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"Run-DMC broke down the barriers. They were the first real rap stars. Everyone in the game today owes something to them." - Eminem From time to time, American music sees the emergence of a new music genre. And behind each rising genre is, of course, a proponent–the originator, inventor, the discoverer, the progenitor. (Biography, 2008) For instance, the blues had a W.C. Handy ...
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Arts: Music essays / James Todd Smith - Champion Rap
Some things never die, and James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, is proving that with his new release The DEFinition. The heavyweight champion of rap puts his rhyming skills to the test once again and dares anyone to challenge him on this album. The DEFinition offers a lot of hot tracks that are club-friendly, and this could be thanks in part to Timbaland, who helped produce six of the tracks on ...
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Arts: Music essays / Marching On
Sweat dripping down my face and butterflies fluttering around my stomach as if it was the Garden of Eden, I took in a deep breathe and asked myself: "Why am I so nervous? After all, it is just the most exciting day of my life." When the judges announced for the Parsippany Hills High School Marching Band to commence its show, my mind blanked out and I was on the verge of losing sanity. G...
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Arts: Music essays / John's Interesting Career
John's Interesting Career John Perreault is a musician who lives in Upstate, NY. He started appreciating music at an early age. Banging on pots-and-pans, singing. His grandfather, who was a professional musician, and my supportive parents, drove his interest in music. He was always in chorus. Then when the time came, he took up the bass in fourth grade. He quit the bass playing after t...
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Arts: Music essays / Charles Ives
Born in Danbury, Connecticut on October 20, 1874, Charles Ives pursued what is perhaps one of the most extraordinary and paradoxical careers in American music history. Businessman by day and composer by night, Ives's vast output has gradually brought him recognition as the most original and significant American composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by transcendent...
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Arts: Music essays / Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, a lack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920s but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920s. ...
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Arts: Music essays / Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg was born on September 13, 1874, to a Jewish family in Vienna. He taught himself composition, with help in counterpoint from the Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky, and in 1899 produced his first major work, the tone poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet. In 1901 he married Zemlinsky's sister Mathilde, with whom he had two children. The couple mo...
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Arts: Music essays / Dimitri Shostakovich
Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich, born on September 25, 1905, started taking piano lessons from his mother at the age of nine after he showed interest in a string quartet that practiced next door. He entered the Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg, later Leningrad) Conservatory in 1919, where he studied the piano with Leonid Nikolayev until 1923 and composition until 1925 with Aleksandr G...
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Arts: Music essays / Composer Report
Composer Report There have been many extraordinary composers of music throughout history. Each composer has his or her own wonderful characteristics and abilities that have touched the special few, or the many peoples of the world. Three composers that have not been largely recognized but highly acclaimed for their music are Ron Nelson, Russell Alexander, and Eric Whitacre. The Carl Sandbur...
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Arts: Music essays / Music And The Mind
It has been proven that exposure to music raises a person's intelligence level. This is especially true for young children. The earlier you start a child in music, the more advanced their spatial reasoning skills (mathematics and engineering). Georgia's Governor Zell Miller realized the importance of music in a child's development and was providing cassettes or compact discs of classical music...
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Arts: Music essays / The Beatles
The Beatles There has been more books published about one 20th-century icon than any other, this band that is said to have broken down barriers in all ways, is the Beatles. Their music was said to have driven that younger generation mad. Perhaps it was because they were one of the first bands ever play real rock and roll music. Or maybe it was just because they were foreigners in t...
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Arts: Music essays / The Evolution Of Hip Hop
The Evolution Of Hip Hop When you hear the phrase "Hip-Hop", music, dancing, rapping often come to mind. Well, it's all of that and more...Hip-Hop is a culture. According to Webster's dictionary, culture is defined as "the concepts, habits, skills, arts, instruments, institutions, etc. of a given people in a given period; civilization." One artist defined Hip-Hop as "a set of expressi...
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Arts: Music essays / The Beatles
There have been more books published about one 20th century icon than any other, this band that is said to have broken down barriers in all ways, is the Beatles. Their music was said to have driven that younger generation mad. Perhaps it was because they were one of the first bands ever play real rock and roll music; or ...
