Groups using music
This chapter discusses the function of music in achieving collective action and group cohesion. It helps structure time, synchronize body movements, and pace work. Music is a tool for social bonding; it communicates emotional experiences and establishes a shared meaning among listeners. Humanity in general has witnessed how music has played a central role in staging revolutions and creating culture all across the globe. Music, in this context, mirrors traditions, expresses values and creates culture. The use of music is also widespread in different fields and disciplines of study. For instance, music is used for social control and to target people for commerce. It also plays an important role in film and advertising, and has therapeutic applications, whether self-administered or administered by a professional practitioner.
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