Consonance and dissonance

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  • Song Analysis: Sleep By Eric Whitacre

    couldn 't publish due to copyright claims so in a panic he changed the words in his iconic piece to create “Sleep”. Before "Sleep” was even a concept a Texas woman came to Eric asking him to write a piece in remembrance of her parents married for 50 years who passed away in a fatal car accident. Through its slow tempo which is so powerful and it 's beautiful softer dynamic range to its magnificent chords sung by the choir in much louder dynamic ranges later in the piece shows the power, sorrow, and pain behind death. It also conveys the feelings and images a person might see and feel as they pass through death. Whitacre allows for these images and feeling to be made present through the sorrowful tones in the voices through dissonance and consonance to serve as the foundation for his famous work, “Sleep”. Eric Whitacre uses the same form in his piece as Frost did in his using in the first two stanzas AABA, then in the third stanza uses AAB. Then, he proceeds to finish the piece without form as it moves freely as it leads to his repeating lyrical texts, “As I surrender unto sleep” three times, then at the end, “Sleep”. To add color and texture Whitacre on his last refrain of the line “As I surrender unto Sleep” on the word “Unto” as he allows the choir to sing a beautifully slow polyphonic line on the syllable “Un” for two bars before he writes in a gradual add in of the voices of the next syllable and the word “to sleep” in the third and fourth bar…

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  • Analysis Of Keiler's Logical Fallacies In Music

    After Keiler examines Bernstein’s logical fallacies, he dismantles Bernstein’s claims of the harmonic series as basis for all music. He writes that even the “simple diatonic scale requires…gross adjustment” (Keiler, 208). This is indeed true, with the fourth being 29 cents flat, the third 14 cents flat, and the seventh 12 cents flat (as compared to equal temperament tuning). Keiler also says the diatonic scale reaches into the outermost limits of the harmonic series. This is again factual, since…

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  • Analysis Of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

    the article “Cognitive Dissonance” by Saul McLeod. The links consisted of two films about a woman named “Sophie.” The films were set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The main plot involved Sophie, and her brother, making political leaflets and distributing them throughout a university campus. Writing and distributing the leaflets were considered a crime, because they contained political messages that attempted to persuade its readers that Hitler was ruining Germany. The leaflets were…

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  • Cognitive Dissonance

    It gives the idea that a theoretical way to deal with comprehension the mental procedures of cognitive dissonance and self-attribution, is that both of these mental procedures are self-regard based procedures, which originate from an individual's have to feel that they are imperative, effective, and in control. Such theoretical point of view additionally includes the impact of inclination, because of the way that people would tend to promptly credit effective results to themselves and their…

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  • Theories Of Intelligence And Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Case Study

    Cognitive theories have a multitude of sub-theories that typically explore motivation, decision making and other internal processes. Some of these sub theories include Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, Theories of Intelligence and Cognitive Dissonance Theory. (Cherry, "Psychology Theories (Cognitive, Behavioral & More)”). While all of these theories cover different aspects of an individual’s cognition, Cognitive Dissonance is a theory that underscore’s many of Lance Armstrong’s actions…

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  • The Halo Effect Theory

    Dissonance theory applies to all situations involving attitude formation and change. This theory is able to manipulate people into certain behavior, by doing so these people will alter their attitudes themselves. It is especially relevant to decision-making and problem-solving. It is “the awareness a person has of holding inconsistent beliefs, emotions or behavior” (Grcic 2008). The individual’s awareness of this dissonance causes him to reduce the dissonance and this can be done either by…

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  • Little Boy Crying Poem Analysis

    How are the different perspectives of parents and children explored in the two poems? In ‘Girl’ and in ‘Little Boy Crying’, Jamaica Kincaid and Mervyn Morris both poems use the perspective of the parents in the poem to convey the message that they are giving. Both the mother and the father are giving advice to their children under different conditions. Kincaid’s mother gives her practical and helpful advice that will help her daughter keep her own house, while Morris talks about the emotions…

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  • Isolation In Edward Scissorhands

    helpful Edward to someone that is not supposed to be living with them. The story first began with his isolation from the world to trying to be socially accepted by full compliance and back again to isolation from the rest of the world he knew. When he realized he was not accepted anymore, with his rage he unintentionally made it look like he was a monster by frightening the neighborhood. The story ended with him back to his original place, in the castle, isolated. The movie expanded my…

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  • Analysis Of Carol Tavris And Aronson's Mistakes Were Made

    Naturally, the brain has them, but the trick of the brain is to make us think that we do not have them at all. The dissonance theory, which is the belief that we have to reduce dissonance by justifications, is in a sense the theory of the blind spots. We intentionally blind ourselves so that we don’t receive information that lets us know of the what we are doing. Naive realism for example, is the belief that one is always right, objective, and unbiased under any circumstances. Sometimes we view…

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  • Deception In Cognitive Dissonance Research

    Cognitive dissonance (Festinger, 1957) is an uncomfortable feeling created by a situation that involves conflicting behaviors or ideas. In the example given in class (Festinger, L., Riecken, H. W., & Schachter, S., 1956) aliens would come and rescue a group of “Seekers” from a flood on December 21,1954 at midnight. When the aliens did not come, this created cognitive dissonance. They believed that aliens were coming; aliens did not show up. There are five ways to bring back cognitive…

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