Music

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War The United States made the right decision in joining the war efforts of the South Vietnamese. The only mistake was that the U.S. should have done everything in its power to win the war as quickly as possible. The U.S. was obligated by the Truman Doctrine to contain communism. Truly the best way to contain it would be to defeat it. This war was a person changing experience. With all the horrible pain and gore the soldiers had to see and endure, they could never be the people they
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky As a composer, Igor Stravinsky knew many conductors. Later, he wrote an essay about them. What could he write about them? What would your typical composer have to say about conductors? Surprisingly, when Stravinsky wrote about conductors he became very critical. Sarcasm and mockery permeate throughout the passage when he discusses them. Stravinsky uses a few schemes to convince his reader of the conductor's insignificance. First, the language Stravinsky uses in his passage is ver
Taoism
Taoism
Taoism Throughout history, Taoism has been one of the most influential religions of Eastern culture. This is certainly one of the most unique of all religions. Many Taoists, in fact, do not even consider it a religion; and in many ways it is not. Taoists make no claim that the Tao exists.1 That is what essentially separates Taoism from the rest of the world religions: there is no heated debate or battle over Taoist doctrine; there have been no crusades to spread the religion. The very essence of
Johann Sebastian Bach - Summary Of His Life
Johann Sebastian Bach - Summary Of His Life
Johann Sebastian Bach - Summary of His Life Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor (The Great), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from a famil
Concert evaluation
Concert evaluation
Concert evaluation Concert evaluation Alex Graham Quartet band Concert Review Humanities 211: music appreciation 3/16/11/2011 3/23/2011  Alex Graham Quartet Band The concert took place on March 15, 2011 at a place called ?Tap Room?, in downtown Ypsilanti, MI. I didn?t know the place and I was a little bit scared because the name of the bar gave me the wrong idea. I got there around 9:00 pm, the bar got three sections, when I first walk in I saw the bar area on my left, the pool (billiard) room
Nature And The Human Soul: The Shackles Of Freedom
Nature And The Human Soul: The Shackles Of Freedom
Nature and the Human Soul: The Shackles of Freedom Professor Zimmerman Honors English December 1, 1998 Langston Hughes and Kate Chopin use nature in several dimensions to demonstrate the powerful struggles and burdens of human life. Throughout Kate Chopin?s The Awakening and several of Langston Hughes? poems, the sweeping imagery of the beauty and power of nature demonstrates the struggles the characters confront, and their eventual freedom from those struggles. Nature and freedom coexist, and t
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it?s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound of a bowstring could be enhanced by attaching a resonating chamber -most like a tortiseshell- to the bow. From the bow came essentially three main ty
Emotional Description Of Beethovens Ninth Symphony
Emotional Description Of Beethovens Ninth Symphony
Emotional Description of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher I believe that it is the music of our time that will be remembered long after we are gone, and it is bands like Oasis that led the revolution which took place recently. Oasis, headed by brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher was the first band after The Beatles to lash out against what had become the normal way a band should be, and that is why they will be known for years to come as the band who changed rock music. Noel Gallagher was born on May 29, 1967 in Manchester, he was the secon
Three Waves Of Ska
Three Waves Of Ska
Three Waves of Ska Music is one medium through which a generation can express itself. For a generation of suppressed, restless, working-class youths living in early 1960's Jamaica, this voice was a genre of music known as ska. Since its original appearance, ska has resurfaced twice. Ska music has been presented to three generations of fans in three separate waves. Its humble beginnings lead to one of the most influential styles of music present in the world. By 1962, Jamaica was no longer unde
J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Since the dawn of music, there have been many great composers throughout the world. However, no composer had a greater impact to music than Johann Sebastian Bach from the Baroque era (1600 ad. -1750 ad.). Johann Sebastian Bach was a forefather to music as the author Homer was a forefather Western literature. Yet, unlike Homer's uses of words and verses in his literature, J.S. Bach used notes and chords in his music which to him was an apparatus of worship. Johann
Eva Peron
Eva Peron
Eva Peron En esta monograf?a comparo que hay una diferencia entre los cuentos politicos e historicos del cine y el musical de ?Evita? y la historia de Maria Eva Peron de Argentina. En el pasado de Eva Peron es dific?l de seperar la verdad de los sue?os. Hay rumores que Eva hab?a tenido relaci?nes sexuales con muchos hombres para obtener poder en el gobierno, para trabajar en un buen trabajo, y para ayudar a su esposo cuando el gobierno lo secuestro. Los pobres dicen que ella fue una santa, y que
LES MISERABLES
LES MISERABLES
LES MISERABLES Behind the plot of the story there was a great meaning of what life is all about and human nature. I is not only the main character searching for justice but about the world living one terrible lie. The book touches fragile aspects of crime, love, poverty, and the meaning of life and death. Sometimes life is unfair and you cannot change the way it is, but make the best of it. Things I have Learned What is justice? Anyone, would say it is what the law says and how people abide by i
Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Will Rogers Will Rogers was a cowboy that did rope tricks. He was loved by the crowds that watched him. ?Onto the stage ambled a friendly-faced, tousled-haired man wearing a cowboy getup and carrying a collection of lassos in his hand. He smiled at the audience, then threw out one of the ropes, twirling it in a circle in preparation for one of the complicated rope tricks he was hired to perform. But as he went into the trick, he miscalculated the size of the small stage, and the rope whacked int
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930?s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930?s to mend America?s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the
Entertainment And Education
Entertainment And Education
Entertainment and Education Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educ
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady My Fair Lady is a musical comedy written by Bernard Shaw, which is set in England. The story is about Elisa, who spoke very bad English, with a cockney accent, but she wanted to learn how to speak better English, so she went to a phonetics? teacher, Higgins. Elisa was very poor, so she didn?t have the money to pay for the lessons. Then Higgins made a bet with Pickering, another phonetics? teacher, that he could pass Elisa of as a duchess. Then after two months they had to put her o
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of rec
Dylan And The Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowland
Dylan And The Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowland
Dylan and the Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland Regarding significant musical movements in history, more specifically the twenty first century, few were more important than the folk revolution that took shape in the mid-nineteen hundreds. One of the leaders of this revolution was Robert Allen Zimmerman, known by his popular assumed name, Bob Dylan. Born in 1941 in Minnesota, Dylan grew up the grandchild of Jewish-Russian immigrants and had a surprisingly unexceptional childhood. His interest in music
Molly Brown
Molly Brown
Molly Brown The woman who would come to be known as the Unsinkable Molly Brown was born on Denkler Alley and Butler Street in Hannibal, Missouri on July 18, 1867. She was born during a very bad thunderstorm and her mother predicted right then that Molly would not be just another pretty face. Margaret (Molly's birth name) grew up in a small town with a surprisingly small population of less than 20,000 people. (Heroine of the Titanic, 1) Margaret attended school for thirteen years. It was duri
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole's family Cole Porter's name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate's father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole's early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry Rache
Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. Through ordained a priest in 1703, according to his own account, within a year of being ordained Vivaldi no longer wished to celebrate mass because physical complaints ?tightness of the chest? which pointed to asthmatic bronchitis, or a nervous disorder. It is also possible that Vivaldi was faking his illness. There is a story that he sometimes left the alter to jot down a musical idea. He had became a priest against his own
Glenn Miller And The Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller And The Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller and the Swing/Big Band Era Glenn Miller led the most popular big band in the world during 1939-42 and the most beloved of all the swing-era orchestras. His big band played a wide variety of melodic music and had tremendous success in every area of music. He was with the group for two years, and put together an enjoyable and well-rounded show. Glenn Miller was a man who influenced bands greatly for years. Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904 in Clarinda Iowa. His family had a
The Souls Of Black Folk
The Souls Of Black Folk
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois was one of those people who studied and learned a lot of things about the world, a lot of things that he found to be extremely unjust. This became his source of energy for becoming an intellectual guide for America, warning it of the 20th century color problem and suggesting sound and rational courses of action for the country to take. His contention was expressed lyrically and with passion in The Souls of Black Folk that he wrote in 1903. His
Medieval Music
Medieval Music
Medieval Music Music of the Middle Ages made great advancements through the centuries, which many are still evident today. The Christian Church effected the development of music greatly during the middle ages. The first major type of music of this time was chanting. ?The early Christians inherited the Jewish chants of synagogues.?(Bishop-324) Chants didn?t have constant rhythm, every note was about the same length. They had only one melody ,usually in the major key of C. All the singers sang the
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don?t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for
Incessant Desire -Symbolism Of A Poem, Painting And Song
Incessant Desire -Symbolism Of A Poem, Painting And Song
Incessant Desire -Symbolism of a poem, painting and song When I was younger, I lost my boyfriend in a terrible car accident that could not be avoided. I tried to convince myself that I was only dreaming ; but the truth was he was gone and id never, ever see him again. Dante Gabriel Rossetties,?Beata Beatrix?, brings back awful memories I would rather leave in the past. The woman takes up the majority of the painting .A vision of beauty , but also of death, love but most of all despair. Christin
