“Turn up the music”, says Jill as she begins to bop her head to the catchy tune. The bass rattles the suburban as Jill and her sister “jam out” on the way to school. They feel the music and begin to sing their hearts out and dance like nobody’s watching, while the grumpy old man in the black fiat next to them scowls, but Jill and her sister don’t care, they are having fun. In this situation music gave Jill and her sister a way to connect and hang out. Music has affected society in many ways including giving people something to enjoy and a way to express themselves.
Music creates enjoyment for many people all over the world. For example, a member of the band is able to enjoy himself/herself by using music. Not only are they playing fun tunes on their trusty old saxophone or flute, but they are having a good time doing something they love. For example, the love of music brings people together in organizations like band. Music gives us a way to enjoy ourselves when we listen to our favorite song. It gives people from all different cultures and parts of the world a way to enjoy themselves, no matter the circumstances. In addition, if a person is having a no-good-very-bad-day like Alexander, simply turning on their favorite jam could help them enjoy the day. Music can be a pick-me-up that turns any frown upside down because we enjoy listening to it. Music can impact a person’s everyday life by giving them something to listen to when they feel happy, sad, or angry. Whether music is a way to spend time with friends, like in band, or just a band aid for a bad day, music is quite enjoyable.
Not only is music enjoyable but it also gives people a way to express themselves. For example, a shy, sweet, young girl may love heavy metal, rock, or rap music, even though most wouldn’t classify her as a dark-screamo-strange person that stereotypically listen to these types of music. She feels she can express herself through music in a way she can’t through words. There are many types of music that express who we are deep inside. Whether it be Christian or Rap, or even Christian Rap, all of these genres express different people. In addition, music speaks in amazing ways that most people can’t, creating new and easier ways for someone to express how they are feeling deep down. People feel free when able to express themselves through their music taste.
Therefore, music has made a huge impact in our society by being enjoyable and allowing us to express ourselves. Just like Jill and her sister, sometimes people need a little car jam session, to break free, let loose, and have fun. Music is an escape for many from crazy everyday lives and has changed our world forever. Music is powerful.