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The True Meaning of Rhythm and Blues I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart, [sic} Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like [sic] or water. - Ray Charles Rhythm and blues has become an original heartbeat of America. People love the sound. The term "rhythm and blues" emerged as the most acceptable designation for the music that...

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Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythm Although most people tend to think that manifestations of body function such as temperature and blood pressure are constant throughout the day, the fact is that many functions change in cyclic patterns – especially those that are affected by hormones, such as cortisol. These daily fluctuations, or circadian rhythms are fundamental to all organisms, from bacteria to humans. Circadian rhythms help coordinate and synchronize our internal body functions, as well as our interactions...

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Dave Brubeck

takes an amazing turn by having the drums play a steady ride rhythm. This is followed by a return to the irregular beat, and yet again back and forth between the two until it comes to a steady ride rhythm for many measures with Paul Desmond soloing for quite a while. Brubeck comes in later on piano with his own relaxed sounding solo. After the solos, the battle back and forth between the irregular beat, and steady ride rhythm continues. The song comes to a close with a very grandiose...

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Componet study of the German song Du bist wie eine Blume text, rhythm, meter, and tempo, melody, form, voice, harmony, and dynamics, phrasing and musical articulation.

Blume Before you can ever jump on stage and sing any new song there is a process of seven steps to help you perform it correctly and well. You need to study the piece and prepare it properly. This component study involves seven detailed parts, text, rhythm, meter, and tempo, melody, form, voice, harmony, and dynamics, phrasing and musical articulation. Reading through the text of the song silently first is necessary for studying any song but more time and special attention is needed for songs like...

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Concert Review Papers

one composition/song you heard: Title (if identified and/or recognized) Composer (if identified or otherwise known) Form of the piece Style (New Orleans, swing, bebop, hard bop, free/avant-garde, fusion, etc.) Tempo Type of rhythm (straight or swing eighth notes, rhythm section accompaniment) Identify soloists by name and instrument in the order they solo. For this selection, describe the presence/use of any three of the following (at least one paragraph per characteristic). improvisation ...

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Musical analysis of Firestarter by The Prodigy, describing tempo harmony rhythm, use of sounds, effects, dynamics to create an atmosphere and to trigger emotions and feeling in the listener.

Firestarter by The Prodigy Rhythm : this is a fairly fast song at roughly 140 bpm. It is in 4/4 timing. Orchestration arrangement &Instrumentation : The song starts off with a drum hit and a heavily effected guitar riff. It is a very sharp sudden start to a song giving it a dramatic and 'in your face' feel to it. The guitar is drenched in flange ,distortion, reverb and chorus effects to make it sound weird and a little disturbing to the ear that adds to the weird nature of the song. The drums...

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Bessie Smith Analysis

(flattened thirds and sevenths), along with syncopated rhythms and stressed syllables all contribute to the general feel of blues form. Back Water Blues was written after a flood in Nashville on Christmas Day of 1926, however the recording was made as a response to a flood in Mississippi in April of 1927. Smith sings a somewhat different melody for each verse following the same basic melodic shape but emphasizing blue notes and altering the rhythm. Likewise, pianist James P. Johnson responds to Smith’s...

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01 Chapter 1 Jazz

elements which may include: • General style - fast, slow, agitated, subdued, swing or rock • Instruments and their interaction • Individual or unique abilities of the different performers 1-17 Listening Guidelines -continued• Interaction between the rhythm section players • Non-jazz influences • Obvious form or structure 1-18 Listening Guidelines -continued• Singable or tuneful melody • Musical focus of the performers • Social context 1-19 Summary • Jazz history is more about performers than composers...

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Ragtime Music

“ragged rhythm,” which refers to its rhythmically broken up melodies. Its rhythms made it lively and springy, and therefore ideal for dancing. How/Why it started? Ragtime originated from plantations with black slaves. Ragtime was created by black musicians combining African rhythms and European harmonies. It became popular as the emotions and ideas it expressed were meaningful to other ethnic origins. It was introduced through minstrel shows, syncopated (off-beat) dance rhythms and also...

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"I Got a Letter"/"The Kettle Valley Line"/"Lullaby and March" Lesson Plans

Fifth Grade Lesson “I got a letter” Objective: 1) Students will be able to sing I got a letter on pitch 2) Students will become visually and aurally familiar with syncopation 3) Students will be able to identify words/syllables from rhythms National Standards 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music Sunshine State Standards MU.5.S.1.4: Sing or play simple melodic patterns...

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