Punk
Punk
Punk Punk is a term applied to a child or teenager who acts in an antisocial way. Punk music is a form of rebellion, and it turned against all other musical forms and influences at its time of creation. Punk music is as much cultural as it is musical. It is anarchic, against society, and against everything in established order. Patrick Goldstein's article, Violence Sneaks into Punk Scene, is about one man's observation of the experiences with violence and aggressive nature of youth's rebellion
The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review
The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review
The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review The Shawshank Redemption Movie Review HUM/150 December 16, 2014 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption (1994) is an outstanding typical “hybrid film of both the crime and drama genre” (Clifton, 2009). The film’s director Frank Darabont adapted Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film relies heavily on great storytelling, acting, sound and editing to engulf the audience throughout the entire movie. The films debu
Noticias
Noticias
Noticias Una mezcla de euforia, baile y sensualidad fue lo que percibió anoche el Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, durante la primera de dos funciones de la gira ‘Sex and Love Tour’ de Enrique Iglesias y Pitbull. A las 9:30 p.m. dio comienzo el evento cuando el cantautor español se elevó desde el interior de la tarima. Durante la presentación interpretó varios de sus éxitos como ‘I Like How It Feels’, ‘El perdedor’, ‘Bailamos’, entre otros. Además, cantó a dúo con Wisin y Gente de Zon
Comparing Theater and Cinema Essay
Comparing Theater and Cinema Essay
Comparing Theater and Cinema Essay Comparing Theater and Cinema Essay ARTS/100 February 2, 2015 Lisa Turner  Comparing Theater and Cinema Essay Jaws is a perfect movie. A movie that is the standard for the “animal on the loose” genre, and it is unlikely to ever be overshadowed. The movie preys on the human mind’s ability to construct horrors beyond any the screen can provide. The audience does not actually see the shark until an hour into the movie. But the shark isn’t just a shark. The shark i
Comprehensive Personal Connections to African American Literature
Comprehensive Personal Connections to African American Literature
Comprehensive Personal Connections to African American Literature 08/03/2015 ENG/496 University of Phoenix Comprehensive Personal Connections to African American Literature During slavery many people feared their owners and the people that worked for them. Many slaves struggled to just keep hope, but I believe in that African American slaves created a way for themselves to keep hope. One way was by song. One of those The Negro spiritual songs was called Swing Down, Chariot.” This was a song tha
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
Juan José Mendoza MUL 2380 M W - 7:05p – 8:20p 12/02/2015 Pink Floyd The early Sixties. Everything is up in the air, not least love, drugs and sex. A group of talented teenagers from academic backgrounds in Cambridge - Roger 'Syd' Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour are all keen guitarists and among many who move to London, keen to discover more of this new world and express themselves in it. Mainly in further education studying the arts, architecture, and music. They mix with like-minded in
Concert Critique # 1
Concert Critique # 1
MUL 2380 M W - 7:05p – 8:20p 10/28/2015 Concert Critique # 1 On October 2, 2015, The Jazz Station in Homestead hosted a unique and spectacular jazz concert playing the ‘Afterglow Party’. The performance was primarily a display for Harmonic Laboratory, a collection of artists situated in Florida International University. The concert was located in the Hult Center Lobby and featured works from several promising musicians who came up with an assortment of unique musical combinations. This was an i
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
MUL 2380 M W - 7:05p – 8:20p 12/02/2015 Pink Floyd The early Sixties. Everything is up in the air, not least love, drugs and sex. A group of talented teenagers from academic backgrounds in Cambridge - Roger 'Syd' Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour are all keen guitarists and among many who move to London, keen to discover more of this new world and express themselves in it. Mainly in further education studying the arts, architecture, and music. They mix with like-minded incomers in the big
Comparison/contrast essay Popular Music
Comparison/contrast essay Popular Music
The Poetics of Popular Music Proposal (5%) & Final Essay (25%) For your final comparison/contrast essay you have two choices: • Rarely, if ever, does a songwriter only write one song about something; rather, over the course of their career, they return to the same themes or ideas over and over again. So, pick one lyricist(s) and analyze how they explore one theme/idea in multiple (at least 3) songs. • Certain themes/ideas in lyrics are popular for many reasons; not the least of which is because
Why music is important
Why music is important
Andrew c English Professor Rossi PR Writing January 24, 2016 Why music is important Music and rhythm find their way into the secret place of the soul. Music has become an essence in the daily lives of people. I believe that people should know the importance on why music can have a positive effect. Consider the fact, that music gives the power to express yourself, it can help you escape from reality, and that music has the power to con trol emotions, make a movement. First of all, music speaks
