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    Therefore, it appeals to the general public, being a popular track on several hit radio stations. It won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best Country Song. The speakers talked about feeling lonely at night, and needing their partner. Although the sound of the music is not typical for popular music today, it does have the typical lovesick song, where two people love each other, but their pride is keeping them apart. The song’s sad story matches its melancholy musical accompaniment. Listeners hear of the emotions when the woman sings, “It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now” (lines 6,13, and 17). It's very repetitive because it shows how they could've been together if they didn't have abundant ego. They may also sense that they might get back together when they keep singing, “I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now,” (lines 8, 15…

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    historical location. Tin Pan Alley is said to come about somewhere around the year 1885. A number of publishers started building their businesses in the same location of Manhattan. The time period in which Tin Pan Alley ended is unsure. Some say that it ended at the beginning of the Great Depression in the 1930s, when radio replaced sheet music as the driving force of American popular music. Others would say that Tin Pan Alley continued into the 1950s when earlier styles of American…

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    is to make a safe work environment for our workers. This includes monitoring the music we play in the dishroom. Oftentimes, I find myself only catching explicit, sexist, or racist lyrics as a song ended, leaving me wondering what I missed. This spurred my interest in the possibility of sexist content going unnoticed or unprocessed in music, and the possible consequences this might have. In this paper, I will seek to explore if Grinnelleans, a community highly involved with social justice, find…

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    We listen to pop music everywhere we go. Even when we drive, we listen to the radio we hear it in the shopping malls, and at times, we even put popular music as our cell phone ringtones. Even so, popular music has revolved around us in our everyday lives, and almost every pop song released on the radio gets big hits. Why is popular music gaining so much attention? It seems as if popular music is the norm in our society today because everyone listens to popular music. However, what we should…

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    device for open communication which permits students with a space of thinking and exploring others while comprehending cultural diversity through conversation and practice. Culturally responsive pedagogy, a methodology originated from the larger umbrella of multicultural education situation culture into the day-to-day activities within a classroom. The teaching method encompasses a vast array of labels, programs and content areas (Nieto, 1994). Culturally responsive pedagogy encompasses…

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    As a music educator, I believe that student learning happens in several ways; many that are transferable to education in general. Based on the philosophies set forth by Reimer (2003), Elliot (1995), and Small (1998), students should be able to learn through high quality aesthetic experiences, praxial experiences where application of acquired knowledge and skill sets that are central to school to everyday life, and social experiences inside and outside the classroom to best interact with society…

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    This aim of this study was to see if music affected the learning process of individuals. Researchers examined if the semantic aspect of music was disrupted, using a verbal and a spatial memory task. The participants in this study consisted of 46 undergraduate volunteers, 21 men, 26 women, with ages raging from 18-23. Eleven to twelve participants were assigned to four different conditions, one with no music, one with natural sound, and one with instrumental music, and one with vocal music. There…

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    Daniel Bondaczuk is a native of Brazil, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. His career has been focused on understanding music diversity, pushing boundaries and promoting improbable connections. Owner of a unique set of skills, Daniel is not only an accomplished pianist who toured his home country accompanying, among others, the singers Cauby Peixoto and Angela Maria from 2011 to 2014, but also a talented arranger, composer, producer and recording engineer, having achieved some degree of…

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    Scientifically music is the organisation of vibrations. However Blacking(1973) stated `Music is a humanly organised sound`. This quote heavily implies that music is human and because of this it is important to understand, why we acquire our musical taste, is it individual or a social product and why we as humans use music; this is what I will be discussing during this essay. Using theorists like Raphael Nowak, Theodor Adorno, Pierre Bourdieu, D.Hesmonhalgh and Simon Frith during this essay will…

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    Our unit of work focuses on the relationship between popular culture and the Australian society after WWII on the year 10 level for both the humanities and music leaning areas. This topic is part of the AUSVels year 10 history/ geography curriculum and aligned with the 2016 Victorian music curriculum. The main inquiry questions for this unit is: “How has global pop-culture (music, film and T.V.) influenced Australian Identity and society in a post WW2 environment?”. The three key terms for…

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