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Arts: Music essays / The Power Of Music
Music is the expression of emotion through the medium of sound. From the very first moment a human heard a songbird and endeavored to recreate that beauty, or beat on a hollow log and found the rhythm compelling, music has become the most powerful freedom given by God. Music, in itself, is a characteristic common and unique to all cultures throughout the world. Every culture in history in...
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Arts: Music essays / African Tribal Music
In our Western culture, we have always been entertained and pleased by the sound of music. Whether listening to the radio or going to a live concert, the music itself is usually considered a form of art or past time for the listener and the performer. While some can connect, relate to, or even "feel" the power of the music, not many westerners can comprehend "living" the music. In African...
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Music has been with us for a very long while. In fact, part of being human is an appreciation of the finer arts. However, music's role has remained anything but constant throughout history. Music has gone from a mathematical science to a synthesis of melody and harmony. Many wonderful pieces have been written for religious purposes. Many more have been written for the secular world. The art of m...
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Arts: Music essays / Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber’s music, wonderfully crafted and built on romantic structures and sensibilities, is at once lyrical, rhythmically complex and also harmonically rich. Samuel Barber born, March 9, 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He wrote his first piece at age seven and attempted his first opera at age ten. At the age of fourteen he entered the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, ...
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Arts: Music essays / Effects Of Music
Effects Of Music On The Mind Are people typically geniuses? Statistically, people probably are not. In fact, most people probably aren't even intellectually gifted at all. Most people are likely to be pretty much average, maybe a little bit above average, or a little below, but very average none the less. It is universally understood that people strive to learn to become wiser and...
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Arts: Music essays / Tupac Shakur 2
Murda, Murda, Murda, and Kill, Kill, Kill , these are the lyrics to one of the songs written by Tupac Shakur. Amidst all the controversy surrounding his personal life, this artist has managed to overcome all obstacles and spread his hope/hate message to a surprisingly receptive audience. Tupac s music borrowed from the styles of early rap and hip-hop yet its appeal rested in Tupac himself. H...
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Arts: Music essays / Effects Of Music On The Mind
Effects Of Music On The Mind Are people typically geniuses? Statistically, people probably are not. In fact, most people probably aren't even intellectually gifted at all. Most people are likely to be pretty much average, maybe a little bit above average, or a little below, but very average none the less. It is universally understood that people strive to learn to become wiser and more informed...
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Arts: Music essays / Samuel Barber
SAMUEL BARBER Samuel Barber s music, wonderfully crafted and built on romantic structures and sensibilities, is at once lyrical, rhythmically complex and also harmonically rich. Samuel Barber born, March 9, 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He wrote his first piece at age seven and attempted his first opera at age ten. At the age of fourteen he entered the Curtis Institute in Philadelphi...
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Arts: Music essays / Importance Of Music
The earliest stages of learning for young children are the most important. The fundamentals of learning are instilled into a child at a very young age. How much importance is placed on these fundamentals can have dramatic affects on the future of the child's learning. Music, when applied in a constructive way, can have positive effects on a child's ability to learning and can help them in...
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Arts: Music essays / Frock Rock
FROCK ROCK is a Melbourne-based jazz ensemble focusing on original compositions and improvisation. The group promotes a high standard of performance and professionalism gained through the years of experience and learning of its individual members. All of its members have studied music and improvisation at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Two of the members in FRO...
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Arts: Music essays / Music History
Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people through lyrics and rhythm. There are many different styles that can be performed by either a male or female. Music has been around for many years and is constantly changing. Music has been divided into six periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Twentieth Century. Music is written in symbols that represent mus...
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Arts: Music essays / Dada
Dada "What the heck is dada?" I'm sure many people ask when they see or hear the word dada. In french the word means "hobbyhorse". In a couple European languages, separated, the word means "yes, yes". No one really agrees on how the name came about. Even the creator of this anti-trend, Romanian born, Tristan Tzara. Dada was not just a visual art form; there were a whole bunch of art forms that ...
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Arts: Music essays / Merce Cunningham
Merce Cunningham: Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 1...
