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  • Music - 1861 Words
    Presentation Assalamualaikum and a very good morning to my fellow friends, and mostly to our lecturer Sir Fazlul Haque b Hj. Kamarudin. Today, on this fine morning, I would like to present to you a public speech about 'Music helps us to express every kind of emotion and can induce multiple responses.' Music. We hear it almost every day. No matter where we are, music will always be played either on the radio or just by humming a tune. Did you know that music started as early as the Paleolithic...
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  • Music - 1197 Words
    Music is an important and extremely useful tool in the way we learn and to deny its power is a waste of a truly wonderful resource” (Kristian David Olson). Though some would look at music as a small footnote in the progression of humanity, it is in fact a much greater force; for some, it defines their very existence. The fact is, music is a driving force in society; it has been present since the dawn of man. The average person spends several hours a day listening to music, whether they see it as...
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  • MUSIC - 2195 Words
     UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI. CCS001: COMMUNICATION SKILLS. ASSIGNMENT. NAME: WAINAINA BRIAN NJUGUNA. REGISTRATION NUMBER: D33/34343/2013. MUSIC Music can be defined in many ways, but to summarize all the definitions, music can be defined as the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds or both to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of...
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  • music - 651 Words
    As a Dominican Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Perico Ripiao, Mambo and many other typical music genres are a must know. I mean what Dominican doesn’t know about these music genres. I danced Bachata and Salsa with this girl at this party. I honestly don’t remember the occasion, must I say Dominicans party for any and every reason. The party was in front of my grandmother’s house and across from the local bodega. The moon shined bright in the sky illuminating the night and making it perfect for the...
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  • music - 442 Words
    2.09 POP Music: Review Questions and Critical Thinking Questions Jorge Gomez Nov. 13, 2013 Review Questions: 1. Popular music is any music since industrialization in the mid- 1800s that is in line with the tastes and preferences of the middle class. 2. Pop music uses themes that are short songs about love and other existing themes, a song that uses this theme...
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  • music - 297 Words
    Music is one of the most important and powerful things in our life. Our life without melodies and harmonies would be totally empty. Listening to and playing different tunes helps us to de-stress, relax and it can also help to motivate us in trying times it is like the memoirs to our life as it has been there throughout everything with us. I believe music has the ability to convey all sorts of emotion. Whether the emotion is joy and happiness or sadness and despair through rhythms, harmonies and...
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  • Music and A - 1034 Words
    [pic] |Enjoyment of Music 2012 CSUF Study online at quizlet.com/_8cnf0 | | |1.|12 | |How many major scales are there in Western music? | |2.|active | |In Western music, dominant and subdominant chords are called _______ chords: | |3.|additive meter | |A grouping of beats that adds up to a larger overall pattern is called: | |4.|binary...
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  • Music - 391 Words
    Music From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). [pic] |Music | |[pic] | |A painting on an Ancient Greek vase depicts a music lesson (c. 510 BC). | |Medium |Sound | |Originating culture...
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  • Music - 626 Words
    Unit Tests There will be three parts to each exam. 1) A multiple-choice area based on listening examples that will be played more than once during the exam; 2) A multiple-choice section that is essentially a converted matching section where you will need to match up terms with their definitions; 3) Another multiple-choice area, in this case not based on actual listening examples. A very large percentage of the exam’s questions can be found at the website that goes with our...
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  • music - 1740 Words
    What Genre of Music is Most Popular in Teens and Why? What makes music popular? Over 90% of responses have said that 3 things make a good song. Those three factors are lyrics, a melody line and a catchy rhythm (Forum.emusictheory.com, 2014). My survey I created has reached a result to this question that most people said that the best type of music is the one with the most meaning. They said that the lyrics of the song make it good because they like that it has meaning and songs without...
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  • Music - 558 Words
    Learning to perform music develops many skills in a student; music affects people intellectually, emotionally, physically, personally and socially. The theory of music is an intellectual skill, governed by physics yet guided by how humans perceive sound. Music theory is more often taught in a classroom setting similar to other school subjects, although its lessons permeate (and assist) musical performance as well. Emotionally, no subject matches music in its expressive breadth. The...
