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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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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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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 - ... After 1400 however, the keyboard slowly started to become a solo instrument. The instrument that helped this change was the clavichord. The first clavichords built in the fifteenth century had only 20 or 22 strings made of brass. It was played by being hit with a tangent, a pin flattened on the top, which was put in motion by hitting the key. (Dolge 29) When you press a key of a modern piano, the note sounds clearly until you depress the key. However, when you press the key of a clavichord, the tangent remains against the string until the key is released....   [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 - ... African lutes were usually made from gourds, wood, twine, and animal hide. The first appearance of the banjo in American culture is the minstrel era of the middle to late 19th century. In the minstrel show, white players would smear burnt cork on their faces, dress in outrageous clothing, don a banjo, tambourine, and fiddle, and “act the fool” on stage for an adoring audience; “From the late 1860s to 1890s, black minstrel troupes also formed, but audiences preferred “Jim Crow” acts to authentic performances, further relegating minstrel performances to the realm of comedy at the expense of historical and cultural accuracy” (The Banjo: From Africa to American and Beyond)....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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Buddhist Culture and Ceremony - My group and I were fantasied by the Buddhist culture because of its architecture and that is known to be culture that means of changing oneself in order to develop qualities such as wisdom, kindness, peace, as these qualities would led a better life. We can to observe if this is displayed in a Buddhist ceremony and the best way to observe Buddhist culture was by going to one of their ceremonies. We visited a temple called Fo Guang Shah to witness their every Sunday prayer. In this essay, I analyze the power displayed in the ceremony because ideology and ruling class by looking at Athusser’s interpellation and theory of hegemony by Antonia Gramsci....   [tags: spirituality, temple, ideology] 1105 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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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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The Obvious-Bringing Wreck at the Asbury Lanes-LIVE! July 23rd - The Obvious-Bringing Wreck at the Asbury Lanes-LIVE. July 23rd Punk rock is a very different art form these days, mostly due to the fact that the real purveyors are either dead, retired, or on to different things. So what’s left is the imitation. And while imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, it’s also a chance for new interpretations to rise from groups that follow the originals as influences and who have an eye on their own brand addition. Formed from the ideal of rebellion and a misfit society, The Obvious burst onto the scene with a snarl and bite of 1970s punkers like The Slits and The Cheap Nasties as well as more contemporary 1990s acts like The Breeders....   [tags: Music] 1159 words
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How Swing Dance and Jazz Music Impacted America - My capstone project pertains to how swing dance and jazz music impacted America and the affects it had on the line of segregation during the time of the Great Depression. For many years the time and era of swing and jazz always amused me. Though they were hard times and people basically had nothing to live for, the fact that music, swing and jazz in particular, brought them to life, was a beautiful concept. Music and dance are two things that I believe gives people a reason to tolerate the adverse effects of the world....   [tags: great depression, new orleans]
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Samba and the National Identity of Brazil - Art has always been used to symbolize one’s culture, history, society and national identity. Countries identify each other through their culture, their art. Art has many forms, one of them being music. One of the most famous music genres in the world is samba. Due to the fact that Samba is the musical life force of Brazil; it ultimately represents their national identity. To better understand why samba represents the Brazilian’s national identity, one has to understand the history of Brazil and samba....   [tags: Samba Music Essays]
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A brazen raisin waiting for the light - In the novel A Raisin in the Sun There is a spectacular and awe-striking differences in both the black and white races abilities to travel out of their current dispositions. The black race remains stagnant in a familiar area, an urban environment, that they have been well acquainted with since they were birthed and the white race has historically had the financial earnings necessary to escape there familiar surroundings and immerse themselves in places of profound distances, boasting nuanced experiences and opportunities to ascertain with wide-eyed astonishment....   [tags: Social Standards, African Cultures] 1509 words
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Heavy Metal Music: History and Misconceptions - Heavy Metal Music: History and Misconceptions Heavy metal music has been a source of social controversy since its early beginnings. It started out as a new age form of rock. Heavy metal brought a new look and sound to rock. The early heavy metal musicians decided to tune their guitars down, increase the tempo, play guitars and drums faster, and get a more grungy sound. The musicians also decided to wear tight, ripped, black clothing, chains, spikes, and combat boots. Most people did as anyone would expect them to do when faced with something fairly new, they found it strange and looked down on it....   [tags: social controversy, rock, heavy metal]
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The Power and Influence of the Obeah Man and Folk Healing in Jamaican Culture - The Power and Influence of the Obeah Man and Folk Healing in Jamaican Culture Rhetoric of Reggae Term Paper It's late in the 17h century and the Europeans are craving more sugar for their English tea and French coffee. Several islands are “discovered” in the Caribbean, which appear to have a sugar surplus as well as low occupancy. Now there was tons of sugar but no one to cut down the plants except for Africans rounded up and squeezed into a ship headed towards their new home. Standing shoulder to shoulder with practically no room to breathe, the slaves were hardly thinking about the new diseases they were about to encounter let alone the musical instruments left at home....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Historical Genesis of Jazz - When tracing the sources of any artform it is easy to get lost. Sure, one can connect the dots from one milestone to another before finally arriving at a defining moment in said artform's history, yet sometimes the dots don't line up that easily. In the case of jazz there are too many factors from too many cultures to make the case for a straight timeline to its beginnings; in fact its history plays more like two or three parallel timelines which finally come to a head to create a new artform. Yet confusing as this may seem it is only fitting that a form of music known mostly for its sense of improvisation should enjoy such a varied, piecemeal background....   [tags: Music ]
