Category: Arts Music

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…

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Chris Kouffman February 11, 1997 Period 7 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a musical composer of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was one of the greatest composers of all time. He was born in Eisenach, Thuringia, in 1685. He spent his life in music and was known for his ability in that subject. At age 15, Bach got his first…

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Michael Karnes Madrigal During the Renaissance era, secular vocal music became more and more popular. Throughout Europe, music was being set to poems. This was especially true in Italy, where the madrigal began. Madrigal is defined as a piece for several solo voices set to a short poem (Music an Appreciation pg. 85). The poems usually had two or three stanzas of three lines and…

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Music And Rugs term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

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, sex and…

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The Classical Period Getting it’s name from art history, the classic period in music extends from 1740 to 1810 and includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, the first period of Beethoven, and Bach’s sons. The classical period of music coordinated harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestration more effectively then earlier periods of music. During the classical era the social function of music began to change from…

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Napster term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

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 distribution. This small state of affairs has caused…

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Of all the beautiful things in this world, there are few things that surpass the images of music in childhood. For most people, our earliest memories are deeply rooted in music. As children begin school, they are ready to begin formal musical training. As a music education major, I am driven to share the joy of music with my future students. Music education has numerous…

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Pythagorean term paper

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Pythagorean Philosophy and its influence on Musical Instrumentation and Composition “Music is the harmonization of opposites, the unification of disparate things, and the conciliation of warring elements… Music is the basis of agreement among things in nature and of the best government in the universe. As a rule it assumes the guise of harmony in the universe, of lawful government in a state, and of…

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Probably the most revered of Rachmaninoff s compositions is the Second Piano Concerto, a work whose existence is attributed to the auto-suggestion therapy of a Dr. Nicholas Dahl. Rachmaninoff s need for the good doctor s services came about in this manner: in 1897, the composer was in the throes of despair over the failure of his First Symphony at its premiere at St. Petersburg….

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The Baroque Era term paper

Posted by July 26, 2016

Kelly Williams Music The Baroque Era The Baroque era was a unique period in music that began during the 1600 s and ended around 1750. The word baroque is define by Merriam s Collegiate Dictionary as, of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent esp. in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold…

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