Ethnomusicology: Developments of Māori Music

23 Mar 2015 03 Jan 2018

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Music in Context A: Ethnomusicology Discuss some of the more recent social, cultural and technological developments that have informed studies in ethnomusicology Introduction For this essay I will be focusing on the Māori people of New Zealand, and looking at the changes and developments in both their traditional music and that of their modern popular culture, much of which is adopted from American and European sources. I ...

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Impacts of Music Piracy

23 Mar 2015 03 Jan 2018

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In the future, the only way musicians will make money is by playing live. New federal legislation says universities must agree to provide not just deterrents but also "alternatives" to peer-to-peer piracy, such as paying monthly subscription fees to the music industry for their students, on penalty of losing all financial aid for their students. When record companies appeared, services they were providing were necessary in order ...

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First Movement From Brandenburg Concerto No 2 By J S Bach

23 Mar 2015 03 Jan 2018

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One of Bach's most celebrated compositions, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 was part of six compositions (known as the Brandenburg Concerti, collectively, though they were mostly musically unrelated) that Bach submitted in March 1721 to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg as a job application of sorts. Bach, in the wake of the death of his wife, was trying to leave his musical position with Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen. ...

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Beethoven's Musical Form

23 Mar 2015 03 Jan 2018

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Among the musical form these three forms are evident in the works of Ludwig Beethoven. The prelude, overture and sinfonie are among the musical forms which can be seen in the composition of Beethoven. These three forms evolved since the 17th century until now. To identify the similarity of prelude, overture and sinfonie it is best to describe each form. A prelude is a piece of music ...

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Language and Music

03 Oct 2016 02 Oct 2017

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“Understanding music requires no recuperation[SKS1] of a fictional world, and no response to imaginary objects….the meaning of music lies within it; it can be recovered only through an act of musical understanding, and not by an “assignment of values” of the kind provided by a semantic theory[SKS2]” (Roger Scruton) Music is an important aspect of everyday life: We can take it with us wherever we go ...

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Development of Taylor Swift

03 Oct 2016 02 Oct 2017

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Taylor Swift: Pinnacle of the Music Industry Billboard, a popular news source for music, interviewed the successful singer Sam Smith and he gave his opinion on another artist he has become quite fond of; he says, “ Taylor Swift is amazing… She's a role model. I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, ...

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Scales in Music

03 Oct 2016 02 Oct 2017

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“Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also create music” - “Unknown” Music was and will always be universal, personal, and close to millions of hearts anywhere in the world. Music would not have been created if it wasn't accompanied by musical instruments and the uniqueness ...

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Arguments Against Censorship in Music

03 Oct 2016 02 Oct 2017

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Have you ever wondered why radios have to bleep everything? Or why some CDs can’t be sold in stores? Or why there’s a little “Parental Advisory” sticker on some albums? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, then stick around, because for the next 5 minutes, I am going to explain to you why the censorship on our music is way too ...

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Developments in the West End Musical Scene

18 Sep 2017

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DISCUSS THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WEST END MUSICAL SCENE; THIS SHOULD INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF THE 'MEGA-MUSICAL' MANIA, THE TREND TO CREATE NEW MUSICALS BASED ON EXISTING SONGS (SONG MIGRATION) AND STAGE TRANSFERS OF SUCCESSFUL FILMS. From Sophocles through William Shakespeare to Eminem, writers have sought to use the rhythms of language to accentuate the story they are seeking to share. The pre-Caxton[1] society relied ...

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How Music Can Portray Emotions

16 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Torey A. Brooks  Abstract Music listeners of all ages have seen many studies questioning whether music can consistently express emotions. Far less attention has been devoted to the actual content of the music's communicative process for our emotions and the way it makes us want to move to the beat. The research will take into consideration whether music can possibly convey emotional content. Layers of ...

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An Overview of Antonal Music

02 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Kenneth Laino I. What is Atonality? Unfamiliarity is the basis of atonal music; a musical genre whose foundation deprives the wired human mind's desire of a tonal resolution. In a sense the whole movement can be seen as anarchical expression. For generations it has been ingrained in our western culture for music to stay in a particular key or to develop the idea of tonality, ...

