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Canadian Music
Canadian Music
Canadian Music Canuck Rock Is Best . . . Yes, I do agree with the thesis, and not only rock music as focused in this article, but all Canadian music. I agree that Canadian music is not American music or British music, but truly Canadian. I like to listen most to Canadian rap artist such as Monolith, Rascalz, Ghetto Concept, Infinite, and other Canadian rap artist. I think that Canadian music is more cultural then American music or British music. Canadian music has culture since there is so much
Children Musical Education
Children Musical Education
Children Musical Education A detailed synopsis of the guidance of young children from Absorption to Purposeful Response. 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 thr
Children's Music
Children's Music
Children\'s Music Music is an important component for all people to posses in their lives. A child should be introduced to music at a very young age. The introduction of every type of music from classical all the way to modern rock is important. This gives a child the ability to form their own opinion to what they might like the best. Classical music can teach a child every aspect of music including, harmony, themes, dynamics, polymeters, and polyrhythms. These are the components that are scarc
Chopin
Chopin
Chopin Frederic Chopin is known to be one of the greatest composers of piano music of all time. He spent most of his life in Paris and was good friends with famous artists such as Ingres and Delacroix. His music is considered to be romantic in content, but very different from the romanticism of the time. In fact is said that he very much disliked the music under this classification, and he thought most of it was quite vulgar. (Schonberg) At age 16 Chopin was already very well known for his musi
Chopin
Chopin
Chopin Portrait of Chopin by Eugène Delacroix (1838) In this bibliography, I will discuss Chopin, his life span and nationality, and the historical period of his performance. I will address his types of major works and titles and discuss his major contributions to music. Additionally, I will touch upon his early works, his dedications and his teachings. Frédéric François Chopin, (1810-1849), Polish composer and pianist of the romantic era, regarded by some as the greatest of all composers of mu
Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert I recently attended a Christmas concert at St. Augustine\'s Church in Elkdridge. For the most part, the choir blended well together. Sometimes the sopranos could be heard more clearly because their section seemed to be the most powerful. The choir had very clean cutoffs, which made them seem very unified. They communicated the text pretty well. It was easy to sense the mood of the piece from the expression they put into it. However, their dynamics could have been better. They
Classical Music
Classical Music
Classical Music Classical Music, popular term for the Western tradition of art music that began in Europe in the Middle Ages and continues today. It includes symphonies, chamber music, opera, and other serious, artistic music. More narrowly, the classical style refers to the work of the Viennese classical school, a group of 18th-century composers that includes Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, which is the epitome of what is called classical music. Choral
Composers Of 19th And 20th
Composers Of 19th And 20th
Composers Of 19th And 20th This essay will consist of information about nine composers and one piece of work that they are known for dating from 1862 to 1990. The names of these composers are: Aaron Copeland, Claude Debussy, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Berstein, Igor Stravinsky, and Arnold Schoenberg. The first composer I will discuss will be Aaron Copeland (1900 – 1990). Mr. Copeland was born in Brooklyn, New York USA to Russian American immigrant parents
Dave
Dave
Dave Matthews Band Who is the Dave Matthews Band? Five years ago that question would have gotten nothing more than a weird stare and a stupid look. But today you would get everything but that. The Dave Matthews Band is one of the most successful bands of the late 20th century. But many ask how a band so new has become so successful in such a relatively short period of time. Many come to wonder if it was their music, their look, or possibly something else that has made the Dave Matthews Band wha
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world\'s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his fifty-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide. He was the Duke, Duke El
Edgar Varese
Edgar Varese
Edgar Varese Edgard Varese was born in Paris and studied composition there. He came to the United States at the age of thirty-two. He is considered an American composer. In most of his works, he used the spelling Edgar, but later used the French spelling Edgard. Varese was one of the most original composers. He was not satisfied with traditional instruments or the tempered scale of twelve equal half steps to the octave. He thought of his music as structures in sound. He did not think there
Edwin McCain
Edwin McCain
Edwin McCain As you sit back and listen to Edwin McCain\'s first album, Honor Among Theives, McCain\'s incorporation of all kinds of music such as rock, pop, jazz, and blues will surely amaze you. This is consistant with his second album Misguided Roses, which incorporates the same standards. These two albums provide a great mix of acoustic rock with a hint of jazz and blues. McCain was successful with his first album which included the hit song Solitude. He was even more successful with his
Explicit Lyrics
Explicit Lyrics
