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Saul Bass, The Screenwriter of Design - In the 1940s, much was changing in the world due to the effects of World War II, specifically in the parts of Europe. Suffused with dictators and totalitarian governments the artists of the era wanted to escape the environment and embark upon a new journey and a fresh start. America during that time was a capitalist with a culturally and ethnically rich background in music, films and fashion. This was the best opportunity for the artists to visit America. Thus a group of artists with their modernistic approach, went to New York City and started a new wave known as the “The New York School”....   [tags: modernistic art, design, saul bass] 1568 words
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Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass - Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass Five years ago you could have found me hiding under my covers, praying to a god that I no longer believe in with my eyes shut tightly—but not anymore. These nights I offer up a two minute thanksgiving for the sake of karma; I look out into the darkness and I recognize the shadows as objects in my house rather than the faces of my dead grandfathers. It feels good to open my eyes, but I’ve traded in that old ignorant twinkle for a steady calmness. I still duck and cover when an insect the size of my pupil is within five feet of me, but from a distance I know that I am not so different from the tiny creature....   [tags: Hunting Women rick Bass Essays] 841 words
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The Electric Bass - The creation of the electric bass, or an electric guitar envisioned double bass, has revolutionized the way music is both written and performed and will continue to be a driving force behind virtually every genre of music. Even though the electric bass* can be seen as a necessary creation in order to match the ever-increasing volume of live music, especially rock, it can also be viewed as a breath of fresh air and new outlook on acoustic instruments. The electric bass has both physically and functionally had an interesting development since its birth, but one thing for certain is that even trailing behind the electric guitar at first, this instrument has stepped away and cemented its place i...   [tags: Music ]
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History of the Electric Bass Guitar - Bass Guitar The most famous Bassist in the world is Sir Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney is a former band member of The Beatles. The first electric bass guitar was introduced in the 1930s by a man named Paul Tutmarc from Seattle, Washington. The first models of electric bass guitars were Model 736 Bass Fiddle. The company only made one hundred of these guitars. The electric bass guitar consists of a neck and body, and the bridge, tuners, pickups, strings, and amplification makes this instrument the backbone of a song....   [tags: manufacturers, musicians]
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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing - When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]
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Bass Fishing: A Lifestyle - Some people consider bass fishing a sport, but for most fishermen it’s a lifestyle. People have been bass fishing since the beginning of time for different reasons. Bass fishing has evolved over the years from using a sapling and some string to the high tech rod and reel technology, as well as sonar fish-finders. For modern day fisherman fishing is a lifestyle that may require a wealth of money depending on what kind of bass fishing someone wants to do. People will less wealth just fish from the bank, but for the luckier individuals that are able to own a boat, fishing is easier, and more fun....   [tags: Outdoor Sporting]
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A Guide to Basic Bass Fishing Techniques - When it comes to bass fishing techniques, there is a plethora of information out there that can be confusing for the beginning angler to sort through. By understanding just a few basic techniques, you can cut through all of the information and get the fundamental knowledge that you need in order to successfully catch your first bass. Then as you gain experience, you will be able to build upon the basics that you have learned to become an expert bass fisherman. Clear Water Bass Fishing Techniques Some anglers say that fishing in clear water is the toughest situation for catching bass....   [tags: clear water, colored bait ]
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Bass Guitar: Origins - Bass Guitar: Origins In terms of guitars, the bass guitar is one of the “newest” instruments. The bass guitar, however obvious it may seem, was not derived from the guitar. Electrical guitars were created from acoustic guitars, while bass guitars were actualized from the double bass instrument. These instruments were at first known as electrical bass instruments or the electric bass. The double bass instruments are colossal classical instruments that have been around for hundreds of years. They are played with the instrument placed in a vertical position on the ground and the musician using a bow across the strings....   [tags: Music]
