Investigating lyrics in rock music genres, folk music and heavy metal and their effects on society

Demir, Çağlar (2009) Investigating lyrics in rock music genres, folk music and heavy metal and their effects on society. Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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My extended essay deals with lyrics and their effects on the society. Lyrics are highly important in music; they might cause you to feel a special feeling, they can affect you in political means if it is a protest song or they can just entertain you. In my extended essay, I deal with how lyrics vary between specific genres. When doing this, I looked at the meaning behind the lyrics, what is aimed with those lyrics and the group of people that those lyrics appeal to. What I saw was that some songs were written just to entertain, some had lyrics that were part of the marketing of that band; like punk artists which used lyrics to appeal teenagers and sell more records, some were expressing some problems; political or personal; like folk artists which used lyrics to teach people. I also became aware that each lyric I studied was written not only by the author to feel relieved but it had a larger meaning, the lyrics I examined stood for a group of people, which I dealt with in my extended essay. My purpose in studying this topic was to show how effective lyrics are – to sell more records, to stand for an idea or to stand for a group of people – though we are not aware of it most of the time.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: lyrics, society, rock music, folk music, heavy metal
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 13:02
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 10:19

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