Juxtaposition Music Definition Essay

Defining Music Essay

614 WordsFeb 17th, 20113 Pages

Nic Giordano
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Definition Essay
Music

Music; Indefinable by words alone. It is not only something you can hear but what you can feel. It is something your soul is able to reach out and touch. Music also has the power to bring us as humans, together. It is one language spoken by all cultures, sexes, races, age and religions. Music also controls our emotions; it makes us happy, sad, angry, relaxed, etc. We also can express ourselves through music. It can affect our personality.. someone who listens to classical, like Mozart or Bach, all the time is going to be smarter and more intellectual than someone who listens to rap or metal, and someone who listens to more upbeat happier music, like Ska or Swing, is more likely to…show more content…

This can be overwhelming to the listener. Knowing when and how much to utilize silence is part of listening, one of the key skills of any musician. “Just because you can’t hear it doesn’t mean it’s not music”

Music is respect. Respect to ones self and to others, whether it is someone that has the same taste in music as you, or someone that has the complete opposite taste as you. That’s something I see happen way to much, people bashing on other people because of what they listen to. Instead of accepting that everyone isn’t going to like what you like. Music is supposed to be something we all have in common, it’s supposed to bring us together and create peace, not turn us against each other. It’s something that we all do, including me at times. Not only in music but in everyday life.

Music originates from all over the world since the beginning of time. Complex or simple, fast or slow, loud or soft. It’s what you feel. It could be your method of escape or keeping you living. Music is love. Music is passion. Music is unity. Music is emotion. Music is belief. Music is beauty. Music is life. Music is perfection. Music is imperfection. Music is peace. “Through music we can live forever.”

“That’s the beauty of music. They can’t take that away from you.” -The Shawshank

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This assignment is for a brief proposition paper with 2-3 hypotheses, and 5 relevant scholarly journal citations. The assignment includes an example and template.

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Students formulate juxtapositions of ideas, concepts, arguments, contradictions, quotes, or theoretical implications from five sets of readings during the semester. The juxtapositions will be presented as oral presentations toward the beginning of the class as a stimulus to conversation and debate. You are expected to treat these as oral presentations; thus, clarity and persuasiveness of presentation is taken into account.

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Submitted by:
Brian H. Spitzberg
Senate Distinguished Professor
San Diego State University
San Diego, California

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