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The Native Americans' Lack of Materialism - People have been living in America for countless years, even before Europeans had discovered and populated it. These people, named Native Americans or American Indians, have a unique and singular culture and lifestyle unlike any other. Native Americans were divided into several groups or tribes. Each one tribe developed an own language, housing, clothing, and other cultural aspects. As we take a look into their society’s customs we can learn additional information about the lives of these indigenous people of the United States....   [tags: Native Americans, USA, ] 610 words
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Ancient Cultures: Mesopotamian Music - Mesopotamian Music When we study ancient cultures, it is necessary to examine as many aspects of that culture as is possible, though sometimes, there are aspects which are considerably more difficult to study than others. One such aspect is music. Music is difficult because it leaves no physical remains once it s no longer being played, so we must infer what it may have sounded like based entirely on the rare remains of instruments which we find, or the even rarer inscriptions about the playing of music....   [tags: instruments, drum, oldest instrument]
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Views of War in Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade and Whitman’s Drum-Taps - Views of War in Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade and Whitman’s Drum-Taps       Even though Walt Whitman and Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote with different styles and ideals, the common theme of war gave them the similar purpose of exposing the destructive nature of battle while remaining inspiring and even optimistic. Tennyson’s "The Charge of the Light Brigade" reveals a fatal "blunder" that cost the lives of many English soldiers, while asserting that the unquestioning loyalty of the British troops causes tremendous pride....   [tags: Charge of the Light Brigade Essays]
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Process of Manhood - Process of Manhood The content of the “kakuungu” mask is constructed of wood with a distinctive carving that outlines the cheeks and eyes of the mask. The cheeks are outlined to show the definition of the eyes that are wide and almond shaped. The surface is to rough and has a sharp image to the structure. The mask is sometimes covered with animal's skin and loose raffia strips. This mask is one of the most powerful and oldest that exists. The mask is known well to be the mask of initiation....   [tags: essays papers] 421 words
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Puerto Rican Music and Its Significance - Puerto Rican Music and Its Significance Although the policies of Americanization and degradation of Puerto Rican culture heritage improved by the United States in Puerto Rico during the early decades of the twentieth century, the utmost concern for the United States was the strategic location of the island for political and economic advantages, not of the people who inhabited it. Puerto Rico, though a poor colony, was a rich cultural spot in an area of dynamic cultural influence of the Caribbean....   [tags: Music cultural Puerto Rico Essays]
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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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The Metal Genre - Most people believe that the Metal genre started in the ‘80’s with bands like Black Sabbath but, in truth it started in the ‘70’s with one band, Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin created a genre that would grow into many sub-genres over the years such as, Screamo, Metalcore, Black Metal, Death Metal, Alt. Metal, Thrash Metal and many more. These various sub-genres of this massive genre have developed and changed in various ways over the past 40 years. *** Let’s start with metal in its purest form, True or Classic Metal....   [tags: History, Forms, Bands] 767 words
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Music in Tibet - Music in Tibet Music is a part of everyday life for almost everyone in the world. Music provides us with enjoyment and relaxation, and can be used in many ways by many different people. Some may use it to calm down after a long, hard day, while others use it for religious purposes or still others in and attempt to try and forget something that hasn’t been favorable to them. The possibilities are endless, for music is one language that can be transmitted to all people of the world, no matter their nationality, and it can be understood by everyone....   [tags: Culture Instruments Song Papers]
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Frank Norris’s Novel McTeague - Greed is defined as the intense and selfish desire for food wealth, or power. In Frank Norris’ novel of McTeague the nature of greed is evident throughout the work. Many of the characters such as McTeague, Trina, and Zerkow show numerous situations where greed takes over their lives. These situations where we see greed occurs with money, love and... This essay will be discussing the nature of greed that takes place throughout the novel and supported evidence to support this greed that occurs throughout the work....   [tags: essays research papers] 1522 words
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Film Trailers for Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes, and Knights Tale - Film trailers are produced in several forms, to influence the public to view the film, and to get a good profit before they sell the film. Film trailers are used to advertise new films on the television. In the trailers they use diverse camera angles, lighting, sound effects, music, slow motion/ fast forward. This will attract an audience to watch the film. I will be writing about 3 different trailers in this essay; ‘Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes and a Knights Tale’. I will be discussing the similarities between all 3 trailers, listing my favourite trailer and giving reasons and explanations....   [tags: film trailers,] 1066 words
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