Music has always been used as a way to communicate messages in an exciting way. People get to enjoy the tunes while getting the message being delivered, and it is one of the most effective ways of communicating with society. This means that it can either influence the society positively or negatively. In this article, we are going to take a look at the effects of music on society.
Stimulates the fetus
Right from the very time that we are conceived, music plays a role in our lives. When pregnant mothers listen to music, it stimulates their fetuses, making them better developed as it enhances their self-esteem and social and mental skills.
When people listen to classical music while doing things like reading or studying, they tend to have a better understanding and improves their academic performance. Music is also known to enhance meditation.
Music is influential in making choices
Music is a major influencer when it comes to making choices, which can be seen in the ads that are placed on radio and TV, as well as the endorsements that are given to musicians. When musicians are associated with certain products, we tend to remember those products, and this greatly influences whether we will use those products or not.
Music is good for entertainment purposes but is equally important when it comes to exposing the problems in our society, which can explain the emergence of rap music in the Bronx ghettos. It was used to speak about issues such as racism, that the black society there was facing, and the anger that the black society felt. They used it as a tool to let the world know exactly what they were going through in those ghettos. In South Africa, we saw musicians like Lucky Dube speaking against apartheid while preaching peace and equality. It was used to let the rest of the world know what they were going through.
Emerald Ash Borer
The awareness that music brings about can be on a whole lot of topics that are endless. One of the things that it does, though, is to bring about awareness on conservation. Conservation is a wide topic that covers animals and plants, as well as the environment. There are many species of animals and plants that are facing extinction, while global warming is slowly degenerating our planet. There are several measures that have been put in place to stop this from happening, but awareness is still needed. In this part of the article, we are going to take a look at Ash Trees in the United States. They are facing extinction due to the Emerald Ash Borer a beetle that eats its way through the trees and deposits it’s larvae there to develop. This beetle is a menace across more than 20 states since they are unable to control it. it eats through the ash trees, cutting off the water supply and eventually leading to the death of the trees. There is a treatment that can be applied every two years without missing, and the other option is cutting down all the Ash Trees and replacing them with other species of trees. The U.S. government has already spent in excess of $120 million looking for solutions, this is one problem that might not be going away very soon.
Music can be used to create awareness of things like the Emerald Ash Borer so that people can start taking any necessary precautions from protecting their Ash Trees.