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Ever Changing Canon

The musical canon is a sensitive subject and there are several ongoing debates to whether the canon is existent. ...

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Program Notes About Musical Composers

Sweelinck was the last and most important composer of the musical era of the Netherlanders and one of the most famous organists and teachers of his time. None of his vocal works were set in his native language -they were mostly in French- and none of his sacred songs were written for public worship services but rather for private gatherings. Chantez à Dieu is a setting of Psalm 96 as presented in the French Metric Psalter of Clément Marot and Théodore de Bèze, later to be known as the Genevan Psalter. In this Psalter the Psalms are versified and assigned...

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Verdi And Bachs Fugues

The death of the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini made Giuseppe Verdi to reflect upon the death of the great Italian composer. ...

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Overview Of Beethoven And Mozart

According to Mozart's Magic Flute and Beethoven (2004), During the XVIII century in some countries (Italy, Germany, Austria, France) results the formation of new genres and forms of instrumental music, was finally formed and reached its climax in the so-called "Viennese classical school." Viennese classical school, organically absorbed the advanced achievements of the national musical culture, was itself deeply national phenomenon, rooted in the democratic culture of the Austrian people. Representatives of the artistic direction have been V.A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven. Each of them was a bright personality. Mozart's style was more typical lyric-dramatic start. The style of Beethoven – was the embodiment...

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Social And Economic Background Of Dub Genre

Dub music was born out off late 1960s reggae music in Kingston Jamaica where the genre went on to shape, not only modern electronic music production techniques, but also stylistically influenced a massive foot print of current musical genres from its inception thought the nineteenth and twentieth century....

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Music The International Language

Music - the International Language ...

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Jazz Band Carnival

This essay is based on the fieldwork I conducted on Jazz music as a genre ...

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Viva La Vevo

Friends we are gathered here today to mourn the loss of a great old cash cow that was the music business...but friends we're also here to celebrate new shoots, new life, and the birth of a new model for our industry. [Hewson, P & Murrell, J. 2009] ...

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Beatboxing And How It Works In The Brain

As I was surfing through the internet, a viral video had caught my attention. ...

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Life And Work Of Ray Charles

Ray Charles was born as Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia and from the age of 17 he blessed us all with his gift of music for well over half a century. As one of the most influential musician to date, he blended together music from so many genres that never seemed to go together. He crossed genres of R&B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and western, pop and gospel in a way that no other artist can claim to have achieved. This essay will attempt to take a stroll through...

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Exploring The Life Of Ray Charles

Ray Charles was born as Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia and from the age of 17 he blessed us all with his gift of music for well over half a century. As one of the most influential musician to date, he blended together music from so many genres that never seemed to go together. He crossed genres of R&B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and western, pop and gospel in a way that no other artist can claim to have achieved. This essay will attempt to take a stroll through...

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Classical Music Is A Well Established Genre Of Music Seen Throughout The World

Classical music is a well established genre of music seen throughout the world. Some of the most well known musicians, such as Beethoven, are ones who perform classical music and have... ...

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Learn How To Make Beats

When you come out and just learn how to make beats, when all is the idea of fun, but once you can really frustrating to put in it. ...

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Pantomime

Is a theatrical genre which is usually performed at Christmas time. ...

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The Blues Of Billie Holiday

The blues is the name given to both a musical form, and a music genre created within the African American communities in the deep south of the United States. The blues and jazz became a way of life in the twentieth century, because our economical growth was built somewhere else and we carried the music with us sense the beginning of time....

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Interview Met Wolfert Brederode

Met 'improvisatie' wordt bedoeld, het spontaan creëren of bedenken van iets tijdens een (muzikale) uitvoering. ...

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Effective Games Audio

Games audio has improved dramatically in the last decade and becoming well respected ...

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Music Production

There are several issues to consider when exporting a finished track from a DAW, the major one being the destination of a piece of music. ...

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Sinfonia

The Sinfonia is an all-embracing and ingenious 35-minute symphony in five movements. ...

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The Power Of Music In Video Media

Indiana Jones. The Nightmare before Christmas. Back To the Future. Star Wars. Final Fantasy. God of War. Halo. What do all of these video games and movies have in common? They all have fantastic soundtracks. Have you ever wondered how these brilliant soundtracks were composed? Well, you have now. This essay will focus on the composition of music for video media, and how the process differs on both sides. Video media consists of two categories for the purpose of this paper: Interactive & non-interactive virtual entertainment. In other words: movies/TV & video games. I want to know the difference...

