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  • Johann Christoph Denner: The Clarinet Analysis

    Johann Christoph Denner created the clarinet soon after 1698 (Barrett, G. 1999) (Adullah, M et al. 2015). The clarinet is a woodwind instrument with a single reed. A clarinet has many different keys, and each of them helps produce a different note. “The keys were of brass, sometimes of silver and the springs were of brass.” (Barrett, G. 1999). It is an instrument that is somewhat quiet compared to others, but it can be played loudly if the player desires. “While almost every other woodwind instrument has a conical bore the clarinet has a cylindrical bore – it doesn’t flare, even though the bell of the clarinet gives that impression.” (Denner, J. 2008). Overall, the clarinet is a unique creation by Denner. Denner innovated the clarinet with…

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  • Boston Orchestra Piano Concert Analysis

    the piano soloist. The instruments called for in this piece of music are two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B-flat, two bassoons, four horns in F, two trumpets in F, three trombones (two tenor, one bass), timpani, solo piano, and strings. MOVEMENT 1 EXPOSITION 1:04—2:00 French horns are forte for three notes, then what sounds like trombones join in along with the rest of the orchestra and the soloist Kissin on the piano. For the first measure the tempo is dramatic in tone, with the French…

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  • Diatonic Themes In Music

    without variations from the beginning to the Finale, structured in two bars, initially played only by drums, and it is used as introduction for two bars every time one of the themes come in. Some instruments double the key of the piece just by octaves, like the Celesta, playing the melodies two or three octaves above; other using diatonic chords (like Piccolo) Ravel escape from the rigid melodic scheme only in the Finale, where the second theme change in E major, to come back to C major after 8…

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  • American Overture For Band Analysis

    band, piece that has been played and enjoyed by advanced high school and university bands. The scoring is dense and somewhat atypical, however. Jenkins includes a sting bass, a cello, three baritone parts, three flute parts, and four clarinet and trombone parts. Jenkins includes the string bass part because is important to the texture of the piece. The tuba cues, like all the cues in the piece, are “safety doublings” and “should be played only in the absence of the instrument shown”. The…

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  • Joy Ride: Music Analysis

    The first song was called Joy Ride. It started of very strong with crashing cymbals and a loud drum. It was very powerful and had really good harmony all together. The second song was called Regrets and Resolutions. It started off very peaceful and quiet with flutes and clarinets. Then the horns and xylophone were added in. The flute soloist would play one song and the rest of the instruments were playing a different one, it actually sounded really cool. At one point it all the sudden got really…

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  • Clarinet Pedagogical

    The Educator’s Guide to the Clarinet by Thomas Ridenour This is a very good pedagogy book. The first six chapters involve various playing techniques, and are filled with drawings, exercises, descriptions and methods that will help both the teacher and student understand how each playing technique works. The last half of the book deals with equipment, and gives the teacher the objective knowledge about clarinets, mouthpieces, reeds and accessories. That way the teacher can select the best and…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Musical Identity

    My uncle had owned two clarinets and said that he could give me one of them, so I decided to play the clarinet. The first piece I played in the band was “Can’t take my eyes off from you”, a song sang by Franky Valli. I still can recall the excitement when I first joined rehearsal. I was so impressed and got a tingle. I felt that I finally found what I can be enthusiastic about, and playing in the band became my priority. Although I liked playing in the band, there were struggles as well. There…

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  • 1.1 Reflection Questions

    Seminar 1 Reflection Questions To make our time together as productive and efficient as possible, please reflect on the following questions and email your responses to Dr. West and Dr. Clauhs by Tuesday, 9/13. 1. How much of your teaching opportunity/experience is indeed student-centered? Why? Since this is Block 1 and the beginning of the school year, a lot of the first few days of school has involved work outside of playing music and rehearsing, including things such as organizing the band…

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  • The Importance Of Learning How To Read And Learn

    and welcome to the sixth grade band. I am excited about having the opportunity to teach you all how to play an instrument." Before we could start learning anything we had to have an instrument especially assigned to us by the director. "This afternoon in class I will start testing each of you on different instruments." My heart started to beat so fast I thought my chest was going to collapse. He pulled us one by one into his office to let us play on each instrument and the one on which we made…

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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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