1. Do you think that mass media mostly reflects musical taste, or does it play a major role in shaping musical taste? Do you feel that today’s music industry enhances or interferes with the relationship between the artist and their audience?
2. Think of a song or piece of music that has been a part of your life for a long time and expresses your musical identity. Has the significance or “meaning” of that song changed over the years? If so, what has changed in your perception of the song, and what factors in your life – personal, cultural, or other – might have contributed?
The book is music of th peoples of the world