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The Drawing of the Lute - Although most of the images were pretty impressive, but the ones I liked were : 1) The Drawing of the Lute : The lute derives its name, as well as its distinctive shape, from the Arabic 'ud, an instrument which is very much at the heart of Arabic musical life to this day. 'Al 'ud' means 'the wooden one', a name perhaps coined to distinguish the 'ud from instruments made from gourds or with parchment soundboards. Since being in Dubai, In most Arabic festivals lute is the instrument that is been played, because of this I love the music as well played by Lute....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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Wide Awake: Katy Perry - ... After that, Perry removes her pink wig; she starts to think for a minute. All of a sudden, she looks into the mirror, and the room begins to transform into this dark place of reality (the Illuminati world); where her journey begins of trying to show the reader on how she went to the Illuminati for aid and escaped because of the suffering from internal guilt. Katy Perry entered this dark world to obtain the power she needs to earn success. For starters, as she enters mysterious dark place, the camera moves towards this different Katy Perry, dressed in an evil looking purple dress and purple hair....   [tags: contemporary American pop stars] 1725 words
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What Keeps Me Awake At Night - Occasionally some media type reporter will be interviewing some politician or some foreign policy wonk, and the media type will toss the softest of soft ball foreign policy questions to the political type, “What is it that keeps you awake at night?” The question is great because, if the interviewer knows his role as lickspittle, he won’t follow up, and the interviewee is free to toss out some random word, and sound both thoughtful and obscure. “Pakistan.” Ohhh; hushed awe at the wisdom of the politico....   [tags: Literary Reflection] 1017 words
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Classical Painting: Young Woman Playing a Lute by Micheli Parrasio - ... Another reason why I was interested to see this collection was that they were European paintings, which are my favorite because they have very nice, old pictures and look very real. I actually paid attention to detail on the way the painting was made, and what might be the meaning behind them. “Micheli (16th century) was a member of the Venetian School and a student of Titian. Later in his career he was associated with Paolo Veronese, who provided him with drawings for his paintings”(MFAH)....   [tags: art-historical tradition] 559 words
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The Essay 'Staying Awake’' by Ursula Le Guin - Reading is on the decline and our reading skills are declining right along with the amount of reading we do. This is happening right across the board through both genders, all age groups and education levels, people are busy and they just do not have time to read books that they are not required to read for school or work. There are serious consequences to this neglect of reading that will continue to worsen if ignored. We need to take notice of what is happening to our culture and stop this situation from continuing, we must act to correct these issues that we are faced with....   [tags: Literacy, Education, Teaching] 1339 words
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Biography of Composer John Dowland - John Dowland (1563-1626) was a composer of Renaissance England and considered one of the most prolific and well-known composers of English lute song. A composer and accomplished lutenist, he is probably the most well traveled English composer of his time. Through his travels he was exposed to the musical elements of his Italian, French and German contemporaries. He developed his own musical language, in which he created a unique style for the lute song. As a composer, he focused on the development of melodic material and was able to elegantly blend words and music with a wide range of emotion and technique....   [tags: lute, composer, music]
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Adaptable and Popular Instruments: The Guitar - ... One of the earliest six stringed guitars were made in 1779 and is believed that it was made by Gaetano Vinnaccia who was a member of the family who created stringed instruments like violins and mandolins. As generations passed the family just made mandolins and guitars. Mandolins are a small short-necked lutes with eight strings and have a soundhole. The mandolin is one of the ancestors of the lute and can be traced back to some of histories earliest musical instruments. As time passed by the mandolin also evolved but also helped with the creation of the classical guitar....   [tags: vihuela, spain, lute, strings] 1124 words
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Regional Anaesthesia- Should We Be Keeping More Patients Awake? - Doctor: “There is an option to stay awake for the procedure. What would you prefer?” Patient: “Well, I don’t know doctor. Which would you choose?” It’s a difficult question. The literature has shown that each to have their benefits but also disadvantages. Several considerations should be taken into account such as the co-morbidities of the patient, the type and duration of the surgery, experience of the anaesthetist and patient preference – some patients may rather be asleep; some theatre personnel may also prefer their patients to be asleep....   [tags: health, surgery procedures]