Explicit Lyrics John Schroeder, an 18-year-old Marilyn Manson fan, was walking with his mother in a grocery store in New Braunfels, Texas,when he was arrested by an off-duty police officer for wearing a Manson T-shirt. The shirt bore a lyric from Manson\'s song Cake And Sodomy which read I am the god of f*ck. The officer, who was working security, said that some shoppers had complained about it. Schroeder was walked outside, where the officer asked passersby if they found the shirt offensiv
Fats By Navarro
Fats By Navarro
Fats By Navarro The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore Fats Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson\'s band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key West. He was on
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa Frank Zappa was an American singer, composer, arranger, guitarist, bandleader, and all around musician who was one of the greatest iconoclastic musicians of the 20th Century. He also produced over 60 albums in 30 years. Some considered him to have demonstrated a mastery of pop idioms ranging from jazz to rock of every conceivable variety. As astute an entrepreneur as he was a musician, he was impatient with any division between popular and high art; he combined scatological humor wi
Gansta
Gansta
Gansta Rap Mr. Officer, I want to see you layin\' in a coffin, sir, from The Chronic and F--- the police, from N.W.A., are few lyrics from the music genre gangsta rap. This kind of music is being sold to young children without any thought of concern. When many children listen to this kind of music they think that was being said in the songs is not wrong or against the law. The lyrics in many songs contain violent and explicit lyrics that usually talk about killing someone along with sound
Gershwin
Gershwin
Gershwin Who was George Gershwin? Today, most people would answer that question by saying that he was the composer of the song that’s in the airline commercial. Although that is true, he was much more than that. Gershwin was the most celebrated and wealthiest American composer who expressed the dreams of every American citizen of the 1920\'s. He achieved this by mixing different styles of music like Jewish, black, jazz, classical, blues and put them into one genre and created absolute music. Ge
Guitar Players
Guitar Players
Guitar Players Jimmy Hendrix, Eddie VanHalen, B. B. King, Angus Young, Brian Head Welch, Fletcher Dragge. What do all of these people have in common? They are all guitar heroes in they\'re own styles of music. However, because of the different styles of music they play, each guitarist mentioned above uses a different style of guitar. The guitars different body styles and shape help mold the perfect sound for the style you play. From sweet and warm, to loud and thrashing, the guitar is one of
Handel
Handel
Handel George Friedrich Handel was one of the most accomplished Baroque composers in his time. Born in Halle, Germany in 1685, he was the son of a wealthy barber who wanted his son to become a lawyer. However, he displayed such musical aptitude with the harpsichord, organ, oboe, counterpoint and fugue, he became an assistant with Friedrich Zachav, organist of the cathedral of Halle. However, Handel entered the University of Halle, but quickly withdrew, and left for the University of Hamburg, to
Handel
Handel
Handel George Frederick Handel was a great musician of the Baroque Period. Handel was born in 1685. He lived most of his younger life in Halle, Germany. George’s birthday was on February 23rd, and then was baptized the next day. On October 6th, 1687, Handel’s first sister was born. Her name was Dorothea Sophia Handel. On January 10th, 1690, Handel’s second sister was born. Her name was Johanna Christina Handel. When Handel was older, (about twelve) his father died at the age of seventy-five. A
Handel
Handel
Handel George Frederick Handel (1685 –1759) was a German born, English composer. Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach were the last of the Baroque Masters. During his lifetime, Handel was known mainly as an opera composer and producer, but his fame today came mainly on his English oratories, especially The Messiah (1742). His music has strength and simplicity. Handel’s operas are not often heard, but Largo, an aria from Serse, and other selections are sometimes played in concerts. Handel was born
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal Musical preferences are as diverse as the people who listen to it. Different types of music have different reputations. Heavy metal music is often labeled as negative. Yet others find it a harmless form of music. The argument presented in this paper will show that heavy metal music poses no threat to the well-being of its listeners. Like other types of music, such as jazz, blues, and even rap. The distinct style of heavy metal music can be grouped into three main sections (Ratliff
Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz wrote the Symphonie fantastique at the age of 27. He based the program on his own impassioned life and transferred his memoirs into his best- known program symphony. The story is about a love sick, depressed young artist, while in his despair poisons himself with opium. His beloved is represented throughout the symphony by the symbolic idee fixe. There are five movements throughout symphony. The program begins with the 1st movement: Reveries, Passions symbolizing t
Hip Hop
Hip Hop
Hip Hop Hip-Hop’s has lost its original goal of wanting to unite people, today it\'s a way to market violence. I. Hip-Hop started in the west Bronx in the early 1970s. A. Hip-Hop wasn’t excepted mainstream until 1979. B. The first known Hip-Hop group was The Sugarhill Gang. II. As the 80s began more people became aware of the culture that was now known as Hip-Hop A. It started as a positive thing to unite underprivileged kids. 1. There was a song like Stop the Violence. 2. Public Enemy and ot
Hippies In 60th
Hippies In 60th
Hippies In 60th During the 1960\'s a radical group called the Hippies shocked America with their alternative lifestyles and radical beliefs. Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn\'t follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own(Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the t
