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  • Menuet Vs G Major Essay

    explicitly, to ensure the performer and listener understands the tonal key as well as presenting irrefutable evidence of G major’s presence. For the most part, scalar passages are used to transition to the end of the first half. It is not until the second half until a shift in tonality occurs. Not only does the G-sharp in measure eleven signify a modulation to A, it demonstrates the need to move forward. Bach carefully crafts the shift from G major to G major to D major to A major and eventually to a tonicization of E, hinted by the D-sharps of measures thirteen and fifteen. It feels like a tonicization because the sequence of notes do not cadence but rather let time pause for a moment. As mentioned with rhythm, the dotted quarter note in measure sixteen is one of the longer duration of notes, signifying that sense of breath, a sense of rest. Immediately following afterwards is the loss of D-sharp, resulting in the loss of the E tonicization. F-naturals in measures seventeen and eighteen hint at something new with the key, but what is odd is the C-sharp in measure nineteen. Why add the accidental if it is not in the key signature? Simply, there is a secondary dominant leading to the dominant. This is all a big V chord leading to the second half of the second ending, preparing us for the next tonal system. In the second Menuet, the note is B-flat, establishing G minor. Like with its first counterpart, Bach states what key the movement is in without ambiguity. However, unlike…

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  • Analysis Of Mozart's Turkish March

    Mozart’s Piano Sonata No.11, third movement: Rondo Alla Turca. It is widely known as the “Turkish March” because it mimics the sound of Turkish Janissary bands. This song has remained its high popularity in the world by various adaptations. In the following discussion, I will explore its primary function as an education tool, and respective secondary functions in contemporary societies as a medication tool and a cultural collection in Hong Kong. An education tool for piano learning This…

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  • What I Learned About Myself

    you have to do it yourself. I value the way I balance my time here at college as well, you need to have a good balance in order to be successful I think I have a pretty good balance and I try to not let many things distract me. I did learn a lot about my personality here at college. Before I always had friends back at home and never had any problems making friends. Now at college, all my friends did not come here so I had to make new ones. I had to step out of my comfort zone to introduce…

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  • Lucy I Remember Your Name Analysis

    This essay will focus on comparing “Die Lindenbaum”, the fifth Lied from the Song Cycle, Winterreise by Franz Schubert with “Lucy, I Remember Your Name” (2009) by John Cooper of the band Skillet ( While there are several similarities between the two pieces, there are noticeable differences; such as, the time periods in which the two pieces were composed. “Die Lindenbaum” was written in 1828 during the Romantic period to be performed with a piano…

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  • Composing Music In Video Games

    convey feeling and situation. A third way to compose music for media is for movies, specifically sad ones. Sad music helps put anthesis on sad movie scenes (“Sad Music”) Composing sad sounding music is a good way to portray sadness. “A key is a pattern of notes that make up a scale.” (“Sad Music”) Choosing a scale is an important part of composing music, because the pattern dictates how the song will sound. Minor keys help make music more sad (“Sad Music”) Minor keys are key signatures with…

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  • Courante Sarabande Analysis

    The courante (“running” or “flowing”) was a French dance whose choreography included bending the knee on the upbeat or offbeat and rising on the beat, often followed by a step or glide. The music is in moderate triple or compound meter and always begins with an upbeat. In many courantes, including the two in this suite, the meter shifts back and forth between 3/2 and 6/4, sometimes with different voices simultaneously implying different meters. Although the composer included two courantes in…

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  • Choppin Piano Sonata No 2 Analysis

    One example of this influence would be the variety of folk melodies presented in the lyrical sections of the sonata. Chopin’s appreciation for folk music could be considered a key to the success of his career as a composer and musician. His involvement and passion for Polish folk music can be identified during his professional career. An analysis of the cultural and historical characteristics of Chopin’s intellectual society could provide some clarification of the process that shaped Chopin’s…

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  • Evaluating Brahms's Piano Concerto

    Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op.83, composed by Johannes Brahms. In order to analyze this piece properly it is best to know the rondo within the piece. It helps to determine repetition and the featured alternating episodes. For this piece you can hear ABABA, which makes it a dynamic piece to listen to.When listening to the First A and the Last A sections you can here how similar they are. When you pay close attention to the Middle A you notice more instruments in this area.…

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  • Finance Major Reflection

    Reflection Paper This semester I learned about several resources and information about me that has helped me choose my major and that will benefit me in the future. My interest in technology has allowed me to consider taking classes in computer science and MIS. My interest in creating Excel documents has allowed me to organize my school work and spending habits, which allows me to spend more time focusing on other things. These interests are important to me because they help make my life…

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  • Surcari Concert Report

    beautiful cultural music. It opens up with the quick strumming of the acoustic guitar and later follows the bass pipes and pan pipes. The piece sets with a major key in common time. The disjunct melody gives off a jumpy sound that gives an imagery of gusty winds. This imagery is further emphasized by the allegretto tempo which makes the feel much more…

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