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Arts: Music essays / Woodstock 2
The largest rock concert ever was comeing to town. Threedays not hours of music. Threedays not hours of music. Campingout under the stas. This was going to be a serious party.Woodstock was the greatest rock concert ever to take place in the United States. Four very different very young people sponsered Woodstock. The youngest was only twenty-six. Micheal Lang, Artie Kornfield, John Roberts, an...
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Arts: Music essays / Breakdancing
Breakdancing a form of African American dance that emerged from the hip hop culture of the South Bronx, New York, during the mid-1970s. Drawing upon several African American dance forms, break dancing coalesced in the 1970s and reached its peak in popularity during the 1980s. Breakdancing developed out of the Bronx, New York, disco scene. When disco DJs changed records, dancers would fill th...
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Arts: Music essays / Songs
Early is the best time to start children with an enriched musical background. The earlier the child starts to hear and learn about music, the more enriched and fulfilling the child's experience of music is going to be. This is even more beneficial for talented children. A child cannot receive the full benefit of music and will not learn as much or at all without the first three stages o...
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Arts: Music essays / Performing Arts
Performing Arts Essay Adam Buckle January 5th 2001 The poem Trying to show and introduce various ways of writing and making music. Introduce Motifs Process of devising and improvising and performing music How we were able to devise and actually write the piece, refer back to examples. Include Melody, Harmony, Timbre, Texture, and Rhythm. Our performed piece was based upon the poem...
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Arts: Music essays / Pop Art And Sampling
Pop Art and Sampling In Pop art, reproduction and repetition are the main aspects that distinguish it from other art movements. Andy Warhol's "Marilyn" is a perfect example of reproduction of image already familiar to the audience, and is repeated once, four times, or twenty times. Pop art takes from commercial art and makes it the elite art as well. That is why Pop art is so special, be...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (1904–10). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (1927–30) and Antonio Modarelli (1930–37)....
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Arts: Music essays / The Beatles
The Beatles The Beatles to this day are one of the most famous and popular rock 'n roll groups in the world. The Beatles include George Harrison, John Lennon(1940-1980), Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey(Ringo Starr). All of the Beatles where born and raised in Liverpool, England. John Lennon was considered the leader of the band. George Harrison was the lead guitar...
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Arts: Music essays / Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown Clifford Brown was born in Wilmington, Delaware on the 30th of October 1930. Brown began playing a trumpet his father gave him in early high school, and by his late teens was playing in collage and other youth bands. Throughout high school he studied jazz harmony and theory, trumpet, vibes, piano, and bass with Robert Lowery. At this time he was attracting the attention ...
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Beatles Music: Songs of the Counterculture The 1960's are thought of by many to be the most eventful and changing decade in the history of America. In this time period there was much excitement as well as turmoil in America caused by many factors, including the charismatic leadership of John F. Kennedy, black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. pro...
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Thesis Do you believe that one s words can reflect on a certain person s action? Today, Rap has become the most popular type of music in the US. The Rap industry is dominated by artists who mostly dedicate their lyrics to either violence, drugs, or sex. Through 1998 and 1999 the survey taken by the National Music Bureau, stated that 46% of the listeners of Rap are under the age of 19. While...
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Arts: Music essays / Beatles
In retrospect, the 1960s should be considered the age of youth. With America seeing it’s 70 million children from the post-war baby boom becoming teenagers and young adults, society saw the conservative fifties transforming into the revolutionary sixties. The 60s ushered in new ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. No longer content to be images o...
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Arts: Music essays / Sociology Of Jazz
The Sociology Of Jazz Many teenagers these days constantly hear that their music is terrible. Out of all the bands that I like, my parents like a handful. This is not happening just to us. Back in the thirties and forties, teenagers were told the same. But back then there were no heavy metal bands or rap bands. There were, however, jazz bands. In this essay, I will discuss the culture changes i...
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Arts: Music essays / Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page 's incredible career spans four decades, appearing on an innumerable list of recordings. Best known for his trademark Les Pauls, double-neck guitar and riff-master deluxe, his contributions to rock history are nearly unmatched. He first picked up a guitar as a child, curiously plucking away on a Spanish acoustic given to the family. Soon after, Page became entranced with rock and r...