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Baroque Period And Opera

Early baroque composers favoured homophonic texture over the polyphonic texture typical of Renaissance music. They felt that words could be projected more clearly by using just one main melody with a chordal accompaniment. Homophonic textures only characterise early baroque, by the late baroque period, polyphonic texture returned to favour....

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Emergence Of The Harlem Renaissance

The first half of the twentieth century was a time of revolt not only is music but in other forms of art as well. There were radical changes in the compositions after 1900 as compared to the ones before. No musical era had seen more fundamental changes in the language of music than the beginning of the baroque era. Some compositions were so extremely radical that they were met with hostility. One of the most famous examples of this is the riot that occurred at the premier of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). This...

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Examination Of The Motifs In Till Eulenspiegel

After an unsuccessful premiere of the opera Guntram in 1894, Strauss was consistently looking for new material for an opera. It appears he became more concrete about plans for an opera after finding the Eulenspiegel material from the chapbook Ein kurtzweilig lesen von Dyl Ulenspiegel [an amusing reading of Dyl Ulenspiegel] from 1515. The opera libretto for Till Eulenspiegel remained only a sketch, but the symphonic poem became a triumph. Franz Wüllner conducted the premiere in November 1895. He asked Strauss for a few programmatic explanations, but the composer restricted himself to enunciating the two Eulenspiegel themes at the beginning....

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Hip Hop Music

Het hiphop verhaal begint met Kool Herc, een immigrant van Jamaicaanse afkomst ...

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Analysis Of Bohemian Rhapsody

“Bohemian Rhapsody” was recorded by the British rock band queen. Released in October 31, 1975, Bohemian Rhapsody was greeted like a miracle from heaven in the largely barren musical ground of the mid-Seventies. At the time it was produced like most expensive single. Brian May thought of that the track’s main album “A night At The Opera” as their “Sgt Pepper”. It was the first time that an opera passage had been combined with a pop record and reached number one place. The song obviously has a very unusual structure and the operatic section was planned to be a lot...

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Main Music Features Of The 2000s

The turn of the 21st Century saw a continued growth of the rock and hip hop genre on New Zealand music. However the 2000s also saw the introduction of roots, reggae, dub and electronica. Despite this New Zealand s musical genres of the 2000 s has grown slowly due to our geographical isolation. The music scene of the 21st century was largely influenced by European and Polynesian styles....

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Recital For Two Pianos Eight Hands

Weber's Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), the story happened on a couple on the ball when the young man first ask the girl to dance to their politely separation after various turns around the room. ...

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The Development Of Hip Hop

The hip hop musical genre developed at the same time with the hip hop culture which we can define by stylistic elements such as Raping, Djing,...

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

On Thursday, December 1, I attended the concert at the Meyer-McLean Theatre titled The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. ...

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Aesthetics In Piano Music From Romanticsm To Modernism

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

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Avant Pop

For this assignment I am going to discuss the relationship between popular music and the experimental techniques or avant-garde traditions. ...

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Impulse Records

Music Essays - Impulse Records - Impulse Records is an unusual business model for a record label. The company is founded by Jevgenijs Locmers where the business operates to promote several Riga (Latvia) local based bands. ...

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Explanation Of Theme

The theme of this spring Carnegie Hall program is painful love. ...

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The Era Of Romanticism

Grieg shined in the romantic period, which is the period that contributed to a lot of changes to classical music. The Romantic period is considered as a reaction against the strict and formal approach of the Classical period. As opposed to giving emphasis to the intellect, romanticism gave more emphasis on the emotions and instincts of the artist....

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Pianists Who Played The Beethovens Piano Sonata

This chapter is about the analysis of the pianists who played the Beethovens Piano Sonata in c minor, Op.13 Pathetique. It will be about tempo, dynamic, rubato rhythm, touch, pedaling and which edition of the score they followed the most after analyzing the recording which is included in this thesis. A brief history of the piano will first be explained before the analyzation of the pianist because the pianist in today’s era plays the piano sonata on today’s grand piano. The piano had evolved throughout the years and the history of the piano will explain how it evolved before the...

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