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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Wow, Desi. This is really interesting research. I find it really amazing that the traditions of the Tampuan tribe survived so many obstacles against them. I wonder how different the older songs are from the newer ones. Did the music evolve in ways other than the creation of new individual songs? That is, did the style change at all?
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment, Jessica I agree, their resiliency is quite remarkable. According to my research, the new songs didn't change much in style. They are all being written and performed in the traditional style, but what is important is that the new songs are creating more interest among Tampuan youth and also bringing the community together. Learning about the traditions and creating new elements of the culture is creating an inter-generational bond in the community as well.
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

I appreciate the response, Desi. It's amazing that even after all those obstacles, the style of the music still managed to be preserved. It's a cool example of how strong cultural traditions can be, and how important they are to a community.
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Interesting experiment! It's so strange how a video where a man has no facial expression can be given so much emotion through music and the same video can be given so many different emotions. I wonder how this experiment would change if the man had some sort of expression. As well, do you think titling the videos with the emotion you are supposed to feel has an effect on the viewer? When I read the title "creepy" I immediately thought "I'm supposed to feel scared when I watch this." I think...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Wow! Really cool experiment, Paige! I'm really excited to read other people's responses of this as time goes on! Question 1 - Yes! it totally did. For the first video I felt like the man was part of a horror movie, peering in through a window about to stab my face or something. For the second I felt like it was one of those olympic training clips - maybe an advertisement for bottled water or monster energy drink. The third didn't really inspire a lot of emotion for me. It sort of felt like...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks for taking the survey, guys! Desi: I totally forgot that I had the emotions written on there, whoops! That probably has an effect on people... I'll remember to add a control sample if I do a later experiment. It's so cool that you guys had such intense (or not so intense, with the third one) reactions to such a simple video!
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Paige if you're having trouble getting people to do this experiment, it might be worthwhile to bring this outside the butterfly effect community. Try talking to friends/bugging family/ spamming Facebook or twitter. I've found that strategy merits me more responses than just the website.
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Emily Trepanier (Charles Best) ·
1. All of the clips changed the way i felt about the music except for the third one. I felt it was too out of place and didn't go well with the clip so it was hard to relate an emotion. The second video reminded me of a tv show that i like watching called Once Upon a Time. Its about fairy tale characters so the energy of the music was similar. 2. first video 2/4 second video 3/4 third video 1/4 fourth video 3/4. 3 and 4. The first video feels like the man is creepily standing outside...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is a really cool experiment, I hope my answers help. 1) Yes, each video had a different feeling yo it. 1 is really creepy like he is going to show up at your door and kill you. 2 is adventurous like is is about to go on a mission to save the world. For 3 the music and to video don't really reflect each other, since he looks somewhat serious it doesn't really work as well as the others. 4 is sad you want to cry for him because something bad just happened. 2) video1 - 4/4 video2 - 3/4...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow I found this really, really intersting! 1. Yes is totally did! Even though it was the same clip over and over the music really changed how I thought about it each time. The first one I felt like I was watching a horror movie, the music really built suspense. The second one totally made me think of someone about to run into somekind of battle. The third one reminded me of a buddy movie of some kind. The forth one changed the clip the least for me 2. First video: 4/4 Second video: 4/4...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Really cool experiment. Going off of what Desiree said, it might have been more accurate if there were a control group and the videos weren't labelled. I kept trying to make myself feel creeped out with the first one. 1) Definitely. But some more than others. The first didn't really make me feel creeped out, so that one didn't change how I felt cause there weren't any feelings to begin with. The second made me want to run into battle and be heroic haha. The third felt awkward because the...
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Re: EXPERIMENT - PLEASE DO THIS

Elinor Atkins (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This was a very interesting experiment to do, it was cool to see how music can truly impact your view on things, but also as Desi said it might be a good idea to remove labels of the exact emotion you were trying to portray it made me think that I needed to try to feel that way, ya feel? haha 1) most certainly they did, the first made me get a really eerie vibe like he was a really disturbed person maybe a killer? and the second made me feel like he just won a battle or something in medevil...
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Re: Wrapping things up #1 - an explanation

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think working with other is such an important skill to have, since we are constantly being around with people and interacting with them, this is such a meaningful project and I think it could benefit everybody! I would remember your method and try it out some day! thank you for sharing
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Re: The Very Basics of Music- Rhythm and Time

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
This post along with your last post have been very well put together and extremely helpful. I like how you break down each concept and support each idea with photos or videos. For someone who does not understand how music composition works (me) this really helps to clarify. If you have anything recorded yet I would love if you posted a sneak peak.
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Re: The Very Basics of Music- Rhythm and Time

