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History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering
History of Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering
History of 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
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What do most people think of when they hear the wo
What do most people think of when they hear the words Punk Rock? Some people may think of delinquents sporting dyed hair, leather jackets, and chains. Although this may be true among some punk rock enthusiasts, there is much more to punk music and culture. Punk rock is believed to have originated in Great Britain and other parts of Europe. Although there are no exact dates on punkís creation, it is believed to have started in the late 60ís or early 70ís. Punk rock is a relatively new music trend
Kiss: The Hype
Kiss: The Hype
Kiss: The Hype What is 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
Although resources are not the most important part
Although resources are not the most important part
Although resources are not the most important part of education, there are several components that help to develop an environment in which music flourishes. Like any other classroom, a music classroom should be equipped with basics such as a chalkboard and desks. The best chalkboards include sections that are lined with the lines of a musical staff. It is also desirable to have a room large enough to allow activities that include movement. It is important that the teacher has access to instrumen
Miles Davis and John Coletrane
Miles Davis and John Coletrane
Miles Davis and John Coletrane Miles, The Autobiography This book, written by Miles Davis, is the autobiography tht he wrote a few years before he died. In this book I found how he first became interested in jazz. It also explains how he became one of the best jazz players of all time. Miles was born in Alton, Illinois in 1926 and grew up in eastern St. Louis. He learned how to play trumpet while in high school on the trumpet that his father gave to him for his 13th birthday. He was a bog fan of
256081 Have moonwalked here since July 29, 1998
256081 Have moonwalked here since July 29, 1998
256081 Have moonwalked here since July 29, 1998 Are you a crazed Michael Jackson fan? Are you obsessed with him even from his younger years? This is the page for you! There are several different pictures, album lyrics, an MJJ Only Auction, message board, create your own fan page, & other MJ links that will be of interest to you. Also, If you click on the ShopCheap.com link above, you can get a free genuine gemstone. All you need to do is take their survey! Easy As 1-2-3! 256081 Have moonwalked h
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discr
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discr
Quotas for American businesses Create Racial Discrimination Politics is assuming command of the American economy in the form of pervasive equal opportunity enforcement. In today\'s society, everyone is supposed to be equal and have equal rights, but in employment, there is more discrimination than ever. American citizens need to do away with affirmative action so that America\'s job opportunities can once again be based on merit, not skin color or ethnicity. Laws have been passed, quotas have be
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a family
Through out history the world has seen some genera
Through out history the world has seen some genera
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 time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be called the Hipp
Only God can judge me/ Nobody else/ Nobody else/
Only God can judge me/ Nobody else/ Nobody else/
Only God can judge me/ Nobody else/ Nobody else/ All you other mutha *censored*as/ get out of my business, said by Tupac Shakur at the beginning of his song, Only God Can Judge Me. Tupac was a gangster rap artist who practiced what he preached. Because of his profanity and lyrics, people say he should be censored. He has the right to rap about whatever he wishes, because itís his way to expressing his feelings, itís not against the law, and itís the truth. Tupac uses a lot of profanity, and
African American Community
African American Community
African American Community By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the
April Robinson
April Robinson
April Robinson Dr. Robbins Exposition & Report Writing 620:015 21 February 2000 Bach: Life and Music He was a musical genius with thousands of musical compositions written in his lifetime. He spent his life in Germany, primarily Leipzig, and worked at a school for the city. He is considered to be one of the greatest musical composers, and composed till the day he died. An unruly youth who greatly disliked authority, he had a strong will and mind of his own. Well liked with many friends, yet no o
Salsa Music
Salsa Music
Salsa Music Since Columbus discovered America and the slave trade began, music has always been a very important part of the Cuban culture. Cubaís strategic position in the Caribbean, made it a real crossroad for all the trades between Central and North America and for most of the incoming slave ships from Africa. Cuba became a sponge that absorbed and processed all the surrounding music influences and all the incoming African rhythms and melodies. Since those days the music has mutated many
Steveland Judkins Morris was born on May 13, 1950,
Steveland Judkins Morris was born on May 13, 1950,
Steveland Judkins Morris was born on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan. He is more popularly known as Stevie Wonder. Stevie was blinded shortly after birth. His blindness was caused by a medical accident when he was born. He had to be put in an incubator and he didnít get enough air. In 1954 his family moved to Detroit. He developed his musical talent early in his life. By the age of 11 years old, he could play the harmonica and piano and he was a talented singer. Stevie was introduced to Motow
The Beatles v.s. Oasis
The Beatles v.s. Oasis