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Arts: Music essays / Haight-Ashbury In The 1960S
The district of Haight Ashbury covered a five-block area starting at the Golden Gate Park and ending around the intersection of Shrader and Haight The appeal of Haight Ashbury? Simple; low rent, old Victorian homes, there were little shops everywhere, and a small town good vibe atmosphere and a need for acceptance from ones like themselves. The appeal of Haight Ashbury was simple: low r...
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Arts: Music essays / Music In My Life
Since the establishment of life on earth, human beings have sought various ways to express themselves. One of these include the mixing of various sounds to create one that pleases them, and most importantly expresses the language of their heart. It is an articulation of one’s feelings through instrumental and vocal sounds. Music gives one a mean to express themselves in a language, th...
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Arts: Music essays / Is Napster Illegal
Is Napster illegal? Tough question… Actually, the issue really isn’t whether Napster is legal or not. The corporate suits and rich-bitch musicians would argue so, but it’s just a cover for their fears. They’re basically afraid of Napster because its done something that hasn’t happened in a while, but so desperately needed to happen. Napster has opened a door...
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Arts: Music essays / Not For Free
Obtaining things for free is fast becoming a thing of the past. This is especially true online. Internet users were shocked in early November when Napstar, a company associated with free music online, announced a plan to begin charging for money for its popular service. It is also rumored that Scour Exchange, another free music service, will soon be charging for their services . Dan Campi,...
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Napster.com is a music search engine founded by Shawn Fanning about a year ago. It is a software program that allows individuals to search for their favorite music selection by connecting to millions of other users around the world. Napster is basically the simplest way to find MP3’s that you want anytime and the same time be able to share the selections with the world’s largest com...
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Arts: Music essays / Rock N Roll
title: Rock N RollWhile the exact time frame that the first strains of rock and roll music came bursting forth is nearly impossible to pinpoint, 1955 is arguably the year that it all began. On July 9 of that year, the new #1 single on the Best Sellers in Stores chart was (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock by Bill H...
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Arts: Music essays / Arnold Sch Nberg
Arnold Sch nberg Arnold Sch nberg was born September 13, 1874 in Austria: died on Los Angeles July 13, 1951. Arnold was an American citizen as of 1941. He began violin lessons when he was eight and almost immediately started to compose. Berlin was very important for Sch nberg's further artistic development. In 1902, he received on Richard Strauss' recommendation the popular Liszt-scholarship as...
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Arts: Music essays / Musical Controversy
There is a kind of music, which is commonly referred to as “Pop” music. It attracts a variety of Americans of very different geographical, racial, and economical backgrounds. Some of the most popular artists these days that are considered “Pop” are N’Sync, Britney Spears (who, having recently turned eighteen, doesn’t seem to mind letting the guys know that she’s legal now)...
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Arts: Music essays / Modern Music Composition
Modern Music Composition Student : 0135761 Teacher : # 3 Composition has been an ever-changing entity in our society. Music composition is also a very alternating subject of study. You have to keep up to date when you wish to compose a piece of music. This is strictly due to the progression of music in this day in age. If you fail to study, the musi...
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Arts: Music essays / Rock 2
The music genre of Rock, thought by some to be the devil s music, to me is an inspiration and it helps me deal with situations going on in my life. If you listen to Rock you know what I m saying, but by most people who do not, they are so put in there ways of believing that anybody even listening to it is a devil worshipper, or some drug addict and is out casted because of what they listen to. T...
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The Art of Emotions Poetry is a diverse form of communication and there are vast arrays of elements that make up this very unique and specialized form of writing. Poetry is the art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression. “For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human though...
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Arts: Music essays / Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach has had a family full of musicians. In what seems like an odd family tradition, he started himself in writing and composing music and did it well, although he did not always receive the respect he deserved in his own life-time. He spent his earlier career principally as an organist, mainly at the court of one of the two ruling Grand Dukes of Weimar. In 1717 he moved ...
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Three cultural issues that exist in the workplace can be music, religion, and ethics. Each of these issues can have a major effect on the workplace environment and the production of the workflow. Music may increase or slowdown the workflow of many companies. Most warehouse jobs allow employees to listen to music during work hours. Most people say that they work much better when they have mus...
