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    During class I have been trying to understand what improvisation means and how is it used. I began to think of different projects that match up how improvisation would be used in my own practice. Art to me should be something that changes everyday life and gives meaning to the people surrounding you. As Marc Bamuthi Joseph said, “If what we do doesn’t impact the outside, we are not doing our jobs”. The project idea struck me at about 3 a.m. I am constantly receiving notifications on my cellular device on “breaking news” that can occur locally, nationally or internationally. I began to brainstorm what can I do with this incoming information and use it as a tool to create something powerful. I will take this information I have no prior knowledge…

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    Speaking Dementia

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    would think there is anything humorous about Dementia? Most people who experience it or their caregivers wouldn't. But humor and improvisation may be a key element to reducing anxiety and creating joy for both you and your loved one. In Part I of this series I discussed some of the facts and myths about Alzheimer's and dementia. In Part II I presented five…

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    Think of music, think of how it makes people feel when they listen to it. Sounds are vibrations that allow for humans to hear. The sounds people hear can be disliked, like the sound of nails on a chalk broad, or enjoyed, like the sounds of rain falling. Music is just like sound but with words and a specific type of rhythm. In the same way as sound certain people can hate classical music but can like rock music. Classical and rock music are classified into different types of genres. Genres are…

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    Sample Dance Review Sample

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    to relax my body before a performance to increase fluidity within my movement. Both yoga and Pilates has enabled me to become more attained with my body. Spring Semester Dance Improvisation 2015 (Professor Hapke) Improvisation is the act of composing spontaneously, focusing on the present moment and playing with possibilities of the environment with the body. At the beginning of class for a few weeks, we were working with the grid created by Barbara Dilley. The grid was created to expand and…

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    Culture And Music Analysis

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    Although every culture has musical influences, in the United States, the students who are enrolled in the music programs are not as diverse as the population of the United States. It is found that race and ethnicity is associated with music participation, Caucasians were overrepresented, while Hispanics were underrepresented (Elpus 4). The social and economic background also influences whether the students participate in the music programs. Although Caucasians are overrepresented in music…

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    Music is the voice of the alluring soul and captivating sound of the heart. Music has a way of articulating feelings and emotions through a vast variety of sounds, words, and instruments. Choice in music personalized, and no two individuals enjoy all of the same music because we all are differ in some way. For example, I was born in College Park, Georgia, in a majority Black neighborhood to my mother and two brothers. I am a twenty-year-old college student that identify as a Black American male…

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    Live Concert Critique

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    A person cannot fully grasp the full effect and intricateness of music without attending a live concert. On Tuesday, October 27 at the Sharp Concert Hall, I had the opportunity to attend a concert held by D. Frazier and Ricardo Coelho de Souza exhibits musical styles from Africa, South America, and parts of North America. All of the musical pieces contained several African retentions, a variety of instruments and other musical accompaniments such as vocalists and dancers. The concert as a…

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    Time Capsule Speech

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    Warm greetings to those who have found this time capsule. Encased in this time capsule are ten handpicked and meticulously decided pieces of music that represent the musical culture of the classical era until the 21st Century. Brought to you by the decisions of a group of musical professionals are a pieces that will captivate you into the history of the western world. Before intricately contriving a list of musical pieces, my group and I brainstormed the process of fabricating the list. We…

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    theorists argue that there is no “absolute” music truly exist because music always conveys musical ideas and emotions. In my opinions, I believe that absolute music can truly exist without containing any meaning program music is only narrative because of its title. If program music has no title and people…

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    Jazz Vs Rock Music Essay

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    19th century. Jazz music emphasizes improvisation along with the use of different musical instruments. Rock is also a music genre which originated in the United States in mid twentieth century. Rock music refers to rocking and rolling, reference to dancing and sex. Also it uses different types of recording techniques and unique instruments. Rock ushered in psychedelic rock era. Many rock musicians have been known as the innovators of different unique musical techniques and forms. While both jazz…

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