Mr. McCready has become my main musical influence, everything I have done in his class has influenced the way I think about music. Mr. McCready has not only influenced my style of music by playing different songs and demonstrating his own songs to the class, but given me the ability to make my own music. Making my own music has allowed me to find the type of music I like by myself, along with allowed me to better understand all types of music, and everything that goes into making a piece of music. This has allowed me to better appreciate many different songs that I would not have previously thought of as very great. Additionally, Mr. McCready's class has allowed me to better relate to songs, for example, when I listen to music now, I can hear the panning in the music, and it makes me remember that piece of music. Overall, Mr. McCready has changed my entire outlook on music, and has definitely had a larger influence on my music than anyone.
A large influence on the kind of music that I like and listen to, and in turn, create, is my friends. When I am with my friends and they are playing some kind of music, I pick up on the music, which effects the kind of music I like. Additionally, my friends recommend songs to me and I would later go and listen to them, and if I like these songs, It influences my music.
My parents have become a massive influence on my music. I grew up listening exclusively to whatever they listened to, and that was the only connection to music that I had up until I was roughly around the age of 10. These songs that my parents would play have influenced my music interest by giving me "nostalgic songs" that I grew up listening to, so I always love to hear a similar beat, or sound to a song that I grew up listening to.
My personal favorite type of music is music that has a beat somewhere in between really fast paced, and really slow paced. Juice Wrld was certainly not the first artist to make music like this, but he was my personal favorite artist to make music of this sort. I have enjoyed nearly all of Juice Wrld's songs, and for the few years that he made music, he had a large influence on my music, and music preference.
For a long time I did not like music that had a lot of audio editing, I liked music to sound more natural. Travis Scott is notorious for using a lot of audio editing in his music, as well as a lot of auto-tune. I have found that I actually enjoy a lot of Travis Scott's music, even with the audio editing, which has opened my eyes to music that sounds less natural then I used to like. Overall, he has influenced my music preference because he has been able to demonstrate how music can sound good even when it sounds completely unnatural.
Charlie Puth has not been an incredibly large impact on my my music in my life. However, one song in particular he made a long time ago called "See You Again" that had a large impact on my music preference at the time, and it still has an impact on me to this day. I never really expected, or even thought of a song that switched between both really slow sections, and really fast sections in just a few moments to become something that I enjoyed so much. "See You Again" showed me that a song could switch between beat speeds very suddenly, and still sound excellent, and to this day, I like to use this in my music. Many artists have used similar techniques in songs that I enjoy, and I am much more capable of enjoying them because of this one song.