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  • Music - 504 Words
    Music is a way of life, it is all around us. It can influence who you are and how you go about your daily lives. Music can manipulate the emotions in a powerful way, which can sometimes determine your mood and your conscience. Sometimes different cultures adapt different music into their lifestyle. Example, Reggae is usually listened to by the Black Caribbean Community. Their music is relaxed and optimistic, as is their lifestyle. The style of music quite often reflects the culture. Music in the...
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  • Music - 680 Words
    1 21 November, 2013 MUS31-04 Middle Ages and the Baroque Period Music What is music? According to the definition, music is the art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. As we know, music had become a controversial topic throughout the world. Everyone knows music, everyone heard of music. Music represents our feeling, and used throughout the world. Music has been divided into...
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  • Music - 1383 Words
    I had never listened a outside life concert before, so it was the first time I went to outside to enjoy a life concert last Friday. I was very exicted because I never have opportunity to enjoy a outside life concert before and I have no idea about how it works, so I think it is very mystiftication. The style of this concert is Jazz, and there are six main instruments of this concert, including, drum, saxphone, trumpet, piano, trombone and violoncello. These six instruments combine together and...
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  • MUSIC - 514 Words
    The Advantages of Music Music is one form of entertainment. Today, there are many types that people can enjoy listening. Different artists also use different kinds of instruments to create wonderful songs. However, music is not merely for entertainment since it has many other benefits. Studies show that when pregnant women have time listening to music, they are helping their babies’ brain development. Experts say that when these babies grow up, they are smarter than others. Music can also...
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  • Music - 780 Words
    Music comes from the Ancient Greek muses, who were the nine goddesses of art and science. Music actually began around 500 B.C. when Pythagoras experimented with acoustics and how math related to tones formed from plucking strings. The main form of music during the Middle Ages was the Gregorian chant, named for Pope Gregory I. This music was used in the Catholic Churches to enhance the services. It consisted of a sacred Latin text sung by monks without instrumentation. The chant is...
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  • Music - 1155 Words
    Music is a form of art among many different cultures and ranges of social context around the world. Music is not something you need a lot of money for; or even very little money for. They have free stations and apps with now day technology that allows you to enjoy music with no cost. It does not matter if you have no experience about rhythm, beat, or tone. Music is purely the entertainment of enjoying something that can bring us all together. There are many different genres of music and it can...
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  • Music - 986 Words
    Humanities 100 5/6/13 Music is the Story of our lives Music can consistently be heard from classroom 208 at Stanley Middle School in San Diego, California. Mr. Phillip Marcus is the music teacher there. When I went to Stanley the music program was just starting to bud. Mr. Marcus was only teaching part time at Stanley and part time at University City High School. I enrolled in band for sixth grade, not knowing what to expect or realizing that this teacher would change the way I think...
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  • Music - 409 Words
    Listening Log 1. 1-1 Second Sura of the Qu’ran, al’bogara (Islamic recitation) Composer: Musee d’ethnographie Where: Mevlevi Sufi, Turkey How does the piece function in its native culture? This is the call to prayer for the Muslim religion. This is not considered music. It’s a form of melodic religious expression. - Musiqu: a category encompassing genres that may elicit negative associations of secular musical practice. - Quran:...
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  • Music - 573 Words
    We are surrounded by music everyday. No matter where we go, whether in the grocery, the mall or even school, there is music constantly playing. Music is an important and extremely useful tool which in a way that we can learn and to deny its power is a waste of a truly wonderful resource. Music is a human activity which involves structured, audible, sounds and also used for artistic, entertainment or ceremonial purpose. Music is a driving force in society, it has been present since the dawn of...
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  • Music - 681 Words
    Adebayo Adewunmi Mrs.Loput ENC0025 10/18/12 Musical Yin Yang Ever since I can remember I’ve always had a passion for music and not a day goes by that I don’t listen to it. Music not only carries me throughout my daily routine, I believe it runs through my veins in which it has affected my life in positive and negative ways. Although, there are some similarities in the ways that I am affected negatively and positively, there are some distinct differences that make music a...
