517 words - 2 pages5/2/14EssayThe Importance of the ALJ Music Program to MeTo the Tri-Am Music Society,Music is a very special art that can connect to anyone. There are songs and pieces that can reduce us to tears or make us feel elated, while others can make us feel inspired and on top of humanity. Every note expresses creativity that seems to come through so easily to many of us. In one way or another, music has had an impact on all of lives, whether it's learning the piano or an instrument, singing in a choir, or just kicking back and listening to your favorite artist. To me, not only has music been an important part of my life, but the program and community of the VIEW DOCUMENT
939 words - 4 pages, was purely an instrumental concept. It is music that is played by one or more bass instruments and a keyboard instrument. Basso continuo gave bass parts an importance of their own in all areas of ensemble music. It is one of the most distinct features of the Baroque Era as a whole.
The third movement in the classical sonata was called the menuetto or minuet. It was written in a moderately fast tempo, played in the tonic key, and was written in three-four. The minuet had three sections: minuet, trio, and a repeat of the minuet. In a sonata with three movements, the minuet was left out or omitted.
In some of Haydn and in most of Beethoven’s works in sonata form, the third movement wasVIEW DOCUMENT
967 words - 4 pagesMusic has been ingrained in the American heart for generations. From African American slaves singing songs to boost the overall happiness of the people they worked with (Songs in Slave Society, 2009) to the Beatles performance on The Ed Sullivan Show that was seen by 73 million people, or 40 percent of the U.S. population. (Lule, 2012) With the explosion in the popularity of owning a home radio, it has further shaped American culture and its values. In 1922 there were 60,000 households in the United States with radios; by 1929 the number had topped 10 million. (David Marc, 2000) When radio stations started, creating programming, it started breaking down racial bonds, not immediately thereVIEW DOCUMENT
828 words - 3 pagesMusic is one of the most important and powerful things in my life. My life without melodies and harmonies would be totally empty. Listening to and playing different tunes helps me to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate me in trying times. I love listening to music while on my way to school, as I feel it helps me to prepare for the day that waits. I think it is like the memoirs to my life as it has been there throughout everything with me. When I was younger, I didn't have the great love for musical as I do now. I mainly listened to whatever was playing in the background or what my parents were listening to. I didn't have much of a care for musical compositions. There wasVIEW DOCUMENT
750 words - 3 pagesI must confess that listening and comparing a pop music concert with a baroque music concert was very interesting and made my mind wonder and think of how music styles have evolve over the years. The two artist of pop and baroque I choose to compare, was a concert by Rihanna from the 2012 ihart festival in los Vegas, and the performance of Antonio Vivaldi by the creation baroque ensemble who did. Rihanna who was born on the island of Barbados is a very popular pop artist who has won multiple Grammy awards and have sold millions of records all over the world. Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy on March 4. 1678 became famous for his baroque concerts and writing was one of the mostVIEW DOCUMENT
774 words - 3 pagesMusic plays a critical role in the narrative films as it is important technique that filmmakers use to support the narrative and influence the way that the viewer interacts, responds and interprets the events as they unfold. The godfather, which is one of all time Hollywood movies, represents a good use of music that succeeded in supporting the dramatic events that take place in the movie. Moreover, both diegetic and non-diegetic music in the godfather movie are used to achieve the overall purpose by using the different principles and functions of film music that range from setting the mood of the viewer to providing continuity within the movie. In this essay, we will take part of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1477 words - 6 pagesDoes Music Divide People?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet and educator during the 1800’s once said “Music is the universal language of mankind” and I believe he was right, because no matter what languages are being spoken, music can create moods and emotions which can be shared with other people, due to music permeating language barriers.
