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Julliard to Skid Row: The Soloist - Both the book and film are set in Los Angeles and tell a story of a homeless paranoid schizophrenic named Nathaniel Ayers. Throughout the film The Soloist directed by Joe Wright, it explains what happened to Nathaniel and his love for music; some of those events happen in the book; The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Nathaniel loves music but has a mental illness, while Mr. Lopez is a columnist for LA Times. While both the book and the film tell the same story, it is the book that is far more effective because it gave more characterization and detailed plot....   [tags: Steve Lopez book, Joe Wright film] 708 words
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Music: Niccolò Paganini as the Soloist - ... By 1800 he and his father had traveled to Livorno, where Paganini would perform. In 1801 Paganini and his father returned to Genoa. That same year, on September 14, Paganini and his older brother Carlo Paganini, another violinist, went to Lucca to play at the festival of Santa Croce. The performance was a great success and Paganini was then appointed first violin of the Republic of Lucca's national orchestra. Although that was his official occupation, Paganini spent a lot of time freelancing....   [tags: performance, church, italy] 1306 words
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Nathaniel Ayes' "The Soloist" and the History of Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia is one of the most well known and surprisingly frequent psychological disorders today. Patients who have this disorder have problems separating reality from fantasy or delusion. Typically, the person with schizophrenia starts off with a small paranoia about something or someone and continues to get more and more problematic until he/she has trouble functioning in the real world because of emotional, physical, mental, or financial reasons. Because of this, most people who end up homeless have Schizophrenia because they are unable to keep a job, Nathaniel Ayes in the book The Soloist....   [tags: Schizophrenia, psychology, Nathaniel Ayes, ]
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Who is Miles Davis? - ... That fall he started a quintet, then joinded with Cannonball adderley. That year he recorded music in Paris. Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926 in Illinois to a family that was mega rich. Miles henry Davis was his dad, he worked as a dentist. The family moved to east St.louis in 1927. They got some of their money from a ranch they owned in Arkansas close to Pine Bluff, Which is where his dad and granddad are from. He started to love music when he was at church listening to Gospel music. His mom wanted him to learn and play the piano but his dad gave him a trumpet and that’s when he started lessons and playing at the age of 13....   [tags: jazz trumpeter, biography, soloist] 551 words
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The Importance of Function Over Form in the Classical Concerto - In the 18th century, the concerto was transformed into a viable instrumental genre to both demonstrate virtuosity as well as a cohesive character that embodied the natural. Though the series of changes from the Baroque concerto grosso to the Classical concerto were gradual and cannot be attributed to a single composer, the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a skillful representation of the genre in that era. Of particular interest in this concerto is the treatment of sonata form in the first movement....   [tags: Classical Music]
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David Garrett's Performance of He's a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt - The orchestral piece, He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt is the main theme from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This song was performed David Garrett, who is a professional musician. David has also performed the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which has some similarities to how he performs the piece to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Both songs have some differences and similarities about their performance quality even though they are both classical pieces come from a different time periods....   [tags: Main theme of Pirates of the Caribbean] 933 words
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Significance of Music Used in the Movie, A Clockwork Orange - The use of music as a motif in (Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange 1962)] creates a lens so that the viewer is able to recognize the trend that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex (Malcolm McDowell) clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence. The images that music create coincide the destruction of Alex’s identity, either through compliance to a group’s style of violence or through failure to embrace the similarity of group actions associated with violence....   [tags: films, cinematography] 1202 words
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Susan Botti, Jennifer Higdon, and Cindy McTee - ... This optional improvisation section allows the soloist the opportunity to incorporate many patterns and musical ideas that are not notated in the score, thus categorizing this section of the piece as indeterminate music. This section of the piece reaches a climax when we hear the unification between the soprano voice and the high strings with a repeated half step motive from G#-A. It is accompanied by a sweeping and rhythmic gesture in the middle and lower voices of the orchestra. This section demonstrates her attention to detail with regards to texture....   [tags: famous works, composers, 21st century] 2702 words
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music in africa - Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for special musical training....   [tags: essays research papers] 677 words
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Film Analysis: Beautiful Mind - Movies and other forms of popular entertainment sources have often presented varied information and as well as misinformation about schizophrenia, most specifically in regard to its negative portrayals, which can lead to confused public opinion. In summary, majority of movies and popular entrainment media sources portrays people with schizophrenia as violent and with homicidal and suicide thoughts. In addition, most characters in these media sources are portrayed as Caucasians, males, and with supernatural abilities (Gaebel, 2011)....   [tags: schizophrenia, mental illness]
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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras - Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]
