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  • Jazz Improvisation Ensemble Concert Report

    What was interesting about this piece was the opening and closing vamping sections which allowed for some more room to improvise other than the sections in the middle. The opening vamp featured the electric bass as the driving force improvising on two main elements of walking bass lines and this riff idea that would emerge in the head, and underneath this the electric keyboard played a sparse chordal accompaniment along with the drummer playing a light rock-shuffle groove. The main sections of improvisation featured guitar, flute, and bass, but I liked the guitar’s solo because it was the clearer and more confident one of the three. His solo featured the hallmarks of improvisation techniques covered in the beginning Jazz Improvisation class such as: playing with ideas that found their roots in a chord or scale like style, creating variations on the main melodic ideas, sequencing some of these ideas to provide unity, and telling a story by altering the dynamic and pitch range levels to signal a…

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  • An Interview With My Mother

    I decided to interview my mom, Leslie Rooney, about her feelings towards music. My mom grew up in the 80’s in the United States. I was interested to learn about her musical preferences that she enjoyed while she was a high school student in her generation. My mother response was that she enjoyed much of the popular music at the time but leaned towards rock bands. Growing up in the Seattle area, she enjoyed listening to bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam because of their local connection. She…

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  • Miles Davis So What Analysis

    It really peaked my interest and resonated with me producing a very favorable reaction. I did not felt a sense of confusion not knowing where the melody and the rhythm of the song was heading towards. Instead of confusion, I felt excitement as it reminded me of other songs I have heard before. It reminded me of a certain part of the song “Sivad” by Miles Davis. During the 9’13” mark in the song “Sivad”, there is a sporadic playing coming from the electric guitar as the rest of the band played…

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  • The Mexican Life Style Of The Mexican Culture

    Mexico is divided by class , meaning they are divided in sections by how much money they make. This class is rated either low, medium, and high. High class people are rich and really don’t associate with low class because of their reputation. About all the high class people work in office buildings , are actors, or have their own business. The middle class people are more on owning big Acers of land for plantation. They do associate with low class and upper class. For low class people they own a…

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  • David Widdifield: A Short Story

    On April 23, 1985 Lori Greene and David Widdifield were officially husband and wife. On April 25, 1985 David left for basic training. After only two short days the newlyweds were torn apart and thrust into a new way of life. They had no idea how much these fifteen weeks would impact the rest of their lives. They had no idea that this brand new would lead them down a path to a wonderful exciting future. The infantry basic life consists of long days and short nights for new recruits. By 4:00…

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  • The Osage Firebird Analysis

    While reading “The Osage Firebird,” I saw how the structure of the text, led to one another. Meaning, when the author, Sudipta Bardhan, wrote this passage she made it connect really well to each other. While reading the passage, I observed how she did it. She did it by adding one detail in one section, then that one detail becomes the main idea for the next section, or for any section. I saw the connection of each section near the end, since in the beginning of the passage, I didn’t see any. …

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  • Personal Narrative: A Personal Experience Of Flight

    Mid Fall 2012 The plane ride here was a long one. The droning engines of the C-17 went on for hours and pierced through my earplugs. I could only feel overwhelmed and excited by what was happening. I was finally getting sent overseas after four long years of basic training. A few nervous thoughts had passed my mind about what could happen, but was soon drowned out by the engines. The passenger section of the C-17 was nothing like a civilian aircraft. A few rows of seats with our gear packed in…

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  • Voiles By Claude Debussy Essay

    Next, the song moves back to the second melodic theme, a transition, and returns to the second theme, and ends on the first melodic idea (Campbell 266). Debussy uses a 2/4 Duple Meter for the rhythm and purposely disguises the down beat because he follows his inspiration and blurs the lines of what music should be. There is a homophonic and polyphonic texture to this piece. In section A have a homophonic texture while, section B has a polyphonic texture. The timbre of the piece is piano however,…

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  • Jazz Concert Report Essay

    musical selections, five of which were original compositions, making them far more difficult. In this report, I will be discussing the pieces I heard that night at the performance. As a side note, though I have gone to the concert, my memories of every detail in the pieces are a bit hazy since I was not able to recored the performance. For this reason I will be using professional recordings of the songs off of JWPepper to help with this report, while also tying in information about the live…

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  • Vase, Bottle, And Swan Lake Comparison

    Similar to rhythm in music and dance, Matisse’s…

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