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Lucid Dreaming: The Act of Being Awake and Aware in Your Dreams - Although lucid dreaming was originally a way to explain the nature of the eyes with which we see in dreams, it came to be known as the psychological approach to dreams which one may experience during the REM stage of sleep. As early as the 8th century, Tibetan Buddhists practiced yoga to maintain full consciousness in dream state, better known as lucid dreaming. In the last couple of decades, experiments have been done to prove that lucid dreaming exists. Scientists have found a correlation between the content and frequency of the experimental subject exists....   [tags: dream, lucid, adventures] 1141 words
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Understanding What Keeps Dementia Sufferers Awake at Night - Understanding What Keeps Dementia Sufferers Awake at Night Sleep disturbance is a very common and very problematic symptom of dementia. New research indicates that causes of this sleep disturbance may differ in different kinds of dementia. Hopefully, understanding these causes will lead to better treatments. Dementia is a term used to refer to a loss of thinking abilities. Although there are many causes of dementia, it is most often associated with aging. The most common cause of dementia associated with aging is Alzheimer's disease, which affects approximately one in 10 people over age 65 and nearly half of those over age 85....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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The Dream Argument by Rene Descartes - One of Rene Descartes’s most famous arguments, from his not only from his first meditation but all of the meditations, is his Dream Argument. Descartes believes that there is no way to be able to distinguish being in awake from being in a state of dreaming. In fact you could actually be in a dream right now. Rene Descartes’s theory that one is unable distinguish being awake from dreaming, as interesting as it is, can be at times a little farfetched, along with a few contradictions to himself, Descartes’s dream argument does not entitle himself to any sort of claim....   [tags: Descartes Theory, Dreaming, Awake]
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What is Hynogogic State - ... Visual (sights) is one of the hypnagogic hallucinations occur as phosphenes which is geometric patterns that may float around or remain still behind your closed eyelids (Turner,2014). During Hypnagogic State you see geometric patterns and lines. A common sight is static imageries that may be of people or objects. You may encounter a horizon or buildings. When we include the conscious mind, we end up awakening. Meditation plays an important part if you want to stay in this state a little longer....   [tags: sleeping and awake, sight, sensations] 886 words
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Philosophy: Plato’s Theaetetus - Plato’s Theaetetus is one of the most read and interpreted texts under the subject of philosophy. Within the dialect, many topics and questions are analyzed and brought to light. Leon Pearl is the author of Is Theaetetus Dreaming?, which discusses the positions taken on the topic of ‘dreaming’ and ‘being awake’, which is conferred about within the Theaetetus. Pearl critiques the question: “How can you determine whether at this moment we are sleeping and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake and talking to one another in the waking state” asked by Socrates within Plato’s Theaetetus (Pearl, p.108)....   [tags: pearl's section, dreaming, awake]
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Awake and Sing by Clifford Odet versus A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Clifford Odet's play, "Awake and Sing", and Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun", both revolve around the struggle of attaining the American dream during the hardships of a struggling economy and most important the value of a family. By analyzing the main characters, Ralph and Walter, it can be seen that even though they wish to use the insurance money to fulfill their dream they eventually realize that with family they can survive through poverty. Both characters are being weighed down by poverty....   [tags: American Literature] 631 words
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America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day - America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day Nostalgia is America's fatal disease. We love to "go back," to talk of the good old days, to wish we could return to an era forever gone. This rhetoric that warms our hearts, though, is, ironically, the impetus for our national self-destruction. Nostalgia valorizes a past that never was, casts a dark shadow of distortion across the present, and prevents us from projecting a viable, sincere vision of a better future....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2414 words
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Zander: A Narrative Story - ... My eyes widened in horror.  "Is there a reason why you are staring at me like that?" I ask, squinting my eyes at the assault the rays of Sun gave my eyeballs. "You are scaring me." "You are so beautiful when you sleep," he said, smiling gently and running his hand across my cheek. "You lightly snore and I think it's cute."  "I do not snore," I retort, pushing myself up and stretching while yawning.  "You do so!" Zander exclaimed. "It's really adorable...so there's really nothing to worry about." He pulled me to his body, inhaling the coconut-y scent of my hair....   [tags: awake, muscle, attracted, kiss, feel] 2345 words