Indian Music
Indian Music
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) Indian Popular Music has one of the world’s most extensive popular music industries. Most Indian popular
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong
Jazz In 1920s
Jazz In 1920s
Jazz In 1920s The 1920\'s was a huge decade for the phenomena known as Jazz. Due to the closing of the seaport in New Orleans, musicians were forced to travel up the Mississippi to find work. Two of the cities most affected by this move were Chicago and New York. Chicago was home primarily for New Orleans traditional music during the 1920\'s. From this New Orleans style came four major types of jazz: Boogie-Woogie, Chicago Jazz, Urban Blues, and Society Dance Bands. Because of the ever-growin
Jazz Music
Jazz Music
Jazz Music What is Jazz? According to the dictionary, jazz is defined as, A kind of syncopated, highly rhythmic music originated by Southern blacks in the late 19th century (Jazz 232). But, everyone should at least agree that jazz is the mother of all music, and is referred to as the only art form originating in the United States (History 101 2). America was home to immigrants from all over Europe and beyond who wished to build a new life, or just needed to escape from the old. These peop
Jazz
Jazz
Jazz Jazz has been an influence in many artist\'s work, from painting to other forms of music. Jazz is an American music form that was developed from African-American work songs. The white man began to imitate them in the 1920\'s and the music form caught on and became very popular. Two artists that were influenced by jazz were Jean-Michel Basquiat and Stuart Davis. The influence is quite evident in many of their works, such as Horn Players, by Basquiat, and Swing Landscape, by Davis. Stuart Da
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane Jazz, taking its roots in African American folk music, has evolved, metamorphosed, and transposed itself over the last century to become a truly American art form. More than any other type of music, it places special emphasis on innovative individual interpretation. Instead of relying on a written score, the musician improvises. For each specific period or style through which jazz has gone through over the past seventy years, there is almost always a single person who can be credi
John Lennon
John Lennon
John Lennon The Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon changed the world of popular music forever. In 1969, the image of The Beatles was crumbling from within. But there was life after The Beatles demise for John Lennon. Lennon pursued his dreams of world peace with his wife Yoko Ono, from the breakup of The Beatles in 1970 (not official until 1975), until his murder in 1980. John Lennon began to release solo records. He recorded one of his most popular and i
Kiss And Hype
Kiss And Hype
Kiss And Hype Hype is defined as promotional publicity of an extravagant or contrived kind. It is used to lure the consumer to a certain product or an event of some kind. The competition for the consumer\'s attention is intense and even desperate at times. Throughout the 1970\'s, there was a vast machinery of hype surrounding the music industry. Some of what came out of it was original and imaginative, but some was deceptive and outrageous. Whatever it was, it was all aimed at the consumer. The
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain On April 9th the world woke up to the news of Kurt Cobain\'s suicide. Those who followed the grundge music of Cobain\'s band, Nirvana, were angry, but not surprised. With songs such as I Hate Myself and Want to Die and constant references to suicide and drugs, suicide was the obvious explanation for his death. Kurt put it best when he said, I\'m thought of as this pissy, complaining, freaked-out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the time. (Bozza) To many people, Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain For our modern day hero we used the singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain from the band Nirvana. This punk Seattle band moved almost mainstream almost overnight. Nirvana caught on fast and changed rock and roll music forever and molded the music of the 90’s, alternative. Cobain had an enormous amount of talent but unfortunately his life was cut short by a still controversial suicide in his Seattle home. On April 9, 1994, his body was discovered. He is a hero for many of today’s troubled
Kurt Cobain's Death
Kurt Cobain's Death
Kurt Cobain\'s Death It’s not fun anymore. I just can’t take it anymore. The words that would later haunt the world are clumsily scribbled onto a pad of paper. The room grows silent and cold...then BANG! On April 7, 1994, the music world died with a single gunshot wound to the head. Kurdt Donald Cobain took away a music legend and left a void in the music world. When Cobain ended his life on that fateful day, he not only stunned fans, but also destroyed one of the most talented bands of all-t
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was one of the first black men to express the spirit of blues and jazz into words. An African American Hughes became a well known poet, novelist, journalist, and playwright. Because his father emigrated to Mexico and his mother was often away, Hughes was brought up in Lawrence, Kansas, by his grandmother Mary Langston. Her second husband (Hughes\'s grandfather) was a fierce abolitionist. She helped Hughes to see the cause of social justice. As a lonely child Hugh
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Hughes\' efforts to create a poetry that truly evoked the spirit of Black America involved a resolution of conflicts centering around the problem of identity (Smith 358). No African American poet, writer, and novelist has ever been appreciated by every ethnic society as much as Langston Hughes was. Critics argue that Hughes reached that level of prominence, because all his works reflected on his life\'s experience, whether they have been good or bad. He never wrote one single