Media culture
Media culture
Byron Williams Jillian Weber 19 April 2013 ENGL 102 Essay 3 Media culture heavily influences those who consume it. It is how we get our news, entertainment, and other information. Media sources often portray accurate images and reflections of citizens who want their “15 minutes of fame” or just want their opinion heard. However, the more modern depiction of Black people in America doesn’t sit well with Black people in America. As an African American male, I witness the misconstrued images of bla
Kuumba Project: Topic 3
Kuumba Project: Topic 3
Byron Williams AFRO 201 April 19, 2011 Kuumba Project: Topic 3 Introduction As a Negro in the slave trade during the 1800s, religion was more than an aspect in your life. It was a lifestyle. With a harsh everyday reality to cope with, slaves needed motivation to live. Belief in a God had already been a part of African culture and tradition, but times had become much harder for the people of Africa. And with difficult times, comes the need for a more passionate type of religion. It was defined b
Master the Guitar
Master the Guitar
1 Master the Guitar In 7 Days! 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Day 1 Pgs 4-12 Introduction Fundamentals of Your Guitar Tuning Hand & Finger Basics Posture Day 2 – Review of Day 1 (Practice “For What it\'s Worth”) Pgs 13-21 Open Chords Major open chords Minor open chords Dominant 7th major chords Major 7th open chords Diminished chords Augmented chords Summary Day 3 – Review of Day 1 - 2 (Practice “Hurt”) Pgs 22-37 Beginning Theory Major scales Minor scales Harmonic minor scales Melodic minor scales 3 Day 4
Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Visual Arts Kendall R. Beard University of Phoenix Define Visual Arts Visual expressions are the making of a person\'s creative ability in various types of workmanship, for example, canvases, drawing, film, photography, makes, music, gems plan and so forth. These works of art are made to empower the faculties of feeling, feeling, and thought about the onlooker. The visual craftsmanship makes an extraordinary affair for each individual eyewitness whether the response is furious, happy, or tragic
Group 1
Group 1
Group 1 Professor Huang MKTG322-002 October 24, 2013 Mountain Dew Case Analysis After carefully analyzing the five potential creative spots and storyboards presented to the PepsiCo managers by Bruce and Cassar, we felt Cheetah, Showstopper, and Dew or Die should be developed for best embodying the company's brand attitude. We reached our decision by considering Mountain Dew's previous ad campaign successes, which capitalized on popular trends amongst teens and young adults, such as
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon (or simply The Bard). His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed
The Forter Five Force of MCD
The Forter Five Force of MCD
The Forter Five Force of MCD The Porter Five Forces The fast food industry is a revolutionary industry, which has taken the world by storm. With fast food restaurants showing up, what seems like on every corner, it?s interesting to analyze the competitive strategies companies in this industry use in order to survive. McDonald?s, with more than 30,000 restaurants worldwide is certainly no exception. A good way to analyze the strategies is by using the Porter five forces competitive model. The Por
First Stand
First Stand
First Stand Many issues plague the world today. Questions arrive about how people should live, who should control the most power, and many other questions that Americans have spent all their lives trying to answer. This isn?t an essay where I try to answer all those questions, but how I stand on certain issues like war, wealth, social status, education and finally technology. All those issues get even larger where even more questions arise. Those 3 sections are Political, Social, and Economical.
Violence in American culture and how it effects adolescents
Violence in American culture and how it effects adolescents
Violence in American culture and how it effects adolescents Violence in American Culture and How it Effects Adolescents Brandy Smith University of Phoenix  Violence in American Culture and How it Effects Adolescents Parents are starting to believe that violence in video games, television, and music are having effects on their children. With all the violence that is out there in the media today, should parents be worried that it may be having a harmful effect on their children? This is the quest
Breaking Up
Breaking Up
Breaking Up Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores? mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths may sound romantic t
Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
Perfectly Broken
Perfectly Broken
Perfectly Broken Upon entering my room one may wonder why I have garbage up on my wall. I do not put rags or rotting food on my wall. However, many people believe that what I have up there is garbage. It is a broken cylinder of wood, splintered in the center, pieced together from two, that before was one, but would never quite be one again. The violent act of destroying it is why I hold it so dearly to me. It was that moment I knew that my life would never be the same. At that time I knew that w
Violence in the Media
Violence in the Media
Violence in the Media For years the effects of violence and the media has been a controversial topic of debate. While some argue that violence in the media has no repercussions, others argue that it has a long lasting negative effect on people around the world, but specifically children. Within this debate there are many different sources of entertainment that are looked upon such as television shows, video games, movies, and even in the news. All of these sources seem to have an effect on peopl