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A Cup a Day: Why Everyone Should Drink Coffee - ... Scientists believe this connection is due to ingredients in coffee that block a chemical known as human islet amyloid polypeptide, which has been recognized as a cause for Type II Diabetes. Besides Diabetes, coffee has also been proven to prevent older individuals from developing Alzheimer's disease, or at least delay its effects. A study conducted at the University of South Florida discovered that people above the age of sixty-five with large amounts of caffeine in their blood were less likely to show symptoms of Alzheimer's or Dementia....   [tags: hot java, awake and alert, diabetes type II]
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The Speaker's Role in Three Poems by Howard, Wyatt, and Raleigh - The Speaker's Role in Three Poems by Howard, Wyatt, and Raleigh The speakers in "Farewell, False Love," by Sir Walter Raleigh and "My Lute, Awake!" by Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder have similar motivations, although the poems have differing constructs. Each speaker seeks to unleash his venomous emotions at a woman who has scorned him, by humiliating her through complicated revenge fantasies and savage metaphors. Through this invective, he hopes to convince us of this woman's inward ugliness. Raleigh catalogues a long list of conceits for his false love: she is every horrid thing from a "siren song" to "an idle boy that sleeps in pleasure's lap"....   [tags: Farewell False Love Essays] 1084 words
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Awake the Irish to the Physical Existence of Their Diabolic Environment - A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift as a way to express the horrific conditions Irish people underwent throughout the 1700’s (McNeil, 2010). Swift describes the evil, unjust and cruel treatment Ireland experienced due to its tyrant the forceful England. He develops a persona, the fictional character, with the intention of leading the Irish towards the truth and reality of their deprivation. The persona alone is insufficient in making the narrator seem reasonable. Thus, the persona utilizes irony that serves the purpose of attacking, exposing and scorning the Irish people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Political Satire]
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Descirbing Insomnia:The Ghosts Keeping You Awake - Insomnia…How to describe it. Well, that’s a very complicated question. You're too drowsy to do anything, but too hyper to fall asleep. Frustration and agitation takes over. You want to sleep but you can't. You want to do something else besides lying there, turning from this side to that. You spend the entire night wondering if you'll ever fall asleep, then you see the sun rise and you realize you haven’t slept at all but still must perform your everyday duties. You can't focus; you can't think straight; all you want to do is sleep....   [tags: sleep, night, monsters] 562 words
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Dream Awake - Becoming a teacher was not the future I dreamt about. Standing on dais with dignity, speaking in front of the crowd with authority, and gathering focus from a hundred pairs of curious eyes was a reverie too far ahead for me to catch up with. Fortunately, in my sophomore year of college, I was privileged to become a physics lab TA, which turned my age-long reverie into a reality. Honestly, instead of being interested in teaching, I was more motivated by fame, reputation, and authority. On a psychological level, my feelings were fair and reasonable....   [tags: Personal Essays] 666 words
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The Importance of Defensive Driving - Defensive driving can save lives. It can turn a nonchalant call home into a terrifying call home. It is making the choice between stopping at a stop sign or stopping someone’s life. Defensive driving should be a part of everyone’s daily driving routine. If you practice defensive driving you can save yourself time, money, and a lot of headaches. It also benefits you in more ways than one. Defensive driving is the act of driving safely while being alert and aware of your surroundings and other drivers....   [tags: Alert, Awake, Traffic] 894 words
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The Loves and Life of Sir Thomas Wyatt - Sir Thomas Wyatt was born in the year 1503. The son of Sir Henry Wyatt and Anne Skinner, he went on to attend St. John’s College in Cambridge. He first took a place at the court of King Henry VIII in 1516. In the year 1520 he was married to Elizabeth Brooke at the age of seventeen. His son, of the same name, was born in the year 1521. Wyatt’s marriage to Elizabeth was miserable and the couple is believed to have been “estranged by the second half of the 1520s” (Burrows). Thomas Wyatt and Elizabeth Brooke were separated in 1525 when Wyatt accused his wife of adultery....   [tags: Poets]
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Secular Music - Secular Music In addition to being a time of great religious significance, the sixteenth century was also a period of bawdy earthiness, irreverent humor, and celebration of sensual love. The same composers who created works for the greater glory of God also wrote compositions of an entirely different character. In Italy and England, the principal form of secularmusic was the madrigal, which in France was called chanson, and in Germany Lied. The madrigal is one of the most representative examples of developments in vocal music....   [tags: Music ] 528 words