Music has always had an important role in society. It has been used for enjoyment, but also to get feelings and emotions across. Some might say there is a song for everything, and it would be fairly difficult to disagree with this, as songwriters feel the same emotions as their listeners do, write songs about these emotions, produce themVIEW DOCUMENT
1064 words - 4 pagesMusic
Hip-Hop Getting a Bad Rap Among many problems in society today, rap music is being blamed for the confusion of America's youths. One key problem is the way a child is raised. Not having a positive role model can have a powerful effect on a child. The other dilemma is the type of rap music. Gangster rapper's lyrics seem to corrupt and have a negative image on a youth's mind. Two possible steps to taking the blame away from rap music is by placing the spotlight on other influences such as friends and even the family as the source of confusion. The other by promoting rap artists whose lyrics has a positive message. The nation's youth are experiencing pain and confusion; and theyVIEW DOCUMENT
1035 words - 4 pagesClass #2 September 8How do you define music?Organized soundRhythm- The beatMeter- a barFormula for figuring out meters. -> how may? What gets a beat?Syncopation- accents on upbeatsGrave- very slowLargo- broadLento- slowEdagio- slowAndante- movingAndantino-slightly faster than andanteModerato- moderateAllegretto- moderately fastAllegro- fastVivace- fast & livelyPresto- very fastPrestissimo- as fast as possibleTempo- speedMelody- the tuneCounter melody- 2 melodiesPitch- how high or how low music soundsHarmony- stuff underVIEW DOCUMENT
1177 words - 5 pagesWhen talking about human beings developing and music, music is one of the areas of organization arranging stimulli in patterns of deep meaning and influence, that stands at or very near the apex of humanness. Music is an evolutionary contributer to human beings. For example, crude tools have been found and evidence indicates that the Zinjanthropus ( an early progenitor of man) used them in Eastern Africa about 1.7 million years ago. Part of any human being's culture is music. Music has a biological basis as well as a cultural basis. Einstein stated, " The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible." In other words, without the comprehensibily of the outsideVIEW DOCUMENT
1244 words - 5 pagesIn this essay, I'm going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I'm going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n' Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very complex. In fact 'It's stylistic scope is to broad to be encompassed by any single definition' ('Rock Music', Groliers, p.1). TheVIEW DOCUMENT
612 words - 2 pagesMimicking the art that dominated this time, music swelled with extravagance and grandeur. Through the Baroque period, change spread fast. All areas of the arts embraced the rapid advances. Soon this became one of the most diverse periods for music. Composers such as Handel and Bach created their masterpieces during this time and climbed the stairs of fame along with Pachelbel’s Canon and Four Seasons by Vivaldi. The influence of 17th century philosophy along with the power of the Church and States of Europe produced a time of music that forever changed fine arts.
The rise of composers and music reflect a philosophical stand quickly spreading as well as the needs of various political andVIEW DOCUMENT
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In this world that we live in, music is everywhere. Music can be heard in birds, in blowing wind, in bubbling brooks, and in laughter. Music is one of the universal languages used in this world to transcend time and space, and it keeps human beings united. Due to technological advancement music has come a long way to make the world a better place to live.
In fact, music has been used in various fields of research to test how it enhances the learning process of people with learning disorders and autism. Music therapy is used in hospitals, psychiatric facilities, schoolsVIEW DOCUMENT
703 words - 3 pagesIn recent years, pop music has become a staple in my life as well the lives of numerous others. Popular music remembers the past while at the same time predicting the future. This is due to the fact that most popular music is marketed to a specific audience. Only by listening intently and analyzing both the lyrics and vocals of any given song, can one begin to both generate emotion and create understanding of what the artist is attempting to portray.Many people have made the mistake of accepting exactly what the music industry hasVIEW DOCUMENT
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Folk as a genre, consists of a civilisations history passed down through generations in spoken word form rather than being written down and recorded. Different countries and different regions around the world, all had varying styles of the ‘folk’ music they produced. Cultures from England would have had a different style to those from Scandinavia and the Scandinavians would have had different style of ‘folk’ to the Dutch and Germans and the tribes from Africa too.
“The folk music of the Germanic people is known in different phrases and varying degrees. For the English-speaking peoples there exists a vast body of ballads, collected in England as well as America. Of GermanVIEW DOCUMENT
1575 words - 6 pagesSouthern Music ProjectJesse Conner3/28/13Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo," "Pops" and, later, "Ambassador Satch," was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. An all-star virtuoso, he came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals. Armstrong's charismatic stage presence impressed not only the jazz world but all of popular music.Woodrow Wilson Guthrie also known as Woody Guthrie was born in the south of Oklahoma. After serving in WWII, he continued to perform for farmerVIEW DOCUMENT
1253 words - 5 pagesMusic is all around us. It is not limited to the soundtracks on a CD or the hit tunes on the radio. Music is the sounds we consistently hear in our day to day lives. It is heard in the rustle of a busy urban city. It is heard between the low chirps of birds in the early morning. It is heard in the taps and clatter of a unsettled kitchen. Music is everywhere and anywhere. Or at least that is what the composer John Cage believed. Even the smallest hint of innovation and critical thinking can change the world. A new idea can reform the way we see things, or even hear things for that matter. John Cage was seen to many people as an innovator and a musical genius. He argued for the idea thatVIEW DOCUMENT
2010 words - 8 pagesSoul Music
Since the early to mid 1800’s, music has been the most powerful vehicle of human expression. As the embodiment of love, disapproval, happiness, pain and experience, mainly life, music speaks to us because it comes from us. Everyone in the, paradigm of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present. In this century, African American music, more specifically Soul music, has been the music that has brought to plain view evidences of our humanities – hope, hurt, joy and passion – in such a way that the world has no other choice than to feel its power and marvel in its brilliance. Although the first trueVIEW DOCUMENT
963 words - 4 pagesOver the years heavy metal has came a long way. Early in its creation it was looked down upon and not very popular. Although time is changing and so are people. In today's world heavy metal is becoming popular and is growing at a very fast rate.