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Sonny’s Blues By James Baldwin Sonny’s Blues the author is presenting the past from the perspective of the present in order to understand his own feelings concerning the role of a father. The two brothers in the story had different life choices. Both Sonny and the narrator have found their own mode of escaping the violence and harshness of the ghetto, different though those m...
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Music was born in order for people to express their inner most emotion of which language could try to, but not fully describe. In having this ability to express raw emotion, I believe music is a form of language. "Speech expresses passion only by means of the ideas to which the feelings are linked, as if by reflection. Musical sound and gesture reach the heart directly without any deviation. ...
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Arts: Music essays / Salsa
Salsa Music Salsa Music a popular genre of Latin American music. Since its emergence in the mid-1960s, salsa has achieved worldwide popularity, attracting performers and audiences not only in Latin American communities but also in such non-Latin countries as Japan and Sweden. In terms of style and structure, salsa is a reinterpretation and modernization of Cuban dance-music styles...
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Arts: Music essays / Extended Definition Of Music
Music is the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity, as explained in the Webster s Dictionary. But music is much more than sounds, tones, and combinations. Music can contain messages of peace, wrong doings, world hunger, or problems with the government. Both rap artist and countr...
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Arts: Music essays / The Beatles
Music is an entertainment. yet, sometimes it can make history. A song is simply just words with sound. Yet, sometimes it can be passionate. A band is simply just people who transport music. Yet, sometimes they can be a big influence to others. They are the most popular musical artists in Rock and Roll through out the century. They are the one who most likely captures the media's attenti...
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Arts: Music essays / Boyz N The Hood
MOVING BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES: HOW THE USE OF MUSIC DEVELOPS JOHN SINGLETON'S BOYZ N THE HOOD John Singleton's movie Boyz N The Hood is the story of three young men who are forced to deal with the reality of life in South Central, Los Angeles. Singleton uses this setting to illustrate the obstacles facing these young black men who unavoidably encounter violence all around them. Sing...
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Arts: Music essays / Jazz
2. List and briefly describe 4 important characteristics of the Blues -blue notes, a 12 note scale that is used in the blues that often combines notes in direct correlation to each other such as B and B flat. -improvisation, keeping the original melody but creating a new musical tone to the piece. -interpretation, in this sense one is not required to keep either the harmony or melod...
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Arts: Music essays / Women In Music
History shows that women were not as big of participants in music as men until later in the medieval era. This is due to many obstacles that faced women disabling them from singing, playing any instruments, or even composing music. Although barriers were present, many women and nuns were able to surpass them, and make use of their abilities and skills. Women composers had many barriers to p...
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Arts: Music essays / Music Therapy
Music therapy is the systematic application of music in the treatment of thephysiological and psychosocial aspects of an illness or disability. It focuseson the acquisition of nonmusical skills and behaviors, as determined by a board certified music therapist through systematic assessment and treatment planning. Music therapy in the United States of America began in the late 18th century....
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Arts: Music essays / Hip Hop/Rap Music
Often times when people hear about Hip Hop/Rap music, they’ll paint a picture in their heads of black men cussing, guns, marijuana, lots of gold, and girls looking like prostitutes. Parents and teachers put an image in their kid’s head that Rap music is “bad”, and they don’t want their kids to be influenced by something that is negative. With the way Rap ...
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Arts: Music essays / Sonny S Blues Essay
Sonny s Blues By James Baldwin Sonny s Blues the author is presenting the past from the perspective of the present in order to understand his own feelings concerning the role of a father. The two brothers in the story had different life choices. Both Sonny and the narrator have found their own mode of escaping the violence and harshness of the ghetto, different though those modes might be. After...
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Arts: Music essays / Bob Marley
I attended the Bob Marley Tribute concert. It proved to be interesting and yet educational. This concert was a collection of lesser-known Reggae artists coming together and performing in tribute to the late and great Bob Marley. The background of the stage was dimly lit with green and red colors invitingly flashing everywhere. Bob Marley was almost a mythical figure who inspired and impa...
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Arts: Music essays / Connotaions Of Rap
Often times when people hear about Hip Hop/Rap music, theyfll paint a picture in their heads of black men cussing, guns, marijuana, lots of gold, and girls looking like prostitutes. Parents and teachers put an image in their kidfs head that Rap music is gbadh, and they donft want their kids to be influenced by something that is negative. With the way Rap music is advertis...
