that time there are always those songs that totally state your situation, or atleast a good amount of it. It may cause you to cry it out, but it helps you get over the situation. When you can relate to a song it draws you to it because it includes you, and it means something to you. Therefore seeing this as helpful to yourself you are more likely to listen to that song again, or to listen to that artist more often and even listen to songs that talk about that certain topic as well. We at Ryan Ace Music tested this idea out by posting a question and answer on Instagram, in which ones could respond to. The question stated “Why do you choose the music you choose to listen to?” One of those responses were “because I can relate to it.” We will mention more of the responses I received throughout this article.

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Second, people select certain songs for reinforcement. We know your wondering, “what do they mean by that?” Well let us explain. We all go through tough situations, but when we go through those things we all have that one song that comes to mind to help us through it. For example, we all know that one friend that refuses to leave their significant other alone no matter how toxic the relationship becomes, but why? They all have their own reasons, but we won’t get into that. Despite their friend’s telling them they should leave, after they ask for their advice, there’s always that one song that says pretty much what we said, but they must sound better singing or rapping it out to them. These are the songs we consider reinforcement. It helps remind the person what their going through and it can even muster up ones courage to get themselves out of a toxic situation.

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Photo from unsplash by Travis Yewell

The third topic I mentioned was that one may want to know what ones lifestyle is like. This itself has several topics within it because one may use this type of music to feel as though they are in that person’s situation to escape their own problems. Another reason is because their life may seem a bit more energized and fun, because they can buy anything they would like, travel anywhere and may have way more free time, let alone they are living their dream, and therefore it gets you excited and positive about life and feeling that this will be you one day. One other reason, within this type of reason for listening to music, is to really view things from a different side or to really know what its like to live that lifestyle, it may even influence changes you make within your own life. Also in this specific reason for listening to music it is the reason you will see a bus load of people at a party jumping around knowing all the lyrics to a song that does not describe them at all, but it allows you to feel as though you are living in their life in that moment. A response we got on our Question and answer that we put on Instagram stated “it makes you feel like you’re apart of that person’s life and the vibe catches you.”

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The Last point we will mention in this blog is that one may feel a certain artist, song or song topic understands or describes them. This kind of goes into the songs you can relate to, but it gets its own category because not only do people want to be able to relate to music, but people want to be understood, and when you don’t feel like you are in your day to day life, you may enjoy listening to music or artist that seem to be feeling misunderstood as well. It helps you to feel understood because you are not the only one misunderstood, but they tend to explain what they mean by this in there songs, and that alone may be the same reasons you feel people misunderstand you in life as well. One stated “it’s about the feeling for me” in response to my Q&A on Instagram.

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A few people that responded to my Q&A on Instagram mentioned that the reason they pick the music they do is based on the vibe of the song, which we did not mention in this blog, because it will be put into its own blog, you’ll just have to stay tuned in every week to hear more.

There are many reasons we all listen to the music we do, whether we want to say so or not, and as there are many reasons we listen to the music we do, many pieces play a part in that, but today we were able to focus on the emotional or more personal side to that.

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We hope you enjoyed this blog! If you did give a like and share, as well as comment the reasons you feel people listen and choose the music they choose. If you agree with the points mentioned in the blog tell us which categories the music you choose is in.

Behind the music

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Today we will be discussing a very important role in music today, songwriters. As well as giving them credit. Today we are able to enjoy multiple genres of great music, but one of the biggest reasons we choose the music we choose is because of the words in the song or message.

A big part of these words/message created through the song are because of the writers. The job of a songwriter is to write certain parts for songs for an artist to record, it is often seen as someone eles ideas or suggestions that would make the song sound better, so they help come up with ideas for the song and help complete a song for an artist. Song writers receive credit as an author, can receive awards and royalties from the success of the songs that they write.

Another type of writer is a ghost writer. A ghost writer, writes entire songs for someone else who is named author, which is why they are considered a ghost. When hired every song written by the ghostwriter is considered the artist’s song. This often becomes a big part of an artist’s career and music when they blow up and are constantly on tour. Artist often don’t have much free time to write so they hire a Ghostwriter. It is often discredited because one is expected to write their own song, especially a rapper; so when all their songs blow up and it’s all because of their ghost writer it seems as though the artist isn't as good as we think, people see them as an actor/actress rather than an rapper or artist. Ghost writers are not credited as a writer on the song, which makes them ineligible for any awards, and they only receive a one-time payment instead of royalties.

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As we can see songwriters are a very important part of the music we hear today, we really have to take time to appreciate our songwriters, and it is great to know that if you don’t actually want to perform music but still love making music you too can still be apart of the music heard worldwide today!

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The Impact of Music on Little Ears

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Many studies over the years have shown that it is never too early to introduce your child to music. Regardless of whether he or she truly comprehends the music being played, simply listening has been reported to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and sharpen memory and mental alertness- according to an article written by Katie Gagnon.   

While all of these benefits stand true no matter what age, it is said to be more distinguished among young children with developing brains. These long-term benefits that can take effect include, "improved language development, enhanced motor skills, better social skills, higher IQs, increased concentration and basic memory recall" (Katie Gagnon, May 2018). If you would like to see even greater mental and physical benefits in your child, consider signing them up for music lessons where they are taught to read music or play an instrument. The more involved your child is in music, the better your child's chances are of experiencing these benefits.

 

Many parents find trouble in starting their kids in music, because they do not know how to simply start their child on an instrument or think that it is too costly. However, having your child involved in music daily may be simpler thank you think! Many parents have even decided to begin exposing their child to music before they are even born by playing music out loud for them to hear in the womb. While this may seem like an early start to many, there are other ways to expose your child to music from a very early point in their lives. Some ideas that parents use from almost day one may include:

  1. Buying toys or instruments that play music or make sounds

  2. Playing music in the car (classical music is a good starter for younger children and babies)

  3. Singing songs to them (such as nursery rhymes or any other upbeat and kid-friendly song)

  4. Enrolling them in music lessons when able

  5. AND MORE!

There are a plethora of options for having your child enrolled in music, and these activities can evolve as the child grows older. While these activities may not stay consistent throughout their childhood years or even their whole lives, building an appreciation for music in your child from a young age can increase the chance in them being involved in music for the rest of their life.

Can singing in a choir help your health?

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Many people often think about church choir, or a schools choir when the word choir is brought up in a conversation, but nowadays there has been a change in attitude towards local choirs. With the help of X-factor and other talent TV shows people are progressively inclined to join their local choir which can become profitable towards them due to the many ways research has proved that singing in choir can improve physical and mental health, as well as encourage social bonding. 

PHYSICAL

The physical benefits of singing have been a topic that has been researched for many years and it is proven that singing exercises the brain and body. Singing is remarkably known to improve breathing, posture, and muscle tension. This is because when singing you cannot be tense and you must breathe correctly and have good posture to perform well.

MENTAL

Another great benefit of singing is that singing has also been proven to bring a sense of happiness and wellbeing, even more so than listening to music. Research shows that when one is singing there is a release of positive neurochemicals such as endorphin, dopamine, and serotonin.

SOCIAL

Singing in a choir brings people together that have a similar hobby influencing social connections which is also a big part of our mental health. Even if a choir member does not talk to anyone it still brings a sense of belonging and connection.

 

The fact that choirs are becoming more abundant is wonderful news and provides a great way for communities to grow strong together, physically, mentally, and socially. So if you love to sing don’t hesitate to join your local choir, as it will be beneficial to you in all sorts of ways!