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  • Piano Hostage For Sexual Favors From Ada
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    Jane Campion's "The Piano" relates the story of a Scottish woman who is sent to New Zealand, during the Victorian Era, for an arranged marriage with a farmer. Ada voluntarily gave up speaking at the age of 6 and communicates by either signing for her daughter, writing on a small paper tablet around her neck, or, more joyously, through playing her piano. After a long and arduous journey with the piano, Ada is forced to leave it on the beach where her boat landed. Left without her musical passion,...
  • Every Key On The Piano
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    The Piano gave me a great understanding of true love and the hardships that came along with it. The movie was very well put together, and I learned a great deal from the production. The Piano had some good instances of well lit up shots, along with some good symbolism which, I will explain about in the following report. For instance there was a scene in the movie involving Adas' young daughter where all of a sudden a cartoon just appears out of nowhere. I believe the producer was relating the ca...
  • Next Scenes Show Ada And Baines
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    A Mail Order Bride " The strange thing is I don't think myself silent, that is, because of my piano" (Campion 9). This beloved instrument is central to the plot and plays a major role in the movie The Piano. It is a symbolic instrument that Campion uses to tell a complex tale... The film is a story of shyness, repression, and loneliness, of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen, and of a willful little girl who causes mischief. Ada's verbal silence is a complicated issue in the ...
  • Piano With The Strings
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    The Piano The piano when invented changed the way music was written, and even created new forms of music. Its invention ushered in new eras and gave people a sense of worth. But this change did not take place overnight, it took many years of hard work and labor to achieve what the piano is today. The History of the Piano In 1698 a man named Bartolomeo Cristofori began to design an instrument, which would play both loudness and softness and be able to use an excellent range of dynamics unlike the...
  • Piano And Boy Willie
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    A Piano's Cost In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among the most important is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic betterment. The Piano Lesson speaks of some basic lessons of African-American culture. Wilson felt a duty toward his African's slave past. In this way his play teaches duty toward...
  • Front Of The Most Beautiful Piano
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    When we think of gifts, we picture little boxes covered with shiny wrapping paper and a cute little ribbon on top. For my fifth birthday, my present didn't exactly fit these "requirements". Sitting down in front of the piano every night, I can remember the time when one little girl's dream came true. Immediately after I woke up on the day of my fifth birthday, my parents blind-folded me and led me to the dining room. Taking off the handkerchief, I stood in front of the most beautiful piano I had...
  • Haydn's Seventh Piano Concerto
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    Franz Josef Haydn wrote quite a few concerti for piano, which have never really enjoyed the popularity of such pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While some accuse Haydn's piano concerti of being too 'light' or having 'no meaning', I find those to be inaccurate surface impressions. I have found a great deal of enjoyment from these pieces of Haydn, and one of my favourites of his piano concerti is the seventh. Haydn's seventh piano concerto was written in the key of F Major, and is in incredibly ...
  • Italian Christmas Bread Tradition
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    Boat-shaped Italy, which covers 116,303 square miles, forms a bridge across the center of the Mediterranean sea from Europe almost to Africa. Italy is compared in size to Georgia and Florida. The full country name is Italian Republic. The population is 57.6 million with the capital city of Rome having 2.6 million people. Most Italians speak standard Italian, but other languages include German, French, and Solvent. The majority of Italians are of Roman Catholic faith as many as 85%, with only abo...
  • Life Of Boy Charles
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    The Lesson of the Piano Lesson To a person such as myself I tend to believe that freedom is in the mind and not as much a physical thing. Mainly because you can be shackled and imprisoned but they can never take away your dreams, hopes, thoughts and aspirations. Those will always remain with you no matter what occurs to an individual. With that said it can be said that Boy Charles did give his life for nothing, since we are all free in mind we need not the things of our past to tell us who we ar...
  • Square Grand Piano
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    Dulcimer originally found in Iran shortly after the birth of Christ. The Dulcimer is the basic principles of the piano, hammers striking different strings tuned over a flat soundboard. Dulcimer players used two light sticks ending with broader blades, instead of the mechanical hammers. Clavichord built in around 1400, the clavichord had about ten strings and in earlier examples two notes or more was produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more tangents contacts the same str...
  • Pleasant Sounds From The Player Piano
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    Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's "Player Piano". In "Player Piano", John Updike uses personification to give life to a unhuman' piano. By using diction to communicate his ideas, he effectively allows the reader to explore the psyche of a "Player Piano". In the first couple lines of the poem, assonance and consonance are present. In line one, these musical devices dominate the sentence as there is a repetition of the "ick" sound in "stick", "click", ...
  • Clara Wieck Schumann Clara Schumann
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    Clara Wieck Schumann Clara Schumann was born in Liepzig Germany on September 13, 1819 and died on May 20, 1896. Clara's parents were Friedrich Wieck, a music teacher who married one of his students, a soprano named Marianne. Clara's father made claims before she was even born that she would be a great musician and child prodigy. Her first public appearance was at age nine, and her first piano recital, age eleven. She performed and studied piano, voice, violin, instrumentation, score reading, cou...
  • Effect Of Music Education On Children's Learning
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    -It was a pride of me as a mother who saw her little girl on the stage sitting on the chair putting her little fingers on the piano and trying to play the song perfectly. Seeing her curious face when practiced and encountered missed tones, for a while I couldn't believe that my little girl has been gifted with ability in music. It was her first performance, in her early age; she achieved the applause from the audience. For this, I am thankful that I can still support my child in her growth times...
  • In My Corner
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    In the corner of my room is my piano. It is not a real piano, but an elaborate keyboard. There are times when I sit down in my green wicker chair and touch the keys. I don't play, just touch. I find a soothing, almost calming vibration transmit from the keys to my fingers, and from my fingers to my heart. When I play, you will not hear wonderful music as you would hear from Beethoven, but more like a two year old hitting pots on a kitchen floor. The magical emotional part is what follows, my sin...
  • Piece To My Piano Teacher
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    As a little girl, playing the piano was something I had always wanted to do. I could sit and watch other people play the piano all day long. I can remember sitting in church when I was young, and wanting so much to be the church pianist. This essay describes the excitement of taking piano lessons and how the last piano recital made me feel like I had accomplished something wonderful in my life. My mother always knew I wanted to play the piano. One day she came up to me and asked me if I wanted t...
  • Money For Boy Willie
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    The Piano Lesson is a very good book. When you read it you feel as if you can fly away into the trees and see god. They put the book together in a way that you would want to read it over and over again. The main character Boy Willie is from mississippi but he is visiting Pittsburg to take a piano that is half his and sell it so he can buy some property off the people that used to own his ancestors. The piano is ghostly and the old man who used to own his ancestors comes back to try to kill them ...

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