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Listening to the Marsalis Brothers - Wynton and Branford Marsalis are jazz musicians as well as siblings. Wynton plays the trumpet and Branford is a saxophonist. Both brothers grew up in, arguably, the same environment despite the one year age difference (2014, Wynton Marsalis Enterprises). Yet, these brothers have a very distinctive difference in speech and their language and word choices. Two interviews by Fresh Air are analyzed to evaluate the linguistics of each brother. I decided to go about this assignment by making a table (table 1.) and marking how many times I heard or noticed these nine different vocal changes, as well as certain miscellaneous anomalies....   [tags: jazz music]
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Review of the Instructional Video Marsalis on Music: Tackling the Monster - Review of the Instructional Video Marsalis on Music: Tackling the Monster The video Marsalis on Music; Tackling the Monster is a very instructional video featuring Wynton Marsalis and Yo Yo Ma, which gives the viewer twelve efficient ways to practice and get better at any instrument. The twelve ways to practice are easy to understand, and if they are followed correctly they can greatly improve anyone’s playing ability. I was able to benefit from the Marsalis on Music video by applying the twelve ways to practice while playing the piano....   [tags: Video Review, Summary, Critique] 1033 words
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Louis Armstrong and The Jazz Mecca - The Jazz Mecca There’s a relaxing feeling that comes over me when I tune in to 90.9FM on the radio on my way to school. There aren’t many people my age that listen to jazz, though. I told a friend of mine to listen to a standard that I’d heard earlier that day, and he told me he turned it off as soon as he recognized the genre, telling me that “it’s old-folk music, I can’t take it seriously”. Although I didn’t take his comment to heart, I really thought about our generation and why jazz music isn’t as popular nowadays....   [tags: music, racism, poverty]
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Experiencing New Orleans Through Media - Visiting Maple Street The visit to the Maple Street Book Store was one of my first real introductions to the history of New Orleans. Walking in the neighborhoods of New Orleans – or walking anywhere in general, actually – gives one a different view of the sceneries than if one were to drive through the neighborhoods. The houses in New Orleans all have a distinctive flavor to them, and passing by John Kennedy Toole’s house on the corner of the street showed that even though he was this terrific writer, he was still somewhat normal and similar to everyone else....   [tags: New Orleans] 1760 words
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logic - Logical Fallacy Essay Magazine ads and commercials are the best ways to sell things. Their main goal is to sell the product and find the best ways to do so. First there is a product and then there is a setting for the product. By trying to bring these two aspects together logical fallacies are formed. For example comparing a comb to a porcupine, which is a false analogy. Through analyzing these magazine ads I will present the logical fallacies within the ads. These ads are from the October 2001 issue of GQ magazine; first ad portrays Michael Vick, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons....   [tags: essays research papers] 853 words
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Jazz Music: Bebop - Bebop is one of the most artistic styles of jazz music. Bebop gradually developed during the 1940’s. Bebop focused more on the freedom of creativity rather than rhythmic aspects. According to The Bop Era, it also gave soloists more room for “innovative improvisation” (Glass). Through the works of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other players we will discover how Bebop became such a prominent style during this era. Bebop is a “genre of American music originated in New Orleans around the 1900’s (The Definition of Jazz).” Bebop is a very unique style of music that comes from inspired passions of the mind....   [tags: Music ]
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Controversial Movements In Music - "The ultimate achievement for any culture is the creation of an art form" (Marsalis, Pg 3). Wynton Marsalis is a strong supporter of traditional jazz whose impression is that music should stay traditional. On the other hand, Herbie Hancock believes the opposite. For music to grow or become anything, the artist must experiment and try new things. Herbie Hancock's theories allow for the movement of jazz music from the traditional to a more progressive new form. He believes what makes history is what music reflects on....   [tags: Music] 1498 words
