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Physics of Drums - Dating back to the slave trade the drum has been used all over the world as a means of communication and self expression. Its broad variety of users includes the early African tribes and the Native Alaskan tribes, both using them for ceremonial purposes. The Africans brought drums with them to the Americas and helped to develop their popularity among American musicians. In the mid 1900’s drum sets were brought about. These revolutionary collaborations of percussive pieces started off with a pair of hi-hats, a bass and snare drum, and a couple of tom toms....   [tags: physics music drum drums] 385 words
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Culture in Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara - Culture in Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara In the poem “Piano and Drums” the poet Gabriel Okara depicts and contrasts two different cultures through symbolism of pianos and drums. The Poem is divided into four stanzas. The first two stanzas represent the “drum” culture and the second two stanzas show the “piano” culture. The description of the drums is in two stanzas, but is one sentence long. The first line of the first stanza: ‘When at break of day at a riverside’ Uses trochees to emphasize the deliberate broken rhythm....   [tags: Culture Symbolism Piano and Drums Essays] 1135 words
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Review of Rudy Tomedi’s No Bugles No Drums - Review of Rudy Tomedi’s No Bugles No Drums Rudy Tomedi presents his audience with a different view of the Korean War; one that is up close and personal. The oral histories told through edited transcripts in No Bugles No Drums: An Oral History of the Korean War, show the reader the Korean War through the eyes of the men who were active in combat. However, as Tomedi puts it, “firsthand accounts have their limitations, but they also catch things that often fall through the cracks of a conventional history” (Tomedi, vi)....   [tags: Rudy Tomedi Bugles Drums Essays]
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Review of Rudy Tomedi’s No Bugles, No Drums - Review of Rudy Tomedi’s No Bugles, No Drums What are the major wars in which the U.S. fought. A typical American might mention the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and most recently, the war in Iraq. However, one war absent from this list proved to be one of the most casualty-laden but least recognized by the American public as a significant war: the Korean War. In his book No Bugles, No Drums: An Oral History of the Korean War, Vietnam veteran Rudy Tomedi offers the personal memories of dozens of soldiers who participated in “the forgotten war.” It must be understood that if one is looking for a book that is extremely accurate...   [tags: Rudy Tomedi Bugles Drums Essays]
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The Drums Album Summertime - ... At that time they hired drummer Conner Hanwick and guitarist Adam Kessler. In October of 2009 their very first album was released called Summertime. In September 2010 it was broadcasted that Adam Kessler had left the band. According to the remaining members it was devastating at first when Kessler left with no clear circumstances. This in turn introduced Chris Stein on drums and Myles Matheny doing backup vocals as well as guitar. A couple of weeks later Pierce announced the band had produced the best song they had ever written....   [tags: indie, band, music, members, song] 600 words
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The History Behind Drums: Band life - ... There are a lot of things that need to do happen before someone plays the drums each night on tour. You need to put your drum set together and make them tune right, you need to find a comfortable seat and drum stool position, and you need to find the proper grip for your drumsticks. Just like any other instrument player, you will eventually be able to make random beats at the top of your head. So in the end it’s worth all the practice. The amount of money you would be making depends on what you do with your drumming career....   [tags: primitive tribal societies, drummers]
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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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Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie Literary Analysis - Siblings – the most annoying things in the world. They’re horrible, wonderful beings, and you would sacrifice anything for them in the end. In Jordan Sonnenblick’s novel Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, Steven Alper, the main character, learns exactly how wonderful, and horrible, it can be to have a younger brother. Steven is your typical 8th grader – he’s continuously vexed by his younger brother Jeffrey, he has a crush on a girl who doesn’t acknowledge his existence, and he plays the drums in the All-City Jazz Band....   [tags: Jordan Sonnenblick, Literary Analysis]
