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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Carmen Opera | Exotic Musical Elements

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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Carmen, as one of the most famous operas in the world, has been performed many times in lots of different troupes. This 4-act opera represents the highest achievement of the 19th century French opera. Before this, there was no composer could put so many elements into one performance: the strong and martial torero, amorous and sly Carmen and ardently spoony Don José…the busy atmosphere and the blatantly ...

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Musical Culture In Various Regions

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Through research and studying about the different musical culture in various regions, one can often link the different characteristics of music with the particular place. Music shares a close connection with place as it helps shape the ways we make music. In different places, ideas about the aesthetics, contexts as well as history of music will vary. The uniqueness of place is critical in our understanding of ...

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History And Evolution Of Hip Hop

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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During the late 1970s an underground urban movement known as hip-hop began to develop in the South Bronx area of New York City. Encompassing graffiti art, break dancing, rap music, and fashion, hip-hop became the dominant cultural movement of the African American and Hispanic communities in the 1980s. Tagging, rapping, and break dancing were all artistic variations on the male competition and one-upmanship of street gangs. Sensing ...

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The Development Of Punk Rock

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Punk rock first appeared during the 70s in the Bowery district of New York, it was basically a bunch of amateur bands who wanted to make music. Studio executives didn't care much for rock at the time, unless it was something hugely popular like Peter Frampton, Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin, instead they focused on the saccharine sounds of disco. Most bands were made up of normal ...

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Music and Censorship

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Music and Censorship Music today is an important part of our lives. It is a way to express ourselves as individuals and it is a form of art that helps us define who and what we are. We use it to express our feelings, our views, and our ideas. Today, many artists are faced with censorship and is one of the controversial things that they have to ...

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Musical Form And Structure

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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What is the difference between music and noise? In a personal point of view, one important difference is that music makes sense. It has its own structure, basic patterns and it shows how composers made the pieces by their logic as well as their elaborate management. Therefore I would say, a piece without any structure and form can be only called "noise" instead of "music". To research ...

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Why Stravinskys Rite Of Spring Is Revolutionary

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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The Rite of Spring is famously and perhaps infamously regarded as one of the most major turning points in the history of Western music. Furthermore, the notoriously catastrophic reception at the première of Stravinsky's 1912 composition has now come to be appreciated as an historical phenomenon in its own right of unmatched and, in all likelihood, unmatchable proportions. The social climate capable of spawning outrage of such ...

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Music Essays | Traditional Irish Ireland

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Traditional Irish Ireland Before discussing the contexts behind the development of traditional Irish music and the resulting label, it is important to define what is actually meant by the label “traditional”. Naturally, as with most art forms the definition differs between performers/singers/writers. The prime factor though is typically having some note of age. As with much music labelled “traditional”, Irish music has much history behind it and ...

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The Life Of Kurt Cobain

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Throughout the history of pop culture there is one unmistakable truth. Change comes gradually until someone or a group of people make their presence known. Then the change happens almost overnight. In the early 90's a Seattle band known as Nirvana hit main stream music. Kurt Cobain was the lead singer, lead guitar, and a founding member of this very band. The purpose of this essay is ...

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Western Art Music | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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Western Art Music Western practices define art music as a musical tradition that is basically written, not transmitted by rote or in any recordings but preserved in the form of music notation. This art evolved prior to renaissance period in Europe and matured in romantic period. We can define the identity of an art work by its notated version. Earlier, the European art music was derived as ...

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The Dada And Punk Movements

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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In this essay I will be looking at two design movements from very different decades and discussing the relationship between them. The two movements which I will be analysing are the Dada and Punk movements, which have roughly 60 years between them. Firstly I will look at both movements separately and then begin to analyse how they have such a strong link through different areas in design. ...

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Baroque Period And Opera

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Early baroque composers favoured homophonic texture over the polyphonic texture typical of Renaissance music. They felt that words could be projected more clearly by using just one main melody with a chordal accompaniment. Homophonic textures only characterise early baroque, by the late baroque period, polyphonic texture returned to favour. To depict extreme emotions, early baroque composers used dissonance with a new freedom. Never before were unstable chords ...

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Nineteenth Century Romantic Period

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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What is music.The dictionary says music is, an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner (Dictorniary.com). Most people would also have to agree that music is a sound that comes out of passion and that the maker of the sound is expressing what music is to him/her to the entire world. We as individuates get to pick what ...

