More to Music Than You Know

 

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I was very happy that we were assigned this sketch assignment because it finally gave me a reason to use the music I always listen to and incorporate it into some sort of schoolwork. I have always been a music lover, for as long as I can remember. I use to make my grandma play the “Fruit Salad” song by the Wiggles for me when I was only five years old. I still can’t go anywhere without my music. What I decided to do for this sketch was choose one song from my top three, most played playlists. The three songs I chose are listed above, and they all are apart of different playlists that signify something different. “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter is played whenever I…am having a bad day (who could’ve guessed that). If I’m ever in a bad mood, or something didn’t go my way and it gets me down, this is the first song I go to when I plug in my earbuds. If you can guess, “Power” by Kanye is the song I play for myself whenever I feel empowered or in a great mood. I play Kanye’s “Power” a lot of times when I’m heading to the library to put me in the confident, “hyped up” mood to study and finish my work. I listen to “Sunday Candy” when I feel like life seems to going just as I intended and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong.

What I did over the course of a week or so, is I tallied in the notes app on my phone each time I played the song per day. At the end of each day, I looked at the notes and saw the number of times I played each song and that determined if I could reassure myself that I had an overall pleasant day or not. I think if I eventually went more in depth into this project, I would add more songs that correlate to different moods to provide me with a better representation of how my day actually went. I think that using music was a very smart choice by me, not only because I knew I would stick with it and be able to gather a significant amount of data, but because there is always a lot of emotion in any type of music. No matter what song is playing, there is a certain emotion that was intended for the audience to feel; which is why I believe that each of these songs are able to signify how I was feeling that day.

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