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Sam Bass - The Sun is slowly sinking. Birds are ceasing to sing. You should be asleep, but instead, you’re wondering if you will. There’s no way to earn money, you are going to have to find another way to help yourself. Forget about sleeping in a house, the cold ground is your bed. All of your “friends” have vanished, your canteen is dry, and if you go into town, you will surely be shot. Once you go wrong, you can’t go back, because you’re wanted. Dead or alive. Sam Bass was born to Daniel and Elizabeth Jane Sheeks Bass on July 21, 1851 near a small town called Mitchell, Indiana....   [tags: horses, farm, horse races, hero, criminal]
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Striped Bass of New York State - The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also known as the striper or rockfish, can be identified essentially by the darkish horizontal bands across its silver body. Striped bass can grow to over four feet long (122 centimeters), weigh over fifty pounds (23 kilograms) and live up to thirty years. The New York State record for a striped bass is a 76 pound fish (34 kilograms) caught off the coast of Montauk in 1981. The biggest striped bass on record is a 125 pound fish (56 kilograms) caught off the coast of North Carolina in 1891....   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 933 words
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Sam Bass: Robin Hood or Thief? - The Sun is slowly sinking. Birds are ceasing to sing. You should be asleep, but instead, you’re wondering if you will. There’s no way to earn money, you are going to have to find another way to help yourself. Forget about sleeping in a house, the cold ground is your bed. All of your “friends” have vanished, your canteen is dry, and if you go into town, you will surely be shot. Once you go wrong, you can’t go back, because you’re wanted. Dead or alive. Sam Bass was born to Daniel and Elizabeth Jane Sheeks Bass on July 21, 1851 near a small town called Mitchell, Indiana....   [tags: People]
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Sam Bass - Spencer Nottingham 11/25/99 Language Arts Per 8 Sam Bass Two Column notes Location Guardians Biographical Information • Sam Bass was born in the town of Mitchell Indiana on July 21, 1851. • Later Bass Moved to the state of Texas where he took up the business of train robbing • Sam's parents died when he was a youth, his mom Jane, in 1861, Dad Daniel, in 1864....   [tags: essays research papers] 938 words
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George Bass - As I walked to the Daly Science Center from Benson Memorial with a stomach full of ridiculously expensive cheap food, I expected the lecture of Dr. Bass to be more or less of a rehashing of what he spoke to our class about earlier in the day, albeit with a few more and older people watching. My first surprise came as I opened the door of lecture hall 206 and saw all the students sitting on the stairs. I myself was relegated to sitting at the very top of the stairs, near the door, with other students sitting on nearly every stair all the way down....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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Bass Fishing 101 - Tight Lines The fog drifts lazily above the murky swamp water as I slowly ease my boat toward an ancient, moss covered cypress tree. A bullfrog croaks its early morning greeting and somewhere off in the distance an unknown creature screeches as the hair on the back of my neck stands on end. The old tree was the site of a recent battle between a monstrous black bass and me. A battle in which the big bass taught me a valuable lesson in humility. I have a lot more respect for her and her kind. She never gave up the fight at any time during our encounter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bass Pro Shops Business Analysis - Primary Problems/Decisions to be made: Bass Pro shop started as an 8-foot-long display area in the back of a liquor store in 1971 and has expanded into a Fortune 500 company that employs over 8,800 employees and has annual sales estimating somewhere around $1.25 billion today. The question at hand is: should Bass Pro Shops continue to expand, and if so at what rate should they. The primary problems they might face when expanding are as follows. Could expansion hurt their brand image and if so how....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1266 words
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Descriptive Essay- Describing Bass Guitar - Description paper You can describe an object a few ways. Depending on what that object is, you have to decide on the best manner of analyzing it. If you were describing a musical instrument like a bass or guitar, the physical description might be sufficient. However, to a musician there's a lot more to it. Sitting in a music stand in the corner of a room right now is a bass. This bass looks very simple to the eye, but actually has a lot more detail than you think. To the normal eye, someone sees a smooth body shape with a long wooden neck overlapping and continuing vertically up....   [tags: description essay, observation essay] 433 words
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Description and Analysis of Big Fat Wires - Although you’ll never think about them consciously, you are incessantly bombarded by their low-frequency, percussive sound. Rest assured that you continually hear them on the radio, on your favorite TV shows, and in TV commercials. You hear them when you’re in restaurants and in nightclubs; you hear them in dramatic scenes in movies and at open-air concerts; you hear them when you’re shopping at your local grocery store and clothing boutique . . . and you even hear them when you’re in an elevator ascending to your hotel room on the nineteenth floor....   [tags: basisst, bass guitar, strings] 1031 words