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History and Influences of the Guitar - History and Influences of the Guitar My paper will be discussing the history, culture, and influences of guitar throughout the ages. This will be going back to the time of the lute and rebec as they were all early forms of string instruments related to the guitar family. This is going through the beginning of the instrument’s time, throughout the different time periods, elaborating on its significance in music. The guitar is a well-known instrument and staple in the music industry in all genres of music....   [tags: guitar like instruments] 1313 words
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Islamic Culture: Achievements in Various Fields - ... It grew rapidly, and became a very popular part of the Islamic Culture. Calligraphy is still used at events like weddings to this very day. One of the biggest Islamic achievements was Islamic Architecture. For example they built mosques, which is a building in which they worship. Also, due to some help from the “Byzantine Empire Muslims” were very experienced “in building domes.” An example of a dome is “Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.” The dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is so significant because it was, “The first work of Islamic Architecture.” Also, more groundbreaking Islamic architecture is the “palaces built by the princes.” These palaces were thought to be influenced by the “Greek, a...   [tags: Music, Literature, Math] 634 words
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Two Similar Poems Written by the Same Author 39 Years Apart - Coleridge wrote two similar poems, “Effusion XXXV” and the revised version, “The Eolian Harp”. His first, written in 1795, was composed thirty-nine years before his revision, which was placed in his Poetical Works. Both poems were written in Somersetshire and continue to speak in the same conversational tone to Sara, his fiancé. While both poems can be considered similar to each other, they each have a different story when read throughout. “Effusion XXXV” has three stanzas and fifty-six lines. It is a conversational poem where Coleridge is speaking to the woman he loves, Sara, who he would marry two months after the creation of the poem....   [tags: poetical work, somersetshire, poem]
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Time Capsules from the Renaissance and Baroque Time Periods - ... Culture accepted woman begin professional composers and also professional performers. Instruments such as the lute were becoming popular, and used during performances along with voices. Music was also being made and regularly used for solos for instruments, instead of just for voices (Fiero, 2011). Another canvas lay rolled up at the bottom of the time capsule. Once unrolled, a beautiful drawing on canvas of the Florence Cathedral’s dome was revealed. The dome was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, drawn in 1420....   [tags: world events, cultural patterns]
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The Elizabethan Era - ... This is similar to modern-day Christmas carolers who do the same thing. Street musicians were made up of minstrels and troubadours who performed for money. They played light music that mostly focused on love and happiness. Many different types of instruments were played during the Elizabethan Era. The different instruments also marked the social status of a musician. The most popular instrument during the Elizabethan era was the lute. It produced a soft, controlled melody and was mainly played indoors....   [tags: music, poetry, church] 1673 words
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The Eyes from the Inside - ... Whoever did not process these qualities are outsiders in their “bulwark of colored society” (West 16) and because of this, Shelby’s husband Meade becomes and outcast in the black society. Meade was “contrary to expectations affronted all subtle tenets of [her] training” (West 23). The Coles daughters were raised to marry a man “whose titles made introductions easy and self-explanatory” (West 22) or in the medical profession who befitted the family tradition that “all mean were created doctors” (West 22)....   [tags: African American middle class, Dorothy West] 1897 words
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The Evolution of Guitars - The guitar is one of the most famous instruments worldwide. It has been used for almost all types of music. The guitar has made many cultural impacts on society. There have also been drastic changes over history. They have changed looks, sounds, and overall style. How have guitars evolved over time. Before the guitar was even thought of, there were instruments that showed some similarities. The first stringed instruments were around about 4000 years ago. The first few instruments were called tanburs and bowl harps....   [tags: music, instruments, history]
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Tiziano Vecellio: Titian - Tiziano Vecellio, known as Titian, was an Italian 16th century Venetian painter. Biographies were written when Titian was alive; however his birthday is still unknown. One account was written by a close friend of his, Lodovico Dolce who says in his book, “Dialogue on Painting” that Titian was about twenty years old in 1507 when he was working on his painting “Fondaco dei Tedeschi.” However, in a letter Titian wrote to the king of Spain in 1571 he claims to be ninety-five years old, putting his birth year in 1477....   [tags: art history, oil painting]