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Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange - Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange Linking the fundamental conflict between individual identity and societal identity with musical imagery in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange creates a lens through which one can recognize the tendency that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]
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The Purpose of Music Conductor - Purpose of a Music conductor In your early childhood have you ever needed direction for something you understood, but needed guidance on how to do it. This is the life of a musician under a conductor. Musicians look to the conductor, as a child looks up to his or her mother and father. Conductors specialize in educating, teaching, and instructing Musicians to become better players. Without a conductor a music ensemble could not be successful. Becoming a music conductor is a very competitive task....   [tags: educating, teaching, and instructing musicians]
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Bells and Beats: Dido's Aria - “When I am laid in earth” is an aria written in the Baroque period. It is a lament featuring the character Dido that directly precedes her death. The aria it is written in repeated binary form, and the repetitions in this piece reflect the style of Purcell and of Baroque music as a whole. The aria is written in 3/2 time and the tempo marking is “larghetto.” The meter allows the piece to have weight, and this combines with the slow tempo is appropriate for the heavy emotion required in a lament....   [tags: Baroque period music] 793 words
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Concert Review of the Cabana Boys - Concert Review of the Cabana Boys The Concert involved a variety of instruments performed by the "Cabana Boys." Each of the band members included: alto and tenor saxophones, a trombone, a trumpet, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, and percussion. In the beginning, four songs were performed by "Bravo!" All of which were from the Disney motion picture soundtracks which included: "Circle of Life," "A Whole New World," "Colors of the Wind," "Bells of Notre Dame," "Out There," and the finishing of "Circle of Life." Two of the songs involved two soloists, one of the songs included three soloists, the other included one soloist, and the song "Out There" involved four so...   [tags: Music, Rock and Roll, Beatles, Latin American Musi] 320 words
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What´s Swing Jazz? - Swing Jazz, a subgenre of Jazz, was an unprecedented sound that has skillfully created an effect on the way we live today. In an article from a devoted Jazz website, Just the Swing, it is presented how Jazz was “revolutionary in its time period.” This is shown through how it was the first outlet that expanded into African American culture after desegregation was officiated. A corroboration within this statement is shown on Swingmusic.net’s : The History of Jazz Music Part II. This article adds to the idea of desegregation but concludes the idea of the “eclipsing” nature is what led to its success....   [tags: music revolution, sound, effects, culture] 1340 words
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Essay on Music - From the rock and roll music of today, to the jazz and big band music of the thirties, all the way to tribal drums and the chanting of monks, music is ever present in society. What is it about music that allows it to transcend time. Music is not something that can be easily explained. How would one define the way simple rhythms and melodies can create an entire world. Music is free and undefined. It is not hindered by language barriers, and its only boundaries are within the imagination of the musician or composer....   [tags: Music Musician] 438 words
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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev - Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]
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Miles Davis: One of the Greatest Jazz Musicians of All Time - It would be an understatement to say that Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Widely considered one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the history of music of the twentieth century, Miles Davis has played an integral role in shaping the sounds of jazz, one of the few uniquely and entirely American genres. Needless to say, the brilliant artistry that coolly flowed from his trumpet speaks for itself and clearly shows what a phenomenally inventive and talented musician he was....   [tags: Jazz Music Essays]
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Mozart's First Movement for Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K622 - ... Modern theorists examine the works as a unified effort. However, even since the earliest days of the style, theorists have chosen to focus on the contrast. In the early 18th century, the primary focus of theorists was textural contrast, different groups of instruments performing in different structural points. While the solo concerto became an established genre shortly after 1700, the formal structure of the first movement of the concerto was first discussed by theorists in the middle of the 18th century....   [tags: musical structure analysis] 1499 words
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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s - Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]
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The Violin and the Hardwood Floors - Quietly and carefully the young woman climbed into the car, she checked to make sure her long honey coloured gown didn’t get caught in the door, just like she made sure it didn’t drag on her way down from her apartment to the car. “Good evening Yara.” Joon-Ho spoke politely, when the car door closed. Yara looked at him and nodded to him as politely as he had spoken. “Good evening, how are you?” Joon-Ho smiled at his partner, they were going to perform for which ever charity Yara decided on for this month....   [tags: short story] 765 words
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Can Music Control Teens? - The importance of teens and their music is what get teens through their day. Everyday traveling down the halls of school there are hundreds of people with headphones. Teens listen to music everyday and most teens can not live without it. Music is what teens understand and it does not matter what type of music it is. What types of music do teens listen to. Some music that teens listen to are rap, rock, country, gospel, contemporary christian and much more. Do particular music genres affect teens and their attitudes....   [tags: Music Genres, Gospel Music, Teens]