If I were to ask you what you think heavy metal is all about, what would you say? An average person would probably say it's about loud music, black clothes, drugs, and banning your head around. When I hear stuff like that it really gets to me deep inside. Have you ever heard, "don't judge a book by its cover". Well that's the case here.
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786 words - 3 pagesI found out the performance from the enterprise quartet’s website.Which is a university-based ensemble featuring members of Music and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The reason why I choose this performance is because since young, I have developed a strong affection in classical music. Unlike other people who prefer European piano songs composed by Beethoven and Mozart, I enjoy music of both Chinese and European styles and I want to found out the difference between a traditional Chinese concert and western style concert.
I went to the concert with my friends. The concert is set up at whitemud crossing library. The performance was set up in the lecture hall of the library. It was a smallVIEW DOCUMENT
3748 words - 15 pages unacceptable actions or
the content of their music and lyrics. While censorship is slightly more realistic
and open-minded (no more censoring performers from the waist down, like Elvis
Presley on the Ed Sullivan show), it still affects listeners and their choice of music
quite significantly. Although the government, music associations, and other
various groups try censorship, the music a person chooses is still, and always
should be, his choice.
Some children are too young for the exposure to certain types of music.
Albums containing sexually explicit lyrics depicting sexualacts in great detail are
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601 words - 2 pagesThat was my first time attends a concert. I went to the concert in Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. It was a great experience for me to listening that fabulous music. There were three people performed at the concert. A vocalist named Dawn Zahralban (soprano), a pianist Anderson Brenner and a flutist Chrissy Fong. Although Chrissy only played for one song her performance left the audience wanting more and I wish I could see her some time soon.
I was very surprised that the concert hall was not full at all and consisted few young people. The hall was rather big for such a small performance. It could fit approximately three hundred people
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530 words - 2 pagesMusic analysisLam Klawn ReparteeFirstly, the music could be divided into two sections. Male vocal and female vocal, during each part, there will be subpart also.There are total 5 parts in the first section. From 0''-5'' is an improvisation of an instrument which sounds like free-reed aerophone, which is free rhythm with a chord accompaniment. And from 5''-30'', the male vocalist entered into the song begins with an irregular improvisation. At first, there is only one syllable sound O, and then extended into 3 syllables still with free rhythmVIEW DOCUMENT
3298 words - 13 pages describing love as being warm she conveys that it doesn't matter whether it is a straight couple or a same sex couple the feeling of love is all the same.In the second verse of the song Macklemore discusses the problems of homophobia in the media and over the Internet. At the start of the verse he talks about being gay and how hip-hop hates him. He relates homophobia to hip-hop as hip-hop is seen as a very masculine genre of music and the singers relate a lot of the topics the rap about as being 'gay'. He then talks about how the term 'man that's gay' gets dropped on the daily and we've become so numb to what we're saying. In society the term 'man that's gay' gets used so often thatVIEW DOCUMENT
843 words - 3 pagesClassical music is important for many reasons. However before the benefits of classical music can be brought to light, it is important to clarify what "classical music" really is. There are many misconceptions on what classical music is. The name "classical music" is applied to the Viennese Classical expression, which flourished in the late 18th century, and early 19th do to the brilliance of three main composers. Hayden, Mozart, and Beethoven were the three brilliant minds that are credited for the classical music period. Some musical characteristics of classical music are: the useVIEW DOCUMENT
1027 words - 4 pagesMusic censorship has been debated since the beginning of recording history. The censoring of music is the practice of restricting free access to musical works. Songs with strong language, racist views, or harmful references will have warning labels on them. There are currently no laws regarding the censorship of music. Censorship originated from a wide variety of motivations, including moral, political, military or religious reasons. The censoring of music is incorrect and should be eradicated. Music has been prominent in culture for thousands of years; it is a big contributing factor to moral compositions, for some it is a personal refuge, for others it isVIEW DOCUMENT
694 words - 3 pagesMusic Therapy
There are many types of therapy offered in the world today. There is physical therapy for people who have been injured and need to regain movement in the body. There is therapy for mentally ill patients and massage therapy for relaxation purposes. Did you know there is Music therapy? I myself just learned of this occupation and I decided to research it and find out just what music therapy was all about.