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  • Music - 972 Words
    Type of Concert: Pau Hana; Music and Dance from Asia and the Pacific General reaction: Overall, I was somewhat impressed with the majority of the performances. There were many different instruments, costumes, and music expressing the different cultures. There were a few musical instruments that seemed out of the ordinary, and also wasn’t very pleasing to the ears, but they did a great job. The UH students in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hawaiian music courses performed at this concert....
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  • Music - 839 Words
    The moment I realized music is what I would want to do for the rest of my life. The first open-mic of my life. I'm so nervous that my hands won't stop shaking. Its funny because before it actually got to this point, I was telling everyone in a fit of joy how I had finally got my first show and how they should come and support me. The sign-up sheet finally comes out and I hesitantly write my name on it knowing that I wasn't even down ('done' instead of 'down') writing the song I was about to...
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  • Music - 646 Words
    Introduction Texture is one of the basic elements of music. When you describe the texture of a piece of music, you are describing how much is going on in the music at any given moment. For example, the texture of the music might be thick or thin, or it may have many or few layers. It might be made up of rhythm only, or of a melody line with chordal accompaniment, or many interweaving melodies. Below you will find some of the formal terms musicians use to describe texture. Suggestions for...
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  • MUSIC - 582 Words
    Do you have a favorite song? Do you remember what you were doing when you last listened to the song? The common known function of music is that it can change people’s mood, an upbeat song gets people going, a sad song makes people cry , however music can do a lot more than that to our brains and bodies. Actually, listening to music can stimulate your brain, which make people recall memories from long time ago and even change people’s body temperature. Also, music can enhance people’s athletic...
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  • music - 852 Words
    Good morning,everyone! It’s my pleasure to be here to show my presentation to all of you. Music As is known to us all,music is such a broad topic to interpret that I can not introduce it to you in detail, so today I just talk about music in my eyes. Here comes the first question:Do you like music? Many people like music.There are many different types of music all over the world: Classical music,Folk music,Soft music,Light music,Blues, Country music, Children'...
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  • Music - 569 Words
    Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying wildly between times and places. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world. Consequently music may have been in existence for at least 50,000 years and the first music may have been invented in Africa and then evolved to become a...
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  • Music - 518 Words
    Piano Is My LIfe My name is Eric Valencia and I began playing piano three and a half years ago. I never had any interest in playing piano, although I loved hearing it. My grandmother passed away december of 2008 and I was deeply saddened by this event. My music history teacher in high school played a few pieces for us from the classical period. I remember hearing the Marriage of figaro, Moonlight sonata, Don Giovanni, and a few others, but Moonlight sonata grabbed my...
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  • music - 402 Words
    Music in different cultures English from this country has changed a lot over the years, mainly due to changes in technology. Starting with cave men making instruments from sticks and rocks, having people playing harpsichord to nowadays where people are able to either play music on an instrument themselves or create it on a computer. Due to a slow advance of technology in some places in Africa, the tribes over their have kept pretty traditional sticking to music on drums, harp like...
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  • Classical Music vs. Rock Music
    Classical Music vs. Rock Music As I grew up my dad had some rules that everyone that wanted to live in the house had to follow. One of those rules was that every individual growing in the house had to learn how to play an instrument. When I was growing up, I loved to listen to rock music and used to imagine myself playing the guitar so I told my dad I wanted to play the guitar and he enrolled me in a classical guitar class. Let me tell you something I had to learn the hard way, classical...
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  • Music Appreciation - 419 Words
    Recital Report A few weeks ago I attended a recital/concert in the UMHB auditorium performed by the Waco orchestra (I think that’s who it was). At first when I got there, I wasn’t paying attention because I was bored and knew I was only there to get my fine arts experience credit. After about two songs, I remembered that I was in Music Appreciation and some of the songs they were playing, I heard in class before. I began to tune into to certain instruments and listen to their unique sound and...
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  • Music in Africa - 696 Words
    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...
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  • Effects of Music - 1883 Words
    Effects of Music Music is a very powerful medium and in some societies there have been attempts to control its use. It is powerful at the level of the social group because it facilitates communication which goes beyond words, enables meanings to be shared, and promotes the development and maintenance of individual, group, cultural and national identities. It is powerful at the individual level because it can induce multiple responses – physiological, movement, mood, emotional, cognitive and...