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The Big Band Swing Era

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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It is said by historians, that they believe the Big Band Swing era dates back as early as the 1920s in early routes of jazz. It wasnt until the 1930's ranging into the 1950's, when the Big Band era became more known. Although it is called Big Band, its name can often be misleading. A Big Band consists of an orchestra with anywhere from six to as ...

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Listening report: Symphony No. 89 in F major

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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I thought about few of the many song I know to write a report on, but I was not sure what which song was a right one. All the songs I know are short and do not last longer than fifteen minutes. So I decided to choose a symphony from Franz Joseph Haydn because he has composed over a hundred symphonies and he is known as the ...

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The development and evolution of Gregorian chant

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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For centuries, Gregorian chant was considered the official music of the Catholic Church. Naturally, this degree of importance placed on the genre gives it considerable significance, both religious and cultural. Its exact beginnings, however, are not absolutely known. Also, chant has changed over time due to it being based on practices of the Church, which have also changed over time due to decrees by various popes, ...

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The Essence Of Blues Music

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Blues music at its inception is the music of the downtrodden and poor. Having its roots in the plantations of the South, blues music gave expression to the trials and sufferings of African-Americans who had suffered slavery, injustice, and poverty. According to Scaruffi (2003), "Music remained the main vehicle to vent the frustration of a people, but the end of slavery introduced the individual: instead of being ...

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Johannes Brahms And The Romantic Period

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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The Romantic period was a period that spanned the entire 19th century. It came after the classical period and sought to increase the expression of deeper truths and the feelings of human beings while preserving the music structures of the classical period. Brahms is one of the prominent figures and composers of this era. Writing two serenades, two piano concertos, violin concertos, four symphonies, two orchestral overtures, ...

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Sexual Dominance In Hip Hop

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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"Take a couple days off take it off leave nothing but ya t-shirt ya panties on. Damn right imma get that thang imma put my name on it all night imma whip dat thang allstate betta put a claim on it i claim my territory, […] In my sex room, all that I wanted! Legs in the air, witcha toes pointed! So baby welcome to my sex ...

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The historical and significance of Weber output

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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The historical and significant of Weber output (Der Freischutz )in the romantic Germany Opera. The so called Camerata that first met in Florence in the 1580s arose in German Opera. On seventeenth century, Opera came in and dominated Germany. The development of Italy Opera, urged the singing and the performance arts by Italian skills, the delightful in neither show nor theatre brought acknowledge to the rest of ...

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Ways Music Brings Us Closer To Truth

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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The quotation from Pablo Picasso said, "Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth." By art, Picasso meant anything that was of a creative form; painting, literature, music, dancing, etc. The way the word lie is being used is not necessarily they way we would usually imply lying. Lie is used here instead of more like a way or path, or even substance that ...

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Bebop, Free Jazz And Fusion

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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First of all, there are various differences between the styles of bebop, cool, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion. Bebop seems to be the most intricate with its erratic tempos, while cool is the most soothing and relaxing. On the other hand, hard bop is the most brassy and dynamic with its horns, trumpets, and rhythm section, while free jazz is the less restricted. Free jazz exhibits ...

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Classical Music From 1760 To 1810

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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Why is the music of 1760-1810 described as classical. Explain the meaning of the term and how it relates to the music of that time. Refer to specific composers and works. In musical context, the term classical refers to the classical period which falls between the Baroque and Romantic period. I am going to be looking at the most well known composers of this era (J. Haydn, ...

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Impressionism And The Work Of Debussy

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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Debussy was a tonal trailblazer; a musical pioneer who revolutionised not only French music at a time when it was stagnating and receding from the world stage, but the entire Western musical tradition as well. Almost all subsequent styles which followed were either directly or indirectly affected by his originality, for example jazz, atonality and minimalism. After Debussy's significant contribution to the repertoire nothing, to iterate a ...

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Music: the International Language

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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Music: the International Language Music is a part of people’s lives from all around the world. It has been around for at least 50,000 years and most likely originated in Africa (Wallin, et al. 1). There are several distinct genres of music. The most recognized forms in the western hemisphere are: classical, jazz, rock and folk, as well as others which are essentially branches from the four ...

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Timbre In The First Movement Of La Mer

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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'Timbre is the quality of a musical note or sound or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices or musical instruments'. Sometimes timbre is also known as tone quality or tone colour. La Mer is an orchestral composition by Claude Debussy. The composition began its life in 1903 in France and was finished in Eastbourne in 1905. Its first performance had mixed reviews ...

