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Dehumanization in Player Piano

- Recent trends, ideas, and technology has helped to bring about increased mechanization on society. We have Automated Teller Machines to replace bank tellers, robots do assembly line work at virtually every automotive company, and computers are integrated more and more into our daily lives. People are slowly, but surely, being replaced my machines and artificial "workers." Kurt Vonnegut's foresaw this movement of mechanization in the 1950's and responds to the dehumanization of society in his novel Player Piano....   [tags: Player Piano Essays]

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The Shining and Player Piano

- The Shining and Player Piano The Shining is a horror novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and Player Piano is a science fiction novel written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1952. The events of The Shining take place after the Vietnam War and the events of Player Piano take place after a fictional World War III. These books are two completely different genres, horror and sci-fi, but with a few similarities. Although they bear some minor similarities regarding the setting, the differences between the time and place are pronounced....   [tags: novel comparison]

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Player Piano

- Player Piano In Player Piano, everything is controlled by machines and computers and depends on productivity. The managers and engineers only create new programs for more productive production. Even the rates of production and consumption are calculated by a computer (EPICAC), which is seated in the large Carlsbad cavern system. The EPICAC computer even determines the people's careers and in this way their whole lives. It gives intelligence tests to everyone, and on the basis of their results it sorts people into two categories - suitable for university entering exams and suitable for 'work'....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Dystopian Distress in Brave New World, Player Piano, and The Giver

- Dystopian Distress in Brave New World, Player Piano, and The Giver       Novels of the same subject matter may have decidedly unique ways of expressing the authors' ideas. Yet, dystopian narratives such as "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry share many similarities in how the novels end. Throughout the genre of dystopian literature, each story has common ambiguous patterns that leave the reader unsure as to specific details at the conclusion....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]

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dystopia Vs Utopia ( A clockwork orange Vs. Player Piano

- Utopia can be defined as a place immune from inhumane treatment and absent of the hardships of society , where the population is blindfolded from fear, anxiety, and general negative aspects of human nature. A utopia can be generalized as that perfect society. This is one type of a drastic society. There is another, more appalling type of society, that of a dystopia. A Dystopia is nor a fairyland or the promised-land like the utopia is, it looks at the chaos, anarchy, rebellion and disorder of a society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five

- Kurt Vonnegut’s Opinions Expressed in Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, and Slaughterhouse-Five Every so often, a person comes along and encompasses the meaning of a generation. This person will capture everything people want to say, and then word it so well that his or her name becomes legendary. The sixties was an era with many of these people, each with his or her own means of reaching the people. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., armed with a typewriter and a motive, was amongst those that defined the sixties....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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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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The History of the Piano

- The History of the Piano The history of the piano, and his technique born, of course in close relation with the others keyboard instruments especially with the clavichord, his predecessor. The transition from the clavichord to the piano bring to us very interesting information about piano technique and the problems that the musician from that time had to confront. The piano technique, the works for piano, the composers, recitals, auditions and all around the piano history have absolute relation with the manufacture and progress of the instrument construction and the possibilities that the piano could give to pianist and composers....   [tags: Piano Musical Instruments Music Essays]

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The History of the Piano

- The piano, created by Bartolomeo Christofori in 1709, has impacted our society by becoming a popular instrument and a popular medium for musicians to create musical masterpieces. Also called the pianoforte, the piano is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments that can range in sound from as low as a gust of wind, to as high as the shrill sound of a bird. It has evolved over time and become an amazing instrument. The piano was accepted very well in history and it has generated many changes in the music industry....   [tags: Music ]

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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- “I got the power of death” (Wilson 29). You might recognize this quote from Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson an African American play writer. In this essay I am going to highlight some things about his life. According to (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia) August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in the town of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Son of a German immigrant named Frederick August Kittel and his mother was an African-American named Daisy Wilson....   [tags: american play writer, biography]

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Piano Music

- The beautiful sound of piano music has captured the hearts of people since the early eighteenth century. Since then, many musicians have dedicated their lives to this instrument. Some players even play piano so well that it may seem that this instrument is easy to play. However, to be able to play the piano well isn’t easy; it takes a lot of skill. To become a good piano player, one must love music very much, have good finger techniques, and body flexibility. To become a good piano player, one must love music....   [tags: Music]

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The History of the Piano

- The History of the Piano The piano has seen many sights and has been a part of countless important events in the past and present, and is said to have dominated music for the past 200 years (Welton). Throughout history, inventions come along that "take art away from princes and give it the people" (Swan 41). Not unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by "the rankest of amateurs, and the greatest of virtuosos" (Swan 41); so even if a person is not very intelligent, a simple tune can easily be learned....   [tags: Papers]

