Two Types Of Music Essay

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?

Breakdown the topic in three parts:
1. Different types of music :
related vocabulary : Traditional music, International music, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Reggae, Blues and Soul

2. Why do we need music?
– for entertainment
– to relax
– to relieve stress
– for ceremonial purposes
3. Is traditional music more important than International music?
Give your opinion. Yes it is or no it isn’t.
Why is traditional music or international music more important?
Could they both be equally important?
give reasons, develop the topic by writing about the both traditional and international music – what do they mean and where are they heard? give examples and conclude.
Model answer is available below.

How to write this IELTS essay?

Use the 4 step process to prepare for this IELTS essay.

Step 1 – write the introduction – restate or paraphrase the topic with your opinion.

Step 2 – Develop the topic – write background information and answer the question “why we need music?”

Step 3 – Give examples from your own experience and a generic one.

Step 4 – Assert your view in the conclusion.

IELTS 8-9 band Model answer for – 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?

Music is classified into different categories based on its origin and sound. Some old forms of music are considered traditional music which might have originated or associated with a particular region. Music is enjoyed by everybody, it is human nature to appreciate music so it is also called “the universal language”. Humans need music for the pleasure of listening to it and also because there are many positive effects or results of listening to music. It is entertainment that has been around since time immemorial, it was used to pass on history, folklore, secret messages and for healing. Many cultures have folk songs with stories in them, while others have certain types of music for certain occasions.

Music that becomes popular around the world transcending national borders and linguistic barriers is often called International music. It is one of many genres of music. Due to the advent of technology, music spreads rapidly around the globe. Traditional music that is specific to a particular culture is often perceived to be at odds with international music. Contrary to this belief, international music often gets inspired by traditional music. Music is harmony. There is a complimentary relationship between traditional and international music. Traditional music is important and must be preserved in the same way as antiques and old relics. National interest in traditional music often keeps them alive. There are a number of countries around the world like India, Vietnam, Australia and USA to name a few that actively encourage and protect ethnic and traditional music. The aborigine music from instruments like Didgeridoo is kept alive by tourism and government support in Australia.

We are musical societies unlike animals which seemingly don’t have any interest in music or ability to produce it.
It is a function of the higher beings. Music is unavoidable, it is in nature and humans enjoy it. Traditional music must be preserved while international music is enjoyed. No genre or type of music can ever be superior to others. The reality is that both traditional and international music are simply different manifestations of the same spirit, therefore they are equally important.

what is the opinion expressed in the above model answer?

The model IELTS essay suggests that both traditional and international music are equally important. Although IELTS questions ask for an opinion, it is not necessary that you must support just one view stated in the essay question.

You may submit your essays in the comments.

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#1 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 19:14 pm   IETLS - There are many different types of music in the world today 

please help me to revise and grade my essay. I would be very thankful.

Task:
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?

Essay:

There are many different types of music in the world today. It consists of two type’s music, namely, the traditional music and the international music. Each of them consists on many types of music.

Unconsciously we hear music every day, though not every time. On the street while walking some of us enjoy hear music with iPod etc. Sometimes in restaurant traditional or folk music are played, so the guest can enjoy the meal. In a bar or cafe, music is a must, so the guest can enjoy the atmosphere while talking each other.

Without music it will be hard. For example, sometimes I can learn better, if i hear music, even it is rock music. It is just better than nothing. Sometimes music can motivate us, so we can focus on do something better. Without music, it could be boring.

I think the international music is as important as the traditional music nowadays. Even the international one is more popular. But there are still many groups which still keep the traditional one, so this kind of music still exists. The traditional music of a country also shows us how a country develops, not in economic aspect, but culturally. Traditional music is normally also important because it related to the traditional dance. Without traditional music the traditional dance wouldn’t be exist.

In conclusion I believe that the most of us need music, pop, hip hop, jazz, countries, blues and other types of music. And every of us have a favorites music. That means that all kind of music is important to us.

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#2 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 2:35 am   Re: IETLS - There are many different types of music in the world today 

Hi, I am not a teacher, but as a native speaker, I will make a few comments on your essay. I think your English is ok - you need to work on broadening your vocabulary though. But your essay falls far short of adequately addressing the task. Most of your essay meanders around and doesn't argue for much of anything at all. I think you need to pick a side of the essay subject and definitively argue your point.

Mr.oho wrote:
please help me to revise and grade my essay. I would be very thankful.

Task:
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?

Essay:

There are many different types of music in the world today. It consists of two type’s music, namely, the traditional music and the international music. Each of them consists on many types of music. {This introductory paragraph really isn't saying much at all. Try to define what international and traditional music are and state your thesis. YOu need to decide whether the traditional music is vital and should somehow be protected from the ever present international music which threatens to engulf it. Or not.}

Unconsciously we hear music every day, though not [all the] time. On the street while walking some of us enjoy hear[ing] music with [an] iPod etc. Sometimes in restaurant{s} traditional or folk music are played, so the guest{s} can enjoy the meal. In a bar or cafe, music is a must, so the guest{s} can enjoy the atmosphere while talking [with] each other.

Without music [life would] be hard. For example, sometimes I can learn better, if i hear music, even it is rock music. It is just better than nothing. Sometimes music can motivate us, so we can focus on do[ing] something better. Without music, [everyday tasks] could be boring.

I think the international music is as important as the traditional music nowadays. the international [style] is more popular. But there are still many groups which still keep the traditional one [alive], so this kind of music still exists. The traditional music of a country also shows us how a country develops, not in [the] economic aspect, but culturally. Traditional music is normally also important because it [is] related to the traditional dance. Without traditional music the traditional dance [couldn't] exist.

In conclusion I believe that the most of us need music,{colon here} pop, hip hop, jazz, [country], blues and other types of music. And every [one] of us [has] a favorite music. That means that all kind{s} of music [are] important to us.

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#3 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 17:58 pm   IETLS - There are many different types of music in the world today 

Hi Luschen,

I thank you for your comments. It helps me so much. Because I am actually bad at writing.
I will try then the next one :)
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#4 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 18:39 pm   IETLS - There are many different types of music in the world today 

Hi, I don't think you are that bad at writing! Maybe this is a hard topic because it has so many different points. I agree that trying a different essay topic may be a good idea.
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