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  • Personal Narrative: Wide Awake By Katy Perry

    I always enjoyed singing. I sang along to the songs in Disney movies, to the radio in the car, or just at home in my room. I was in choir all year during seventh grade. We sang many songs that year, even one in an African language, but only one song had any solo tryouts. Mrs. Smith picked “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry for us to sing, so we could have at least one modern song. There were three solos in it, I tried out for the first one. The tryouts weren’t in front of the class, but I still had to…

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  • The Glamorous Life Analysis

    Track 5: The Glamorous Life Sheila E., The Glamorous Life One of the most significant outcomes of the Sunset Sound sessions was an album for Sheila Escovedo, a young Latin with well-honed percussion skills. She was the daughter of a professional backing player and had been introduced to Prince by Carlos Santana. With some considerable coaxing, Prince got Sheila to take a stab at the mic. Following a first, successful collaboration on “Erotic City,” Prince pulled her into the studio with a pile…

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  • Louis Armstrong Music Analysis

    seems that a lot of call and response is going on in this piece, with Armstrong’s voice starting out the sequence and the various instruments responding in time. Armstrong switches to playing a brief trumpet solo that stretches the instrument’s upper range, as the trombone player begins singing. For the rest of the song, the trombone player and Armstrong exchange vocal lines. Towards the end of the song, they are solely scat singing. The back-and-forth reminds me of the discussion we had in…

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  • CCNY Choir Concert Report Sample

    On Tuesday night, December 8th of 2015. I waited impatiently by the Great Hall of the CCNY Shepard Hall. Seven twenty-three pm I looked at the clock on my phone. Small groups of people starts to enter the open door to the Great hall. Confusingly, I walk to the door and pick up the program note to CCNY choral concert. I went to the seating area and pick the row at the back. When everyone gathered, a man caught everyone’s attention, Ira Spaulding, introduced himself as the conductor of the concert…

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  • Vocal Major Accomplishments

    Keys to being a Vocal Major Having to decide what to major in at college can be a difficult and stressful task, because you are either passionate about many things or not passionate about anything. For me personally, it took me a while to figure it out, but by the time I got to college, I was sure on what I wanted to major in. I realized over the past couple of years how passionate I am about music, but even more specifically, I am passionate about singing. Ever since I was a child I loved…

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  • Themes In The Red Pony

    John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony, a collection of stories revolving around a young boy coming of age, and The Grapes of Wrath, a novel written about a family's journey from the aftermath of the Dust Bowl to their life in California, illustrates that a person’s character changes when one goes through adversities and grows from those obstacles. People don’t just experience hardships and forget about what happened. There is something that provokes feeling in them to cause a change in the way they may…

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  • Geography: Space, Place, And Environment

    Geography is the study of the interaction between people within their environment at a place. It includes three factors: space, place, and environment. In this paper, I will first explain what those three factors entail. Then, I will relate the factors to Portland in detail. Finally, I will discuss the research a geographer would need to produce knowledge by exploration and observation in regards to a city. The central concepts of geography are the space, place, and environment. The three…

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  • The Importance Of Mic In Music

    Here is a classic mic that is a favorite the world over. This mic is used on a lot of other things besides vocals, but it is hard to not think of vocals and the RE20 together. One of the well known characteristics that this mic is known for is the fact that is has virtually no proximity effect. The proximity effect is a boost in bass response associated with directional microphones when you come within roughly 12” of the mic. The proximity effect can be used to your advantage, but it needs to be…

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  • Narrative Essay On Golf Experience

    course early in the morning, eager to play and equipped with my lustrous deep red set of metallic clubs. We were divided into groups and proceed to different parts of the golf course. Like most standard golf courses, this course also had a driving range and additional putting greens for exclusively practicing those skills. We spent the cool mornings in those two areas surrounded…

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  • Common Core System

    In the United States, we have one of the lowest education rates in the world. We are behind countries like China and Japan. In New York State especially, we have a system called Common Core. Common Core is a system that provides clear and consistent learning goals to to help students prepare for college, career and life. In kindergarden, kids have to take tests and fill in bubbles on answer sheets and when they get to high school, they have to take Regent examinations which is a test that New…

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