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Jamaican Popular Music Between 1961 and 1965 - The term Ska is used to describe a style of Jamaican popular music between 1961 and 1965 as noted by Kenneth Golang, a traditional ska band consisted of piano, guitars, bass, drums, saxophone and brass. This essay will discuss the key musical and lyrical characteristics of Ska music. We will briefly examine some of the musical styles that influenced the session musicians and composers working in Jamaica’s recoding industry at the time of the development of Ska. We will then go on to look at the musical and lyrical characteristics of three ska recordings....   [tags: ska, kenneth golang, guitars, bass]
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Comparing First Dates in Sotto's Oranges and Wetherell's The Bass, the River, and Shelia Mant - First Dates in Sotto's Oranges and Wetherell's The Bass, the River, and Shelia Mant Everyone is born with innocence and they gradually gain experience through lessons learned in life; some people may gain more that others. Not all lessons in life are dramatic or negative, some may be subtle, positive, or even life altering; however, no matter how small or big, they do alter one's perspective on things and help them to gain experience, which will be with them forever. These experiences may be gained through love, war, or death, but in some way or another they have changed one's point of view....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Success of the Willie Nelson Concert Experience - ... An example of a electric bass would be the one I played in the WNE. The electric bass was the only bass that the school could provide for the band but we also felt it had the right sound for the job. Page 2 In the outdoors, you don't have electrical power so you cant plug in a amplifier. The acoustic bass is a hollowed bass to have a much louder sound than the electric bass without a amplifier. Sometimes the wholes in the bass are called F-holes because they are shaped like a F. There are also acoustic-electric basses which can be plugged into a amplifier or played and heard clearly without....   [tags: guitar, music, country] 813 words
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The Life and Influence of Musical Innovator Larry Graham - Larry Graham is a true musical innovator. Graham’s influence on contemporary music is profound, as a member of Sly & the Family Stone, later as founder of Graham Central Station, and a featured musician on a number of influential recordings. Graham is credited as being the inventor of slap bass. This technique has become a basic playing style for most bass players1. Graham’s innovative style of playing is what made Sly & the Family Stone one of the most influential and highly regarded funk bands....   [tags: music, biography] 1744 words
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The Language of Eudora Welty's Losing Battles - The Language of Eudora Welty's Losing Battles In his essay, "The Languages of Losing Battles", Mr. Bass contends that the form of language used by two major characters in Eudora Welty's Losing Battles, Julia Mortimer and Granny Vaughn, serves as a challenge to the "male-authored decrees" (Bass) found throughout the book. Julia's idioms are "teaching, writing, and books," (Bass)while Granny Vaughn, on the other hand, uses oral language to transmit family history. While Julia's province is one of ideas and abstraction in the written word, Granny Vaughn's stories are concrete, empirical, and rooted in actual events and real people....   [tags: Eudora Welty Losing Battles]
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Children in the Woods and Why I Hunt - In the essay “Children in the Woods”, Barry Lopez discusses how he encourages children to take an interest in wildlife and nature conservation. His methods include taking children on walking tours through forests while prompting them to make observations. Lopez places special emphasis on the abundance of knowledge that can be gained through observation. Lopez emboldens children to use their imaginations while discovering nature instead of relying on the author’s “encyclopedic knowledge” (Lopez 735)....   [tags: wildlife, nature conservation, Barry Lopez]
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Transformational & Transactional Leadership - Introduction Over the past twenty years, an abundant body of researches have been done to review transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Burn (1978) was the first person to introduce and conceptualize the concept of transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Bass (1985) based on Burn’s concept and deepen his notion with modifications, which stated that one of the best frameworks of leadership is transformational or transactional, but not opposing to each other. Followed by Bass and Avolio (1994), they provide the idea of these two leaderships and generalize them into the development of global economic world....   [tags: Comparison, Management, Effectiveness]
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Personal Leadership Critique - Bernard M. Bass was a distinguished professor emeritus in the School of Management at Binghamton University and a member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College in Florida (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2009). Bass was the founding director of the Center for Leadership Studies at State University of New York, as well as the founding editor of The Leadership Quarterly journal (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc., 2009). In 1949, Bass obtained a PhD in Industrial Psychology from Ohio State University....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership - Introduction Over the past twenty years, an abundant body of researches have been done to review transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Burn (1978) was the first person to introduce and conceptualize the concept of transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Bass (1985) based on Burn’s concept and deepened his notion with modifications, which stated that one of the best frameworks of leadership is transformational or transactional. Following Bass and Avolio (1994, p....   [tags: Leadership ]