The Beatles v.s. Oasis Oasis is a band of the nineties that is often compared The Beatles. They try to be like The Beatles only to do it unsuccessfully. The lead singer of Oasis, Liam Galagher tries to be like the lead singer of The Beatles, John Lennon. The way Liam Galagher sounds, and the way he writes his music are very similar. The New York Times Magazine said, Oasis\'s second album (What\'s the Story) Morning Glory, is also indebted to The Beatles. The singer Liam Gallagher sounds like a m
Music is central to my life. Without music, the wo
Music is central to my life. Without music, the wo
Music is central to my life. Without music, the world would be naked, cold, and quiet. Music can set the rhythm for a long day of work, the mood for a date, for a party, for your whole life. It can wrap you in a blanket of comfort when you are lonely, or inspire you when you are down. Music is a vehicle for expressing love, telling a story, or showing happiness. My love for music has grown immensely throughout the past few years and continues to grow without bounds. Playing musical instruments,
Thomas Hardy was an English Writer who was born on
Thomas Hardy was an English Writer who was born on
Thomas Hardy was an English Writer who was born on June 2, 1840 in Higher Brockhampton Doretshire, England (Something About the Author 129). Hardy wrote form personal knowledge and experiences, his characters were real people of the time and settings consisted of places he had been. Many Things influenced Hardyís writings throughout his life including his early life, work experiences and his first wife Emma Gifford Thomas Hardy did not begin his education until late in his childhood. He started
Bob marley was found and died in the same place. h
Bob marley was found and died in the same place. h
bob marley was found and died in the same place. he now has over 200 fan websites and his latest son ziggy marley is writing in his throneReggae singer, guitarist, and composer. Born Robert Nesta Marley, on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. Raised mostly in Trenchtown, a poor section of Kingston, Jamaicaís capital, Marley began singing with his friends Bunny Livingston and Peter Mackintosh (later shortened to Tosh) when he was a teenager. Marleyís first single, Judge Not, wa
Eroica
Eroica
Eroica In April of 1805, Ludwig Van Beethoven finished his third symphony. It was the time of the French Revolution and Napoleon. Beethoven, a poor, lower-middle class musician living in Bonn, Germany, was affected by the Revolution, as was the rest of European citizens. Napoloen as looked up to during these times. Beethoven believed Napoleon to be Unique among leaders in his concern for oridnary people. The idea of composing a heroic symphony to honor Napoleon was first suggested in 1789. Despi
In the early twentieth century, even though slaver
In the early twentieth century, even though slaver
In the early twentieth century, even though slavery had been abolished years before, racism was rampant in America. There were few brave enough to speak out about what was happening. Black artists could perform in clubs, but were not able to patron those same establishments because they were designated white only. One of those black artists decided to take a stand. Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, recorded Strange Fruit on April 20, 1939 at Brunswickís World Broadcasting Studios with Frankie
I am a qualified Administrative Assistant with fou
I am a qualified Administrative Assistant with fou
I am a qualified Administrative Assistant with four yearís experience serving executive management for a large manufacturing company. My qualifications include extensive PC knowledge, customer service skills, itinerary planning, and report writing. I was recently discussing these qualifications with Mary Smith, Vice President of Marketing. Mary believes that I am uniquely qualified for a position in your office. Although my resume is actively on file with Human Resources, Mary suggested that I c
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch
Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch. Scientists have been
RAVE CULTURE kentith kaniff
RAVE CULTURE kentith kaniff
RAVE CULTURE kentith kaniff Rough draft ged-155 This essay will explain rave culture. The reason that I chose to research and write on this topic is that I am involved with rave scene and enjoy going to raves. From researching this topic I discovered that rave culture displays many of lifeís simple pleasures, such as dancing. Over the last 10-15 years, a new trend of parties has been evolving. These gatherings are known in the media as raves, and are often simply called parties by those attend
Rap for Freedom of Speech
Rap for Freedom of Speech
Rap for Freedom of Speech If you were a songwriter and all your thoughts and efforts were put onto a piece of paper, would you want big brother to come and tell you that half of the subject matter is inappropriate and must be censored? Censorship can be defined as a banning of literature, music, and other forms of expression. This is a problem that many rap artists face these days. The three main objectives in this piece I will pursue is why we should allow artists to express themselves, why rap
April 13, 2000
April 13, 2000
April 13, 2000 Music 100 Megan Miskill: Junior Recital On April 4th, I made my way to the music building to see Megan Miskill perform her Junior Music recital. Her concert was shared with a violin player, Trevor Corneliusen, but for this paper, I will only discuss Meganís performance. She sang three sets of pieces: Schubert, Faure and Mozart. Each set was contrasting, yet featured her lyric soprano voice beautifully. Nick Williams was her accompanist. The first section of her concert was the Fra
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND
REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND The Life and Works of Tupac Amaru Shakur Both Tupac and Amaru are words of Inca origin. Together they mean, shining serpent. Shakur means thankful to God, from the Arabic language. Tupac, commonly known as America\'s most controversial rapper was labeled a gangster rapper and one of the largest figures in the rap community. He was always known for doing what he wanted and not caring what others thought of him. His life symbolized what a lot of people have gone through.
