Your teenage years are usually the years that mold you into the person you are going to be throughout your life. It is a time to understand and find yourself. However, imagine being told you are going to move halfway across the world to a completely new and foreign place. Fitting in is difficult as […]Read more "How American Music Influences Other Cultures’ Music"
I’ve been surrounded by musical instruments basically my whole life because I grew up playing the piano along with my sister; all of my friends back home are in bands as well. It has only recently intrigued me that playing an instrument is not only a nice hobby, but also is beneficial health-wise. Research has proven that […]Read more "The Benefits of Playing an Instrument"
Before coming to Cal Poly SLO, I hadn’t heard too much about slacklining before. Before I knew it, I was watching all of my friends slackline almost every weekend. But that’s not the interesting part. As I stood to the side and documented my friends’ progresses, I noticed that they always had music playing through their speakers […]Read more "Enhancing Sports and Activity Performance Through the Use of Music"
Do you ever find yourself judging someone for liking a certain genre of music? Here at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I’ve noticed that people of certain majors, cultural groups, or personality types tend to have different music preferences. The Agriculture students are stereotyped as loving country music and line dancing, in contrast with the Theatre […]Read more "How Different Music Genres Link to Personality Types"
Have you ever wondered why grocery stores play the music that they do, or why elevators always have that recognizable, soothing background music? It all has to do with atmospherics– defined by investopedia.com as the characteristics of a retail space that are designed to effect a customer’s mood to increase the odds of a purchase being made. […]Read more "Music Choices in Stores are Working as a Manipulator"
Nowadays, you could tell anyone of younger generation to “whip” or “nae nae” and they’d know exactly what those dance moves are and how to do them. However, if you told, let’s say, your grandpa or grandma, they probably wouldn’t have a clue what you’re talking about. That’s because names of distinct dance moves are […]Read more "Who Knew Fad Dances Could Work Wonders to Our Minds"