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    Elizabeth Bowser to be educated in Philadelphia so that she may take part in a larger covert spy operation against the confederates. Upon her completion of education, Mrs. Bowser obtained part time work to serving the Davis family, the family of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Once gaining full time employment at the Confederate White House in Richmond, Mary Elizabeth Bowser using the name of “Ellen Bond” (Sizer, 2013) While working she posed as slow thinking and illiterate but she…

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    Although while he is playing in the moment, his concentration is less on what he was playing but more on the technique and strategy of how the music was delivered to his audience. The musical development and growth of Miles Davis stems from the many years of practice and performances with jazz greats of his time. His high level career performance was constructed through the combination of these motivic strategies such as repetition, embellishments, inversions, transpositions…

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    Many know the story of the Confederate States of America and how this nation was created by slaveholders who wanted to protect their property. From the novel Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in The Civil War South we are able to gain an insight on how the ideologies that the confederacy were based on contributed to its downfall. These slaveholders might have created a powerful empire but they did not realize that they had excluded most of their population of white-women and slaves. The…

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    driving rain in a wagon train stretching 17 miles (Aines). During the retreat, Lee repeated his remarks at the failure of Pickett’s Charge: “It is all my fault, I thought my men were invincible.” Robert E. Lee offered his resignation to Jefferson Davis but it was turned down (HistoryLearningSite). On July 5th, Meade set down his reasons for not pursuing the Confederates: “This morning they retreated in great haste into the mountains, leaving their dead unburied and their wounded…

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    Koko And So What Analysis

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    comparison of “Koko” and “So What” “Koko” as well as “So What” are two of the most influential and famous pieces pertaining to Jazz. With “Koko” being composed and performed by Charlie “Bird” Parker and “So What” being composed and performed by Miles Davis. These two musicians are no doubt heavily involved in the development of jazz and are two of the most renowned musicians in the world. “Koko” was composed in the early 1940’s, where as “So What” was composed in the late 1950’s. Although these…

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    What is Cool? Groovy,tubular,brisk and relaxed could all be considered synonyms for the same word but with very different meanings behind them. The word cool is used describe such vast variety of things from people,places,events and feelings. “Grab your jacket honey, it's cool out there!” Mom exclaims as he is walking out the door to catch the bus on that first crisp cool morning of November. Then he had responded by saying “its cool mom, I will be alright” explaining how nonchalant and feeling…

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    Charlie Parker also known as “Yardbird” or “Bird” was born on August 29, 1920 and died on March 12, 1955. He was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s. A legendary figure in his own lifetime, he was idolized by those who worked with him, and he inspired a generation of jazz performers and composers. Charlie had a magnetic personality; wherever he would walk into he would change the feel of the room. He started studying music in a local school in…

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    This Documentary concerning American jazz trumpeter as well as singer Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong's (known as Satchmo or Pops) basic declaration to his initial life is a fun and incredible read. Composed with extraordinary realism, Louis conveyed a rousing story starting from his origination, to his existence with his grandmother, to his initially cherish (which was extremely disagreeable), to his initially separation (which I believe was beneficial for him), to his initially enterprise…

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    What a great show from the veteran super group The Cookers. They presented their magnificent repertoire in two sets at the Nublu Jazz Festival. The band comprises an inflammatory frontline composed of Billy Harper on tenor saxophone, Donald Harrison on alto saxophone, and trumpeters Eddie Henderson and David Weiss. The respectful rhythm section brings us George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. For tonight’s concert, pianist David Bryant, 33, replaced the…

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    Playing A Tuba Essay

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    I didn’t choose the tuba, the tuba chose me. I feel like this is how all tuba players started off. The tuba is the largest but one of the youngest members of the brass family. It is not the hardest instrument to play but it is not the easiest either. I did not expect to play the tuba at any point in my life, however due to certain circumstances, I ended up playing the tuba for the Barlow band. The journey first started my freshman year of high school. I was playing the trumpet at the time.…

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