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  • Electronic Musical Instruments
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    The technology learning process can help teachers manage information in their daily work more effectively. Word processing software allows text-based documents to be entered, edited, formatted, and printed. This is a helpful tool for creating recital programs, handouts, and tests. Database software stores and retrieves records for instrument inventories, class lists, and attendance. Electronic musical instruments may be defined as those that generate sound electronically rather than acoustically...
  • Earliest Forms Of Music In Elizabethan Times
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    Music in Elizabethan England played a major role in society. From its earliest roots, which were poetry, this art form conveys the message of Elizabethan times appropriately. A quotation from The Merchant of Venice states: The man hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treason, stratagems, and spoils. The Elizabethan woman was expected to sing and play the lute or virginals. To be fashionable was to be musical. The Tudor sovereign included, alone, bet...
  • Mr Meneses Cello Performance
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    The first reason why I chose to go to the Seattle Symphony production on February 17th, 1998 was that the resources of the featured artists and the conductor Maximiano Valdes were quite plentiful. It was quite easy to find information on the conductor using the library and even the Internet. In fact, Valdes current place of employment, that being the music director of Buffalo Philharmonic has a detailed web page and history of Valdes, including his place of birth and significant accomplishments ...
  • Increasing Diversity Of Music
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    Today's Youth: Playing the guitar A recent trend that seems to be prevalent in the youth of our society today is the desire to play an instrument. I am a musician and want to help explain from other's experience as well as my own why playing an instrument is so popular among teens today. My father and other friends of his generation suggest that instrument playing has always been popular, but it's popularity seems to have increased dramatically over the past 25 years. Testaments such as these co...
  • Rejection Of Complicated Baroque Style Of Music
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    Sonata Allegro Form The roots of this form can be traced to the simple binary form of the baroque era. With binary, the two sections are thematically similar with a sameness of texture and theme throughout the movement. The term sonata originally referred to instrumental music, not a particular form of composition. The Baroque sonata can be traced back to an instrumental song of the late Renaissance called cannon da sonar. This leads eventually to the trio sonata, for four instruments despite it...
  • Different Kinds Of Music
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    How American Music Has Changed Over The Past 50 Years People have often wondered if music has always been around. Well, to answer that question I did some research to find out where our music originated. Our first reliable music records came from the Greeks and the Romans. Americans musical history is very short when compared to Japan, India, Africa, and China. We don't know much about our history until about 590-604 A.D. when people began to write music down, the first music that was written do...
  • Musical Instruments
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    The musical instruments collection of the metropolitan museum holds approximately five thousand examples from six continents and the pacific islands dating from about 300 B.C. to the present. In this exhibit we can find all categories of instrument present in our history. Indeed, classified by continents and different region of the world, the categories of instrument presented are: wind instruments (brass, wood), string instruments, percussions, and other typical ancient instruments. We can make...
  • Of Ellington's Instrumental Pieces
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    Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, is considered to be the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He composed over 2000 works and performed numerous concerts during his musical career. A compilation of some of his most popular music is collected on a CD called 'The Popular Duke Ellington. ' Ellington personally created most of the music played by his orchestra. He often wrote piec...
  • Play Various Other Woodwind Instruments
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    The musicians are divided into four main groups called sections: (1) the string section, (2) the woodwind section, (3) the brass section, (4) and the percussion section. The various instruments in the string, woodwind, and brass section are pitched in different ranges, like voices in a choir. In the following discussion, the instruments in each of these sections are listed in the order from those of the highest range to those of the lowest. Some percussion instruments are also tuned to definite ...
  • Instrumental Music
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    The music of India is one of the oldest unspoken musical traditions in the world. The basis of for Indian music is". " Sang eet is a combination of three art forms: vocal music, instrumental music (Indian music). Indian music is base upon seven modes (scales). It is probably no coincidence that Greek music is also base upon seven modes. Furthermore, the Indian scales follow the same process of modulation that was found in ancient Greek music. Since Greece is also Indo-European, this is another p...
  • Every Classical Piece Of Indian Music
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    The Music of India Indian music is a very varied type of music which ranges from classical to film, more commonly known as pop. Both types are extremely popular throughout the Indian society in all classes. Music is apparent in Indian culture as a way of expression. The history of Indian music extends back many centuries. Traditionally in that period, there were various kingdoms, in which the power was held equally by the king and the temples. This was the division of music. The temples presente...
  • Popularity Of Stringed Instruments
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    The Sounds of Elizabethan Times The Elizabethan Era was a time when music and art were growing more and more each day. This time period, also known as the English Renaissance, is still well known for its styles and sound of music. Queen Elizabeth herself was a musician, and played both the lute and the virginal. It was thought that the virginal was named after Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen. Other instruments were popular during this time period were the spinet and the viol. All of these are strin...
  • Cap Pella Two Words
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    A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It? The phrase a cap pella is among the most butchered and misunderstood musical terms. The predominant, and most 'correct's pelling, is... a cap pella - two words, two 'p's', two 'l's. ' A Cappella, A Picky Definition Musicologists have fun debating the extent to which a cap pella, 'in the style of the chapel,' can include instrumental accompaniment. Some argue that early sacred a cap pella performances would sometimes include instruments that double a human vo...
  • Musical Performance
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    Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for ...
  • Most Important Instruments In Scottish Dance Music
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    The development of Scottish Dance music from the 18th century to the present day and an analysis of its characteristics. 1745 marks a watershed in Scottish dance music. After the Jacobite uprising the music and culture of the Highlands went into decline because the playing of Scottish traditional instruments, the wearing of the kilt and the clan system were outlawed. However, in the North East Scottish dance music flourished from about 1750. This centred around a renewed interest in fiddle playi...
  • Sounds Of Other Musical Instruments
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    Music is sound arranged into pleasing or interesting patterns. It forms an important part of many cultural and social activities. People use music to express feelings and ideas. Music also serves to entertain and relax. Like drama and dance, music is a performing art. It differs from such arts as painting and poetry, in which artists create works and then display or publish them. Musical composers need musicians to interpret and perform their works, just as playwrights need actors to perform the...
  • School
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    Like most typical Asian kids, I was pressured by my parents to learn the piano at a very young age. I practiced diligently and I was decent for my age, but it wasn't something I particularly enjoyed. However, it has provided me with a strong foundation of basic music theory and technique, which I applied to my later violin studies. For a few years in middle school, I excelled at the violin, but when introduced to yet an even "better" instrument, I couldn't resist the temptation to switch once mo...
  • Renaissance Instruments The Renaissance
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    The Structure and Style of Renaissance Music In the Renaissance period, composers began experimenting with harmony in their work. Imitative polyphony, monophonic solo and polychoral music was the main style in the Renaissance. Imitative polyphony is when all the voices in a piece of music move at the same speed and share the development of the piece in a way that later became known as Fugue. Polychoral music is similar to polyphony but is written for choirs, usually to be sung in church. Monopho...
  • Music Production And Use
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    Music has always been an integral component of peoples' lives and communities in general and so the development of music and / or styles is important to advance and update music with modern life. The ongoing development of music technology (both making it and capturing it) has always been about enhancing the sound, tone and quality of the recorded performance and also to increase the oral pleasure of the listener. The origins of electronic music can be traced back to the audio analytical work of...
  • Shakespeare's Music
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    William Shakespeare, who was recognized as one of literature's greatest influences, was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, 1564. His baptism was held on April 23rd, but there were no records on the date of his birth, therefore his birthday was pretended to be on April 23rd, 1564. William Shakespeare was the third of eight children to be born of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. William had composed 154 sonnets and written 37 plays through which he added about 1,500 words to the English language, some o...

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