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A Brief History of Music technology and Its Effect on Popular Music

- Music has a great influent on people in our daily life, just like technology’s effect on the music. In the last 100 years, pop music has been a major part of American culture. There’s always discussion on how great can a pop music affect one’s daily life. Both technology and music can affect one’s life in either good or bad way such that they are also related to each other. Technology had always had a dominant role in human history like music since the 1900s. Since then, the advancement of technology had create ‘miracle’ with music such that people won’t be able to imagine the effect back in 19th century....   [tags: playing piano, recording technology]

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My Experience At A Clarinet Concert On September 8th

- ... This piece was a duet between the piano and clarinet, but once again the piano was more just accompaniment since the concert showcased mostly the clarinet. While this work of art sounded delightful, it did not have an aspect to it that made it really stand out. The first and last things that are played in a concert are usually what the audience will remember the most; however, this piece was in neither of those positions, which probably has to do with it not leaving a strong impression on me....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music, Clarinet, Piano]

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The Piano Lesson Play Analysis

- In the play, The Piano Lesson, music played an important role. The piano in the play represented the African American history and culture. The ghost of Sutter represented the pain and trauma that had been endured throughout the generations in the Charles family. Berniece did not play the piano because she associated it with pain and the bad things that happened to her family members. She did not want to accept the things that had happened in her family’s past. She thought that she could deny everything and act like it never happened....   [tags: piano, african american culture]

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The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano

- The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano         The piano has been inextricably linked with the roles and expectations of women in British society since its advent in the mid 1700s to the late 1800s when rising standards of living made it more accessible to middle class society. Pianos were regarded as "secure icons of social distinction" 1 and a wife was viewed similarly as a possession of "privatization, success and respectability."2 Pianos were instrumental in both reinforcing gender roles and as delineators of class distinction thus perpetuating the class system....   [tags: Piano]

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Playing the Piano

- Playing the Piano "'natural phrasing' and `from the heart' are prized attributes of song, singing that way requires rehearsal, preparation, and getting in touch with whatever it is inside singers and getting in touch with whatever it is inside singers that, by a neural kink or the grace of God, enables them to turn themselves into vessels of musical sound." On an Alumni Weekend at Milton Academy, I was practicing on a grand piano in the orchestra room. After about two hours of warm-up and practicing, the sun went down and the room became dark....   [tags: Music Piano Musical Essays]

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Piano by D. H. Lawrence

- “Piano” by D. H. Lawrence            The poem Piano, by D. H. Lawrence describes his memories of childhood. Hearing a woman singing takes him to the time when his mother played piano on Sunday evenings. In the present, this woman is singing and playing the piano with great passion. However, the passionate music is not affecting him, because he can only think about his childhood rather than the beauty of the music that exists in his actual space.      “A woman is singing” softly to the speaker “in the dusk.” The speaker is describing the place he is at in the present moment....   [tags: Piano D. H. Lawrence Essays]

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Oppression in Jane Campion’s The Piano

- Oppression in Jane Campion’s “The Piano” Jane Campion’s “The Piano” relates the story of a Scottish woman who is sent to New Zealand, during the Victorian Era, for an arranged marriage with a farmer. Ada voluntarily gave up speaking at the age of 6 and communicates by either signing for her daughter, writing on a small paper tablet around her neck, or, more joyously, through playing her piano. After a long and arduous journey with the piano, Ada is forced to leave it on the beach where her boat landed....   [tags: Jane Campion The Piano]

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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]

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Lessons from The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- What should one do with their legacy, and how should it be put to use. In the play “The Piano Lesson”, the Charles' family faces this question, and struggles to find the answer. The family’s legacy is in the form of a piano. On the piano are carvings of their ancestors. The two main characters that are having a conflict over the piano are Berniece and Boy Willie. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano so he can add the proceeds of the sale to the proceeds of selling watermelon’s and buy some land from “Sutter”....   [tags: The Piano Lesson Analysis]

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Gender and Sexuality in The Piano

- Gender and Sexuality in The Piano "THERE IS A SILENCE WHERE HATH BEEN NO SOUND THERE IS A SILENCE WHERE NO SOUND MAY BE IN THE COLD GRAVE, UNDER THE DEEP DEEP SEA." With these words, The Piano ends and leaves me in a state of confusion about what point the film was trying to express. The film by Jane Campion has been compared to the likes of Wuthering Heights and has been highly lauded for championing freedom of women’s sexuality and identity. Many critics, though, have debated on the final meanings of the film....   [tags: Piano Essays]

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Gender and Sexuality in The Piano

