07) LIFESTYLE: Does the lifestyle of the artist have an influence on the music that is produced?

Prophetic Statements Ezra Taft Benson May I quote from a musician who for many years has observed the influence of music on behavior: Satan knows that music hath charms to sooth or the savage beast. That music has power to create atmosphere has been known before the beginning of Hollywood. Atmosphere creates environment, and environment […]

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02) BEAT: Can the heavy beat of music be detrimental? What about the rock offbeat? Can the backbeat be dangerous? Can the beat of music be detrimental to both body and Spirit?

Prophetic Statements David O. McKay You inquired as to what is wrong with electronic bands. I am informed that moderate and modest music can be played by electronic bands, but I also understand that most electronic bands have a very loud beat which is inconsistent with the standards we desire to have observed; also, that […]

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22) WORTHY MUSIC AND DANCE: Are music and dance an important part of our being? What should be the proper atmosphere and fruits of righteous dancing and music?

Prophetic Statements Epistle of the Twelve to the Church In nearly all cities or towns of an extensive population there are certain vices, or crimes, not exactly tolerated by law, but yet, borne with by the people as a kind of unavoidable or necessary evil; such, for instance, as gambling, drunkenness, vain and wicked amusements […]

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