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Steel drums - The recording I listened to is called Carnival Favorites. It is Caribbean steel drum music. It is the majority of what people listen to and play in the Caribbean. It can be related to the genre of music known as techno. Usually a basic beat is repeated while a featured instrument such as steel drums plays a melody or song. Caribbean bands are mostly comprised of a drum set player, steel drum player, and a guitar and bass player. Other bands will add in other instruments such as a keyboard, bongos, or African drums....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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The Importance of Oral Traditions in African History - One of the most crucial aspects of the development of philosophy of African history has been a realization of the importance of the spoken or oral traditions in the framing and interpretation of African history. The oral tradition is a living, and dynamic organism within the African community, and the original element of oral traditional is djembe. The Djembe is a traditional African drum and is the symbolic instrument of the West African community. The Djembe is held on a high pedestal in the social communal aspect of the society’s daily routine, and is seen in many gatherings....   [tags: drums, culture, ceremonies] 1048 words
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Correlation Between Music and IQ in Children - ... Works Cited - Alleyne, R. 2009. The Telegraph: Playing a musical instrument makes you brainier. Date accessed: 2014/02/09. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6447588/Playing-a-musical-instrument-makes-you-brainier.html - Brice, M. 2012. Medical Daily: Study Confirms That IQ Tests Do Not Accurately Predict Intelligence. Date accessed 2014/04/12. http://www.medicaldaily.com/study-confirms-iq-tests-do-not-accurately-predict-intelligence-243971 - Brooks, M. 2013. Medscape Multispeciality: More Evidence That Benefits the Brain....   [tags: drums, academic ability, intelligence]
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Similar Characteristics between West-African and Cuban Music - This world is a big place. It is very diverse, in culture, beliefs, traditions, and even music. Music is an important part of this world; not just pop music and what many first world countries are used to, but music of the world as well, such as melodies in Cuba or Africa. These two countries share many characteristics in their music, despite being two very different places. From the melody, to the rhythm, and even the instruments and cultural practices, the countries of Cuba and Africa have both very similar traits in their music....   [tags: rhythm, melody, drums, beat]
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Therapeutic Use of Drumming Description - Music, as a form of therapy, has been steadily growing as an effective intervention for a diversity of populations. Drumming in particular, has been identified as a form of healing for centuries and remains a tradition in a variety of cultures to this day. In the field of Recreation Therapy, therapeutic drumming can prove to be an invaluable intervention in program development for select populations. There has been a substantial amount of clinical research that supports therapeutic drumming, much of which relates directly to recreational and rehabilitative purposes....   [tags: music therapy, drumming, drums]
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History of the Piano - The piano is an instrument that can be traced back through the centuries; there are no debates about that statement. Nevertheless, there are several different views on what begins the history of the piano. In his book, Pianos and their Makers, Alfred Dolge begins with the Monochord in 582 B. C., which was used by Pythagoras. However, Ernest Closson begins his History of the Piano with the clavichord and gives only five paragraphs to the influences from before. Everyone has their own interpretation of what the history of the piano is; however an instrument is just a piece of mechanical parts without the music that was played on it....   [tags: instrument, drums, square piano]
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Generating Real-Time Visual Meaning for Live Indian Drumming - Generating Real-Time Visual Meaning for Live Indian Drumming Abstract: In this essay, a system developed to generate visual meaning for live performed music is described. Specifically, this system is calibrated to respond to North Indian classical and folk drumming tradition, using custom designed digital musical interfaces, such as the Electronic Tabla and Electronic Dholak. A drum, when struck, does not generate its sound as a record of the force applied, but as an artifact of a physical response to that strike within the artistically controlled conditions of its material state....   [tags: Music Rhythm Drums Musical Essays]
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Influence of African Music in North American and Latin American Music - It is not possible for cultures to develop in a vacuum. Each culture is actually an amalgamation of the many cultures that have come before them. Sometimes the roots of certain traits are easily identified; other times the culture has to be stripped down to find them. Regardless, all cultures develop from something else. This can be especially true in the case of music. Many of the dominate traits found in North American and Latin American music can actually be traced back many generations to the African slaves brought to those countries....   [tags: jazz, culture, rhythm, drums]