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An Open Invitation to Delroy's World - An Open Invitation to Delroy’s World Delroy grew up in Brooklyn, New York in the nineteen sixties and is an automotive technician by trade. He is a successful owner and operator of an auto repair business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to that, he is a self-taught musician and singer whose forte is playing the bass guitar. The door to his music sanctuary is usually closed to everyone, but me and the members of his band. However, today he has chosen to extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to explore his world of music....   [tags: Personal Description, New York] 737 words
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Baroque Music Characteristics - Baroque Period (1600-1750) Baroque Music Characteristics 2 Rhythm •Most baroque music has an easily recognizable strong, steady pulse, and continuity of rhythm. •Patterns of rhythmic sequences permeate much of Baroque music. •Rapid changes in harmony often makes the pieces feel more rhythmic. •Dance rhythms were frequently used in multi-movement form pieces. •Dotted rhythms were widely used. Harmony •Figured Bass—a system of numbers placed under the music—was developed to indicate clearly the harmonies that should be played with each note indicated in the bass line....   [tags: Music ] 526 words
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A theoretical Philosophy of Leadership - As these new theorists embark on the question of leadership, they subsequently have declared leadership a result of relational interactions that is highly complex in nature based upon the dynamic interaction of socialization rather than isolated activities of one or several persons in authoritative positions. These interactions move in varying directions vertically, and horizontally, as tension driven processes of interaction based on complex rather than singular variables (Lichtenstein et al., 2006)....   [tags: Organisational Management, Leading]
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The Life of Pianist Ju-Fang - ... He was a finalist and prize winner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition in NYC and was the first co-first place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Completion. Additionally, he distinguished himself as the first double bass player to ever win the grand prize overall and first prize for double bass at the Solo Competition. Born and raised in Turkey, Orhon began playing the double bass at the age of 12 and spent much of his youth touring Europe with the Mediterranean Youth Soloists....   [tags: musicality and virtuosity, ] 647 words
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Comparison Between Metal and Grunge Music - The musical genres for metal and grunge are often mistaken for the same genre. Many people make this mistake because the two are often loud, and the person listening to it does not give the music a chance to show its differences. Nevertheless, the two genres of music have some similarities, but also several important differences. One similarity that the two genres share is their guitar tones. Both of these genres use extreme amounts of distortion in their guitar playing. Both also have the high settings on their amps set to a higher level than their mids, to give the guitar tone a crisp crunchy sound....   [tags: Music] 462 words
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Reading the Landscape and Reading a Human - The narrator was eight years old and her brother was three when her mother died. They were raised by their father, maternal grandfather, and an old ranch hand named Chubb on land fenced in order to keep other people's cattle out and the wilderness in. On some nights, she recalls, the two children would go running through the moonlight, “through owl-call and cricket-chirp and frog-bellow… There is no other way to explain it: we'd run until Mother was alive. It was like blowing air on a fire, bringing coals to flame....   [tags: humanity, nature, landscape]
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The Visual Language of Cinema - In the 1950s, the movie and broadcast design industries incorporated traditional graphic design with the dynamic visual language of cinema. Today, the creation of film titles and television graphics are mainly created by motion graphic designers. The first pictures that the viewer experiences is a film’s opening titles. Opening titles have grown as a style of experimental filmmaking in motion pictures, since the 1950’s. In films, the opening credits make the context of a film and establish assumptions about its tone and atmosphere....   [tags: graphic design, film]
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Becoming a Better Fisher - Becoming a Better Fisher Fishing can be well known for many things. Some include fishing as a competitive sport, whether it be for game or non-game fish. Some include fishing as a hobby. Some may even include fishing as a survival technique that can be used to catch fish for a source of food. Whatever the reason it may be, it is best to always prepare and decide on the location, check the weather forecast, and know the surrounding area. Becoming a better fisher requires appropriate fishing gears, selection of baits to use, and proper techniques....   [tags: Competitive Sport, Hobby, Survival Technique]