Beethoven
Beethoven
Beethoven Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethovenís love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by the time he was 18 years
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
For the past two hundred years, Wolfgang Amadeus M
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. These resea
Haydn Biography
Haydn Biography
Haydn Biography Franz Joseph Haydn was born in the village of Rohrau, Austria on March 31, 1732. He began his musical career by singing in Vienna for the Saint Stephens Cathedral when he was eight years old. At the age of seventeen, Haydn began his career as a freelance musician. In 1759, Count Ferdinand Maximilian von Morzin hired him as music director. In 1761, he became music director to Prince Pal Antal Esterhazy who was later succeeded by his brother Prince Miklos Jozsef Esterhazy. Prince M
Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, Purgatory
Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, Purgatory
Dante Alighieri\'s The Divine Comedy, Purgatory Dante\'s The Divine Comedy section of Purgatory is a depiction of Dante and his struggle to reach paradise. He is a character as well as a narrator. The purgatory section deals with the seven deadly sins and Dante\'s task of cleansing himself on his journey to heaven. He confronts many different people on his journey to self-righteousness, which help and guide him to his destiny. Accompanied by Virgil or reason as he is depicted, his quest is a har
Odysseus, the Hero The Odyssey is an epic story th
Odysseus, the Hero The Odyssey is an epic story th
Odysseus, the Hero The Odyssey is an epic story that has been a significant piece of literature since it wasfirst composed and will remain so for ages to come. One of the reasons it has been so isbecause of the hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is one of the first Greek mythic heroes renowned for his brain as well as hismuscle. He is a man with an intelligent mind, and he is also a man with outstandingbravery. I also must not forget that he is a top-notch athlete which only adds more to thisseemingly ins
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Sophocles\' Oedipus the King is a tragic play, which discusses The tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the Athenians. Oedipus is the embodiment of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are The very traits which bring about his tragic discovery. Oedipus gained the rule of Thebes by answering the riddle of Sphinx. Sophocles used the riddle of the
Sumerian vs Egyptian Deities
Sumerian vs Egyptian Deities
Sumerian vs Egyptian Deities The Sumerian and Egyptian cultures developed a rich and detailed mythology over the thousands of years of their existence. Each culture developed its own complex, polytheistic system of deities and worship. There are many aspects of both of these two culture\'s gods that are similar, but for one to truly understand the relationship between these two cultures one must delve deeper and look at the differences. The Sumerians had four leading deities known as creating go
The Technological Revolution
The Technological Revolution
The Technological Revolution Technological Changes of the Past and Present The technology which surrounds almost everyone in the modern society, affects both work and leisure activities. Technology contains information that many would rather it did not have. It influences minds in good and bad ways, and it allows people to share information which they would otherwise not be able to attain. Even if a person does not own a computer or have credit cards, there is information on a computer somewhere
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homerís Ody
Who built the Egyptian pyramids?
Who built the Egyptian pyramids?
Who built the Egyptian pyramids? For centuries, the Egyptian Pyramids and the Sphinx have stood a silent testimony to a great and powerful civilization long since ground to dust. But behind the great walls of the Pyramids and this long lasting silence, mysteries are still unrevealed and the explanation of these mysteries is a set of theories based on observation and on the printed texts on the Pyramids walls. One great mystery was the one dealing with the building of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Egyptian Cosmogony and other weirdness
Egyptian Cosmogony and other weirdness
:Egyptian Cosmogony and other weirdness: The embodiment of a complex society formed long before itís rightful time is that of the Egyptians. Their mastery of both social and scientific knowledge was without equal, even by Roman standards. From a purely technical standpoint the stone work of the Egyptians had no precedent. With few modern exceptions Egyptian measurement and architecture was unique in its perfection. Their views were strongly influenced by their god(s). This reverence is plainly vi
Egypt Revealed
Egypt Revealed
Egypt Revealed 1) What are mummies? A mummy is a preserved body that has been prepared for thousands of years. 2) How are mummies made? The ancient Egyptians used to mummify people by this process. They first removed their brains with a hook through their nostrils. They then proceeded to take out all the internal organs of the mummy, except for the liver and the heart. After, this they filled the empty insides up with sawdust or linen pads. Next, they cut a hole on the side of the body and fille
Creating the Past
Creating the Past
Creating the Past Ancient Egyptians and Norsemen along with all other cultures believe that the world and all that lies there in was created by a Supreme Being or force. For most people faith alone is not enough to base their very existence on; people want to know why, how, and all of the details. It is only human nature for a person to be curious and want to know why something happened the way it did. Curiosity is the reason the Egyptians and Norsemen began to write or create myths and deities.
