How Music Affects Teens

June 12, 2009
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The Affect Music Has On Different Teens

Music is something that every person has his or her own specific opinion about. Different people have different taste, and various types of music have many ways of leaving an impact on someone. It can be relaxing, angering, soothing, energizing, and many more.

There are so many types of music out there today. Rap, pop, rock, country, indie, alternative, hardcore are some of the abundant types in the world. Music sends out either good or bad messages that have big impacts on how people act. People usually become friends with others who have a same taste in music as the rest of the people they hangout with, or it can be vice versa. People may not want to associate with people who have different tastes in music because they’ll argue about what they think is better but its just their own opinions.

Rap and Rock music are two very important types of music in the world. They both send out different messages and help kids. The lyrics sung or rapped by the artists can be things going on in their own personal lives, and people with the same types of problems can listen to them so they know theirs hope and theirs people like this out there in the world. Music can also serve as a catalyst for new ideas. When people listen to the new things out there, they learn different things going on in the world and they become more open-minded because they’re exposed to different people like the artists.

A lot of people come to the conclusion that rap music has a very big impact on the world. Listening to the lyrics, they usually revolve around sex and drugs and those are topics many parents don’t want their kids being involved in. Many of the music videos made by rap artists in the world show these topics in them. Studies show that people who are more into rap music do drugs one time in their lives.

People can use music to express themselves, in ways it can’t be expressed through behavior, or art. You can usually tell how someone’s feeling by the type of music he or she is listening to at the time. It’s a tool used by many. Groups of people around the world can come together and gather at concerts, shows, and venues to show what their interests and likings are and you see how many people have similar likings as you.

I can personally relate to the effects that music has on its listeners and users because it’s a big part of my life. Every day I listen to the words and sounds of different singers/bands with contrasting ideas and opinions. The music I listen makes me who I am.

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Harpz said...
Mar. 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm
When was this article posted
LadyZ said...
Mar. 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm
"Music can also serve as a catalyst for new ideas." This is a fantastic sentence!
JulianGV said...
Feb. 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm
when was this article posted?
TheGingerPrincess said...
Feb. 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm
"Music is free therapy"- Alan Ashby
Barrel_Racer123 said...
Jan. 29, 2015 at 4:44 pm
I love luke bryans music ....bcause I am country and a rodeo person that's why I loovve him :)
ukulelechick13 said...
Nov. 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm
music is life
ashlynn.craig said...
Oct. 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm
I love music, I personally am a country girl so i think the affect that the whole miley cyrus etc genre is having on teens is crazy dumb. 
Yatri Sharad replied...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm
umm I agree.. im a country boy who lives in cities these days and i especially think electronic and techno musics these days are really making youths dumb..
aprilanne replied...
Jan. 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm
agreed! lol @ashlynn.craig miley cyrus and taylor swift are a disgrace to country music lol
Erica B. replied...
May 31, 2015 at 10:01 pm
guys... Miley Cyrus is not a country singer nor does she claim to be. And just because you don't appreciate other's taste in music does not make it "dumb".
the_blue_pheonix said...
Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm
music is a great way to express your self
Mattieb101 said...
Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:47 am
to me it can be true and false cause some people are like that and some people aint  
karkatvantas69 said...
Sept. 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm
i love music it makes me so happy
Charles Charlmichael said...
Sept. 2, 2014 at 9:05 am
I don't really know that much about music but I like Törnrosa, it's really is a good song and it is even better than my fucked up grammar.   I have helpedd my got through my life and be a survivael in the end of it, my life so to speeck.   What's you advice to me? Thanks in advance! Calleman
theheavymetalist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm
I love music quite alot. They can help me get through tough situations and I have a setlist of over 1000 songs in my head and that I know. Obviously I don't know every band in the world or like every genre and subgenre as equally as another but I can safly say, it is my life. BTW what is your favorite genre? Mine if you want to know is Heavy Metal and is also fast, loud, and in your face.
erwan said...
Jul. 10, 2014 at 1:00 am
well ... Are you Sure About THE EFFECT to teen ?
Lucas said...
Apr. 13, 2014 at 3:10 am
The articles says studies show that people are more into rap will do drugs one time in their lives. Which "studies"?? , plz provide a link or html for such a statement plz
izzy_0314 said...
Mar. 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm
I listen to music all the time and have come to find that it brings many benefits to my life and general well-being. I have also found out that making music brings me joy as well. I create songs and remixes and its actually really fun. Just thought I would share that with anyone reading this.
DazedAndConfusedInLife replied...
Jul. 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm
you're so right my whole life revolves around music and writing...... they both saved my life.   And towards the writer of this,  Tons of rap and hip hop also provide good messages of course i agree with you that some of it provides a bad message but next time give credit to the rappers that provide good messages. Now in the 21st century there are even Cristian rappers. Please think about what you say next time.
shockbot said...
Mar. 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm
music is my life. my everyday life includes music.
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