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Organizational Structure and Leadership at Clinton Massie High School - Clinton Massie High School (CMHS) is a public Ohio high school situated in a rural setting in Clinton County. The average daily membership is 573 students. Of the 573 students, 97 percent are white, 2 percent are Hispanic and 1 percent is multi-racial (Ohio Department of Education, 2013). 25 percent of students are classified as economically disadvantaged (2013). A reason for the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students was due to the recent closing of DHL package Delivery Company....   [tags: transactional and transformational leadership]
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Beats by Dr. Dre: Not the Average Headphones. - What brings out the best music listening experience for people. How can we achieve that optimal listening experience. The best listening experience, differs to many people because some believe the best experience from music comes from the bass, some prefer dynamics and the highs and lows, others enjoy noise cancellation and the rest enjoy all of the aspects listed. Whatever the sound preference might be, there must be a worthy headphone in the market that addresses all these aspects of the music to bring out the best experience....   [tags: Music ]
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Several Terms to Describe The Musical World - There are several terms to describe the musical world throughout the years. Some of these terms are Sonata Form, Polyphony, and word painting. The terms from the twentieth century seem to be the most frequently used because they are more modern than the previously mentioned terms. These terms are Impressionism, Expressionism, and Minimalism. There are various composers that have implemented these terms into their music. Claude Debussy used Impressionism, Arnold Schoenberg used Expressionism, and Steve Reich used Minimalism....   [tags: sonata,expressionism, impressionism,minimalism]
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Analysis of the Song Strangers in the Night - The song “Strangers in the Night” was composed by Bert Kaempfert and lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. The song was made in 1966 and falls under the genre of traditional pop. Traditional pop proceeded after the big band era. Big band or, the swing era, began in the 1920s and ended in the 1950s. Big bands consisted of a 17-piece instrumentation which were made up of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, and a four piece rhythm section (composed of drums, bass, piano, and guitar)....   [tags: big band, culture, music] 574 words
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Legacy Information Systems - Nowadays businesses encounter numerous obstacles in their organizational architectures. Antiquated legacy information systems (LIS) and shifting business activities encompass the chief motivations for organizations to modernize (Syntel, 2008). Some of the chief concerns in NASCIO’s 2008 national survey on legacy systems were restricted or unavailable software maintenance/upgrades, incapability to improve or alter applications, limited knowledge of legacy application tools, non-existent documentation, and the capacity to enrich or modify security safeguards (NASCIO, 2008)....   [tags: technology, business, migration] 1806 words
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Transformational Leadership - ... and Zorn, T.E. (1995), “Empowerment in organizations: employees’ perceptions community”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 78 No. 1, pp. 39-46. Conger, J. and Kanungo, R. (1988), “The empowerment process: integrating theory and practice”,Academy of Management Review, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 471-482. Corporation, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY. decision making”, Human Relations, Vol. 47 No. 8, pp. 911-928. Dirks, K.T. and Ferrin, D.L. (2002), “Trust in leadership: meta-analytic findings and implications for research and practice”, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol....   [tags: Positive Employee Impact, Morals]
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Hard Rock Music on the Go! Sony Headphones Bring It All - The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony Inc needs no introduction. All its products are exclusive and speak for itself. Sony is not only well known for its televisions, music systems, laptops, and Smartphones but also is very popular with its headphones. The transducers, with its high sound quality, add to the accurate frequency range produced by the headphones giving complete pleasure to the listener’s ears. The headphones from Sony create crystal clear audio input to produce crisp and clear sound....   [tags: music listening devices] 597 words
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The Study of Leadership and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire - “The study of leadership rivals in age the emergence of civilization, which shaped its leaders as much as it was shaped by them. From its infancy, the study of history has been the study of leaders- what they did and why they did it.” (Bass,1990) “..the transformational leader articulates the vision in a clear and appealing manner, explains how to attain the vision, acts confidently and optimistically, expresses confidence in the followers, emphasizes values with symbolic actions, leads by example, and empowers followers to achieve the vision (Yukl, 2002) Yukl, G....   [tags: Leadership, MLQ, ] 2009 words