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes is often considered a voice of the African-American people and a prime example of the magnificence of the Harlem Renaissance. His writing does embody these titles, but the concept of Langston Hughes that portrays a black man\'s rise to poetic greatness from the depths of poverty and repression are largely exaggerated. America frequently confuses the ideas of segregation, suppression, and struggle associated with African-American history and imposes these ideas on
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin The band Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest hard rock groups of all time. The band also has one of the best success stories in the history hard rock music. Led Zeppelins success in hard rock was achieved in the seventies and they even had a few hits in the late sixties. The musicians in Led Zeppelin are Jimmy Page: born on April 9, 1944, Robert Plant, born on August 24, 1948, John Paul Jones, born on January 3, 1946, and John Bonham born on May 31, 1948. Jimmy Page shredded the gu
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Les Miserables Les Miserables known in English as The Terrible is a musical portrayal of the French Revolution. It is a musical tragedy, which served as a major powerhouse competitor for Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals in the early eighties and nineties. When first debuting on Broadway in 1987 it traveled a long hard road to compete with musicals of the decade. However, in time many well-known performers were proud to associate themselves with this wonderful work of art. The musical play begins w
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today – a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents’ separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. At a New Year’s celebra
Madonna
Madonna
Madonna Born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan to a lower-middle class Italian-Catholic household, Madonna Louise Ciccone was the third eldest daughter born. Her father Chrysler engineer Sylvio (Tony) Ciccone and French-Canadienne Madonna Fortin, for whom the future superstar was named Veronica was added to her name for confirmation. While at a young age of five, Madonna’s world fell apart as her mother struggled to a long process of breast cancer on December 1, 1963. Gathering strength f
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I b
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis Miles Davis, from his beginnings as a nineteen-year-old kid in 1945 New York City, to his final days in the early 1990’s, is to be considers one of the jazz’s best. The 1996 album entitled, Bluing: Miles Davis Plays the Blues, the engineers at Prestige Records bring Miles Davis back to life. Packed with over 73 minutes and of 12 bar blues, Bluing brings nine great tunes of Davis’ together on one disk. Having been originally recorded in the 1950’s, these nine cuts take the listener t
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis There are very few musicians who, with their music, can impact our lives for the better. There are even less that can do it over their entire career. Such is the case of Mile Davis. A jazz-trumpeter who’s sound transcended American culture for over 40 years. In this report I will be reviewing his great life which touched so many people. Miles Dewey Davis was born May 25, 1926, in Alton Illinois. (J S. Bowmen). He was born to a prosperous African-American family near St. Louis Missou
Moldau By Smetana
Moldau By Smetana
Moldau By Smetana Composer: Bedrich Smetana Work Title: The Moldau. For my first selection of music for this final project I chose The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana. The reason I chose this piece was first, it is a symphonic poem and second, because it perfectly exemplified the use of nationalist style and word painting. The Moldau is a symphonic poem representing Nationalist pride for Smetana’s country. It is the second of six symphonic poems from the orchestral piece My Country. A symphonic p
Mozart Death
Mozart Death
Mozart Death For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart\'s death has been shrouded in mystery. Some say his great rival, Antonio Salieri, or the Freemasons murdered him. Others say he was simply exhausted. And some believe he died from sickness. It has been established that Mozart suffered from various illnesses, which no doubt contributed to his death. But some researchers have concluded that physical and mental exhaustion greatly affected Mozart, and contributed to his early death
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart I\'m writing my paper on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I will be talking about his life and his music. I will tell you a little bit about his father, wife, and son. Mozart was the leading composer of the Classical Age. He wrote many different types of music. He was the best composer of his time. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. He was around music his entire life. By the age of three, he had begun to show a love of music. He would listen to his sister play the piano f
Mozart
Mozart
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was born in Salzburg in Austria, the son of Leopold, Kapellmeister to the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. By the age of three he could play the piano, and he was composing by the time he was five; minuets from this period show remarkable understanding of form. Mozart\'s elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) was also a gifted keyboard player, and in 1762 their father took the two prodigies on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and