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  • Woodwind Instrument Research Paper

    What is a woodwind instrument? The woodwind instruments are instruments that produce sound as a result of air flowing through them. Instruments that belong to this family include the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute. While all of the other instruments mentioned are actually classified as reed instruments because that is the way that the air flows through them, the flute is an instrument that makes its sound from air being blown across an opening. The openings are closed or kept open…

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  • American Overture For Band Analysis

    crescendo into the exposition. Starting at measure four, the first theme is articulated with tutti figures thru many different instruments. Immediately following that in measure twelve, we hear the inversion of that melody in the clarinets and alto saxophone. The inversion is then repeated in the upper woodwinds and in the cornet. The original fanfare, original theme, and the inversion of the theme are then all passed around the ensemble. It is not until measure forty-one until the second theme…

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  • Essay On Unwritten Rules Of College Education

    The ensemble allowed me to view the final product of a possible option for my career. I was able to hear how well the saxophones blended with the ensemble and supported its sound in order to make the group sound as best as it possibly could. I was also able to hear the stark contrast in skill between my high school ensemble and a professional ensemble. It was also much better…

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  • My Values And Aspects Of A Typical Day At Northwestern University

    Sometimes the only way a person can better know herself is through the recognition of herself in others. My typical day illustrates who I am and my values, which I perceive in the attributes of a typical day at Northwestern University in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Further insight into the school bridges a connection between Northwestern and myself, leading to a realization not possible from reflecting upon either one alone: the person behind Northwestern, the student body, whom I…

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  • Amy Winehouse's Concert Report

    Dale Davis on the bass, Zalon Thompson & Ade Omatayo as backup vocals. Robin Banerjee on the guitars, Nathan Alan playing the drums and Xantone Blacq on the keyboards. Also, Henry Collins on trumpet, James Hunt played alto saxophone and flute and Frank Walden on the baritone saxophone. Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983,…

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  • Count Basie Research Paper

    On August 21st, 1904, one of the world’s greatest jazz musicians was born. This great musician was known as William Count Basie. He was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he became a pianist and a player of vaudeville based entertainment. Basie ultimately formed his own big band that had many hits, for example: “Blue Skies” and “One O’Clock Jump.” Basie’s band and music helped to define the ‘swing’ era. He became the first African American male to receive a Grammy Award. Throughout his years…

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  • Michael Jackson Metaphors

    negatively affected him. Is It Scary is about five minutes and thirty seconds long featuring Jackson’s voice and the piano prominently with background vocals and drum sets present in some parts. The song opens up with soft piano playing followed by an alto saxophone for the first 17 seconds, falsely giving the…

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  • Ray Charles Accomplishments

    Ray Charles was a famous jazz composer. Because of being blind since he was 7 years old, he stood out even more to his fans. Charles was born on September 23, 1930 and he died on June 10, 2004. His music was a huge hit during the 1950’s. He was a great jazz composer to many because he was blind. He was able to play the piano extremely well for being blind. He loved composing making soul, blues, and jazz music and the people loved listening to it. Some people even called him “The High Priest of…

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  • Ryan Adamson

    Ryan Erik Adamsons,based in Chicago, is an active composer, performer, and educator. He received a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Jazz Studies and Brass Performance from the University of Akron (OH), and a Masters of Music concentrating in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago (IL). He currently works as an Artist Advisor at the Denis Wick/Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in downtown Chicago, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Jazz Orchestra as their Director of…

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  • Small Ensemble Band

    We have been working on our small Ensemble group project. The ensembles are made up of different instrumentation. We did not get to choose our groups so it wasn't always easy to work together. During the project we learned a song all together and perform it in front of the class. Our Song had to have all the right rhythms, articulations, good tempo, and dynamics that stand out. Working in a small Ensemble was difficult at times. It was also very different to work in a mixed instrumentation…

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