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Universal Symbolism in Things Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a novel written to highlight the intriguing lives and misconceptions that are often identified with African culture. Achebe writes Things Fall Apart from the African view, a foreign perspective that sees westerners as the outsiders and Africans as the insiders. Focusing on a clan in lower Nigeria, Achebe profiles the clash of cultures that erupts when white Christians colonize and spread their religious ideals. Achebe is able to make his book so popular to the entire world because of his expert use of symbols like drums, locusts, and fire....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays] 1172 words
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Teach Work Sample Review and Results - After completing this Teacher Work Sample and reviewing the results from all of the assessments, I have learned a great deal of valuable information about my teaching and about the students’ learning that has made me further develop and grow as a future physical educator. One thing that I learned from my students’ learning is that all students’ progress, develop, and learn at different rates. From teaching this Drums Alive Unit, I noticed that some students were able to pick up on the Drums Alive skills and concepts right away while others needed more time to develop further on into the unit....   [tags: progress, teaching, learning, develop] 638 words
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World Music: The Emotional Effect of Music - ... This instrument is personal to the owner and it is generally not used by another musician. This instrument accompanies the drum to give a depth to the music. This instrument gives off a feeling of movement when accompanied with the African dance gives an even deeper meaning to the music. These instruments are important to the culture as they used this instrumental music to accompany a dance to express spiritual and cultural of their everyday lives. (12) The music clip that I have chosen features these two instruments for a feel of the climate and area of the country....   [tags: african, native american, culture]
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War Takes Over Everything in Walt Whitman’s Poem, Drum Taps - ... It seems that Whitman is addressing this pulse of drums in attempt to highlight the effect this war will have on the country. In this poem, I see the clear cry for battle as a cry by someone who is naïve and does not yet know what the ultimate cost of war will be. As a strong advocator against war, I am sure that Whitman was appalled at his fellow naïve Americans who believed the Civil War would consist of a few battles and few casualties. Whitman knew what other Americans realized after, that this war would be the bloodiest war in American history, as it was....   [tags: monopolizes, symbolizes, tumultuous]
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History of Percussion Instruments - History of Percussion Instruments There are few certainties about the percussion family. No one can say how many instruments it contains; few have agreed on playing techniques; and few could name one orchestral piece specifically written with percussion in mind. However, one thing is certain, percussion has been shown over time that it is not merely a matter of beating out rhythm (“ History of Percussion” 1). The family of percussion instruments is the first musical instrumentation introduced to the world....   [tags: Music] 920 words
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Native American Flutes - Although Native Americans are known for their voice being a vital instrument, most rituals, songs, and dances are accompanied by an assortment of instruments such as, drums, rattles, flutes. Every instrument has it is own meaning and a purpose. In this section, the significance of these instruments as well as their structure and functionality is explored. The drums are a vital aspect to the Native American culture; they understand the drum to be more than an instrument. In a web article written by Elisa Throp entitled, “The importance of drums to Native American culture”, Elisa says, “It is a Voice....   [tags: Native American Culture]
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Brief Summaries of 10 Songs by Entertainer Beyoncé - ... 3. Beyoncé – Irreplaceable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwViQxSJJQ&feature=share In this piece, Beyoncé is telling her man that she is so much better than him that she can get any man she wants. She is Beyoncé and she is moving on (snaps in a z formation). Irreplaceable is in B flat Major with accompaniment by guitar, drums, and the cello. 4. Beyoncé – If I Were a Boy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWpsOqh8q0M&feature=share The music video and the song both speak of a woman wishing she were in the place of her man so that he could see that how he was acting towards her and other women was not okay....   [tags: Pop, Music]