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Analysis of Columbus State Musical Concerts - ... The first recital I attended was performed by the lovely Hannah Evans on Saturday October 5th, she was playing the viola. Her performance really struck me as very smooth and elegant, she started her arrangement very soft and mellow which seemed to sooth the crowd. Her performance tone to me was one of a kind, her composer and her play on the instrument itself was amazing. The viola looked very similar to the violin but sounded a tad bit different. While listening to her play I found myself asking what the difference between the two instruments is, and this is what I found....   [tags: recites, musicians, performances, music] 654 words
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Music and Musicians in the Renaissance - Music and Musicians in the Renaissance If music be the food of love, play on. ~ Orsino, Twelfth Night In the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) and the Jacobean Era (1603-1625), there was a fondness for spectacle and pageantry. At court, trumpets and drums resounded to announce mealtimes; in town, these instruments were used by theatre troupes to herald upcoming performances (Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 2003, and Folkerth, 2002). Music, then, is applied boldly and lavishly in everyday life and in drama, an imitation of life....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Girl with a Pearl Earring - “You smell of linseed oil.” My father spoke in a baffled tone. He did not believe that simply cleaning a painter’s studio would make the smell linger on my clothes, my skin, my hair. He was right. It was as if he guessed that I now slept with the oil in my room, that I sat for hours being painted and absorbing the scent. He guessed and yet he could not say. His blindness took away his confidence so he did not trust the thoughts in his mind. A year before I might have tried to help him, suggest what he was thinking, humor him into speaking his mind....   [tags: Art, Artists, Oil painting, Art Analysis]
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The History of the Guitar - The Guitar is a stringed musical instrument with six or twelve strings that is played by either plucking or strumming the strings. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. If an individual were asked to identify a guitar most people would answer the question correctly more so than they would if they were asked about another instrument. When people think about famous guitarists, they more than likely think of famous rock and roll guitarists and do not think about the many other famous guitarists in other musical genres such as jazz or country....   [tags: Music History, Musical Instruments]
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Renaissance Dances and Their Music - The Renaissance was a time of a new revival of humanism and individualism, allowing people to express their opinions and ideas more freely than ever before. This revival caused a growth in the amount of secular music being produced, and with this new music came new and controversial styles of dancing. In this paper I will examine, in great detail, the music, composers, and numerous styles of dancing that came about during the Renaissance. The Renaissance Era, spanning from 1450 to 1600 AD, experienced a growth in humanism and individualism among various forms of art, including music....   [tags: Revival, Humanism, Individualism]
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Traditional Russian Folk Instruments - Traditional Russian Folk Instruments There are many instruments found in the Russian culture that we as Americans know nothing about. I know that before I wrote this paper I didn't even know some of the names that I came across. There are many different groups of instruments, not just in Russian culture, but in all cultures. There are the woodwinds, the brass, the percussive instruments and the stringed instruments. We are going to focus on the last, the stringed instruments, more specifically, the balalaika....   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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The History of Chamber Music - The History of Chamber Music What is chamber music. It is ensemble instrumental music for up to about ten performers with typically one performer to a part. Since circa 1450, there has been instrumental music designed for private playing. These pieces used many instruments and (in Germany) it was common that the folk songs would contain 2-3 countermelodies to expand and elaborate the whole, and to arrange the outcome for groups of instruments. Although the pieces were never written for particular instruments, we can, through art/paintings, reasonably guess that the viol was a predominant early chamber music instrument....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Coleriges The Eolian Harp - A single inanimate object, The Eolian Harp, sends Coleridge flitting in, out, over and through introspection. The trajectory of the poem may be plotted as follows: terrestrial observations, fixation upon single terrestrial item (i.e. the harp), exulting single item into transcendence, an astral purview of the terrestrial via the item, reassessment of mind frame, guilt and denunciation of transcendent thought, and finally, remorse and dismissal of all preceding drivel (as to adequately and respectfully embrace the noumenal realm)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1527 words
