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  • Orfeo Analysis

    The actually music that was written for the piece was challenging to physically play. Monteverdi gave vast amounts of credit to the heavily trained musicians that played the first public showing of the opera in Mantua, Italy. (D’Epiro 256) In terms of skill, the opera was demanding, but the innovations Monteverdi specifically made to certain instrument sections that were never seen before, were especially noted for their ingenuity. For example, Monteverdi wrote a section in Orfeo where trombones and doubles basses would play in harmony. “The instrumental score [Orfeo] had novel features and made great technical demands on the instrumentalists.” (D’Epiro…

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  • Analysis Of The Song Mr Sandman

    The Song “Mr Sandman” is a studio recorded folksong that was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra, and later interpreted by The Chordettes. This song is an example of a strophic song, as it has a limited number of melodies that are repeated throughout the song. It is sung by a a female quartet with a secondary accompaniment. The accompaniment consists of clapping, a drum set (membranophone), a bass (membranophone), something that sounds like a synthesizer (electronophone). The…

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  • Jazz Music Concert Report

    This piece is also considered jazz music and has no movement. The piece’s purpose is entertainment since it’s a jazz music. Throughout the entire song, the tempo was moderato and the dynamic was mezzo forte. Near the end of the piece, the drums did a solo. The drums solo sounded almost like rock and roll. During the solo, the tempo became allegro and the dynamics became forte. The piano offered a nice melody and the drums and bass acted as background music. The trumpet gave this piece a nice…

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  • Why Is Morality: An Essential To Life

    live with it or not.           From the time when I was little, I thought I’ve always had a good idea about what is right and what is wrong. I’m not saying I always did the proper thing, but each time I did something morally indecent or offensive, my conscience always let me know. Over time, incidents where my morality was tested have helped me develop a number of morals in which I try to live my life. I believe having morals is an important…

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  • The Sinners Choir: Music Analysis

    outside conventional cords. In the same sense, The Sinners Choir continues to celebrate the Americana/ Free Jazz genre that was developed by Coleman, but with a fresh sound heavily influenced by New Orleans and Chicago style Jazz. This is recognized significantly when The Sinners Choir trio consisting of; Terry Wilkins playing bass, Adam Beer-Colacino playing guitar/scratchboard and Adam Warner playing drums, begin their performance at Rex Jazz and Blues venue by taking requests from the…

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  • Chopin's Mazurka In G Minor Analysis

    Fryderyk Chopin composed around fifty-nine mazurkas with only forty-one being published during his lifetime; the remaining compositions remained in manuscript form until being published by his close friend, Julian Fontana, after Chopin’s death. Chopin’s mazurkas are based on the traditional Polish folk dance, the mazur, which are the second part of the three-fold dance routine of the original folk mazurka, also called the “round dance” when all three parts are performed together. The mazur’s…

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  • Musical Analysis Of The Beatles

    The song’s lyrics and moderato backbeat contribute to a mood of unsteadiness, demoralization and loss of hope. Melodically, there are non-harmonic tones all throughout which create dissonance and passionate harsh sound. Harmony is primarily developed through two clichés – one being the rock n’ roll chord progression of I-VI-IV-V, and the other being the I-IV-V of the blues. The verse is a bluesy style twelve bar form, with Lennon incorporating two unconventional “surprise” chords into the…

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  • Importance Of Harmony In Harmony Essay

    Harmony, word originally derived from the Latin harmonia meaning agreement and the Greek harmós which means to fit together or joint while the word diversity is from the Old French diversité means difference. Therefore, harmony within diversity in other words means to fit together despite the differences. According to Martin Luther King Jr. " We are caught in an escapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affect one directly, affects all indirectly." It is…

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  • Song Analysis: Sleep By Eric Whitacre

    Song Analysis Essay: Sleep by Eric Whitacre Eric Whitacre 's famous composition “Sleep” exemplifies a wonderful spin on Robert Frost 's poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Eric whitacre had originally wrote Robert Frost 's poem to music but 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…

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  • Symbolism In Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself

    experienced pleasures and pains of his own experiences but others too. Overall, the self-identity terms, such as “I”, “myself”, and the being of the inner soul, serve as a representation of “unity through diversity” (Mason). According to a scholar named Alice Cook, “The key to the understanding of this poem is the concept of self as both individual and universal” (Cooke). Another way Walt Whitman connects and identifies himself with everyone is by making everyone equal. During the time period…

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