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Rhythmic Procedures and Rudimental Drumming - Rhythmic Procedures and Rudimental Drumming In history, drumming and the use of percussive instruments have had a significant role in people’s lives. Not only do the people who play these instruments enjoy them, but it is said that "there is as much pleasure participating in, as listening to and admiring an expert drummer’s improvisations". The use of drums has been recognized as being able to put people into spiritual trances throughout history. The drum is a musical instrument with great power and presence that gives the "pulse" or backbone to the music it is incorporated with....   [tags: essays papers]
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Analysis of Excerpt from Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities - In the excerpt provided from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, he provides and lacking description about his feelings toward the oncoming French revolution and how women function in that society. His language is vivid and paints a specific picture in the readers mind about the time and place of this story. However, his thoughts about the coming revolution are slightly unclear. Dickens begins the passage by stating “Saint Antoine turned himself inside out ad sat on door-steps and window-ledges, and came to the corners of vile streets and courts, for a breath of air”....   [tags: french revolution] 501 words
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Mathematics and Music: The Collision of Science and Art - The concept of the Renaissance man is somewhat of a lost ideal, replaced by the specialized philosophy of the industrial era. From the 14th to 17th centuries; however, it would be common to find a man with a profound knowledge of both the Arts, music, poetry, literature, art, and the Sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology. The Renaissance man embraced all forms of knowledge, and through a deep passion for both the Arts and Sciences, used each discipline to expand the other. Unfortunately, in the 21st century, this same philosophy is far gone....   [tags: golden ration, fibonacci numbers, renaissance]
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The Success of Bon Jovi's Album "Slippery When Wet" - ... The song is an endless loop that fades out at the end. This song was written by Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, and Desmond Child. This song became one of three big hits from this record. Third on the album is “Livin’ On A Prayer”. The song starts with the keyboard guitar and drums, and then there is talking that introduces the story being told. It highlights the struggles that are happening for people. There are some great guitar riffs and distortion. It has a verses/chorus composition. The song is a little bit slower to begin, but soon picks up the tempo, it is a great song to sing along because the lyrics are not distorted by the instruments, like you find with some other bands....   [tags: music, tracks, instuments]
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Walt Whitman and the Civil War - Walt Whitman is a famous poet in American history and the founder of free style of writing poem. He was well-known with his work of Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. Walt Whitman was inspired to write poems about Civil War and changed his style of writing after experiencing the horrible result of the war. Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Long Island, on May 31, 1819. He is the second son of eight siblings in the family. In his early life, Whitman received a formal education until age of 11 because he needed to help his father to support the big family....   [tags: american history, poet, drum-taps]
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Quantifiable Aspects of the Stūpas - There are six specific features of a stūpa that I am concerned with in this study. Figure 4.1 shows each of the features and only the railing is not labeled, but can easily be distinguished visually. These iconographic features are derived from actual features appearing on large actual stūpas, such as Sāñcī stūpa no. 1. The features appearing on the depicted relief stūpas mimic those found on their larger three dimensional brethren. Figure 4.1 The first of the features is the railing, or balustrade....   [tags: Architecture] 1701 words
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The North Indian Percussion Instruments - Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 1 2.0 History of the Instrument 2 3.0 Instrument Overview and Nomenclature 3 4.0 How it is Played 5 5.0 Styles and Traditions 17 6.0 Social Aspects and the Future of the Instrument 18 7.0 Glossary 20 8.0 Bibliography 22 1.0 Introduction This essay seeks to address a variety of aspects pertaining to the North Indian percussion instrument the Tabla with a primary focus on the nomenclature, notation, and styles used by Hindustani musicians throughout history....   [tags: nomenclature, notation, and styles]
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Saving the Wind People - “Bird I think it’s about time you earned your name.” Bird’s mother had mentioned to him only yesterday. The words echoed in his mind like the beat of the Indian drums echo through the sky. In the Wind Tribe in order to earn your name; you must do something to help the tribe. Bird has talked to his chief, Big Cloud, but all he said was to do something helpful. Big Cloud was an old man, and soon his son, Deer’stail would take his place. All Bird wanted to do was earn his name before his chief passed on....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1243 words