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History of the Piano

02 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Blake Stutts The piano is a string percussion instrument which makes sound with vibrations. The cause of vibrations are the hammers inside the piano which strike the strings, and then the vibration of the strings is transmitted to a soundboard. Even though the sounding system of early and modern piano is pretty similar, there are some differences between of them. The modern piano has a ...

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Reflective Essay on Music Education

02 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Andrew Nguyen My name is Andrew Nguyen, and I'm a sophomore at Golden West College. I'm 19 years old, and my major is business administration. For my online class experience, this is my second time taking an online course. My first time was on this year's intersession, and I took an American Government course, but it was not that easy. There was too much reading ...

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Impact of the Internet on Live Music

02 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Antéa H. E. L. GEORGHIOU  "The Internet has killed live music and caused financial problems for musicians". Discuss. Society is confronted to a fast changing technological environment, especially with the Internet. Some claim that live music is on the decline, and that music industry and musicians suffer from financial problems. We will be discussing the negative, but also the positive aspects that has the ...

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The Sound of Movies: Building a Storyline Using Notes

02 Aug 2017 18 Sep 2017

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Hillary Boothman The thing that makes musicals so different amongst other films is that it builds a story from works of original music. I admire the ability to write a piece of music, but I admire it even more when another composer comes in with the same piece of music and the sound comes out completely different. In a way they enhance the sound and ...

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Thomas Moore's Music: Nationalism and Identity

15 Aug 2017 11 Sep 2017

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Nationalism and Identity in Irish music has become a topic of great discovery for many scholars. The aim of this essay is to illustrate how the compositions of Thomas Moore, airs taken from Edward Buntings collection, aided in creating a sense of nationalism and identity in Ireland at that given time in history. To do this we must first address the key words in the ...

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Effects of Streaming on the Music Industry

02 Aug 2017 11 Sep 2017

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In the past couple of years, streaming has become one of the main ways to listen to music. With streaming is it having an Effect on the music industry that we have come to know of. This point has many Positive and Negative statement about the effects on the music industry. Some of the main Streaming Sites or Apps are Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. ...

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Shostakovich's Chamber Music and Musical Tradition

02 Aug 2017 11 Sep 2017

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To what extent does Shostakovich draw on musical tradition in his chamber music? Your answer must be supported by a discussion of two or three appropriate pieces of chamber music by Shostakovich that you have studied in the module materials. Musical tradition has been part of our cultural heritage for as long as we can remember. Still it is not that simple to define. One ...

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Processes and Components of a Studio Recording

02 Aug 2017 11 Sep 2017

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Introduction In order to create to record any form of music, it is important to understand step by step how to get from the planning, and playing of a track, to the end result of a completed recording. In contemporary music production, it is much easier than ever to make your own studio recording, though there options to be considered when setting out to record ...

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Straight Outta Compton Song Impact

27 Jul 2017 11 Sep 2017

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People are usually get entertained by listening to music. These songs were either pop, rock, classical or Jazz. Listeners often select the kind of music depending on their preferences. Sometimes, they just like the sound while other love the lyrics. Musical composers create lyrics and melodies depending on the kind of message they want to express to their listeners. However, the message they want to impart ...

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The Life of Elvis Presley

25 Jul 2017 11 Sep 2017

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Elvis Aaron Presley, a actor and musician was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. From a very undistinguished beginning, Elvis Presley grew up to become one of the biggest names in music history. Even though some did not like the influence of Elvis Presley, Elvis impacted the music world in ways that is still reflected today. Raised by working-class, loving parents, Presley's family ...

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Lifestyles of K-Pop Authors

14 Aug 2017

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Kpop or Prison? South Korea is a sovereign state in East Asia, with many rules of etiquette and customs based on traditional Chinese ways, but moulded into a unique culture through industrialization, urbanization and westernization. The author, Sonja Vegdahl Hur stated that "lurking behind the sometimes stoic Korean façade is a multitude of emotions." However, in the Kpop industry idols are expected to show a ...

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History and Features of Baroque Music

02 Aug 2017

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The main characteristics of Renaissance music (1450-1600) is music based on modes, but gradually more accidentals creep in, richer texture in four or more parts, blending rather than contrasting strands in the musical texture, harmony and church music and  secular music.  Renaissance music is like ancient Greek and Rome. Renaissance means rebirth. Church music in renaissance period was more than one part and had moving ...

