Author(s): Sevilay ?ANLI, ├ťlk├╝ Sevim ?EN
This study aims to find out preferences of music listened by the secondary school students prefer on the social media. In this study, survey study, data were collected via questionnaire from a group of 560 students in 9th and 10th grades at 3 high schools and 3 vocational high schools in Alt?nordu district of Ordu province. When the data analysis demonstrated that almost all of the students in the study group use the internet in their daily lives. The most commonly used device to listed music is smartphone; that, in addition, individuals prefer applications such as facebook, twitter and instagram on social media; and that they prefer applications such as fizzy, foursquare and spotify to listen to music. According to the results; there is no difference in preferences to listen music in terms of taking music lessons in the school they study. Open ended questionnaire results showed that the students prefer to listen almost all genres of music on social media, but they prefer to listen to popular music more than other genres. In addition, there is a significant difference among popular music, Turkish folk music, classical western music and Turkish Sufi music/hymns options.