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  • Gamelan Music
    651 words
    Objective description: The music is so abstract, it's almost as if some people just got together randomly and decided to make some noise. It's sometimes calming and sometimes stressful. It's like a call and response music, one section makes a noise and the other sections respond accordingly with a similar sounding rhythm, very interesting to listen to. Steel drums, chimes, drums, drones, flutes, and some other instruments, not even sure what the names are. I have heard them before but do not kno...
  • Meter And A Beat
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    Rhythm can be interpreted many different ways. Rhythm is the time aspect of music and the organization of music. It includes the effects of the beats. Rhythm motivates the listener. The origin of the word rhythm is Greek, which means flow. Rhythm is how the music flows. It is the repetition of a beat in a pattern. A beat is a series of pulses. You can stomp your feet to a beat. Each stomp would be a beat. The beat would also be comparative to snapping or tapping you fingers. A meter is the organ...
  • Elements Of Music
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    MUSICAL CLOSE-UP: THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC THE ROOTS OF ROCK, page 12 To fully understand any musical style, one must be able to analyze the various elements of music as they exist in that particular style. In this first musical close-up, we shall briefly describe these elements of music. In subsequent musical close-ups, we shall examine one or another of these elements in greater detail as it pertains to a given style or topic. Rhythm We begin with rhythm because it is basic to all music. Rhythm r...
  • Cuban Rhythms And Jazz
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    Music of the WorldSocarras started by playing the Cotton Club and in black revues, recording the first flute solos jazz with Clarence Williams, Sidney Bechet's and Louis Armstrong's producer. Once he had built up a reputation, he founded a big band that mixed classical music, Cuban rhythms and jazz. His music was a total novelty at the time, and one contemporary American critic wrote of the savage intensity" of the band's rhythm section. Although Socarras was black, he overcame racial barriers i...
  • Musical As Selma
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    Life is sometimes rugged and gloomy that makes us feel frustrated. We always complain about the society or the people around us. We give up easily when we have difficulties in our lives. We despair when we separate from our lovers. The world becomes dark and hopeless when our lives are clustered with many nasty elements, like tiredness, depression, failure or poverty, etc. But what we often choose is to shun the harsh facts. However, despite these bad elements, life can still be made beautiful i...
  • Rite Of Spring By Igor Stravinsky
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    Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), Part II, excerpts Introduction The piece discussed in this paper is The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky. It is music written for ballet, which is sometimes performed in concert by an orchestra. It was first performed at the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees in Paris on May 29, 1913. The outrageous costumes, unusual choreography and bizarre story of Russian pagan sacrifice as well as the piece's musical innovations th...
  • Reggae Music
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    Music has always been an important factor in the lives of Jamaicans and other West Indians. As rock music's popularity spread around the world, virtually every nation had its own rock performers. Jamaica produced reggae music. By the 1950's Jamaican youth were more interested in listening to American music, widely heard by radio stations in the US south, and sound systems. Reggae rhythms are tremendously complex, the music features songs about poverty, politics, and Rastafarianism, the Jamaica b...

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