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Emily! I have yet to record anything, as I'm still working on the first composition. The hope is to record the final products, though, so hopefully you'll be hearing something in a month or two!
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Noella Luka (Mentor) ·
The scheme sounds pretty amazing Paige.As you rightly put it, music is often used to set the mood in storytelling. It helps the audience get to empathize with the character. It would be interesting to see what you come up with and more importantly, how you interpret different animal traits with music. Of note would be their movement, how they communicate and anything they do for fun.
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

This is so cool! I'm particularly interested in the fact that you mentioned music has defined elements that actually make it sound 'moody,' 'cheerful,' etc. I wonder how those elements translate across different cultures. I heard somewhere (maybe from a music teacher?) that there was this experiment done where 'sad' music and 'happy' music and 'scary' music was played for people across a variety of cultures, and pretty much every person identified each correctly. Interestingly, some of these...
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
What kind of animation were you thinking of creating? (2D, 3D, stop motion?)You may want to consider the time involved. You might want to look at some books concerning body language The Definitive Book of Body Language is a pretty great read/skim if you're interested http://www.amazon.ca/The-Defin...nguage/dp/0553804723 You might also want to look into books concerning anatomical movement/physics, I can't think of any off of the top of my head but I'm sure there are plenty of resources on...
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
woow page its an intresting topic there,idont know if everybody is like me coz I relly love music and sometimes I wonder if all music must be sang in the name of love but idont mind music uplift my spirit.Continue wid dat spirit I give a folow up gret job
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I wishing you well in you research the only thing i know about music is that it entertain people,and also it create the attitude of emerging some things.the animation you are talking about i have no idea about it, i have no otherwise but to wait how you will do it.
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
If you're interested in how music can influence the way we view things, it might be interesting to compose a piece about an animal that is generally quite loved by the public (bad example, but a kitty, or piglet), but try to make the person think negatively of the animal without making it humorous (example, the scary music in Jaws is quite humorous); put a slideshow of pictures of the animal in beautiful positions and angles and play the music in the background, see what the viewer/listener...
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Ken: Thanks! I too find music can be very uplifting, especially when sung by a choir. Taylor: Yep, that makes sense, I'm hoping to do something similar with the animation I'd be working on with Grace. (By taking sharks and making people feel empathetic towards them using music)
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Re: Altered Schematics (edited plan)

Boneace Chagara (Mentor) ·
Go for it Paige, you seem to have it all figured out already. Music is a very significant carrier of emotions in films, and as Schmidt said, music is a universal language across cultures. We do not really need to hear the words of the song to understand how to react to music because it operates at the emotional level. One interesting fun fact about music in films is that you are never conscious of it directly as you watch the film, unless the music score is incongruous with the visual...
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Re: Music and Stories - The Firebird

Great analysis of Firebird! It's a personal favourite of mine as well, and it was interesting to read about the folktale, which I didn't know about. Something I've noticed about many of your posts is that I'm not really able to tell how they connect to your question. Maybe that's just me being stupid, but I'm also speaking for the masses here. It might be worth spelling out your purpose at the beginning or end of posts, for people like me
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Re: Music and Stories - The Firebird

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks for your question, Jess! I'm looking at how music can convey attitudes of non-verbal characters, as well as tell stories, and Disney's Fantasia 2000 and 'The Firebird' have clear examples of both. I chose 'The Firebird' because I loved the song, and I found that the basis of the piece had a clear plotline that was reflected in the music. I actually can now identify what's going on in the story if I hear a part of the piece! I find it more interesting and relatable now that I know the...
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Re: Music and Stories - The Firebird

Thanks Paige! Everything makes a lot more sense now. Sorry for asking the stupid question ----
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Re: Experimental Music

I love that idea Jacob! I'm really excited to see what you do with that. Just some clarification - do you mean that you're looking into if it is worth it to create a work of art connected to commercial uses? Or are you looking into whether people care about it with the same intensity as a commercially connected work of art? I like your idea, but the question seems vague... Good luck!!!!
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Re: Experimental Music

Interesting Idea! Musicians (most artists really) these days often worry more about what they will get out of the song than the song itself, do you think this makes the song less enjoyable or more enjoyable? Why? I look forward to your project and what you find out .
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Re: Wrapping things up #1 - an explanation

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I really like how the pieces you created are very diverse. With each person you were able to create a very unique sound. Are you planning to do anything with these pieces now that they are completed?
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Re: The Burn

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Theresa! Probably won't end up writing thrash metal, but that would be another interesting project!
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Re: The Burn

Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Yeah - this is a nice summary of the idea, Theresa. You're right, it is normally something people don't consider, yet such a big part of why people enjoy characters in movies so much.
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Re: The Burn

Former Member ·
I agree that not many people give thought to this question. Music is so powerful to setting a mood or theme but is also something that can be easily ignored, especially in movies because your focus is on the graphics. What many people may not realize, is that the graphics would not portray the same emotions without the music that accompanies it.
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Re: Plan: Electronic Music

