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10 terms

Merriam's 10 functions of music

STUDY
PLAY
1
Emotional Expression (can convey feelings or ideas - for example in a horror movie the music will follow certain characteristics to intensify the "fear")
2
Communication (music has specific rules like language that follow things like syntax. in our theory class when constructing phrases we referred to them as questions and answers)
3
Symbolic Representation
4
Enforcing Conformity to Social Norms
5
Validation of Social Institutions and Religious Rituals (many cultures of institutions have a song that embodies part of their individaul culture -fight song)
6
Contributes to the continuity and stability of culture
7
contribution to the integration of society
8
aesthetic enjoyment
9
entertainment
10
physical response (listening to fast-paced, upbeat music helps runners to run at a quicker pace)