And after his conversion, Finney rejected the Calv
And after his conversion, Finney rejected the Calv
and after his conversion, Finney rejected the Calvinist doctrine of passive salvation available only to the elect. He believed that God offered Himself to everyone and, most importantly, that one could be saved only through an active acceptance of God\'s invitation to grace. The sinner chooses to sin just as the penitent chooses to repent. To reach as many souls as possible, Finney employed what came to be called new measures, although many had been used by earlier preachers. These new measures
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology hav
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology hav
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of Cronus and Rhea. As the story goes he w
One must decide the meaning of “progressive
One must decide the meaning of “progressive
One must decide the meaning of progressive historiography. It can mean either the history written by progressive historians, or it can mean history written by historians of the Progressive era of American history and shortly after. The focus that was chosen for this paper is more in keeping with the latter interpretation, if for no other reason than it provides a useful compare-and-contrast control literature. The caveat is this: the focus of this report is on the predominant question of t
Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon w
Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon w
Socrates has undoubtedly had a major impact upon western philosophy and society in general. Plato, whose work is essentially an elaboration and expansion upon that of Socrates, has had a similar effect. Naturally, these two philosophers have been subjects of immense academic interest for over two thousand years. With this great interest comes both praise and criticism. One of the most critical writers to attack these legendary philosophers was Friedrich Nietzsche. Here I will examine Nietzscheís
Self-administered lethal injection without fear of
Self-administered lethal injection without fear of
self-administered lethal injection without fear of prosecution(http://www.rights.org/ deathnet/open.html). On January31, 1997, a Judge ruled that Charles Hall could take his own life with the aid of a doctor. Senior Judge S. JosephDavis, brought in from Seminole County, found that Floridaís strict privacy law and the equal protection clause in theU.S. Constitution entitled Hall, 35, and Dr. McIver to carry out an assisted death without fear of prosecution (Sun-Sentinel,1A). On February 11, 19
The Turing Test was designed by a man named Alan T
The Turing Test was designed by a man named Alan T
The Turing Test was designed by a man named Alan Turing in 1950. It was initially called the imitation game. Originally, the test was designed to differentiate between males and females. It was played with three peopleóa man, a woman, and an interrogator. The interrogator would go into a separate room and try to determine who was the man and who was a woman by asking various questions such as How long is your hair? or Do you have an Adam\'s apple? Based on the answers to the participants\' repli
Ctoria Drizin
Ctoria Drizin
ctoria Drizin February 2, 2000 Culture Div. Class Professor Manning My Personal Meditation I was very skeptical and cautious about the lesson on meditation. A few years back I had taken a course on relaxation, which I had found to be only somewhat helpful. I was hoping to find another alternative to calm myself and release the stress. Although I became disbelieving of meditation-I was proved wrong. After you told us to close our eyes, I had a hard time falling into the meditation. At first I fel
What about the Ichthyosaur?
What about the Ichthyosaur?
What about the Ichthyosaur? Could you imagine what life on earth would be like if the prehistoric reptiles had still existed? Or would we even be in the picture? There are many questions one could come up with when coming across the fossilized remains of an extinct species. Dinosaurs have always been the reptile of interest among many, but check this out: the Ichthyosaur, half reptile-half fish, or so paleontologists have said. It would be rather difficult to think of such a living creature, sin
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Philosophy and Popular Culture Nicole November 7, 2000 Political Thought The piece of popular culture that I chose for this assignment is the book by James and Christopher Collier, My Brother Sam Is Dead. A brief description of the events that took place in the book follows. I took the religious aspects of the book and will relate them to several philosophers, which we have studied. The time period in which this book took place was a time when people\'s religious values were much more prominent
What Can I Know?
What Can I Know?
What Can I Know? Over history, the human race has striven for truth and understanding logic. When trying to understand this, a person approaches the philosophical question, What can I know? With this philosophical question comes the epic battle between whether or not a person should base an opinion on empicism or rationalism. I believe that I need to be shown facts and logic to understand something, however I also rely on my senses to strengthen my self. First of all empicism is when a perso
Who is Friedrich Nietzsche? Can a man born in 1844
Who is Friedrich Nietzsche? Can a man born in 1844
Who is Friedrich Nietzsche? Can a man born in 1844 really tell us anything of relevance in the twenty-first century? To simply say Nietzsche was a German philosopher would be an injustice... let\'s stay clear of labels, I\'ll simply describe Nietzsche as a man with an incredible metal penetration of situations covering all walks of life... Friedrich Nietzsche challenged the foundations of traditional morality and Christianity. He believed in life, creativity, health, and the realities of the wor