Classification Music

Classification Music

Music has always been
a part of every culture, big or small. It has been there from the
beging of time, and I\'m sure it will be there at the end. It has
become a part of people, and who they are. Some music represents
people, and other music expresses people. Either way, music is around
and keeps on growing. Growing to new ideas and feelings
that captures it\'s listeners.

I\'ve noticed that my generation judges
and categorizes its peers by the music that they listen to. Because
music isn\'t just something you listen to anymore, it\'s who you are.

The parents of this generation notices that too I believe. Parents doing
usually understand their childs\' music choices, but they are aware of it.

There is the music that
parents don\'t mind their kids listening to, like ska. Ska has always been
a fun expressive and non-violent type of music. "Happy circus music"
is one name that I\'ve heard it being called. It\'s the local bands
that kids get together in small clubs to hang out and watch. It\'s
usually a nice and friendly atmousfear. Everyone says hello to the
person who\'s dancing next to them. It\'s a place where you can meet people
and not get judged right off the bat. It\'s an easy going show that
kids can go to and stay out of trouble. Many of the kids there are"sXe - straightedge" That means that the person is against drinking smoking
and drugs. That\'s why parents aprrove that that kind of music.

It\'s happy music that does not alarm them.

Then there the music
that parents wish their child did not listen to, like punk. Punk is a loud
and heavy music that they wish their child didn\'t listen to because they
think it\'s a bad influence on their young mind. When really most
of the shows and get togethers are like that of Ska but with more attitude.

Most of the kids that listen to punk music are actually good kids, lot
of which are \'Straightedge\' and very open minded. These are not kids
trying to scare people, just expressing who they really are in a non-violent
way. But since the music is loud and lude, the parents get the wrong
idea of it.

There is also the type
of music that the parents are willing to listen along with their kid, the
mainstream and popular music. This is a general audience music that
they play on the radio and on tv. This music the parents don\'t mind,
even though they would choose their own music over is anyday. But
it is played on tv and the radio and is edited and sensored enough for
their taste. It\'s the type of concert where the parents can actually
take their kid to see. Usually in a coloseum with organized seating.
-It\'s the type of place where people are friendly and openminded just enough
to not be called hard headed. This is the type of music that parents don\'t
mind because it\'s edited and screened and is not to harsh and abrasive
for themselves to listen to also.

Hardcore music, the
music that parents are scared of. This is the type of music that kids go
to small clubs to see, hitting and pushing each other, which they consider
dancing, while listening to loud, harsh, abrasive music. It\'s the
type of music that gets kids hyped up and excited, sometimes angry.

And parents are truly scared of this music. Scared of the lyrics
and the screaming, and mostly of the effect it will have on the child.

True, the shows are filled with energy and sometimes hate, but when it
comes down to it, the person listening to it may not be. It\'s a show
where some people can go and have fun, but most of them do not take the
anger to the street. The parents are mostly scared because the music
is misunderstood to them.

Parents and kids may
never really agree on music, but music keeps on changing, and maybe one
day they will.