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Review Of A Concert Of Sacred Music From The Moores Opera

A Concert of Sacred Music was a new experience for me. I went into Moores Opera House not expecting to enjoy the concert, but as I walked out I was a bit amazed at the performance. I had an appreciation for the music and the performers that I have never had before. The concert had two groups; ...

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The History Of Jazz

The first jazz was played in the early 20th century. The work chants and folk music of black Americans are among the sources of jazz, which reflects the rhythms and expressions of West African song. Ragtime, an Afro-American music that first appeared in the 1890s, was composed for the piano, and ...

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Gregorian Chant

is very disticint from other forms of music in history. The way it is sung and written has put it in a class of it’s own. Many other forms of music are different from chant because there are instrument’s involved. In most chant there are no instruments involved just basic chanting. If you ask ...

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Sweeney Todd

My favorite musical is "". This musical horror story is exciting, scary and has wonderful music. The original play was written by Christopher Bond II. The story is about a barber who is deported unjustly by a judge. Years later he returns to London to find his wife and daughter. He changes his ...

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How To Listen To Music, Not Just Hear It

To learn to listen to music, not just hear itYou need the right room, the right equipment, the perfect volume, the perfect spot, and (of course), the embracing of the music. After you have all the proper tools, you can sit and enjoy the music. The first consideration is to listen to ...

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No Thanks, I'll Take Real Music

It started last year in the spring/summer with the Back Street Boys. It progressed into one of modern music's worst disasters...the all male, all vocal band movement! Shortly after the Back Street Boys came out, many other almost identical bands came on the scene. That opened the flood gates to ...

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The History Of 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 ...

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A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It?

A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It? The phrase a cappella is among the most butchered and misunderstood musical terms. The predominant, and most "correct" spelling, is ... a cappella - two words, two "p's", two "l's." A Cappella, A Picky Definition Musicologists have fun debating the extent to ...

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Changing Faces's All Day / All Night

Changing Faces are back for a second time around. Charise Rose and Casandra Lucas are two female artists who are changing the face of what R & B music has become. The two use their natural talent rather than physical looks to sell their music. The artists second album, All Day/ All Night is ...

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"On Experiencing Verdi's Aida"

Being my first time seeing an opera, I was very much impressed by the whole production. I did not, however think it was very different than I had imagined it would be like. Although my opinion would have been much better if I saw it live, it was a great first impression. I thought that ...

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Pythagorean Philosophy And Its Influence On Musical Instrumentation And Composition

Pythagorean Philosophy and its influence on Musical Instrumentation and "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 ...

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Jimi Hendrix: A Reflection Of A Man Through His Music

Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitarist in rock history, revolutionized the sound of rock. In 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience rocked the nation with their first album, Are You Experienced?. Hendrix's life was cut short by the tragedy of drugs in 1970, when he was only twenty seven years old. In ...

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Woodstock 1969

Many large concerts occurred throughout America in the summer of 1969, but none were as well known and symbolic as Woodstock. Its impact on America’s culture and society as well as its youth will not be forgotten for many years to come. Four men named Michael Lang, Artie Kornfield, John ...

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The Tupac Conspiracy

The Italian Machavelli wrote two books before disclosing his theory about faking ones death. Notice that the 2 CD's from all eyes on me are called Book 1 and Book 2 instead of being called CD 1 and CD 2. And Now to the Alive Theory... The uncontested facts: After leaving the Tyson fight on ...

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Wind Chimes

produce clear, pure tones when struck by a mallet or suspended clapper. A wind chime usually consists of a set of individual alloy rods, tuned by length to a series of intervals considered pleasant. These are suspended from a devised frame in such a way that a centrally suspended clapper can ...

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Behind The Doors

“The program for this evening is not new. You’ve seen it thru and thru. Your birth, your life, and death. You might recall all of the rest. (Did you have a good life when you died?) Enough to base a movie on” (The Doors)? Jim Morrison’s life was plenty to base a movie on, along with multiple ...

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How The Beatles Changed Rock Music

Rock music consists of many individual styles. Even though there is a common spirit among all music groups, all music made by them are very different. Rock music evolved in the 1950s and the early 1960s. At that time that Beatles entered the world of music from Liverpool. Rock music was a ...

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The Grateful Dead

I have chosen to do my report on . They were a rock and roll band from the sixties that stayed popular and still influenced rock and roll until 1995 when the lead singer, Jerry Garcia, died and the band dissolved. The Dead remained popular for so long because of the style of their live concerts ...

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Origins And History Of The Dulcimer

The dulcimer is a member of the string family. It is further categorized into the Psaltrey family, a group of instruments that are comprised of strings stretched across a frame and played by plucking or drumming. The only difference, in fact, between the dulcimer and the psaltrey is the fact ...

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Louis Armstrong

was famous around the world for his jazz interperitations on the trumpet and the many styles of jazz he produced and played. Not to mention, he also had many great accomplishments throughout his allustrious career. "Armstrong was the seminal artist of jazz history -- the first to combine trumpet ...

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A Touch Of Jazz

When I hear people talking cheerfully of "Negro music" or the Africa roots of jazz; he often wonders what in the world they can be talking about. What Negro music? What part of Africa? What kind of jazz? Africa is groups than any comparable land mass. Not all Africans are Negroes, and not all ...

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2Pac Shakur

Tupac (Two-pahk) Amur Shakur, commonly known as 2pac, led a violent life. He died on September 13, 1996. He was a gangsta rapper/Aspiring actor. Tupac was a big figure in the rap community, always doing what he wanted and not caring what others thought of him. His life symbolized what a lot of ...

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Music And Its Effect On People

I think that music has quite an effect on people in today's society, but then again, I also think that today's society has a great effect on the way the music industry works. If no one likes a certain artist and no one buys their music, then obviously society has had an effect on the music ...

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John Rzeznik's Iris

Music saturates today’s society. Television, movies, and of course, the radio surrounds us with music. Songs possess more than just catchy words and a good beat. Writers compose lyrics to create a feeling and meaning for the song. John Rzeznik shows his imagination and creativity through the ...

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Tupac Shakur's Last Album: Makaveli

Makaveli was Tupac Shakur’s last album that he recorded and put out before his tragic shooting and death. The album was released after his death and in the same year as his highly successful double album, All Eyez on Me. The album goes along with his others in the fact that Tupac takes his life ...

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