Orchestral percussion

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  • Career Essay: A Career As A Percussion Player

    Whenever someone has free time they usually find something fun to do. As for myself, I found that audio engineering; lighting and special effects design, playing and learning about percussion instruments, and anything electronic or technical related are great things to play around with. When I was a little kid, I always played with different toys of mine that either ran on batteries, or that plugged into an electrical socket and/or took my toys apart so see how they worked. So, from that moment on my mom knew I would try to become an engineer of some type hopefully. So from doing that I still want to learn as much as I can about anything with electrical current running through it. With the world we live in today everyone wants to be heard…

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  • Timpani Instrumentation

    The development of percussion throughout centuries has been a long evolution of varied instruments that have greatly affected the way people hear and understand music. Since time began, humans have used percussion instruments to accompany their music, dances, and rituals. In the West, percussion in the orchestra gradually evolved and grew over time into a powerful section of the group, with an imposing range of tools and roles at its disposal (Gagné). In recent times, non-Western percussion has…

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  • Memory Loss: Elderly Man In Nursing Home Music

    “Another Miracle - Music Therapy & End Stage Alzheimer's”. In this video a woman named Melissa Hirokawa, who is the owner of Living Spirit Therapy and a board-certified music therapist, sings to a woman who is in end stage Alzheimer’s. The woman with Alzheimer’s, named Dorothy, starts to react to the music almost immediately. Dorothy starts to smile, and even sing and dance with the music being sung to her. This is an example of stimulative music, because the upbeat tempo of the song encouraged…

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  • Essay On Drum Set

    It is hard to picture the Beatles without Ringo or Led Zeppelin without Bonham. These drummers many not be front and center, but they are the back bone to 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…

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  • Steel Drum Music Analysis

    I found myself humming it hours after I heard it. I always say that is the sign of a good song – if you can remember it hours after first hearing it. It was impossible not to tap along and be totally immersed in this piece. It was light, while at the same time powerful. It felt like it had a beginning, middle and end. Sort of like telling a story. The next piece took me by surprise somewhat because it is not a piece of music you would think of when you think of steel drum music. Bach’s Cantata…

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  • Controversy Of Bata Tribe

    orishas during the ceremony. These three drums are Iya (mother), dedicated to the Orisha Yemaya, Itotele (father) dedicated to Oshun, and Okonkolo (baby) dedicated to the orisha Chango. Iya is the largest drum, followed by Itotele and finally Okonkolo is the smallest. Each of these drums are made sacred by going through a specific consecration ceremony which may only be attended by males who have had their hands wash to play the drums as well as the Babalawo (male priests of Ifá). Although one…

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  • Experimental Improvisation With Kjell Nordeson And Peter Kuhn

    Jazz History Concert Report The date of the concert was October 5, 2016 and the title of the concert is “Experimental Improvisation with: Kjell Nordeson & Peter Kuhn”. The concert was performed in Mesa College Music building. Peter Kuhn had three instruments with him a bass clarinet, saxophone, and a Bb Clarinet. He used the bass clarinet and the saxophone during his first piece, and the clarinet on the second piece. Kjell Nordeson was on the drum but had a lot of instruments with him.…

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  • Oddities In Music

    Instruments are in charge of setting a melody, accompaniment, beat/percussion, counter melody, bass line, harmony, accent, and drone in a song. Generally, chordophones are used to establish the melody, countermelody, accompaniment, and harmony. Membranophones are used in beat/percussion. The tuba, double bass, and bass guiter are used to create a bassline. Finally, instruments with a sustained pitch such as the banjo are used to make a drone. Going through this list, one can easily that a…

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  • Monty Python's Spamalot

    song is fairly static throughout the three choruses, and the lyrical and instrumental verses. Each section has conjunct melodic motion as well. Texture or a number of pitches or melodies sounding at the same time with reference to the things creating them, during the three choruses is very thick with the on stage cast singing and the classical strings, woodwinds, and cymbals playing. All three choruses also have homorythmic texture. The lyrical verse’s homophonic texture is largely the same;…

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  • Reflective Essay: My First Semester At Ohio State

    After completing my first semester at Ohio State, I can already tell I am part of something very special. Granted, when I was accepted and when I made my decision to attend, I started to get the feeling that this would be the case. Growing up, I didn’t really think that this would be my case or story, but looking back on it, I am so happy it is. I was born in 1998 in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo as always been the place I call home, and I have spent most of my time in Ohio as well. I know the…

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