- Gender and Sexuality in The Piano The Piano examines the construction of sexuality in nineteenth century colonial New Zealand within the discourses of power that shaped this era. Different discourses of gender and race and their interactions are presented in order to support a narrative critique of the European patriarchal ideology as dominant social structure.     In the opening sequence of the film, the viewer is immediately presented with an image of marriage as entirely contractual: "Today he married me to a man I've not yet met." The protagonist, although she has already been established as strong-willed and non-conforming, is accepting but not altogether optimistic about the arrangem...   [tags: Piano Essays]

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The Power of the Piano

- What can appear to gleam and reflect such beauty and craftsmanship yet can be handled by a three year old. It’s sound so pure by a touch of a finger has been in existence for well over a hundred years and is the foundation for creating music. It’s black and white keys produce sounds when played correctly that can bring tears to one’s eyes, touch your heart and soul, bring hope, or even joy and laughter to an event. All of this power… lies in the piano. The piano from its creation to this very second had transformed the world of music no matter what class, talent, and ability....   [tags: Music]

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An Analysis of Neil Young’s Pono Music Player

- Introduction The researcher’s objective in this paper is to address the issue of the compromise that has been occurring throughout the years, wherein music producers are forced to present material to their audience in simplified, compressed forms. In particular, the researcher would like to dissect Neil Young’s most current innovation – the Pono music player, and analyze whether or not its attempts at aiding this audiophiliac dilemma poses potential success. The researcher also aims to look at whether or not the general public presents a need for this type of product, seeing as there are numerous portable music players already accessible on the market....   [tags: Pono Music Player]

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Changes in the Piano

- The piano is an amazing instrument used all over the world to express one’s feelings, emotions, and talent. The piano is used for entertainment, but for many, it’s used in a personal way to express feelings in a musical way. Obviously each musical instrument is unique to their own time period and no doubt the piano has been around for a while. It has gone through many changes in it’s time- changing along with the modern music of the day. I believe the piano has adapted over the years more so than other instruments....   [tags: Music ]

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More than a Baseball Player: Jackie Robinson

- Whack. This is the sound that several Americans heard when watching Jackie Robinson make his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 10, 1947 (Griffin).When people think of the first major black athlete in American History, they may think of Jackie Robinson. Jackie was one of many various African American people to assist in the reform of our culture. Black athletes were treated unfairly in the 1960s; however, they played a major role in the desegregation of the south, and they helped change the way America is today....   [tags: biography, african american player]

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Childhood Memories in My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke and Piano by D.H. Lawrence

- Childhood Memories in "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence are two poems in which grown men recall memories of their childhood. "My Papa's Waltz" has a quietly sad, almost resigned tone as Roethke relives his nightly dances with his father as a young boy. Lawrence's "Piano" is somewhat dreamy as a man is taken back by a song to his childhood. While both are presented to us through similar personas, striking differences are apparent throughout the two poems....   [tags: Compare Waltz Piano Essays Papers]

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The Piano

- The Piano gave me a great understanding of true love and the hardships that came along with it. The movie was very well put together, and I learned a great deal from the production. The Piano had some good instances of well lit up shots, along with some good symbolism which, I will explain about in the following report. For instance there was a scene in the movie involving Adas’ young daughter where all of a sudden a cartoon just appears out of nowhere. I believe the producer was relating the cartoon in this sequence to the way she was taking what was going on in....   [tags: movie analysis]

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The Piano Man

- Roderich entered the bar at the time he was needed. It was 9:00 pm on a Saturday, and the usuals slowly trudged into the bar. Next to him was an older looking man, with long blond hair, and enjoying his gin a little too much. The man sighed. "Son, can you play a memory. I'm not really sure how it goes. But it's sad and sweet, and I knew it complete, when I wore a younger man's clothes." He then turned away, back to his gin. Roderich decided, for the man, to play his song. The song was filled with memories of the past....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Free College Essays - The Piano Lesson

- The Piano Lesson                 Do you ever have one of those days when you remember your parents taking away all of your baseball cards or all of your comic books because you got a bad grade in one of your classes?  You feel a little depressed and your priced possession has been stolen.  This event is the same as August Wilson’s, The Piano Lesson.  The story is about a sibling rivalry, Boy Willie Charles against Berniece Charles, regarding an antique, family inherited piano.  Boy Willie wants to sell the piano in order to buy the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves.  However, Berniece, who has the piano, declines Boy Willie’s request to sell the piano because...   [tags: Piano Lesson Essays]

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How is Sympathy Provoked in ‘Piano’ and ‘Crabbit Old Woman’?

