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  • Bull Guitar History

    moments in the history of the bass to discuss topics such as: The emergence of string instruments, the rise of the viol family and its connections to the double bass, improvements in the construction of the instrument and the new techniques arising from those changes, the composers and musicians who drove the innovations of the instrument, and the developing role of the bass in various ensembles and musical…

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  • Beethoven Musical Style

    The Baroque era saw the rise of the violin family and the peak and decline of the viola da gamba. Both families reached such prominence that virtually all other bowed instruments were thrust into obscurity. Early music for the viol was transcribed from vocal music like madrigals, masses, and chansons. These vocal pieces were usually very short and chordal. Progressing into the 17th century fantasias and viol consort music became increasingly popular; the viol consort consisted of 6 viols; two…

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  • John Dowland's Life Of The Renaissance Era

    The British composer, singer, and lutenist John Dowland was born in London Westminster in 1563 AD. There is still uncertainty of this man, who takes part of the Renaissance Era, exact birth date, but just like him many other composers from the Renaissance Era fall into the same situation. Not a lot is known from his childhood history, but it is known that he had a boy named Robert Dowland who took his same career path as a lutenist and composer. As to his wife’s name and/or proof of any other…

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  • Music In The Elizabethan Era

    others. They broke down their instruments into wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments (Alchin 1). One of the most popular instruments used back then was the lute. The lute is a string instrument. It would usually accompany a singer. Since you could pick the strings of the lute instead of using a bow, the lute was used for many solos (MacFarlane 2). The Elizabethans learned to combine many of their instruments to create greater sounds. One of the most famous combinations of…

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  • Why Is Jazz Important In The Great Gatsby

    Coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald himself, the Jazz Age was the period that The Great Gatsby was set in. Synonymous to the name “The Roaring Twenties”, the Jazz Age was named for the prevalence of jazz music rather than the wealth of the time. The Jazz Age was an age of prosperity, prohibition, dancing, parties, and robust, lively music. The music that was born during this era was entertaining, refreshing, and it reflected the feelings of the decade as a whole. The Great Gatsby is a novel of…

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  • Personal Narrative: Assisting To A Baroque Orchestra

    The event that I decided to go was BYU Baroque Ensemble, a production made by BYU students, taking place at Madsen Recital Hall Harris Fine Arts Center on November 3. The idea of making a baroque orchestra is where musician get together to make a perfect composition of music, the baroque orchestra is made up mostly of stringed instruments, when you listen you feel something different that makes you see it from another perspective, you just can’t stop listening and focus on every note that the…

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  • Theme Of Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

    This concluded that the genre of people that were approaching were of a higher class than most who possess riches and elegant garments that they could flaunt amongst others. It?s as if they were dressing up for a Halloween party. Their garments were immense and ostentatious so people could recognize who they were and they could at least have the attention on them for few minutes. If their outfit was excessive, then the rest of their attire had to be fit to a tee, including their hair, nails,…

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  • High Society In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    the wealthy are unable to refrain from the luxurious temptations and the bright lights present at Gatsby’s party. Fitzgerald conveys that these socialites were seduced by their selfish impulses; moreover, they came and went as they pleased with no regards to the consequences of their avaricious actions. Ultimately, Fitzgerald believes that the upper class will flock to the next glistening and time-occupying social event. Rhythmically listing ideas and objects present, Fitzgerald hints at the…

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  • Effects Of Money In The Great Gatsby

    In the novel money has a big effect on the characters. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is all about wealth, and how money changes the characters, leading them to make bad choices. In the novel, wealth changes people by leading them to make bad decisions as shown by Daisy, Tom and Gatsby. In the novel wealth is a big theme, everything that happens is a result of money. These bad choices are made throughout the novel bringing them to a big conflict between the characters, leading to the…

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  • The Recitative: Ancient Music And Good Singing By Galileo Galilei

    secco follows the soloist’s rhythmic pattern, chiming in on cadences or chords that guide the soloist melodically. This form of recitative flourished in Florence, and stemmed from the operatic works of Jacopo Peri (1561-1633) and Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) in the sixteenth century. In the seventeenth century, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) adopted characteristics of the recitativo secco and incorporated these in his upcoming compositions. In its earliest form, secco was accompanied by a…

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