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Architecture of a Digital Audio Workstation

02 Aug 2017

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Introduction A digital audio workstation (DAW) is an electronic tool, or program/software designed around the production of audio - recording, editing post-production etc - and often even video files. This tutorial will focus on illustrated components from FL Studio 12. A DAW can be broken down into three main components…. Recording audio from analogue and other sound sources Editing that audio with a variety ...

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Lyrics in Rap Music

23 Mar 2015 20 Jul 2017

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Keywords: rap music analysis, rap music essay In this essay I am going to discuss and take an in-depth look at the topic of the role and importance of the lyrics in rap music, which are often violent, sexually explicit and sexist in content. In order to understand the role these lyrics play in rap music, it is necessary to consider the musical style that goes with ...

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History Of Reggae Music

23 Mar 2015 07 Jul 2017

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Keywords: reggae introduction, overview of reggae music Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rock steady Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on ...

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Sony Music Entertainment SWOT Analysis

23 Mar 2015 13 Jun 2017

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Keywords: sony swot, sony five forces, sony competitors Sony Music Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment, also known as Sony Music is controlled by Sony Corporation of America. Sony Music is one of the biggest four record companies, ranked as the second biggest global record music companies. Sony has managed to reach at the level of being one the biggest music companies in the world and remain at this ...

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History Of Music - An Overview

23 Mar 2015 02 Jun 2017

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Keywords: evolution of music, music history The definition of music is defined in many ways; Webster's definition is as follows "an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, or harmony." There are many theories regarding when and where music formed. Many agree that music began even before man existed. Researchers point out that there are ...

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The Music Era Of Baroque

23 Mar 2015 01 Jun 2017

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Keywords: baroque music essay, baroque music features In Western music, the period that extends from 1600 to 1750 is known as the Baroque era. Characteristics of Baroque music are complexity, emotional, overly ornamented and embellished. Usually Baroque music was homophonic in texture, one melody with a single high voice or instrument, combined with bass chords or accompaniment. This basso continuo is a notable feature of this period. ...

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Dufays Nuper Rosarum Flores Analysis

23 Mar 2015 30 May 2017

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Guillaum Dufay [Dufay] is described in Guillaume Dufay and the early Renaissance-Howard Mayer Brown as the greatest of the early 15th-century Burgundian composers and one of the great figures in the history of western European music. He is credited as being mainly responsible for initiating the Renaissance [meaning rebirth] in music. Nuper rosarum flores is among the most spectacular musical creations of the period. Giannozzo Manetti, who ...

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Led Zeppelin: History and Analysis

23 Mar 2015 22 May 2017

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Led Zeppelin was one of the most popular mainstream rock bands from 1968 to 1980. Consisting of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass guitar, and John Bonham on the drums, they are now considered to be one of the greatest rock bands that ever played. Led Zeppelin made many contributions to the music world and their legacy is still very ...

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A history of drumming

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Drumming is a great way to express emotions in a musical form. Over the years drumming has changed a lot, from using just a log to using a full drum set full of different types. Many forms have come into style over the years from jazz drumming to metal-core drumming. Drumming has changed over the years from its equipment to the styles people now use. Drumming is ...

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Recording technology in music

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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There have been dramatic advances in music technology; this has led to the use of technology in music being far greater and wider spread. There has been a dramatic impact on musicianship. The music recording process is defined as the act of composing, rehearsing the piece and physically making the recording, through to doing final editing and mastering to perfect the recording.The first music recording was ...

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Electronic Music | An introdcution

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Electronic Music: The standard way of thinking about music has it that it is an important aspect of any culture and socialization. Although there is major difference in music genres from culture to culture, we all can say that music is an important part of our lives. Not only it is soothing, but it also creates individuality in individuals depending on the genre of music they ...

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Carnatic Music: An Overview

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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This paper is on the essence of carnatic music. The topic of carnatic music is indeed an ocean and just a glimpse of the same is presented in a very concise format. The paper explores the difference between Hindustani style and the former's norms. The role of carnatic music in India's branding is focused upon. The paper also deals with how this ancient form of art has ...

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