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Do Works of Literary Merit Both Reflect the Spirit of the Time and Challenge It? - One way that we gain knowledge about the past is through historical documents. However, literary works can also tell us a lot about the past and help expand our perspectives on a topic. Using stylistic features, authors manage to reflect and challenge the spirit of our time. Two writers that have managed to do that are Chinua Achebe in his novel Things Fall Apart and Marjane Satrapi in Persepolis. Achebe manages to express and show the reader what times were like during African colonization and disputes the previous assumptions that Africans were wild animals....   [tags: religion, power, colonization, revolution] 538 words
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The Potlatches of Northwestern Tribes - ... During these potlatches the events is traditionally marked by ceremonial dances and also by songs. The songs get an extra effect by providing whistles, rattles, and specific vocal utterances. Whistles are associated with the spirits. A main element used by the Northwest coast is the beat of a drum. They are known to play individual hand drums with one another instead of playing a one giant drum like in the Great Plains. Some people of the Northwest Coast use the drum to indicate the presence of spirits....   [tags: ceremonial, spirit, raven rattle] 559 words
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Recording Techniques for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - Recording techniques for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon The album The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd was an album that pushed the boundaries on multi-tracking and tape looping, as well as mixing in1973. The engineer, Alan Parsons, use many unusual techniques to help create the sound that we know and love. Which landed the album on the charts for 750 weeks. Dark side of the moon was first lead engineering job Alan had with Pink Floyd and only took a year to record. To record this album an EMI console, a 16-track tape machine, a Fairchild limiters, and an EMT plate reverb were used....   [tags: clocks, frequency translator, guitar]
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What does Samba Represents to Brazil? - The mass of almost one hundred thousand is edgy. The night is hot, humid, and alive with a feeling in the air so palpable you can almost trace it with your finger. The bleachers are filled to maximum capacity, along a mile-long stretch of paved roadway adjacent to an old brewery. People from all races, classes, and countries are celebrating together at the culmination of the orgiastic, pre-Lenten, hedonistic festival of Carnival. Soon, the first marchers proceed down the corridor to the booming cacophony of bass, snare, and friction drums....   [tags: Music History ]
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Cumbia The Folk Music of Colombia - Cumbia the Folk Music of Colombia For Colombians, Cumbia is the best representation of our three ethnic backgrounds such as Colombian Indigenous, Africans and Spanish. Each culture brought its own language, corporal expressions, and passion. Cumbia was the product of history of pain and humiliation in the colonization time. In this paper, I will to share with you the importance of Cumbia music as an expression of culture and national pride for Colombians. Cumbia is a dance that evokes legendary ancestors, that has been passed from generation to generation....   [tags: dance, africans and spanish culture]
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Personal Opinion of Popular World Music - Kecak is a form of Balinese dance that originated in the 1930s. It is also known as the “Ramayana Monkey Chant” because of the way the song is performed. Men are typically the ones that perform this piece of music. On CD 2 the song “Kecak” stuck out to me in a good way than the others. I say this because I really like the way it starts off. It starts off slow then speeds up. Also I like the fact that there are no instruments used in the piece. The musicians’ voices make the music and that really stands out the most to me....   [tags: music, voices, instruments, dance]
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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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Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba - ... As the first song got under way, Cissokho began to sing as well. His voice was slightly rapsy, and most of his language was of his native tongue, possible from the Mande speaking tribe. In the first song, it was less of a traditional rock song, and more of a jazzy rock song, because the introduction of the electric guitar as well. As the second song began, I began to pay more attention to the mix of the kora, which had a beautiful tribute to Senegal on the back, surrounded by what looked like to be white pebbles or stones....   [tags: band music review] 794 words
