Classification Music Classification Music Music has always been a part of every culture, big or small.
It has been there from the beging of time, and I’m sure it will be there at the end. It has become a part of people, and who they are. Some music represents people, and other music expresses people. Either way, music is around and keeps on growing. Growing to new ideas and feelings that captures it’s listeners. I’ve noticed that my generation judges and categorizes its peers by the music that they listen to.
Because music isn’t just something you listen to anymore, it’s who you are. The parents of this generation notices that too I believe. Parents doing usually understand their childs’ music choices, but they are aware of it. There is the music that parents don’t mind their kids listening to, like ska.
Ska has always been a fun expressive and non-violent type of music. “Happy circus music” is one name that I’ve heard it being called. It’s the local bands that kids get together in small clubs to hang out and watch. It’s usually a nice and friendly atmousfear. Everyone says hello to the person who’s dancing next to them.
It’s a place where you can meet people and not get judged right off the bat. It’s an easy going show that kids can go to and stay out of trouble. Many of the kids there are”sXe – straightedge” That means that the person is against drinking smoking and drugs. That’s why parents aprrove that that kind of music. It’s happy music that does not alarm them.
Then there the music that parents wish their child did not listen to, like punk. Punk is a loud and heavy music that they wish their child didn’t listen to because they think it’s a bad influence on their young mind. When really most of the shows and get togethers are like that of Ska but with more attitude. Most of the kids that listen to punk music are actually good kids, lot of which are ‘Straightedge’ and very open minded. These are not kids trying to scare people, just expressing who they really are in a non-violent way. But since the music is loud and lude, the parents get the wrong idea of it.
There is also the type of music that the parents are willing to listen along with their kid, the mainstream and popular music. This is a general audience music that they play on the radio and on tv. This music the parents don’t mind, even though they would choose their own music over is anyday. But it is played on tv and the radio and is edited and sensored enough for their taste. It’s the type of concert where the parents can actually take their kid to see. Usually in a coloseum with organized seating.
-It’s the type of place where people are friendly and openminded just enough to not be called hard headed. This is the type of music that parents don’t mind because it’s edited and screened and is not to harsh and abrasive for themselves to listen to also. Hardcore music, the music that parents are scared of. This is the type of music that kids go to small clubs to see, hitting and pushing each other, which they consider dancing, while listening to loud, harsh, abrasive music. It’s the type of music that gets kids hyped up and excited, sometimes angry.
And parents are truly scared of this music. Scared of the lyrics and the screaming, and mostly of the effect it will have on the child. True, the shows are filled with energy and sometimes hate, but when it comes down to it, the person listening to it may not be. It’s a show where some people can go and have fun, but most of them do not take the anger to the street.
The parents are mostly scared because the music is misunderstood to them. Parents and kids may never really agree on music, but music keeps on changing, and maybe one day they will.