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Jazz: Still Got the Blues? - The interaction between Blues and Jazz can be discerned when the origins of both music are scrutinized. The development of one is hidden in the roots of one another and both use similar sound patterns for instance. In this paper the readers will be presented a brief history of Blues & Jazz within the similarities of the two. If we trace back to the history of Blues music, the impact of African-American tradition is seen quite apparently. Blues music evolved from the songs sung by West African griots, the southern Black American songs of sadness and despair, and more hopeful Christian spirituals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jazz - Jazz John F. Szwed resides in Connecticut, and he is currently a professor of anthropology, African-American studies, music, and American studies at Yale University. He has written seven books on music and African-American culture and numerous articles and reviews on similar subjects. Szwed has received honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship. Knowledge of jazz has fallen far behind its development. Most people do not know the facts on jazz, only some generalities and stereotypes....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1041 words
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Talented Jazz Musician: Harry Connick, Jr - ... The first component that influenced Harry Connick, Jr., to become a jazz musician was his family. Connick’s father met his wife, Anita, while he was in the navy. They later moved from New York back to New Orleans. There they opened a record store. Connick’s parent’s shared love for music influenced him towards the music industry (Anderson 2). Music was sort of in Connick’s blood. His family nurtured all of his interests. For example, Connick started playing the piano at age three. By the time he was five, Connick was a piano prodigy....   [tags: biography, influence, family] 798 words
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What Would the World Be Like Without Music? A Brief History of Music Through the Ages - Music is a Life Changer Imagine you and your friends are going to a movie at the theater. You all file in and sit down just as the opening credits start. It starts out as a black screen and slowly fades into a battle scene. One knight comes into the main focus of the audience. He is lying on the ground hit and is going to die. You can hear a voice from the screen reading dramatic dialog, but that’s all you can hear. No background sounds, no instruments, and no music only voices. What would it be like....   [tags: music is a life changer]
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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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The Influence of Jazz Around the World - Jazz music originated in the late 1800s in the southern area of the United States. Its’ specific birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the first genre of music to adopt other genres of music and blend them together. When the topic of music is brought up, many artists often refer to New Orleans as being the Melting Pot of Sound. Genres that were adopted by jazz are opera, folk music, blues, a variety of church music, ragtime, and African drumming. All of those sounds merged together and became the face of jazz....   [tags: Music]
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Love in Preacher’s Kid, by Stan Foster - “Daddy, can I come back home?” A repetitive quote in the heart-warming movie, “Preacher’s Kid”. Directed by Stan Foster, the film guides viewers through the rough life of this preacher’s kid. Angie King (LeToya Luckett), daughter of the bishop, Mr. King (Gregalan Williams), endures a rollercoaster ride as she leaves home to pursue her music career, as well as, pursue a romantic relationship with her bad boy, Devlin Mitchell(Durrell “Tank” Babbs). As Angie travels around the world, she begins to experience the trial and tribulations the real world brings, changing the way she feels about being away from home....   [tags: film] 1117 words
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A History of Jazz and Classical Music - Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both....   [tags: Jazz Classical Music] 1739 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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Duke Ellington: An American Legacy - Duke Ellington: An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innovators of the 20th century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Marian Devotion in the History of the Catholic Church - Marian devotion in the history of the Catholic Church has played an important role to enliven faith practice among believers. The devotional practices have been maintained from generation to the next because of Marian apparitions, miracles, and signs. The faithful eyewitnesses testify about Mary by their experiences and visions, so Marian powerful messages could be scattered, and such messages have become central theological cores of the devotion in each faith community. This is also true for Marian devotion in Vietnam....   [tags: la vang, apparitions, Mary's role]
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Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth - Interpretation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth If you were to ask any foreigner to name a Scots king, he would eventually mention Macbeth, and his knowledge would be based on Shakespeare's famous play. However, Shakespeare's drama was written more than 500 years after the real Macbeth was on the throne and the plot of the fictitious drama has somewhat overshadowed the true life of Macbeth....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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