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  • Music Appreciation - 310 Words
    Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 Tempo - Beethoven has a sort of obsession with the metronome and used Maalzel metronome markings for all his compositions. The first movement, "Allegro con Brio" , is very fast paced. The second, third, and fourth movements ("Andante con Moto", "allegro", and "Allegro") are also very fast paced. But the fourth movement is a little bit slower than the others. The tempo in the traditional symphonic performance is much slower than the tempo in the contemporary...
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  • Music Midterm - 791 Words
    Midterm 1. For the first half of the semester in Enjoyment of Music I have learned a great deal about music and how it is created. I have found that not just one person decides what instruments they want to compose and then have someone play the notes that are written down. I have also learned that there are all kinds of interesting and extraordinary styles of music that I have never heard of until this class. There are also a vast amount of composers that I have never heard of as well. A...
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  • Indie Music - 448 Words
    I heard the term "indie" bounced around a lot these days and I wonder what the definition of indie is. I think of it as a reference to a musician, small record label or film company without an affiliation with a major corporation. I read this article by Bob Baker, the author of "Branding Yourself Online: How to Use the Internet to Become a Celebrity or Expert in Your Field" and the "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook." He defines I-N-D-I-E as: I - Inspired He said to embrace the indie frame...
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  • The Power Of Music - 523 Words
     The Power of Music: Should music be used in education? Music is a tool; it calms people down, it brightens the moods, and is an excellent in learning. Music helps students work quietly, make coming to school enjoyable, and have fun while they work. Many tests have been done on this topic. Some of the results come up positive, and others, negative. So why is it helpful? The thought of students working quietly in class, not distracting one another, is a dream come true for...
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  • Indian Music - 3994 Words
    India The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music andR&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and developed over several eras. It remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their ownlanguages and dialects, having distinct cultural...
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  • Modern Music - 1599 Words
    Music has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The caveman had originally started some type of sounds in which branched off into the music that we listen to today. This prehistoric music was started by the cavemen in order for them to express themselves, and the others who listened were affected in the same way that people are affected by music today. For example, if someone is upset they will listen to something that will get them into a better mood, perhaps something mellow or...
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  • Music Critique - 539 Words
    MUSIC CRITIQUE – HANDEL'S MESSIAH – A SOULFUL CELEBRATION Producers Qunicy Jones and Mervyn Warren took George Frederic Handel's Messiah for a spin and did a wonderful job with it. They took a classical masterpiece and funk-defied it. This was one of the most important pieces of music to come across in decades, taking Handel's Messiah to the masses of R & B lovers. In true style, the composer re-arranged Handel's Messiah, to produce a classic collection of black music, while at the same...
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  • Music of India - 1185 Words
    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...
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  • Emotion and Music - 338 Words
    Sample Outline for Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Persuasive Speech Title: Life without Music Speaker: Karl Mathew Quimpo Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to realize how life without music is. Introduction: What is Music? How can music affects our lives? What is life without music? Music is the art of arranging tones in an orderly sequence so as to produce a unified and continuous composition. In reality, music does not have any one concrete meaning. Music has different meanings...
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  • Music Medicine - 526 Words
    Music Therapy as a Pioneering Course of Medicine Since decades ago, music proved to be fundamentally essential to regulate psychological and emotional self-awareness of human beings. Hitherto, it's still being investigated and experimented for its paramount effects to numerous of ordinary people thus helping them overcoming profuse bizzare diseases associated. Basically, music is produced from vibrated object hence, releasing sound wave that has certain energy and frequency. Certain...
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  • Classical Music - 3076 Words
    Introduction Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying wildly between times and places. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world. Consequently music may have been in existence for at least 50,000 years and the first music may have been invented in Africa and then evolved to become...
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  • Volume in Music - 666 Words
    Volume, also referred to as dynamics, is one of the most important components of sound. Composers use volume as a way of controlling the emotional content and shape of a piece. It is interesting to note, however, that early composers did not generally mark their scores with instructions about volume until well into the 17th century, but depended upon the musicians to determine the appropriate levels of volume for a specific performance space. Composers started writing indications for dynamic...
