IELTS Writing Task 2 samples Band 7-8 – Topic: Music
There are many different types of music in the world today, Why do we need music? Is the traditional music of a country more important than the international music that is heard everywhere nowadays?
The day the world was created, music was born. Nature has wonderful rhythms and sound which cannot be matched to anything in this world. The sound of recurring waves of the sea, the flow of the river, voice of the cuckoo all have been a great influence on mankind. Music has grown into human beings over the years, shaped by various improvements, used to depict the mood of the person who plays it.
International music has under grown a massive reach in the last decade due to better globalization, communication and shrinking of the world. However, there have been developments in traditional music which are more influenced by the culture and tradition of a country. The reach of music across borders has created a healthy environment and has provided opportunities for creativity by combining international music and traditional music.
Earlier in the 1980s people heard romantic, soft, western music which has dramatically changed to rock music now. Hip hop music which was very popular earlier have transcended and although people love to hear them they have been out fashioned in today’s music world.
Traditional music of a country is unique for every country and it has its roots too. They depict the culture, tradition of the society. For example, in India, every occasion has music relevant to the mood. The classical music ‘ragas’ have a specific collection of notes which when sung during a particular time of a day gives peace of mind to body and soul. Not to deny the fact that traditional music has undergone changes too. There have been adaptations made from international music. The instruments used have been very different and more advanced keeping in pace with technological advancements. Although they have been changed, the basic structure of traditional music remains unique and unchanged.
Research shows that music can heal and cure diseases. They can soothe one’s feelings and relaxes our mind. Every individual has a sense of taste for music, which is very unique. Some like jazz, rock some classical and some hip hop. Whatever it is music has been one of the major part-time experiences for human beings. Music keeps everyone rejuvenated throughout his life, which proves its necessity.
Traditional music and international music are two different things altogether. It is very important for both of them to exist, more for the former, because it gives the sense of the tradition, culture and is more than just an art. In this ever-changing world, it becomes imperative that our future generations get to know about the traditional music which is more native of the country. Hence I feel traditional music is more important than international music.