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Case Study on 1uptoys - ... This Mannak believed was where the gap in the market was and it was his intentions to fill the gap with 1uptoys products. It was noted in the case study that it was the end of 2005, at a time when the world was not yet familiar with Wii and Guitar Hero. Strategic capability: Reading the case study it doesn’t do any actual SWOT analyses. To look at the organization in a strategic capabilities it is important that SWOT is performed. This will help understand where 1uptoys are and how the organization is progressing....   [tags: market, consumer, opportunities, challenges] 908 words
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Native American Music - Native American music has many different musical styles. Within every Native American tribe there is a variety of musical styles and instruments. In response to the research that I have conducted, there are three main musical styles that are going to be my point of focus. The Sioux Grass Dance, the Zuni Lullaby, and the Iroquois Quiver Dance are the principal methods which contribute to Native American music. The Sioux Grass Dance is considered to be the most popular style of Native American Music....   [tags: essays research papers] 476 words
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English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance? By Jack Mapanje - English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance. By Jack Mapanje The poem ‘Haven’t I danced the big dance?’ by Jack Mapanje concerns the traditional rain dance of a proud tribesman. The modern representation of his dance that he sees today provokes this nostalgic and emotional response. The speaker, a formal tribal rain dancer, is thinking back to the time when he used to dance this traditional dance, and looking at the new generation, dancing only for show, with sadness. The poem is divided into three stanzas, the two first ones being dedicated to the past, when he was a dancer, and the last one to the present....   [tags: English Literature] 1169 words
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Percussion - Drums are among the oldest musical instruments. The best known of percussion instruments, they are found throughout the world and in a great variety of shapes and sizes. A drum normally consists of a skin or other membrane, called a head, which is stretched over an enclosed space or over one or both ends of a hollow vessel. Exceptions include the African slit drum, made from a hollowed-out tree trunk, and the Caribbean steel drum, made from a metal barrel. Drums are usually played by the hands or by one or two sticks....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley’s passage narrating a fertility rite conveys his reverence and awe for both the ritual and the people of the Old World. Huxley’s passionate imagery is aided by inspired diction and precise narrative pacing to evoke the excitement and sanctity of the affair. Through his voice comes realization of the ritual as genuine and crucial to a culture; this is in stark contrast to the baseless practice of the Solidarity Service held in the New World. The imagery in the passage is focused upon the participation of the people in the fertility ritual – its effect portrays a ceremony of the utmost sacredness....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 924 words
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Genre History: Blues - ... Towards the end of the 19th century, music brought over to the states by African slaves began to develop. Work songs, chants and shouts were the beginnings of the earliest form of blues: Delta blues. Delta blues was so called after the Mississippi Delta, where the towns and plantations that the original blues men and women worked were located. “The guitar and the harmonica were the primary tool of the Delta bluesman, mostly due to the ease of carrying them around, and many of the musicians of the Early Blues era (1910-1950) were sharecroppers, or worked on one of the many plantations that were located across the Mississippi Delta.” (Gordon, 2014) As well as guitar and harmonica, homemade...   [tags: african slaves, work songs, chants] 674 words
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Heart of the Ghetto - College Admissions Essay - Heart of the Ghetto I hear the heart of the Ghetto beating like the thunder of an army of ancient kettledrums. In it dwells the passion for prosperity, the power of peace, and the promise of pain. All of these components intertwine tightly as if to form a fine cloth; In this case a quality individual. The promise of pain, the pulse of the heart and the element, which is not self-explanatory, Exists because only in enduring suffering does one grow stronger. As the person grows stronger the heartbeat grows stronger....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 181 words
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Can Nano Technology Help Clean Up Oil Spills in the Ocean and Seas? - Oil spills has been an ongoing problem worldwide. Also, on a minor case it creates a hazardous effect on the environment. It is also very dangerous to the animals and their habitat. Most of the time, the damage it causes is irreversible. So the animals lose their homes causing them to be endangered. Increasing the quantity of oil drilling and oil shipping can certainly lead to a lot of oil spills. Existing strategies of cleaning up oil spills are not up to the task. Magnetic engineering (Nanotechnology) may well be the answer....   [tags: nanoparticles, oil spill, magnetic engineering]
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