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  • Defination of Music - 462 Words
    Merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music defines music as “the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity; vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony; an agreeable sound. About.com, Music education says “what sounds like music to one may not to another.” There are many ways to define music, but one thing is certain, music is universal, yet relative and...
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  • Learning & Music - 1646 Words
    Music facilitates learning in other subjects and enhances skills that children use in other areas. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening, and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Lurhtisen, the executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a non-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music. The process of making music takes a lot more than...
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  • The Elements of Music - 515 Words
    Analyzing the elements of music is very important in order to play the music with feeling and understanding. The first element is melody. In the first seven bars of the Hallelujah Chorus, the melody is in the soprano with the notes D A B A. From 4'33", There was not exactly a melody in this piece, but since everybody is silent, you could hear many sounds that you do not normally focus on. On the recording I listened to, I heard a melody of the audience coughing, sniffing, whispering, and...
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  • Music and Concert - 753 Words
    http://uwp.aas.duke.edu/wstudio Concert Review Genre of a Concert Review A concert review describes a concert’s overall structure - including its music, musicians, venue, time, and location - and attempts to place the concert in a larger context by comparing it to other concerts. For your readers to grasp the atmosphere and quality of the concert, you should try to capture the entire scene in your review and also include your own evaluation. Actions to Take To write a concert review, you will...
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  • Effects of Music - 6150 Words
    Music and Its Effects on Our Emotions: Can Music Really Change Your Mood? Music can control a much larger part of your life than most people would like to believe. Music can affect us in ways in which we're not even aware of, and for this reason, music is simply amazing. There is a large number of studies behind music. Not even just the typical music you hear on the radio or that you download from the Internet, but any sounds and the way they can affect your mood and reflect your personallity....
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  • Indian Music - 398 Words
    INDIAN MUSIC Indian music is the oldest unbroken musical tradition in the world. It is considered the most intricate musical system that contained highly development polyrhythms, delicate nuances, ornamentation and microtone. The center of Indian music lies in the imaginative melodies and improvised rhythmic patterns created by Indian composers. There are important aspects from the ‘heart; of the musical tradition of India. 1. Guru - Teaches students to be humble towards elders or those are...
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  • music sampling - 1268 Words
    Music Sampling Music sampling is a clever way for artist to produce songs that demonstrates their admiration of other artists by integrating part of their music into their own. Music sampling is not new, sampling started in the 1940s when composers and artists would use someone else’s music to create their own piece of music without asking the original artist for permission or giving the proper credit. Due to music sampling, in today’s society we have a variety of music genres. Sampling...
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  • elements of music - 734 Words
    Saraswati Ramdeo ELEMENTS OF MUSIC 1. Melody It refers to the tune of a song or piece of music. It is the memorable tune created by playing a succession or series of pitches. Melody is regarded as “horizontal” because notes are read from left to right. In a song a melody is repeated throughout the entire composition. As the melody progresses, the pitches may go up or down slowly or quickly. Melodies are often described as being made up of phrases. A musical phrase is actually a lot like a...
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  • THE PURPOSE OF MUSIC - 1112 Words
    THE PURPOSE OF MUSIC Music has a number of purposes and it has been used throughout the world for centuries. Our fore-parents have had the pleasure of listening to, and probably being a part of the use of music, although the music we know today may not necessarily be what they used long ago. Music way back from our ancestors may have entailed the use of rocks, sticks etc. Drums were later introduced and as time went on we have the pleasure of having instruments like guitars, violins, piano,...
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  • Power of Music - 646 Words
    Music can unite and music can drive apart. Where does music get its power and effect? My music allows me to disappear and become part of a body that dances to the same rhythm; while at the same time makes me an individual in the midst of rhythms that don’t tickle my fancy. My music liberates me from the chains of the norm and the acceptable, it allows me to express myself in a way that can only be done through music; I love music. All through history it’s been discovered that people have always...