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Madonna: Queen Of The Pop

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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When you hear the word Madonna, a lot of thoughts and memories might come to your mind. Some of us would remember her as this young blonde girl who was singing songs like "Like a Virgin" or "Papa don't preach" in her debuts, others will rather remember her countless tours around the world, other might think more of the controversies she caused and other might just criticize ...

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Psychedelic Rock And The Doors

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Biography: "Psychedelic rock is a very famous class of rock music which is influenced or inspired by psychedelic culture. To really understand this genre of music it is important to state exactly what was psychedelic rock. Why it becomes important to see where this form of music originated since the roots of the movement is what inspired the artists of this time period and is also the ...

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A Christian Music Guide

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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Music forms an integral part of all communities and religions. Christian music is no exception to that. Christian music primarily consists of the music played and sung in churches for the purpose of worshipping and praising the Lord. Christian music has different forms and has a different name for each form. However, Christian music also conforms to the music outside the regular church service. The various forms ...

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Ray Charles Contributions To Popular Music

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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Ray Charles has been described by many of his contemporaries, Such as Frank Sinatra, who said, "Ray Charles is the only genius in the business." I am going to discuss to what extent Ray Charles contributed to popular music. Ray grew up alongside both gospel and country music and was heavily influenced by these two genres. I am going to discuss how through his integration of gospel ...

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The Life and Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach

03 Oct 2016 07 Mar 2017

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The Life and Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach Many important figures have impacted and shaped the comprehensive history of western classical music. Even today, most laymen know of the names of the great classical composers like prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and can even identify some of the most iconic melodies such as the opening subject to Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Surprisingly, these men of great ...

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Music and studying

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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COMPARISON OF STUDYING WITH MUSIC AND STUDYING IN A SILENT ROOM / WITHOUT MUSIC OUTLINE INTRODUCTION Hook “ Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you’ve had a bunch of bad days and there’s different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was just turned completely to music” (Taylor Swift) Background of ...

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Benefits of music therapy

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Benefits of Music Therapy Today, there are many different techniques of health improvement and general well being in music therapy. It’s true no matter where we are born music is identified as an expression we and everyone seems to love it. We are not of the same culture yet music can pick us up, create or refresh memories, carry us through an emotional journey by listening ...

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Music in the 20th Century

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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The 20th century is described as the period from 1900-1999, however, there is an inconsistency with the dates allocated to this period of music (20th century music). Most people believe the dates to be 1900-1940. This is because when people refer to 20th century music, they are referring to 20th century “classical” music (as opposed to jazz, rock, pop etc.).This period (1900-1940) is when the main ...

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What is jazz?

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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What is jazz? This question has been debated throughout the 20th Century, as jazz has proven difficult to define. The dictionary definition of Jazz states jazz as “a genre of music that originated in African-American communities around the late 19th – early 20th century”. Regarding its musical features, jazz relies heavily on the use of improvisation and syncopation as well as incorporating elements such as blue ...

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Music in the 20th Century

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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The 20th century music started around the time of 1900 – 1960. The simplest way to describe the 20th century is: the period of fundamental change. Different styles were popular in different areas. This type of music was very common in European countries, places like Germany and France were very involved in the creation of the era as well as composers in America. This era was ...

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Music therapy

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Music and Medicine Music is heard in many places we go. We hear it while watching television at home. We often turn in on in the car. We hear it while shopping, riding elevators, sitting in waiting rooms, and in many areas as we go about daily life. It has the ability to incite great passion, make people angry, or break a heart and bring one ...

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Classical Music

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Classical music seems definitely more comprehensive and soul searching. Classical music seems to be much less accessible than rock since it has become very elitist. Elitism always strips the emotion necessary to inspire any passion. Because rock is not valued as high art there remains room for real emotion. People always like what is natural and real. Classical music has been and still is a major part ...

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The power of music

23 Mar 2015 22 Jun 2015

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The Power of Music Music surrounds us in our everyday lives. We hear it when we are in the car, at work, when we are shopping, at restaurants, at doctor's offices, and many more places. The music serves a purpose other than entertainment at many of these places.  Music has the power to influence mood and behavior in people and it is no secret that ...

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Madrigal leading up to Monteverd

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Account of the evolution of the Madrigal leading up to Monteverdi. Madrigals are secular songs for all voices. It formed the basis of poems and sonnets set to music, and various other types of poetry. The first generation of Madrigals were set for four voices; these were (cantus) Soprano (altus) Also (tenor) tenor and (bassus) bass. Madrigals dealt freely with the music, mainly of a homophonic ...

