Soothing Anxiety; Music Review by Rachel Rabalais

Switching Styles’ Music Reviews | In today’s society, many people suffer from different mental illnesses. Everyone has their own way of helping themselves feel a little better about what they are battling day to day. Anxiety especially clinical anxiety is very hard to deal with. Scientists have said music can actually relax and calm you. When I get anxiety, I always listen to music, if I am able to. There are a couple of artists I like but my favourite song, which has helped me through so much is “You’ll be okay” by A Great Big World. Continue reading Soothing Anxiety; Music Review by Rachel Rabalais

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Reviewing “Settle Down” by Kimbra

A lot of women my age (in their 20’s) start to think about their future as an adult and who they want to spend their time with, have children with. I’ve never heard of a song so direct, to the point. She wants to get married and have children and she’s telling him that to “Settle Down”. Usually we try to suppress this to not startle a man in his 20’s that feels like he has his whole life ahead of him as for women we feel like our time is running out. Continue reading Reviewing “Settle Down” by Kimbra

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The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, and Proper Technique

The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, Proper Technique, and First Lessons is guest written by Adan Meza. Introduction to The Electric Bass Hi there, my name is Adan and welcome to a beginner’s lesson to playing the bass. If you need a refresher on how notes work or on how to properly hold a bass, then please scroll down to resources and read … Continue reading The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, and Proper Technique

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Unpacking Emotions; Personal Feature of Violeta Zamorano-Scott

I love music. But there isn’t much out there for me. See, I’m asexual. So that eliminates most songs. I am fine listening to them, but they don’t really speak to me. Second, I’m really into mental health. That has not been explored in music that much beyond the classic angsty and vague songs. They also tend to talk about the problem, not the solution. At some point I decided I wanted to change that. Continue reading Unpacking Emotions; Personal Feature of Violeta Zamorano-Scott

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Music E-Waste

Modern technology has made listening to music easier than ever before. In 1982, the first CD player was released, followed by the first version of the iPod in 2001. In recent times, it has become a common practice to use smartphones to listen to the radio or a music service, something that 87% of 18 to 29 year olds in the United States were reported as having done in 2016 (Anderson, 2016). Continue reading Music E-Waste