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  • Music in Animation - 781 Words
    Music in cartoons has been very prominent since animation became popular. It is used to accomplish many different things in a scene. It can speak for characters that can’t or won’t speak, set tempo, set the time period, be sound effects, and make the scene interesting. The use of music in animation has changed over the years, but it has always played a prominent part in the success of the film. Tom and Jerry cartoons use music so much, that without it the cartoon would be completely...
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  • Pop Music - 418 Words
     The Center for Popular Music For information on specific research collections: Sheet music and Broadsides Rare books Sound recordings Periodicals Reading room collection Archives Music Trade Catalogs Posters Playbills and Programs Photographs Background: The Center's collection documents the diversity of American music. We take as our starting point the European and African origins of American culture, selecting items which document the music of our national vernacular...
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  • Music Decline - 540 Words
    Having a ball; what’s working in music The music industry has not only undergone evolution; but revolution. Spanning multiple generations, it has transformed from spinning black discs to downloadable versions. Not only have the product and music styles changed over time; but also many of the artists’ focus. Artists of today sing a different tune when it comes to their livelihoods. However, regardless of dwindling purchasing song sales and concert tickets, the music industry remains alive...
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  • Experimental Music - 1029 Words
    Myers Beaird MUSC109: Intro to Experimental Music Final Exam/Response Question Fall 2013 In the words of John Cage, “I compose music. Yes, but how? I gave up making choices. In their place I put the asking of questions.” Just having performed John Cage’s Musicircus, I found it only fitting to relate my own piece to the excerpt above. What questions did I have prior to developing the piece? I was curious about the sounds that could be created if I were to amplify the situation of shaving...
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  • Music Preferences - 968 Words
    What physiological, psychological and social factors influence our musical preferences? Music refers to the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion; however individuals differ in their preference of music. Development studies estimate that the auditory system of a foetus is fully functioning at around 20 weeks of pregnancy; at this point the foetus is able to the mother’s heartbeat and is able to...
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  • Music Speaks - 360 Words
    MUSIC SPEAKS How does music speak to you? Music speak on its own as if without being wanted to. It reaches out and touches every dream. Music varies to style but all of them brings a message to believe that the pain will go away, also that you’d be whoever you want to be. Being different is a blessing that you are who you are, and that there is no one better. No matter what we see in life or no matter what the heartache, there’s a song to pull us through. Whenever I cant breathe, I can...
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  • The Power of Music - 600 Words
    The Power of Music Music has the power to cause emotions to well up within us. These feelings are gripping - often irresistible - and seem to emerge from nowhere. These feelings colour our moods, affect our perceptions and generate a behavioral pattern. The indisputable fact about music is its power to evoke emotions. Is there anyone, for whom, music is completely emotional - neutral? Music has the ability to inevitably tap the still, mysterious deep well of our emotions. However, music can...
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  • The Power of Music - 1357 Words
    Music is the expression of emotion through the medium of sound. From the very first moment a human heard a songbird and endeavored to recreate that beauty, or beat on a hollow log and found the rhythm compelling, music has become the most powerful freedom given by God. Music, in itself, is a characteristic common and unique to all cultures throughout the world. Every culture in history includes music as an important part of everyday life. Music, as a part of culture, will most often have...
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  • What is Music - 358 Words
    Jacob Moss MUS 1030-022 TED Talk 2-24-15 It is hard to really understand the “what” and “how” of today’s modern music with out stepping back and looking at it from a point of view of society as a whole. The “what” is still the same as in centuries past, which is "simply” the process of understanding the complex world of the human conscience. However, the “how” has recently changed due to instant global connectivity unfortunately making the answer: to do so in the quickest manner possible....
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  • Music and History - 376 Words
    Music History and Appreciation 1 Journal #1 MUS K101 T2 Hildegard von Bingen “Play of Virtues” At the beginning of the song, it wasn't singing instead she was talking. Then she started to sing right after she was done talking. I couldn't follow the translation because it sounded like Latin or French. I kept listening to it over and over but I couldn't understand what the words meant. She does have the most beautiful voice though. She sounds like an opera singer. I noticed when she...
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  • Music Literature - 2343 Words
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