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Life without music

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What would life be without music? The world would be a very quiet place. Music is in many ways the fabric of our lives and the definition of society. It is a reminder of how things once were, an indication of how things are, and a view of where society is headed. Music is a direct reflection of the picture of society. Music can be a way ...

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Music Essays - Baroque Music

23 Mar 2015 22 Jun 2015

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Baroque Music In the book The Enjoyment of Music, Joseph Machlis and Kristine Forney state, the word "baroque" comes from the Portuguese word "barocco" which means a pearl of irregular shapes that was used to make jewelry of the time. (299) According to online data the word was first used to describe the style of architecture in Italy during the 17th and 18th century. Later on the ...

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Music In World War One Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Classical music is undisputedly a vast notion usually connected with the traditions of Western art, spiritual and also concert music, encompassing a large period from roughly 1000 to the present day. Classical music developed as a separate movement in the period between 1550 and 1900 especially at that time all the worked out theories were widely transformed into practice. The main goals of this paper are to ...

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Hector Berliozs Contribution To The Symphony Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The French composer Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869) does not belong to any school. Because of his difference in style he has been criticized by critics, and his contemporaries about his works melodies and formal structures. Berlioz's work could not be influenced by critics, because of the originality and vitality of his ideas as an orchestral innovator; it allowed expression that affected the fundamental elements of the ...

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Franz Joseph Haydn

23 Mar 2015

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Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Joseph Haydn was born a peasant in the village of Rohrau, Austria on March 31, 1732. His father, a wagon maker by trade, was musically inclined. He often played the harp while his wife, Haydn's mother, sang along. The second child of twelve in a peasant home left Haydn little chance of attending school, however young Franz's early showings of musical ability caused ...

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The Origins Of The Classical Symphony And The Classical Orchestra

23 Mar 2015

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Claire Michelle Walsh – Level 1 – History Project 2 Listen and follow Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor K550. Describe the character and form of each movement. Go on to write down the instruments used and explain why this is considered a “classical' orchestra. You will need to research the origins of the classical symphony and the classical orchestra. The question is really asking for an ...

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Explain, in detail, the process of hearing in humans.

23 Mar 2015

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Explain, in detail, the process of hearing in humans. What factors can affect our hearing in terms of perception of loudness, pitch and direction? What part does psychoacoustics play in our perception of sound. Introduction The ear can be divided into three sections each performing a specific role to change sound particles into messages the brain can read. The three major parts of the ear are ...

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The Production Of Gorillaz Album Plastic Beach Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Creators of Gorillaz, musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, began working on a new Gorillaz project in November 2007 called Carousel,[1] which evolved into Plastic Beach, the group's third studio album.[2] In the November 2007 issue of Q, when asked what his top priority for 2008 was, Damon Albarn replied "Well, I'm doing the next Gorillaz thing, but it won't be called Gorillaz."[1] In the February ...

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Perspectives On The Personality Of Marshall Mathers Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Multiple Perspectives on the Personality of Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Marshall Bruce Mathers III emerged from a poor neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan and quickly gained fame as the American, hip-hop music artist, Eminem. "Marshall declared himself in 'My Name Is', the single that announced him as Eminem to the world" (Hasted, 2005). His released albums are compilations of rap songs, each with creative rhymed verses about his ...

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Gregorian Chant

23 Mar 2015

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The Development and Evolution of Gregorian Chant For centuries, Gregorian chant was considered the official music of the Catholic Church. Naturally, this degree of importance placed on the genre gives it considerable significance, both religious and cultural. Its exact beginnings, however, are not absolutely known. Also, chant has changed over time due to it being based on practices of the Church, which have also changed over ...

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Styles Of Beethoven And Mozart Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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According to Mozarts Magic Flute and Beethoven , During the XVIII century in some countries Italy, Germany, Austria, France results the formation of new genres and forms of instrumental music, was finally formed and reached its climax in the so-called "Viennese classical school." Viennese classical school, organically absorbed the advanced achievements of the national musical culture, was itself deeply national phenomenon, rooted in the democratic culture of ...

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The Career Of Ray Charles Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Ray Charles has been described by many of his contemporaries, Such as Frank Sinatra, who said, Ray Charles is the only genius in the business. I am going to discuss to what extent Ray Charles contributed to popular music. Ray grew up alongside both gospel and country music and was heavily influenced by these two genres. I am going to discuss how through his integration of gospel ...