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Arts: Music essays / Musicmakesmehigh
Often times when people hear about Hip Hop/Rap music, theyfll paint a picture in their heads of black men cussing, guns, marijuana, lots of gold, and girls looking like prostitutes. Parents and teachers put an image in their kidfs head that Rap music is gbadh, and they donft want their kids to be influenced by something that is negative. With the way Rap music is advertised ...
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What does it mean to be "American?" What makes it"American?" And how does it make us "American?" American standsfor the beliefs, the music, as well as the people that come fromthis great nation. The beliefs of this great nation speak every language.These beliefs stretch from the furthest reaches of Africa to thecity life of New York. These beliefs are pride, freedom, andequality. Amer...
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Arts: Music essays / J.S. Bach
3. J.S. Bach was an organist and choirmaster for Lutheran churches. Bach devoted his life to composing music for the church services. He wrote magnificent music for the organ, for choral groups, for clavier and harpsichord, for orchestra, and for small groups of instruments. Bach was the master of the technique known as the fugue. His incredible output marks the summit of the polyphonic...
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Arts: Music essays / Beatles And Rock Music
How The Beatles Changed Rock Music Rock music consists of many individual styles. Even though there is a common spirit among all music groups, all music made by them are very different. Rock music evolved in the 1950s and the early 1960s. At that time that Beatles entered the world of music from Liverpool. Rock music was a large piece of the centerpiece of a largely rebellious group of ...
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Arts: Music essays / Oldest Known Instrument
The Oldest Known Musical Instrument It was recently discovered that an ancient Neanderthal campsite housed an ancient bone (43,000-82,000 years old) which appears to be a flute. The bone, which is a femur of a cave bear, has four holes: Two complete holes and two partial holes, one at each end of the bone. One of the significant things about the flute is that the instrument s four notes matc...
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Arts: Music essays / Not Fade Away
The music, and namely three characters, Joshua, Donna, and the ghost in Not Fade Away, are the most important elements to the book. The title alone is a song by the Grateful Dead, and throughout the entire book, music is present. George Gastin is out on the road the entire book, just like a "rolling stone," and the music is what keeps him upbeat and going. Whether George was chilling out list...
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Arts: Music essays / The Downfall Of Music Today
The Downfall of Today s Music The nineties began with the grunge scene, an alternative style of rock and roll that revolutionized rock music today. This music that was once praised by MTV was gradually pushed out to make way for the sound of generic rap beats, watered down heavy metal and sugar coated pop tunes. The pattern of the nineties is nothing new. The seventies and eighties both sa...
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Arts: Music essays / A Evening With James Taylor
An Evening with James Taylor James Taylor's album In The Pocket, released in spring of 1976, sealed his popularity by continuing the qualities that have made his music admired more than any other modern troubadour. Its subtle, soft tones, like "Daddy's All Gone," contrasted by it's energetic "Money Machine," keep his old fans as well as his new on a wonderful rollercoaster of emotion. One of t...
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Arts: Music essays / Music And Rugs
Drugs and Rock and Roll Music and Drugs Beginning with the late 1960’s counterculture in San Francisco, music and drugs will forever be inter-linked. Hippie bands such as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish are associated with marijuana, mushrooms, and LSD. Modern electronic “rave” , or club music is associated with MDMA or Ecstasy. When one thinks of rock and roll...
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Arts: Music essays / Impressionism
Impressionism relates to a style of painting and composing from the last third of the 19th century. It was started by Claude Monet and his paintings and then worked its way into Debussy’s compositions. In painting terms this style was characterized by “short brush strokes of bright colors…to represent the effect of light on an object”(Wechsler 6). The music of the impressionist ...
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Arts: Music essays / Compare Contrast Old/Young
Compare/Contrast Old/Young There are many similarities as well as differences between elderly people and young adults. Older people seem to be more set in their ways. They also seem to know much more in general about most everything. Young adults, on the other hand seem to have a much broader outlook on life. The most common factor in both of these groups it seems is the overwhelming ...