The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is at least as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato. The 20th century discipline began after World War I and World War II when community musicians of all types, both amateurVIEW DOCUMENT
980 words - 4 pagesOccurring between 1600 and 1750, the era of Baroque music was an astounding, inventive and foundational period of classical music. Following the Renaissance period, the Baroque period preceded the Classical era. Originating from the Italian word “Barocco,” which means bizarre or exuberant, the title of the Baroque period was well suited to its composers and music (baroquemusic.org). Many instruments used by the Baroque composers and musicians reached their peak during this period. Using all of these instruments the famous musicians of the Baroque era were able to create the masterpieces which they are so well known for. The influences of Baroque music on the culture of the time and even upVIEW DOCUMENT
658 words - 3 pagesGospelGospel music is music that is written to give praise, worship, and give thanks to God, as well as to express either personal, spiritual or a communal belief regarding Christian life. Gospel is a kind of Christian music based on American folk music, marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains, and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz. There are several subgenres of gospel. One is urban contemporary gospel (sometimes still marketed as "Black gospel" to help distinguish it from other forms of Christian music). Another is Gospel blues, which is a blues-based form of gospel music (a combination of blues guitar and evangelistic lyrics). Another is SouthernVIEW DOCUMENT
2035 words - 8 pagesIn the last decades of the information age, where technology has rapidly advanced and information is readily available through search engines connected to databases on the World Wide Web, medical studies have similarly advanced and enlarged their domain to psychological and physiological areas of study in addition to their traditional physical concerns. Music therapy, one area of study, has shown growing development and interest. Music therapist Deforia Lane defines music therapy as “the systematic application of music to aid in the treatment of the physiological or psychological aspect of an illness or disability” and notes that the human soul relates inseparably to this treatment (Lane 15VIEW DOCUMENT
768 words - 3 pages The music in my life has shaped my character, and influenced many of my inner thoughts and actions. My life has always revolved around music; my parents bought me my first and only tape player at five, and by the time I was in third grade I had my first and only CD player, then came my little blue mp3 player, after that, my little pink IPod came along and completely enhanced my library’s song selection. By the time my preteens came along YouTube existed and assisted in my adventure into the world of music and lyrics, and I would spend excessive amounts of time on the computer searching for new songs that caught my ear. I believe that music is a necessity in life; it brings unity inVIEW DOCUMENT
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Popular music is popular afresh, and it’s everywhere. Whether it’s the idols, the stars, the competitors or the academy, the burst music industry has not ever flaunted itself to such a large extent. But how can we mark burst music? Where is its place? Many would contend that it pertains sorely littered over the levels of teenager’s bedrooms worldwide. Others would state it is most at home recorded on the bank balance of a foremost multinational organisation. An allotment of persons would assert that burst music has no home, and is just a fad commended by the culturally inept, those who are only adept of enjoying a pre-formatted, formulaic merchandise of the ‘cultureVIEW DOCUMENT
1170 words - 5 pagesThe genesis of New Orleans jazz, which spawned rhythm/blues, Cajun / Zydeco music, and delta blues, took place nearly one hundred years ago. It seems that in the wake of recent disasters, one might suggest that many factors including Hurricane Katrina, the death of Clarence Gatemouth Brown and folklorist Alan Lomax have led to the destruction or silencing of this type of music and its contributors. Jazz guitarist Clarence Gatemouth Brown fought hard to keep his style of music from being silenced and overshadowed by what was popular at the time. Alan Lomax's, a white folklorist, deliberate absence of black scholars in his book "The Land Where the Blues Began" was yet another attempt toVIEW DOCUMENT
1054 words - 4 pagesMusic has been around sense the dawn of time. When man first started to discover music it was not the kind of music we have today. All it consisted of was grunts, moans, and banging things. Music has evolved just as much as the people that created it. From Chromagnum men to musician and from grunting too classical music, rock, and rap.