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The Story of the Virgin Queeen of England - ... Before Thee, O God, do I speak it, having no other friend but Thee alone.' She was After her father’s death in 1547, she spent a lot of time under care by her stepmother, Catherine Parr. Her stepfather, Thomas Seymour, abused her terribly. She was jumped on in bed, tickling her, and engaging “romps” with her. In 1554, she tried to escape from execution in the wake of her failed rebellion versus Queen Mary. She succeeded to the throne when her half-sister had died in November of 1558. Through her power she passed the Religious Settlement enforced by the Protestant religion by law in 1559....   [tags: reign, imprisoned, execution] 626 words
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Correlation between Baroque Music and Cool Jazz - ... Monteverdi, the composer who defined prima and seconda practica is known for using the seconda practica in his compositions. He believed that seconda practica with its unconventional dissonances, and unanticipated harmonies, was a more affecting and emotional style. In Baroque composition one of the most important creations established early on was the concept of contrast in volume and tempo. The use of harsh dissonances and unusual harmonies ties back in with the Theory of Affections. In the Baroque era one of the most important establishments was the concept of contrast....   [tags: structure, improvisatory, analogous, jazz] 1994 words
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The Evolution of the Modern Guitar - The modern guitar can be easily acknowledged as one of the most influential and renown instruments in the world. The guitar recognized today has been around for hundreds of years and it is still leaving a legacy in the musical world. Some early iterations of the guitar dating back as far as 1400 BC have evolved into what is known as the modern guitar through design innovation. Before the use of synthetic materials in the development of guitars, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having “a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and flat back, most often with curved sides” (citation)....   [tags: Music History ] 1581 words
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King Henry VIII: The Musical Court - ... King Henry VIII’s musical ambitions served as a way to humanize him with the people who sometimes saw him especially later in his reign as a tyrant. Henry felt that music should be a vital part of society; he would listen to four hours of organ music played by Dionisio Memo, the organist of St. Marco, Venice. He also made his court listen to great performances of different musicians Henry thought highly of. Musicologist Andrew Ashbee described what it was like to be in the royal court when he said, “Music making at Henry’s court took place in public places such as the Guard Chamber, the Presence Chamber and the Chapel....   [tags: notorious British monarchs] 1284 words
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Through the Ages of Musicality - The birds flutter in the moist air as the villagers gather by the emerald sea. A sound comes from an instrument foreign to the New World. The villagers hold each other hands and start to dance in an opened circle, matching the rhythm of the music being produced. At the start of the open circle, a man swings a napkin around. Dancing and music has shaped the cultural aspects of life in Greece. In both ancient and modern Greece, music styles have changed over the years with many different composers, many dances have been formed, and Greeks have embraced music and dance into their everyday lives....   [tags: Music, Dance, Instruments, Music History]
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Evolution of the Electric Guitar - Innovations are put forth everyday but few leave a lasting effect on their field. Whether it is the combustion engine in transportation, television in entertainment or the electric guitar in music. It is difficult to turn on the radio or any music player and avoid the ubiquity of the guitar. It has had a continuous reign on the music industry for the past century and is becoming even more popular with the addition of endless overdrive effects. The origin of this amazing instrument can be traced back hundreds of years and countless miles....   [tags: Music History]
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The Era of Baroque Music - Occurring between 1600 and 1750, the era of Baroque music was an astounding, inventive and foundational period of classical music. Following the Renaissance period, the Baroque period preceded the Classical era. Originating from the Italian word “Barocco,” which means bizarre or exuberant, the title of the Baroque period was well suited to its composers and music (baroquemusic.org). Many instruments used by the Baroque composers and musicians reached their peak during this period. Using all of these instruments the famous musicians of the Baroque era were able to create the masterpieces which they are so well known for....   [tags: bizarre, composers, culture]
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Music in the Middle Ages - ... During this time there were many talented players. They would tarle alone or in groups to perform. The town watch men were mostly musicians. While this was happening many instruments were being discovered. In the 10th century the piped organ was made. The piped organ has about 400 hundred pipes. To make the pipes blow a bellow had to blow air across the pipes to make sound. This was played in different tunes and sounds haunted. In the early Middle Age some people used a lyre. It was founded in South Hoo ship....   [tags: plainchant, polyphony, secular] 723 words
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