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  • Aaron Copland A Great American Composer
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    Aaron Copland By: Anna McGuffin Not only was Aaron Copland a great American composer, he was a great composer worldwide. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a very drab neighborhood. He was influenced by jazz musicians and French composers. He made many remarkable contributions to the world of music and worked to make music more enjoyable to the everyday listener. His major works are not only world famous, but world-appreciated. Aaron Copland was born in 1900 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the yo...
  • Choir Boys In Music
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    Heinrich Schutz 1585-1672 Born in Bad Lost riz in 1585 and moved to Landgrave in 1598 where he served as the choir boy and studied with Georg Otto. Schutz studied law at the Universtiy of Marburg, but was advised to instead study music with Gabrielli and Landgrave gave him the means to do so. Heinrich Schutz studied with Giovani Gabrielli from 1609-1672. He composed a poly choral psalm setting that is much in the style of his teacher, Gabrielli. During this time Schutz was employed by the Electo...
  • My Biochemistry Studies
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    I knew then that I wanted to devote my studies to learning how body mechanisms react to varying chemicals. Witnessing innovative pharmaceutical research had only intensified my passion for biochemistry, a subject I had become fascinated with in high school; it had intrigued me because it integrated my love of chemistry with my desire to learn more about biological processes. My A-level studies provided me with a solid introduction to biochemistry; I now seek a greater academic focus and more ext...
  • Increase In Real Life Violence On Television
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    From 1990 to to the present there has been a sharp increase in juvenile crime across the United States. From 1996 to the present there has been a slight decline from the statistics in 1995 (OJJDP). What was the cause for this uprise in juvenile delinquency? I will discuss 2 different theories to why there was such an increase in juvenile crime rates. I will analyze the rise of the " Gangsta-Rap' culture in the early 1990's and how it may have affected teenagers that are in lower-income families....
  • Classical Music
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    When I hear a song by Mozart, I tend to think of the grand Classical Style, the Great Baroque Cathedrals, and the Symphonic Orchestras. Today's modern recording technology can store all that grandness in a digital disk, the size of my hand. But what could that Mozart CD possibly have to do with a package of disposable diapers Recent studies show that babies respond to music emotionally the same way that adults do. When Newborns hear the sad funeral passages of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastasique, ...
  • Benefit Of Music Education
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    Why Music Is Important To Having A Complete Education With school budget cuts, and no music instruments, more and more people are beginning to realize the benefits of having music in education. Providing music as part of education helps develop intelligence that leads to greater success in school and in life. Everyone from VH 1 Save The Music to The National Association For Music Education agree that, "Every student in the nation should have an education in the arts". These two companies are doi...
  • Psychophysical Effects Of Music
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    The effects that music has on life are unimaginable. Music has been widely recommended as a technique to enhance the psychophysical state of participants in sport and exercise. However, there is scant scientific evidence to clarify its proposed benefits The purpose of this paper was to present the conceptual framework underlying the psychophysical effects of music, to discuss published findings since the review of Lucaccini and Kreit (1972), and to consider limitations in previous research. Cert...
  • Benefit From Classical Music
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    The Mozart Effect Does classical music really help you study better? Many recent research studies show that music i does in fact improve cognitive thinking. In 1993, researchers at the University of California at Irvine discovered the so-called Mozart Effect - that college students "who listened to ten minutes of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K 448 before taking an IQ test scored nine points higher" than when they had sat in silence or listened to relaxation tapes. Other studies have...
  • Study Of Music In A Specific Culture
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    1. The terms use and function are described by Merriam whereas use is the concept studied is to increase factual knowledge directly. Function is an attempt to increase factual knowledge indirectly through the deeper comprehension of the significance of the phenomenon studied. (Merriam 209) Scholars in the field tend to agree with Merriams assessment for the most part. The only point in question that I gathered from the readings is that there is some discrepancy whether all the activities in a cu...
  • Music And Brain Research
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    Everyone knows the story of the Piped Piper of Hamelin. He had the ability to hypnotize people with his flute by playing the most enchanting music. But he's just myth, right No one has the power to charm people with music. Well, you'd be surprised. Throughout history, music has always been recognized for its calming and almost hypnotic effects on the human mind, and for its ability to rouse and inspire the spirit. Only recently has science uncovered the truth about music. Researchers have long s...
  • British Folk Music Researchers
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    Is Ethnomusicology Relevant to the Study of British Folk Music Some thoughts and key references Ethnomusicology has an image problem. Insofar as anyone has heard of ethnomusicologists at all, there is a fairly common feeling (and not unjustified, bearing in mind what ethnomusicologists collectively seem to do) that ethnomusicology is, exclusively, the study of non-Western musics. Actually, this isn't so. Ethnomusicologists study Western traditions also, albeit not in huge numbers in Britain but ...
  • Back To The Royal College Of Music
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    Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was born in Down Amp ney, England on October 12th 1872. From 1887 to 1890 he went to a school called Charterhouse, he then spent two years at The Royal College of Music and then to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of Bachelor of Music in 1894 and the Bachelor of Arts in 1895. Vaughn Williams then went back to The Royal College of music and studied composition under Sir Hubert Parry and Sir Charles Stanford and studied the organ under Sir Walter Parr...
  • Evidence In Support Of The Mozart Effect
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    In nearly every country around the world people are dancing, singing, jiving, or chillin to their favorite tunes. There is just something about the variations of musical notes all mixed together that can alter the way we act, feel, and even think. It is generally agreed that music causes some kind of increased arousal in those who are the least bit interested in it and are listening with some degree of concentration. In depth studies have shown that music can reduce pain in childbirth, strengthe...

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