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Pachelbel's Canon in D and Barber's Adagio for Strings - The two pieces chosen for this paper are particularly famous and are recognizable audibly, if not by name, by the majority of western populations. Pachelbel’s Canon in D was virtually forgotten from the 1700’s until it was rediscovered in 1919 by Gustav Beckmann. It gradually gained publicity, and burst into the popular culture after being used as the score for a movie, it is now by far the most famous canon and of the most well known pieces of baroque music. The canon is a musical form popular in the Baroque period and is characterized by imitative counterpoint in which multiple voices, in this case violins, play the same piece of music but start at different times and in different keys....   [tags: Music]
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Drums and Drummer Boys During Times of War - There are many famous and important people who were a part of the Civil War and drummer boys are some of those people. R.C. Murphy said, “When most people think of the Civil War, they think of famous generals or battles fought or how politics entered into an Army operation. But when I think of the War Between the States, I think of quite possibly the most important member of either side--that is the drummer.” Drums and drummer boys played a crucial role in wars, mainly in the Civil War. The first time that drums were used in America in battle was during the Revolutionary war and they were used for several different reasons....   [tags: civil war, violence, battle]
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High-Education Institutions Hold a Stable Role in Sociaty - Throughout history higher education institutions have had a stable role in society. This is primarily due to their steadfast mission, management, and organizational infrastructures. Although funding and appropriation have decreased, trends show that during periods of economic downturns student enrollment levels increase. (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education). However, many higher education institutes experience a wide variety of challenges during financial crisis. As individuals in the work force and business arena seek to develop human capital, professional development and advanced degrees, colleges and universities are forced to diversify competitiveness....   [tags: innovation, student, leadership] 1687 words
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Strategic Plan for A Chronically Low-Performing School - Introduction “Traditionally, the low- performing label has been applied with a broad brush to “bad” schools having a wide range of perceived deficiencies: low academic expectations and achievement, high dropout rates, lack of discipline, inadequate facilities, and demoralized staff” (Lashway, 2003). The federal government with the indoctrination of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provided an official definition of chronically low performing schools. The definition consist of schools that have not met their Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) in reading and math over a four year period....   [tags: Education]
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Diversity in Western vs Eastern Transformational Leadership - B.M. Bass developed a study in 1985 on leadership in the western world which focused on western leaders and how they influenced their subordinates. What he found was that leaders across organizations shared similar attributes. He referred to this style as “transformational leadership”. Through this style, leaders “inspire followers to transcend self-interest for the good of the organization and can have an extraordinary effect on their followers” (Robbins & Judges, 2012:188). Bass discovered that cultures that used this leadership style placed importance on the development of individual’s work performance within organizations....   [tags: Confucian Ideology, Motivational Skills]
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The Legacy of John F. Kennedy - Our Fellow American The late president John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can” (“John F. Kennedy” BrainyQuote.com). Kennedy was a young and fresh political figure at the time of his election in 1960. The thirty-fifth president of the United States was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the youngest president ever, as well as the first and only Roman Catholic president (Bass, et al.). His presidency was shortened by an assassin on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Charisma, American History]
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The Baroque Period: Then or Now? - As humans, we constantly wonder why. Why did this happen. Where did this come from. Music plays a central role in our society and our culture and so we must ask ourselves: where did it come from. The Baroque period has had a tremendous impact on modern day music. The Baroque period gave birth to dozens of musical inventions and innovations including an increased reliance on discordance and the institution of 7th chords and inversions. For these reasons and many more, we can agree that the Baroque period has been a strong influence on modern day music and even our lives....   [tags: bach, vivaldi, handel]
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