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Essays on Music

No Thanks, I'll Take Real Music
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... them sing about a controversial topic. If the bands did write and sing music about these topics, they would expand their range of listeners but they would also loose the nice clean cut image. I don't think that any of these bands have to struggle because before you know it these feel good-happy music groups are popping up everywhere. What should they do? When most bands start playing they go through many years of building a fan following. That's the problem with these groups. Playing with instruments would help a lot! A solid bass line and a little good guitar never hurt anybody. Don't get me wrong, I think everyone should be able to choose there own music ...

How To Listen To Music, Not Just Hear It
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... A good room to listen in, is a typical family room with sheet rock walls and four ninety degree corners. The second consideration is placement of speakers. The corners of a room are the perfect spot for your speakers. You shouldn't position them flush against the wall, but put the back of the speaker into the corner, so each side of the speaker is against each wall. For this reason, the bass is extended (louder), and the tweeters, mid-range, and woofers give you their undivided attention. Where to sit is simple, but it takes some easy calculations to find the perfect spot. There is a common rule for a person to experience the full effect of the music. ...

Tupac Shakur: Stealing From A Dead Star
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... In 1996 Tupac was charged with more than $28,000 for the purchase of a Chevrolet Suburban. It was first titled to Tupac, then transferred by Knight to his brother-in-law Norris Anderson (Saltonstall). How many cars can a guy own and get charged with repairs with out finding out. To start of with some other bills that were found on his account in 1995 were rental fees for condos and homes. Charged with more than $120,000 in rental cost for a Malibu home that was actually occupied by Kenner. Complaints by Afeni, Tupacs mother, were that Kenner failed to protect the interests of Tupac. Kenner collaborated with Suge Knight to drain cash from Tupac’s royalty ...

Music And The Civil War
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... entertainment," during which "the large audience in attendance were highly gratified with the entertainment."1 The popularity of the events is further indicated through the paper's assurances that the public "will be ever ready to favor the performers with the presence when called upon."1 Other social events in Augusta County that were widely popular were the "fine concerts by Turner's Silver Concert Band."2 The newspaper reports that the popularity of "these concerts have always heretofore drawn crowded houses.2" In the style of other articles, the paper comments that the "merit of the music will ensure to the concert an abundant success"2 Musical perform ...

Influence Of Music: Emotions And Effects
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... dress outraged and may wear nose rings. Students that listen to country may dress with a cow boy hat. A person that listens to oldies may dress with clothes from the past. Music can also influence the way a person thinks about somthing. People that listens to rap may think that drugs should be legal. A person that likes country may think that raggedy cars should be used until it possibly can't run anymore. A person that listens to oldies think that the fashion should be the way that it was when it was the fiftys. This concludes the essay for " music and how it influences." Music can influence the way a person thinks about a subject, their emmotions, and what sho ...

Woodstock Music And Art Fair
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... eight miles outside of Bethel, N.Y. , population 3,900. There was objections from this city as well, but a permit had already been purchased to have a concert, so not much could be done about it. Although the conditions were terrible, (Lack of food, sparse sanitation facilities, drugs and alcohol, mud, to name a few) there were no violent acts at the festival. DRUGS Drugs were a problem at the festival, nearly ninety percent of the people there were smoking marijuana. There were no violence problems though. Approximately one hundred percent of the 33 people arrested were charged with drug-related charges. FOOD Food shortage was a problem ...

The Life Of Deadheads And Music Of The Grateful Dead
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... Deadheads typify how mainstream American society generates groups of people with divergent core ideals, ultimately making room for them, the Deadhead phenomenon can be shown to illustrate counterculture as well as subculture, and even a latter-day assimilation into mainstream American society. Deadheads form a group with an identifiable onset and about which there is substantial literature. Also, A Deadhead, according to the authors of Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads, is “someone who loves -- and draws meaning from -- the music of the Grateful Dead and the experience of Dead shows, and builds community with others who feel the same way” (Shenk 60). T ...

Sweeney Todd
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... The wealthy women carry parasols. The men wear old fashioned suits. One of the characters is a sailor and he wears a Victorian Naval uniform. The sets are fairly elaborate. Sweeney's barber shop is above the bakery. His barber chair flips back to send the dead bodies of his victims downstairs so Mrs. Lovett can prepare them for the pies. My favorite song is the title song, "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". It tells the story of Sweeney Todd. Although what Sweeney Todd does is wrong, I did feel sorry for him. He had lost his family and lost his mind also. Mrs. Lovett helped him for two reasons. She needed the money and she fell in love with him. I f ...

The Consumer And The Gimmick
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... next hit song. It's not all our fault. You have to put at least some blame on the bands themselves. They feel that it is part of their job to indulge our wants.  We as lovers of what these songwriters do are appalled and disgusted by hearing anything but the best from our favorite bands.  Once we have what we want it's not long before we want more.  This is because we consume the musicians' talents like a fast food happy meal.  We open the box, take out the toy, throw away the contents, and then bitch about being hungry.  When we do this we always say, "It's a cool song, but they are a one hit wonder."  We the hungry consumer do not give the bands a chance to sh ...

Music In Video Games
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... the switch from the use of frequency modulation to digital sampling, and the use of compact discs for playing music during a game. By closely examining the contribution of the preceding technological advancements, one can see that technology has indeed caused great improvements for music in the video game industry. The first technological enhancement which greatly enhanced the quality of music in video games is the number of bits which a sound Central Processing Unit (CPU) has. The sound CPU is a component in a video game system which controls every single sound which a system produces. This, then, obviously includes music. Specifically, the CPU cont ...

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