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  • Steel Drum Music Analysis

    Steel drum music has the ability to move an audience like no other type of music. From the first note, the songs exude a happiness from within each pannist. Even with the slower pieces, you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a tropical surrounding. The AISD concert, conducted by CJ Menge, which took place April 14, 2012 certainly did not disappoint. The concert was performed in Austin, Texas and featured steel drum bands from seven middle and high schools in the area. The first piece, Cool it Down is relatively new to the streets of Trinidad, played during Carnival season. It is also considered a soca-style piece, which is a fairly new type of steel drum music. Most of the steel drum music heard today is soca. Soca was created by Garfield Blackman in…

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  • Drum Corps Passion

    Drum Corps is my passion, something that I love to do, and it has changed my life. Drum corps is a less known sport/art, that has evolved and grown in the past 44 years. It has affected me differently depending on when it was. My views on some things changed since I was actively there, but I would not want to lose that time for anything. Drum corps is an activity that I feel very strongly about, as well as the group of people that form the community, joining and doing it has been one of the best…

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  • Kick Drum Research Paper

    To fully realize the creation of a tune, drums are normally implemented. With the introduction of electronic drumming and drum machine systems, acoustic drums are no longer present in much of mainstream music yet the drum kit will always be a mainstay of music and music recording. To garner clear and full drum audio, it requires a process that takes into account the room in which the drum instrument is being played. After the tuning of the drum instrument is complete, multiple microphones and…

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  • Essay On Drum Set

    the band. And without the Drum set these drummers would have never been. Jazz or Rock n Roll or Pop music wouldn’t be the same without the invention and evolution of the drum set. The drum set took over a century to become what it is today. The drum set is an American instrument and through its development it has reflected the way America has developed. The drum set has become the most visible and widely used percussion instrument and a very important instrument in countless genres of music…

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  • Dongson Drums Analysis

    Dongson Drums: A Snapshot of the Village Life in Bronze Age Vietnam Thesis Statement: Although many scholars believe that the feathered figures on the drums are depictions of ancestor figures, ethnographic evidences from the Karen’s use of the drum and the Toraja’s funeral rites suggest that the images engraved on the drums are mere portrayals of village life in Dongson. Located in the Hong (Red) River valley, the Dongson society is said to be highly dependent on water for agricultural purposes.…

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  • Drum Brake Persuasive Speech

    our braking systems have been improved over and over. In the said old days we used “spoon” brakes. Today we use ABS, air brakes, drum brakes, disk brakes, and they are even coming out with full contact disc brakes. But those are still a work in progress and it will be a few years until we see those on any type of vehicle. So in the world of brakes who is the best? Well sit back and get comfortable because, we are about to let you decide that for yourself. In 1885 a up and coming inventor, Karl…

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  • Funeral Blues Poem Analysis

    continue living a life without his wife. The poet begins his poem and states, “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone”, which is an immediate sign that he is frustrated. He orders the clocks to stop and the telephones to be cut off which points out that he wants to be alone and separated from the rest of the world. The poet is overemphasizing how sad and hopeless he is without his loved one. The poet wants everything to stop so that they too can mourn his wife’s death. The poet’s strong…

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  • Taiko Drumming Case Study

    One of the main reasons why I chose this topic is that Japan is where my father is from but I was born in Korea so I was always curious on the type of music they would listen to especially in Canada. As a thesis statement I will argue that taiko drum performance scene has emerged in Toronto to sustain Japanese identity and to embrace their tradition of music culture. In the body of an essay, I will briefly examine the history of the music, techniques and the environments of the genre taiko.…

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  • Steve Reich's Music Analysis

    Jones’s book, ‘Studies in African Music’ in the late of 1960. Since he had studied rudimentary drumming when he was 14 years and had been fascinated by jazz music and percussion in his youth, his enthusiasm for African music that was concealed in his mind, had increasingly grown up through listening to recordings and corresponding with A. Jones. In February of 1970, Steve applied western rudimental drumming pattern, what is called ‘Paradiddle’, into his composition. This fundamental drumming…

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  • Memorial Union Theatre: Concert Report

    This concert was performed at the Memorial Union theatre. The stage was set with 3 small sections of seating that could fit around 200 people. The seats were arranged in a way that created an atmosphere that felt much like an amphitheater. The stage is set with 3 small sections of instruments that all face the audience. One section is the Conga drums, the second is the piano and cello, and the last section is the drum set. The stage and the performers are set to a black backdrop that provides…

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