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Culture & Music

Summary: There is a correlation between music and culture, in that music is a distinct, diverse subculture within a given culture. Each musical era offers its own code of values, social forms, and material traits much as a culture does. Whether it is the Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages or the music of today's hip-hop culture, music is both an expression of the times and a personal and intimate expression of the artist.
As defined in Merriam-Webster's dictionary, culture is "the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group." These customary beliefs could also be described as a set of morals or values commonly practiced by a group. Social forms are understood as being the institutions in which interaction and socialization between people take place, such as at school, church, or work. The material traits within a culture would include clothing, food, and art to name a few. Music is a distinct, diverse culture in itself, a subculture. Each musical era had its own code of values, social forms, and material traits.

The Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages were composed and performed specifically for Catholic Church services, as the church was the strongest institution of that time. For this reason, the majority of music in the Middle Ages was of a religious origin. Much...

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