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Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit - Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit, all are wonderful musical pieces in their own distinctive way. Jaco sounds like it derived from the traditional percussion music; yet, this particular piece created its own unique style of percussion. In fact, all of these musical pieces modified traditional music, and left a lasting impression on the music industry and on society, in general. Each piece makes one want to explore its origins and analyze the true meaning of its poignant message....   [tags: Papers] 1447 words
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The Concerto - The Concerto Since the Baroque era, the concerto has played a vital role in the music world. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a concerto is “a composition for one or more soloists and orchestra with three contrasting movements.” There are two main types: the concerto grosso and the classical concerto; both will be discussed later. While the term concerto is relatively easy to understand in context, when put into use the term becomes more complicated to define. The basic elements that make up a concerto include three movements with one movement usually dedicated for a solo instrument such as the piano or violin with orchestra accompaniment....   [tags: Music ]
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Fall Concert Review - On Thursday November 19, 2013 the UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci presented their Fall Concert under the direction of Dr. John M. Broman with accompanist Mrs. Mary Beth Hutcheson. This was their second performance of the week and it took place at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, Georgia at eight o’clock pm. The concert presented many pieces sung by either the UNG singers or Le Belle Voci. However each group had one piece and composer that they mainly focused on. Presenting them with as much passion and feeling as they could....   [tags: UNG Singers and Le Belle Voci] 740 words
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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris - In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ] 650 words
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You Play the What? Euphonium - As a musician one of the most frequent questions that I receive is, “What instrument do you play?” When I answer, the look on the persons face is a face of confusion. “What’s a euphonium?” they ask. This occurs not only to me, but to every euphoniumist who is ever asked this very question. Although the word euphonium is foreign to most people, the instrument is not. The euphonium, with its beautiful rich tone is the chief tenor soloist in the military and concert band. The euphonium is a conical-bore, baritone voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Greek word euphonos....   [tags: uncommon instruments, history and use today] 538 words
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University of North Texas Wind Symphony - On Thursday November 7th, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony performed a fantastic concert that incorporated pieces from many different styles and cultures. The ensemble’s ability to express the emotions and distinctive settings of each piece far exceeds its high reputation. The band began with Anthony O’Toole’s “Fanfare to ‘The Hammer’” (2013). The piece is a tribute to Hank Aaron or “The Hammer” an African American, who despite living in the time of segregation and racial uproar, rose up to become a professional baseball player....   [tags: concerpt report and review] 1269 words
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Miles Davis and the Evolution of Jazz -      Who was Miles Davis and why was he such an important element in the music of Jazz. Miles Davis, as we would know him, was born Miles Dewey Davis in Alton, Illinois on the 25th of May 1926 to a middle-class black family.. A couple of years later, Miles went on to St. Louis where he grew up. Since he was a youngster, Miles' hobby was to collect records and play them over without getting tired of them. Since his family knew Miles was so interested in the music of his time, primarily Jazz, for his thirteenth birthday Miles received his first trumpet, although he had been playing since the age of nine....   [tags: The Jazz Revolution]
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A Concert Performance to Remember - Teacher Comment: As a part of the requirement for this course, each student must attend two live performances and submit a concert report on each. The reports should demonstrate “Active Listening” and not be merely reviews or critiques. I am interested in the student’s experience at this particular performance. There is no obligation to use fancy terminology. Just tell me what happened, how it affected you, how this experience will influence your plans for future concert attendance. I am particularly moved by a report that helps me to relive the concert or one that makes me sorry that I missed it....   [tags: Journalistic Descriptive] 1091 words
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Life is Music - Life is music. Overflowing with fervent emotions, life is one, powerful, grand symphony. Every human organization, ranging from a group in a language arts class to a country, is an orchestra. Each person plays a different part of the song, with a unique flavor and purpose. If one asks any orchestra player what an orchestra is, one will most likely hear the words “selflessness,” “respect,” and “consideration.” Professional conductors, or leaders of any organization, do not glare at a player for missing a beat or playing a wrong note....   [tags: Music] 557 words
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Baroque Musical Arrangements - ... In “The Fairy Queen”, Henry Purcell’s bravura is frequently so astoundingly straightforward and direct that viewers may not notice the intricacies, subtleness, and refinement in the arrangement. Benjamin Britten made the argument that Purcell owned a superior awareness and understanding of the English verbal language than any other musician who composed. In his aptitude to intermingle script, sound, and musical structure into an entirely outstanding musical piece, he set himself separately as a unique baroque artist....   [tags: classical music and artistic periods] 658 words
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How My Current Extra Curricular Activities Will Help Me Achieve My Goals - Ever since I was a little girl, music has always been incorporated into my life one way or another. When I was younger, the sounds of my mother playing a complex Chopin melody on the piano always filled our home with such a warm vibrancy, and I can also recall in vivid detail my five-year-old self twirling inelegantly with my mother in the kitchen to the fixed rhythm of a Selena track as we made dinner. Being exposed to these moments in my life is what prompted me to join orchestra in the sixth grade and start the road to becoming the endowed violist that I am today....   [tags: the road to medical school] 637 words
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