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Music is played in every society and culture in the world today. Some people think that music brings only benefits to individuals and societies. Others however think that music can have a negative influence on both. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. (Topic from: Morgan Terry, Judith Wilson; Practice Tests Plus 2, Book 2, Test 4)
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One of the main advantages of valuable music is its effect of person's mood. As several psychological experiments have shown music has a positive impact on person's mood. According to the experiment individual who was listening to favorite music was more productive during the day compared to the worker who did not listen to music at all. Additionally classical music is highly recommended for pregnants and old people since it has a positive effect on the baby and helps to relax.
On the other hand, music can become very dangerous instrument and its drawbacks can not be overlooked. One of its main disadvantages is that nowadays it has mostly become the instrument for earning money and not for making piece of art. Therefore, in the century of modern technologies it has become very easy to spread this kind of music through wide masses which may lead to the bad influence on individuals. It is especially dangerous for young people who are in the process of forming taste and it is crucially important for them to listen to valuable music. Another additional reason why young people represent vulnerable group is their attitude towards their favorite artists. As history showed many individuals have become the victim of suicide influenced by depressive rock songs or as a result of the suicide by their favorite musicions. The death of famous rapper 2 Pac, for example has lead to the suicide of his several fans, therefore music may have not only positive but in several cases negative effect as well.
To sum up, I strongly believe that music is the form of freedom, the possibility to express yourself and the disadvantages of the music's influence can not outweight the positive impact that it may have on societies. The main point shall however be the finding of golden means and differentiating valuable piece of art and music which is made only for money.
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