The first people imitated music from nature. They mimicked the sound from their every day life. It had no rhythm, beat, or tune it was just noise, but later turned into what we now call music.
Ancient people used music for much more than entertainment they used it in every day life. They would yell and scream during battle, blow a horn as aVIEW DOCUMENT
745 words - 3 pagesChildren's MusicChildren's music is a very rewarding market where, if you play your cards right you can earn millions of dollars. If children's music is simple, not too fast, catchy and all the songs are based on activities which will help the child learn skills or exercise then it will be very successful. Not only are the elements of children's music important but the way in which they are performed is a key feature to how much the children will enjoy it. Play School is an example of how music andVIEW DOCUMENT
639 words - 3 pagesThrobbing, thick and encompassing throbbing. If I want, I can close my eyes and the pounding bodies around me will keep me from falling. They sway back and forth to the melody erupting from the stage. I close my eyes. I shut them against the cigarette smoke of the club, against the sweat permeating every thread of my shirt, against every glowing set of white teeth and pierced limbs enraptured in ecstatic fervor. After all, it was the music that I loved, and it was because of the music that I went. Behind the blackness of my eyelids, the notes were sublime and wrought energy from every nerve ending in my body. Despite the fatigue in my legs and the incessant throbbing of the crowd, I wasVIEW DOCUMENT
666 words - 3 pagesWritten Music
For a very long time music was not written down. It was sung or played from memory. As it was passed on from person to person, many changes crept into the tunes. A way of writing music down was needed so that it would be sung or played exactly as it had been
composed. The name for written music that man developed is notation.
The system of musical notation generally used today is the result of centuries of development- from about the end of the ninth century to the early 1700’s. This development began in the cathedrals in monasteries of the Roman Catholic Church.
Since many of the Church’s services were sung, they were sung from memory. Towards the end of theVIEW DOCUMENT
758 words - 3 pages Inception is a 2010 science fiction film composed and directed by Christopher Nolan. Hans Zimmer, a German film composer and music producer who create the score for Inception. In the past, he composed music for over 100 films, including the famous Lion King, Dark Knight, Crimson Tide, and much more. His works are important for integrating electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology with traditional orchestral arrangement in his production. He interpret the work he wrote for Inception as “a very electronic dense score’ filled with ‘nostalgia and sadness’ to match the actor feelings throughout the film.
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3335 words - 13 pagesMusic Research Paper Draft
Within much of the musical world, the use of music with varying forms of animation, ranging in type from educational and children’s shows, to historical and basic entertainment genres, have continually been used as cultural constants since the beginning of early television programs. From the early silent black-and-white films of the early 20th century to the Hollywood blockbusters of the modern-day United States and elsewhere, music performed with classical and modern films have played a central role in how people enjoy music. With the importance of music to many global cultures, the need for far-reaching cultural icons is quite important through film andVIEW DOCUMENT
1655 words - 7 pagesMusic therapy is used to treat people for various reasons and there are multiple styles of treatment presently being used. Music therapy is an effective form of therapy that is used on people of all ages to improve quality of life.
Music therapy has been used in the medical industry for more than 60 years and there are many people who have no idea what it is. During W.W.I., music therapy in the United States began to develop when music was used in the Veterans Administration Hospitals as an intervention to address traumatic war injuries. There were several musicians who were not working and they would go to the Veteran hospitals to play for the injured soldiers. “Numerous doctors andVIEW DOCUMENT
566 words - 2 pages and playing in the El Paso City Symphony Orchestra. The program included many fine pieces such as Bernstein/Grundman's Slava, Yasuhide Ito's Gloriosa, Eric Whitacre's The Seal Lullaby, Martin Ellerby's Paris Sketches, and Alfred Reed's Three Revelations from the Lotus Sutra.The Symphonic Winds began with Slava, by twentieth-century North American composer, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), transcribed for Symphonic Band by Clare Grundman. According to the program, Bernstein was asked by Mstislav Rostropovich to help him launch his opening concert as the Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra. This resultedVIEW DOCUMENT
549 words - 2 pagesThe beautiful sound of piano music has captured the hearts of people since the early eighteenth century. Since then, many musicians have dedicated their lives to this instrument. Some players even play piano so well that it may seem that this instrument is easy to play. However, to be able to play the piano well isn’t easy; it takes a lot of skill. To become a good piano player, one must love music very much, have good finger techniques, and body flexibility.
