Many people see music as a reliever of stress, a comfort in a time of grief and also a help to isolate one from the world. From yester years unto now people still se music to do different things. Every age group of people has different preferences of music. Older people may like more sophisticated music while younger people may like more crazy, loud and outrageous music. Now a day’s teenager’s behavior is more often based on the music they associate themselves with. As many may say music is the key to the soul. Sometimes people may not even realize that they are reacting on the music that they listen to. Teenagers are all at the age where they are trying to find themselves and because music is such a great influence hey give off a behavior that is portrayed from the music. This essay is mainly about what kinds of music influences what kind of teenagers. It is also about how music preferences can form what kind of person a teenager can be and who they associate themselves with. For example \you will hardly ever see a Caribbean teenager hanging out with a Gothic kid at the lunch table because they will believe that the Gothic kid is weird or abnormal because he or she doesn’t like the kind of music that they like. Music can have a negative and a positive reaction on teenagers lives.
“How Music Affects Teens.” Teen Ink. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.
This article talks about how certain types of music can define who a person is. It says that you can tell a person’s mood by the type of music that they are listening too. This supports the idea of music creating a teen’s personality. It also explains how teens cling more to the people who are more like them because they like the same type of music as them. That is also true because you would hardly see a person who likes country music hanging out with somebody who likes rock. It’s not something that is done on purpose but it’s something that is done naturally. They wouldn’t do that because like article also states teens would always be disagreeing with what genre of music is right or what kind of music is right. The article mentions that music helps teens show emotions and express their feelings in way they sometimes can’t so by themselves. This article was a little short but gave a basic outlook on my topic.
“Media Influence on Youth.” Media Influence on Youth. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.
This website gives an overview on studies that were taken. The studies where taken on the age group of young children to teenagers. It talks about how the media including music, magazines and television shows influences the youth to react certain ways. For instance pictures of fashion models makes teenagers and kids as young as 8 years get more self-conscious about their weight. It speaks of sex and how the media also influences teens to believe that it is something that is good.
Liljequist, Kevin C. “Does Music and Lyrical Content Influence Human Behavior?” Does Music and Lyrical Content Influence Human Behavior? N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2014
This article supports the idea of violent music being one of the causes of increase in aggressive behavior. It says that teenagers dedicate about 40 hours a week to listening to music. It was found that the earlier an adolescent invest their time in listening to music were more likely to not listen to their parent and listen more to their peers. When the music is constructed into a music video it has a stronger impact on teenager’s behaviors an outlook on society.