Music has an affect on the thoughts and emotions of people, no matter how they may be interacting with it. This is a topic that has been heavily researched, however, the reason for my exploration is my love for singing, theatre arts, and how they have both impacted my life. For method one, I created a survey to collect data on how college students interact with music on a daily basis. For the second method, I asked the members of my a cappella group which emotions they felt before and after one rehearsal. All of the data I accumulated was organized into different visualizations. There were not many surprises when it came to the conclusions, yet I was still interested to find out which genres of music often help people cope with stress, as well as how a specific quality of the music can provoke happiness, whether it be the lyrics, melody, or instrumental chord progressions.
Feel free to read through the methods, survey questions, and conclusions more thoroughly on the poster below.
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