To become a good piano player, one must love music. The love of music can help you truly understand the music you play, so that you can play it well. For example, when you play a piece of music on the piano, not only must you getVIEW DOCUMENT
591 words - 2 pages The Music of the Baroque Era
The style of polyphonic music containing elaborate ornamentation and contrasting elements, that is how Baroque music is defined. The Baroque era was a kind of transitional era in art and music. The Renaissance means rebirth and is typically regarded as such. The Baroque era in music is not a set style in music but many diverse styles which may be broken down into at least three distinct periods. A renewed interest in art and music was experienced throughout the Renaissance which then led to the Baroque era which was more of a transitional stage leading up to the maturity of classical music in the Classical era which began as Baroque ended. (Howard n. pag.)
1183 words - 5 pagesClassical Music
n : traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste [syn: serious music]
Classical music, as the name suggests, is a well-established kind of music, at least in the West. Classical music concerts take place in every cultural center, and they take many forms, from a solo to large symphonic orchestras, from a sonata to an opera. This kind of music has many fans, especially among circles of intellectuals. But how did this great kind of music start? What made the great composers compose? And how was this all used before the time of recorded music and portable mp3 players? These areVIEW DOCUMENT
3157 words - 13 pagesMusic on one of the most powerful of the arts partly because sounds - more than any other sensory stimulus - create in us involuntary reactions, pleasant or unpleasant. It may be difficult to connect analysis with the experience of listening to music, but everyone's listening, including performer's, benefits through understanding of some of the fundamentals of music.Music can be experienced in two basic ways: hearing and listening. Hearers do not attempt to perceive accurately either the structure or the details of the music. They hear a familiar melody, which may trigger associations with the composerVIEW DOCUMENT
1013 words - 4 pages “It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking….”
--Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin makes an excellent point in her quote; music and thinking are so much alike that it is almost as if they are one and the same. Music has a huge impact on the brain. It has been proven that it makes contributions to the development of cognitive and perceptual skills, refines the development of the brain and entire neurological system, and connects and develops the motor systems of the brain in a way that cannot be done by any other activity (Mickela). Since music has such a huge impactVIEW DOCUMENT
2249 words - 9 pagesPeople listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives.
Music has been circulating the air across many cultures for centuries; however, in the last 50 years, the music industry has become an important global industry and an vital area for economic activity on many geographic scales (comp. 45). Over the years, music consumption has grown and spread across many areasVIEW DOCUMENT
1593 words - 6 pagesMariachi Music
The origins of the word "mariachi" are not very clear. One theory, that the word came from the French word for marriage has been totally discounted. Many historians believed that the word originated when a Frenchman named Maximillian was the emperor of Mexico. Evidence of the usage of the word dates back much earlier than the arrival of Europeans, so the word had to come from somewhere else. Another theory states that the origin came from the name of the wood used to make the guitars or platforms on which the musicians performed. The most recent theory, however, dates the word back to the early 1500’s to the Coca Indian word for a musician (Ruiz, 2002). Today, the termVIEW DOCUMENT
840 words - 3 pages1. I think that Cage’s approach generated both public acclaim and disdain because his ideas were so different from anyone else at that time. He pushed the ideas of the definition of music. Some people liked his ideas and some people did not believe his ideas were music. I always think of 4 minutes and 33 seconds. It is a blank slate of music just like the white canvas art that he was trying to copy. Cage pushed the ideas of is music still music if no instruments are being played but rather all of the noise around you.
2. The similarities between Cage, Cunningham and Rauschenberg were they were all experimental in their art form. They tried to think outside of the box and push theirVIEW DOCUMENT
603 words - 2 pagesChinese music is described as a unique form of art. Even today, the Modern Chinese music has a Western Modern Music style. The music has it's own characteristics and is very much distinct.
Chinese music dates back to 1000 BC. A man named Ling Lun created the first of the musical instruments in China. Ling Lun developed a set of 60 bells. From these bells, he created a mathematical method for creating pitch pipes to tune the bells. One of the first instruments created was a bamboo pipe. Composers and philosophers idea behind this music was to calm and relax people from the calming sounds. An ancient Chinese belief is the music is meant to purify one's thoughts.
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