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Arts: Music essays / Influence On Pop Culture
Influence of Pop Culture Over my last nineteen years, I have not noticed how much pop culture influences the youth of today. I have always thought people did what they wanted to do when they wanted to do it, not because of the way the society imposes a way for people to live. Pop culture is the culture is the way of life of the youthful generation of that particular time and era. In ad...
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Arts: Music essays / The Beatles
The Beatles The Beatles were a British music group whose songs are among the most universally accepted music recordings of the 20th century. The Beatles, who revolutionized popular music around the world, were at the forefront of a movement in rock music known as the British Invasion. The British Invasion was a name referring to the tremendous effect that British rock-and-roll bands had ...
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Arts: Music essays / Music
In an age of error the most influential thing in a child and or a teenagers life is music. Whether it be Reggae, Hip Hop, Gangster Rap, R&B, Oldies Rock, Latin, or Heavy Metal it still has a way to overpower a persons mind no matter how old they are. Right now pretty much everybody that I talk to when I am on the Internet like Rap. I don t understand how people could listen to non-stop cur...
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Arts: Music essays / Rock
In this essay, I will introduce to reader a topic that a lot people thinks that such crazy kind of music. This topic is, of course, Rock music, During couple weeks ago, I looked for information in the library. And from all the information that I have, I gathered them together. I chose to do Rock Music because I didn t like rock music too much, but I thought that it will be a good topic for ...
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Arts: Music essays / The Mozart Effect
Agnew 1 Phillip Agnew Ms. Stephanie Behne English II March 8, 2000 MUSIC AND THE MIND: THE CONTROVERSY BEHIND THE MOZART EFFECT Every aspiring mother and father in America dreams about having their child attend Harvard, or Yale, or MIT. For generations parents have attempted to get a head start on that dream in hopes that it would make the child smarter after conception. A good d...
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Arts: Music essays / Napster1
Napster The Napster Controversy In the controversy against Napster, many supporters fight to keep their freedom alive. This case is about whether the plaintiffs can use their control of music copyrights to achieve control over Napster's decentralized technology and prevent it from transforming the Internet in ways that might undermine their present chokehold on music promotion and distr...
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Arts: Music essays / Appalachian Music
APPALACHIAN MUSICTIANS AND SINGERS AND THE SONGS THEY WRITE Growing up in Appalachia and around its music has made a great impact on my life. I can remember, as if it were yesterday sitting on grandpa s front porch with my family singing along with Hillbilly songs on the radio. Along with entertaining the music eased the tensions of living a meager existence in Appalachia. By relating ...
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Arts: Music essays / The Mystery Of Samba
Vianna, Hermano. The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. (1999). In "The Mystery of Samba", Vianna discusses samba in a different light than other authors have. He explains that although samba has become a symbol of their culture and something they are proud of, that it was not always that way. The author is not interested in where samba originated or about...
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Arts: Music essays / Imbalance
Terms and Conditions I. About Imbalance Music, started by the members of Imbalance, is a new, but not inexperienced studio. The producers of Imbalance Music have a knowledgeable sense of the equipment they work with. The studio, The Garden , is located in Corbin, KY at the junction of Hwy 1629 and Hwy 830. This studio is the perfect setting for bands that want to get their first taste of ...
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Arts: Music essays / Music: Sounds Of The Ages
Sounds of the Ages “If we do not know and understand our history, we are doomed to repeat it.” This message is taught to all young people in their history and social studies classes. The quote is very true, because we learn from our mistakes, and even from our accomplishments. Music has been in the world longer than most people think. Way back when cavemen were slamming the...
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Arts: Music essays / Bucher's Music
As intangible as heaven lies a place where flowers bloom through the feathered cavities of clouds, clouds which support the inspirations of the pulchritude of sound, music. The perpetual composers lay there surrounded by an ongoing sea of billowing smoke towering above them, just as the Parthenon gazes down apon the people of Athens. The cherubs with their omnimence prepare, one after a...
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Arts: Music essays / Music And Edna S Awakening
In Kate Chopin s The Awakening, the romantic and lyrical nature of Frederick Chopin s Impromptu, as well as its originality, are the vehicle by means of which Edna realizes her love for Robert and her desire to be free and self-determined. Chopin s Impromptu arouses "the very passions ... within [Edna s] soul"(p.34). The harmony, fluidity, subtle rhythm and poetic beauty of the Romantic compose...