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Amazing I wonder how cool it will be..................
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

This is some very interesting research! I think your topic is very unique and very interesting. I do think that teens that listen to rap and hip-hop music may have more anger than ones who don't. I'm looking forward to your future research! I found a few links for websites that you can use. http://pediatrics.aappublicati...g/content/124/5/1488 http://www.teenink.com/reviews...Music-Affects-Teens/ http://teens.lovetoknow.com/Music 's_Effect_on_Teenagers
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
This is such an interesting topic. But I was just a little curious as to how you came up with that conclusion. There are a lot of rap songs that tell a story and are very meaningful (and do not promote sexual activity). Though some teens may have a more explicit vocabulary due to inappropriate lyrics. I found a few links that show how music affect people. Although this may not apply to each and every single human being on earth, the general public can relate to this:...
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
francis dats a nice project ,I wont say much because am adicted to R.NB songs and some dancehall,on my case I wonder why many people are influnced with satanic songs like rock but not with Godly songs??Goodluck .
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I think it all depend with the individual listening to a particular genre and his/her neighborhood.RnBs are so cool and soothing yet you spot other RnB and also Gospel artists and lovers being violent.To Ken,what did you mean with 'satanic songs...but not with Godly songs?'
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

Kaltuma Abdi ·
It is true that secular music affect the teens at a high rate but i think it all depends with individual settings and how one receive and understand the message of the song.Music is used for entertainment and celebrities sing to make money but not to destroy the teens mind.Their lyrics are used to attract people and make them feel the beat of the music.
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
I think that most of the artistes who are famous engage themselves into bad gangs and most of the teens who see them they end up following them because they want to be like them.
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS.

some say when one listen to musicc when sad is when one understands the lyrics soo am looking forwad for you changing my mind on the thought looking forwad for your next post
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS.

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This is something I was concerned with when I was younger, especially when a lot of my friends listened to music that was choosing to focus only on the positive side to potentially negative behaviour like drug use, or that glorified negative acts like mental and physical abuse. I've noticed that these same people might not necessarily choose to act in the ways described by the song, but now have grown so used to the topics that the songs are talking about that they tend to be apathetic about...
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Re: MUSIC LYRICS.

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I think what Paige said about desensitization is really true. Nowadays, it's getting increasingly harder to find new music in North America that isn't sexually suggestive or romanticizes drug and alcohol use. New music seems to be pushing the limits with songs like "Anaconda" as the younger generation becomes increasingly desensitized to it. It will be interesting to see if there is a direct link to the music youth listens to and their behavior. What are the sources for your information?
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Re: The Very Basics of Music - Scales

Yes! This is awesome! I feel like you really took previous suggestions into account for this one. It was a great summary of a topic that is probably quite confusing to people with limited musical knowledge. How does this all tie into your topic, though? I'm a little confused about that.
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Re: The Very Basics of Music - Scales

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
It's tied to my topic in that I might be referencing things in future posts, and I want people to be able to understand what I'm talking about and have this to look back on a clarify. It's not direct research, just laying the groundwork. I'm not even sure if I'll talk about all of the above-mentioned information, but I put it here just in case.
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Re: The Very Basics of Music - Scales

Ah okay. That actually makes perfect sense! O guess I was just a bit slow on the uptake
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Re: The Very Basics of Music-Intervals and Chords

Former Member ·
This was actually very helpful and insightful! I have a background in music (violin), but have always been weak in theory. You summarized the basics clearly. Thanks!
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Re: The Very Basics of Music-Intervals and Chords

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Audrey, I'm glad it was helpful! I'll be posting more advanced theory stuff later so that people can actually understand what I'm talking about, hopefully you'll find it useful!
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Re: The Very Basics of Music-Intervals and Chords

Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This is a great summary Paige. It was super easy to follow. I think the visuals were a great way of making sense of some of these concepts. Just a suggestion for the future - maybe make a bit more use of visuals. The more various ways of presenting the information you have, the more likely people are to understand it. Even if you feel a diagram or picture may not be 100% necessary, some people will find it infinitely easier to understand with one. I'm excited to see where this project takes...
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Re: The Very Basics of Music-Intervals and Chords

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
That's a great summary Paige! for someone like me who does not at all understand music or anything about it that was a really clear description, you definitely achieved your goal. a suggestion might be to put a recording of you playing through some of the transitions just so we understand what it sounds like.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking - Law Enforcement and Music

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
To some extend I can agree that if music programs were developed in areas with high crime rate it could help reduce the crimes since many youths who dearly love music could deeply get busy to listening music and doing music.On the under it could also increase the rate of crimes if the kind of music listened do is not spiritual or helpful,some youths will watch music where the singer smokes wildly and will try smoke like them as they love them and there music thus leading to them being addicted.
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