Music Appreciation

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    Famous Dave Autobiography

    he did. After going around to all of the band members to receive their signature on my shirt, I walked up to James Pace. “Can I have your autograph please?” I asked him. “Sure thing bud, I’m glad to see young kids out here listening to the good music,” James replied. “Thanks!” I nervously responded, as I was too exuberant to think of anything else to say. When he pulled my shoulder close to his marker, James Pace asked, “Do you play any instruments?” As I looked down at his autograph on my

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    Jazz Music Essay

    1. Introduction: We often use the word “Jazz” to describe an era, not just in music, but in culture itself, which began in the late 1910s and lasted for the whole of the ‘20s. This era wasn’t yet a modern one, but it was beyond old-times and carried itself as its own entity. The music that came from it was its own as well; the world had left behind typical baroque, romantic, and classical styles, but this was completely singular to any of those. It was a unique, clunky sound both classic and revolutionary

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    John Beck's Concerto Analysis

    John Beck’s Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble is a piece that features little melodic content, instead highlighting a mixture between traditional and extended techniques by six different instrumentalists. In the reference video (found on YouTube under the title of John “Beck Cocnert for timpani- played by Oleg Sokolov”) there was no name given to the performance group, but the timpanist name is Sokolov, and he was accompanied by Xhdanovich, Vesley, Kasal, Vytiska, and Pashayeu. These musicians

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    Music Communication And Patients: Article Analysis

    physical gestures. In music therapy one of the main goals is to allow music to become the bridge of communication between the music therapist and the patient. Since musical features are present in regular communication it makes it easier to integrate it into therapy sessions by exaggerating the musical features that are naturally present. Music therapist would find this annotated bibliography very informative in terms of how music poses a role in communication and how, if so, music can be a form of communication

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    Beethoven Symphony 9 Symphony

    because of all history and rumors about 7 years that Beethoven worked to finish this work. Experts say that work was the first try to add a vocal in a symphony, and contain a melody that foreshadows "Ode to Joy" from Mozart. I usually listen classics music to practice sports because the emotion makes me

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    Beyonce's Song I Was Here

    for a crude, uncalled for terrorist act. Throughout the years, singers and writers have been composing music to truly be able to ease the pain and distraught truth of this emotional event. This music can help people who are truly unable to let go of this painstaking, life changing, unforgettable level of insanity. Some artists can speak better to the people to truly create a beautiful piece of music to fuel their souls. The song, “ I Was Here” , by Beyonce, is one of the more inspiring lyrical masterpieces

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    1920s African American Culture Essay

    Throughout the 1920’s jazz music was a defining aspect of American culture; it also had a huge effect on society.. People of the time saw either playing or listening to jazz as a way to feel free or even escape from their daily lives. With the social changes going on in the 20’s, like the parties and the way people behaved, jazz fit right in with the changing times. Many jazz enthusiasts will argue that you are born with a love of jazz (Jazz History: The Standards). Like Louis Armstrong once said

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    The Influence Of Music In The Civil War

    Music also motivated men before they entered the mayhem of battle. Armies would march to the heroic rhythms of drums and often of brass bands. For example, at the Battle of Gettysburg, George Pickett and his men made their charge to the sounds of “The Bonnie Blue Flag.” At the same time, the Union troops who were waiting on the Seminary Ridge were listening to “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Walch). The soldiers would also sing songs when they obtained victory such as “Marching Through Georgia.” When

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    Aaron Copland Essay

    works. Some of the literature used for this paper will include biographical information, analytical, and comprehensive material on the subject. Those sources will help this study argue against common belief in regards to American music being define through Aaron Copland's music. Although there are many sources used for this study the following represent the sources most critical for this study. Some of the sources that are more biographical in nature such as “Composer from the Brooklyn: An Autobiographical

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    Leslie Gourse Women's Roles

    Leslie Gourse was a writer and a biographer who wrote on jazz musicians and singers. Her first book, Louis’ Children: American Jazz Singers, was published in 1984. Her full-length biographies include Unforgettable: The Life and the Mystique of Nat King Cole, Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan, and others. She had also written for children and young adults. In 1991, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awarded her the Deems Taylor Award for a series of seven articles in the magazine

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