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Arts: Music essays / Music: Satisfying The Beasts
Who is willing to shell out up to twenty dollars for a round piece of shimmering plastic? Face it; a malignant epidemic, known as materialism, has manifested itself throughout this capitalistic society transforming its inhabitants into money-grubbing, tight-pocketed beasts. Why would one of these beasts be willing to pay such an exorbitant price for a simple CD when there are alternative ...
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Arts: Music essays / Motivation Speech
I. Attention A. Hook In America, millions of people are being accused of stealing from the music industry. B. Thesis People using the Internet, specifically Napster, are being accused of stealing. II. Needs/Problems/Issues A. The record companies in America are filing lawsuits against Napster under the terms that they are helping with piracy of their music. However, if they were ...
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The Problems With The Music Industry Today It s 1:15 am on Saturday, August Xth, and I lay semi-conscious in North Carolina, being pumped full of shit by the good people at MTV. Total Request Live is on and they re playing the Number One video Britney Spear s Lucky. I ve heard this song millions of times before (two younger sisters) but this time something went off in my head (it s funny ho...
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Arts: Music essays / Napster
The Napster Controversy In the controversy against Napster, many supporters fight to keep their freedom alive. This case is about whether the plaintiffs can use their control of music copyrights to achieve control over Napster's decentralized technology and prevent it from transforming the Internet in ways that might undermine their present chokehold on music promotion and distributi...
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Arts: Music essays / Popular Music Isn't Cool
Pop Culture Isn’t Cool From my point of view, Great pop music is an oxymoron. These days’ people look to the media for the answer to everything, including what music to listen to, or in most cases what music to play in the back round. I’m not saying all pop fans are closed minded to the point where they listen to the music genre that is currently trendy in hopes of it h...
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Arts: Music essays / Indian Music
1) Music is the organisation of sounds with some degree of rhythm, melody, and harmony. 2) Popular Music is music produced for and sold to a broad audience. Indian popular music, which is most strongly influenced by Indian folk music is shaped by social, economic, and technological forces. Popular music is closely linked to the social identity of its performers and audiences. 3) Indi...
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Only every once in a while does a band come out with music that truly inspires people. Some good examples of such bands are The Who and Rush, with recent additions such as Weezer and Oasis. In an industry filled with people who have lost all sense of what good music is and whose only goals are to make money and become popular, it has become hard for bands such as those mentioned above to b...
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Arts: Music essays / Napster
In order to find out why problem arouse in music industry around the Napster, we need to find out what is Napster? Napster is a database program that located on a computer server in San Mateo, CA. Napster community have more than 38 million users. Each of these 38 million users include in their computers variety of songs in MP3 format. The songs range from every musical type from classi...
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Arts: Music essays / Poem: The Performance
The Performance I am staring at the thing that brings my heart joy, The thing that gives my life meaning. A feeling that always allows me to be free, To always express my true feeling. My heart is sown with the melody released, As the flow comes bubbling out of me. When my fingers gently touch the keys, My soul releases intensity. My hands start to play, my eyes are closed, It b...
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Arts: Music essays / Comuterized Music
Subject: Computerized Musical Composition General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: My purpose is to inform the audience about how to create a basic computerized musical composition through the use of their own personal computer. Supporting Materials: Acid 2.0 Manual Interview with Michael Linney Introduction A. Considering the fact that since we are all college students, most of...
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Arts: Music essays / Villa Lobos
Heitor Villa-Lobos Heitor Villa-Lobos was born on March 5th, 1887, in Rio de Janeiro. Villa-Lobos lacked much formal education, and found he had to make a living for himself. He proceeded to perform on guitar in local restaurants and theatre orchestras. The music he performed consisted of the popular music of the time in Brazil. This factor would play a major role in his compositions. ...
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Arts: Music essays / Terms And Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS The conditions for the design price quote are as follows: 1) This quote is for the above stated AppleWax Music, Inc. proposal only. Any changes will require a new proposal and price quote. 2) This quote is for the above stated AppleWax Music, Inc. proposal only and is good for six months. After six months a new proposal must be submitted. 3) This project will be complet...

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