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Analysis Of Bohemian Rhapsody Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" was recorded by the British rock band queen. Released in October 31, 1975, Bohemian Rhapsody was greeted like a miracle from heaven in the largely barren musical ground of the mid-Seventies. At the time it was produced like most expensive single. Brian May thought of that the track's main album "A night At The Opera" as their "Sgt Pepper". It was the first time that ...

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Aesthetics In Piano Music From Romanticsm To Modernism Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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'Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty' (Aesthetics, 2010, Online). It is also a study of relationship between human and reality in an aesthetical investigation. Arts is the main object of investigation particularly, where its essence of beauty, ugly, sublime and other aesthetical aspects are examined. 'It is more scientifically defined ...

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Dies Irae The Haunting Of Rachmaninov Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Dies Irae theme holds substantial musical significance in many of Rachmaninovs works.  Dies Irae is a Medieval Latin plainchant, whose name translates to Day of Wrath, and whose lyrics describe chilling images of judgment day. Centuries ago it was used as a part of the Roman Catholic requiem Mass and serves as a reminder of the inevitability of death and the consequences of sin.  One of ...

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Evolution Of The Concerto Grosso Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Describe the evolution of the concerto grosso from its origins up to the time of JS Bach and Handel. Include references to specific composers and works. The concerto grosso is an early form of concerto which is distinguishable from other types of concerto by its two groups of instrumentation, the continuo and the repieno. Concerto grosso translates roughly as 'great concerted performance'. Late in the renaissance period ...

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Impact Of Pop Culture On Our Society Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Many people attribute pop culture as ideas, art, and perspectives isolated to the 1960s. Pop culture started as an era during the 20th century. However, the ideas expressed in pop culture art deeply impact our society in 2010. Undeniably, pop culture influenced art, such as architecture, design, music, and theatre influence this generations entertainment, day-to-day living, and even possibly, our political climate. Three people definitively displaying this ...

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Headphones and its uses

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction Headphones are smaller versions of loudspeakers, one that can be carried around one's neck all day. They cover up both the ears reaching across from around the head. They are generally cushioned for comfort and this also helps in noise cancellation. Over the years, the headphones have found themselves useful in more ways than one. 'Airplane pilots are among the many professionals to use headphones on ...

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The Life Of Edvard Grieg Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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When thinking of the great musical traditions that abound in Europe, it could probably be expected that the main influential cultures that have contributed to these musical traditions are the Germans, Italians, French, and English. From Bach to Brahms and everyone in between, these four cultures seemed to have generated the greatest of composers. Thus, it wouldn't be expected that a man from Norway, a country not ...

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Electronic Music Origin And Effects Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In Bernard Wilets's discovering electronic music, Bernard states, "We live in an age of technology in which machines touch every part of our lives; it is not surprising that music has also been influenced by technology." (Bernard). The sound of music has undergone massive changes since the dawn of the synthesizer. When once a band relied solely on the instruments its members could play in order to ...

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Introduction To Opera And Luciano And Pavarotti Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the 19th century, one of the most popular forms of entertainment for the elite and common person both was opera, particularly in Italy. Opera stars were the equivalent of modern television and movie stars; plots, intrigues, singers, and composers were the elite. As an art form, opera has been part of the musical lexicon since the 16th century, defined as an art form in which singers ...

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Mozarts Effect On The Musical World Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"I pay no attention whatever to anybodys praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)(brainyquote.com). This is the very essence of Mozart as he composed to make music that he felt was right and in turn influenced the music world to come. Mozart brought new aspects to things in the music business such as different kinds of operas and the idea of being ...

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The Art Of Performance Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Performance to an audience is a complex art, with many multiple characteristics and attributes required to be of a high standard to convince the audience and to make the performance believable. In this essay, I shall be evaluating existing research into the area of performance and different conclusions it is possible to draw from this using research into Classically trained musicians, the difference between these musicians and ...

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Disco in the 1970s

23 Mar 2015

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EVOLUTION THE BACKGROUND AND EVOLUTION OF THE GENRE : DISCO There had been discotheques before the 1970's, but the environment and the culture of the disco, along with the spotlight on the disc jockey, took on new significance in the 1970s. The concept grew out of a need for dance music in the late 1960s and early 1970s when psychedelic, progressive rock and heavy metal ...

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Personality And Britney Spears Prehistory Music Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Singer Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2nd, 1981, in Kentwood, Louisiana. She was the second of three children with an older brother Bryan and younger sister Jamie all born to Lynne and James Spears (Dennis, 2009). Britney Spears has been one of the most successful artist of this generation and yet one of the most controversial. While her music was centre stage at the beginning ...

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