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Romantic Music: The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
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... interested and articulate in literary expression, and leading Romantic novelists and poets wrote about music with deep love and insight. The conflict between the ideal of pure instrumental music (absolute music) as the ultimate Romantic mode of expression, and the strong literary orientation of the 19th century, was resolved in the conception of program music. Program music, as Liszt and others in the 19th century used the term, is music associated with poetic, descriptive, and even narrative subject matter. This is done not by means of musical figures imitating natural sounds and movements, but by imaginative suggestion. Program music aimed to abs ...

Concert Report
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... and mellow. In addition to the percussionist he produced a specific pitch also the trumpet was adding a great bright tonality added much more melody to the event. Consequently, one of the pieces was played the during the concert was a Persian classic piece a very emotional piece and it affected most of the audience who attended this concert. This piece was performed by one of the best clarinet players in LA who had played for many of the universal productions. The theme of the variation produced from the clarinet was balanced and effective on the audience. Also, the emotions and the visual scenes were influential and entertaining. It was full of great work by ...

Beethoven's 8th Sonata: Analysis
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... sound. Melody - (bar 1-10), there is an introduction of a slower melody which will lead to a faster melody in the exposition in bar 12. Rhythm - The rhythm is fairly straight forward with quite a few dotted eighths or sixteenths in (bars)................ 1,2,3,5,7,8,133,134,135,295,296, and 297. Meter - The meter is in a common or (4/4) time. However, in the exposition, it changes into a cut or (2/2) time in (bars 12 - 132), (bars 137 - 294), and (bars 299 - 310). Tempo - There are two tempos which are: GRAVE and ALLEGRO DI MOLTO E CON BRIO. GRAVE means played wi ...

The Grateful Dead
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... lessons. During the concert of that night, they also met guitarist Bob Weir and together they formed a band called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions. A few weeks later Bob Matthews,who later became a part of the Grateful Dead electronics and recording family,joined the group along with John "marmaduke" Dawson,who later joined the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Work was scarce for the Jug Champions until Dana Morgan, owner at the store where Jerry taught banjo and Pig Pen worked,provided the money and equipment for them to become electric. After they had become electric they renamed the group the Warlocks. Dawson and Matthews were soon to leave and they we ...

The Roots Of Blues Music
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... hollers were an influence on blues. They were mostly made up as the musicians were singing. They were a mixture of story telling and talking with a definite call and response. Religious music was very important in forming blues music. Because most blacks went to Christian churches from an early age and were exposed to Christian hymns. Ragtime was an influence that came later and is a faster blues played with the piano and someone singing which was usually played in bars called barrel houses. The first country blues that was written and published was "Memphis Blues" by W.C. Handy in the early 1900's. The first recorded blues was " Crazy Blues ...

RIP Tupac Amaur Shakur (1971-1996)
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... let me ride."-Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) His name was Tupac Amaru Shakur he was born on June 16, 1971 he was twenty-five years old when he was killed In las Vegas ,Nevada On 10 13, 1996 He measured 5' 7" tall and weighed 165 lbs. He was a rapper/actor. He was talented when he put his mind to something.Some would say like to dance with death. 2Pac was a rapper/actor who recorded numerous records a played head roles in a few movies. He sold more then ten million records and made millions from his movies this is a man that was born into violence and went the opposite direction by doing everything everything his parents didn't do. 2Pac attended art school in the s ...

Hawaiian Music
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... created. It was primarily used as a form of worship and passing down history and genealogy and to keep the social hierarchy intact. It was often accompanied by music and occasionally by instruments made from gourds, coconut shells and logs covered with a sharkskin membrane. The main purpose of these is to provide a rattling or drumming sound. A mele or rhythmic chanting of poetry or song also accompanied it. It is only in the recent century that guitar has been added to this selection of instruments. The music of Hawaii is a very beautiful harmonization between voices and instruments. The native Hawaiians are known for their vocal ability when it comes to singing. ...

Music In Therapy
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... adjustment to society." There are several steps involved in becoming a music therapist. First, a minimum of four years of academic course-work plus a six-month internship at an approved facility is required before receiving a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree. Academic course-work may include a thorough study of music, psychology of music, music in therapy, influence of music on behavior, psychology, and anatomy and physiology. Clinical fieldwork may include patient assessment, designing treatment goals and objectives and evaluating patient progress. After the six-month internship is completed, a music therapist applies to become registered with the National Associat ...

Here Comes The Story Of The Hurricane
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... He was tried and convicted twice and then with the help of the Canadian Commune, his case was taken to the Federal Court where he was given freedom. One of Bob Dylan’s strongest protest songs is “Hurricane.” Rubin Carter wrote a book called 16th Round while he was in prison. He sent a copy of his book to Bob Dylan. Dylan was so impressed, he went to visit Carter in prison. Dylan took notes while interviewing Carter and was inspired to write the song “Hurricane.” The song went into every detail about the murders and Dylan says, “ Rubin Carter was falsely tried.” Dylan continues his story and adds his own commentary. He felt like the trial was a “pig circus ...

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... four partners of the music festival (Michael Lang; Artie Kornfield; John Roberts; and Joel Rosenman) decided to stage a concert, which they officially called the Festival and Art Fair. The Monterey Pop Festival held in Monterey, California, in 1967 inspired the festival (Sandow, 1). The partners eventually rented a field from a prominent local dairy farmer, Max Yasgur, who owned land about 48 miles from . Early in the week before the festival, it became clear that the event was going to draw a much larger audience than expected. People from as far away as Michigan and California came to listen to the 24 rock groups ("Age, 1"). Thousands more people wo ...

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