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    Science Fair Project

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    The topic I chose for my science fair project is: Which Saxophone Reeds are the Loudest? I chose this project because my cousin did this project a couple years ago and it inspired me to try for myself. I did not ever hear his final result about which reeds ended up being the loudest. I did hear some of the different materials and strengths of the reeds that he used and I chose more strengths of reeds than he did. There are three important facts about reeds. First, reeds can be altered as…

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    Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 29, 1899. The name “Duke” was a nickname given to him because of his choice of clothing. Duke’s parent both worked to live a decent life his mother a domestic and his father a butler who had a part-time catering business. Duke studied piano since the age of seven and was influences by pianist, James Johnson and Willie the Lion Smith. He wrote his first song “The Soda Fountain Rag”, at the age of seventeen. This title was influenced by a…

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    Essay On Jazz Instruments

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    Lead by jazz director Marko Marcinko, with Jazz being one of my favorite forms of music, it was an honor to listen to Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble. Unfortunately, since I didn’t get the chance to listen to it live, I made sure to wear my beats headphones so I can hear every last instrument clearly. Instantaneously when the band started to play, I felt like I was in a 1920’s New Orleans club. The harmony was very upbeat and dance like, I began to tap my foot to the three beat tempo. The band…

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    Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer, was born on August 21, 1904, in Red Bank, New Jersey as William Basie. He is considered one of the best bandleaders of all time and changed the entire jazz landscape. He also shaped the mid 20th century pop music and earned the title “King of Swing”. Both of his parents, Harvey and Lillian Basie, were musicians. He started piano at a very early age with his mother giving him his first lessons and played the drums in his…

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    The music of John Scofield, a technically skilled and emotionally consistent guitarist, doesn’t confine itself to just one style. His salutary versatility and originality have been noticeable throughout a successful career that spans more than 40 years, addressing styles such as jazz, funk, rock, M-base, post-bop, and fusion with the same unquestionable quality. After last year’s “Past Present”, a Grammy-winning masterpiece of original works, Scofield releases “Country for Old Men”, an album…

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    the mentally disordered, where he remained until 1947, when he moved back to New York (Bio.com, Creating Bebop). Despite this setback, Parker came out with several popular solos and recordings, forming groups with acclaimed musicians, such as Miles Davis and Max Roach, and set out for the most productive years of his life from 1947 to 1950 (Megill, 159), he toured all of Europe and New York (Verity, Relapse), he recorded for Dial, Savoy Records and…

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    In the book she has to fight with herself which then changes her character. She is changing her beliefs by hiding a secret from her mother. Just earlier on in the day the kids had dug holes in the road causing the Jefferson Davis school bus to crash. When news started to spread more and more people started to know. When Cassies mother found out she had to go against her on will not to tell her what had happened. As the children were sworn to secrecy and could not tell. "its…

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    Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, soloist, film star and humorist. Considered a standout amongst the most powerful specialists in jazz history, he is known for melodies like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World." Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist who was a standout amongst the most powerful figures in jazz music. Well known for his inventive strategies for playing the trumpet and cornet, he was additionally an exceedingly…

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    Miles Dew Davis was an Iconic figure and trumpeter of the twentieth century in America, born in Alton, Illinois on May 26, 1926. Davis’ compositions changed the evolution of Jazz with masterpieces, such as, Kind of Blue in 1959, Sketches of Spain in 1960, and the Bitches Brew in 1969. Kind of Blue won the bestselling album of the year, and is one of the most sought-after recordings as late as 1998. It was the first Jazz album to reach double-platinum, in addition to being a Masterpiece, Kind of…

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    1861, were two weeks before on February 16th, President Davis gave his inaugural speech to the Confederate States. Lincoln and Davis both were born in Kentucky, less than one-hundred miles from each other. Lincoln had very little schooling, was known as a storekeeper, country postmaster, rail-splitter, flatboatman, and a captain in the Black Hawk War.1 Davis was went to school at Transylvania University and then on to West point. Davis saw service in the Black Hawk War as a minor officer in…

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