- In the two poems Crabbit Old Woman and Piano, both the writers use language to provoke sympathy towards a person and their situation by using the present and the past tense to build up emotions. In the poem Piano, Lawrence introduces us to his childhood using a piano. He describes to us what his childhood memories used to be like with his mother, and what comfort he used to have in her presence. The first two lines of each of the three stanzas are all in present tense and the rhyme scheme is rhyming cuplets....   [tags: Sympathy, Piano, Crabbit Old Woman, poetry, D.H. L]

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The Piano Lesson By August Wilson

- ... The land will give him an economic status to support himself financially and be a mark. Berniece plays the maternal role in the play because she has a strong connection to her mother Mama Ola. She tells Boy Willie about her sentimental bond to the piano, which is, “Look at this piano. Mama Ola polished this piano with her tears for seventeen years. For seventeen years she rubbed on it till her hands bled. Then she rubbed the blood in…mixed it up with the rest of the blood on it” (Piano 1232....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Man, Woman]

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The Sound of Music in Piano and Voice

- Billy Joel once said, “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music” (“Music Quotes”). Although many instruments exist to enliven human existence, two of the most stimulating are the piano and the voice. While piano and singing both create poignant music, they differ due to the instruments themselves, the training involved, and the musician’s individuality. A traditional piano consists of strings, keys, hammers, pedals and pieces of wood (“Piano”)....   [tags: Music]

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Interview with the Poet of the Piano, Chopin

- Interviewer: Good day Ms. Brown and 1303 Music Appreciation Class. I will be giving an interview with Frederic Chopin also called the “Poet of the Piano”. I read that you come from a musical family. Is that true. Chopin: My family was not wealthy, but we had a strong appreciation for music. My mother could hold her own on the piano and my father played the violin and flute. I was even told that when I was a baby, when my mother would sing, I would be moved to tears. At what age did you pick up your first musical instrument and what was it....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Notion of Power in 'Orlando' and 'The Piano'

- The notion of power is presented in various ways in Woolf’s ‘Orlando ‘and Campion’s ‘The Piano’. This essay will compare these two texts and how they show power in different, yet similar ways. The first part of the essay analyzes the basic idea on gender roles of the Victorian and 19th century. The second part analyses Orlando aristocratic background and his ability to inherit riches. This is compared with Orlando as a woman who is unable to inherit. Thirdly, there will be a comparison on Orlando and the Piano, and how the women control the men....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Social Traditions in Medea, The Piano, and The Age of Innocence

- Social Traditions in Medea, The Piano, and The Age of Innocence Traditions demonstrate a set of social norms that have been followed and adapted to for an elongated amount of time. In each of the plots, Medea, The Piano, and The Age of Innocence, the standard set by society was broken and the consequences imposed took form in varying degrees and shapes of violence. Whether it was outright murder as in Medea, or a more subtle but intense struggle as in The Age of Innocence, these consequences serve as the community's opinion of this breach of its expectations for its members....   [tags: Medea Piano Age of Innocence]

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Me and My Piano

- I began taking piano lesson when I was in grade one, but when I moved to Canada, I was not able to take piano lessons. I was not given the opportunity to re-start piano lessons until grade eleven. In high school, I joined choir for four years as well as Jazz Band, and concert and got an award for music in grade twelve. I peer tutored the grades six, seven and eight band. When I was in jazz band, I learned how to play the alto saxophone and tenor saxophone. When I was in concert band I played flute....   [tags: statement of purpose, personal reflections]

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American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead

- A Fractured American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead The novels 'The Player' and 'Among the Dead' are not simply tales about any given character, as it would appear, but in fact they represent Tolkin's own personal vision of what he thinks American society is becoming. Namely, that it is a fractured society built on false values, where people have difficulty dealing with the truth of feelings or situations and where people will do anything to make money. The individual plots are realistic though, and they seem to work as both true-to-life dramas and broader social commentaries....   [tags: Tolkin Player Among the Dead]

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Evolution of the Piano

- Evolution of the Piano Dulcimer originally found in Iran shortly after the birth of Christ. The Dulcimer is the basic principles of the piano, hammers striking different strings tuned over a flat soundboard. Dulcimer players used two light sticks ending with broader blades, instead of the mechanical hammers. Clavichord built in around 1400, the clavichord had about ten strings and in earlier examples two notes or more was produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more tangents contacts the same string or pair of strings at different points....   [tags: Music Musical Instruments]

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Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson was born to a white father that later abandoned his family, and a black mother. Wilson dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism. Wilson after went to public libraries and read various books; this was an initiation for Wilson and his successful future....   [tags: The Piano Lesson Plays August Wilson Essays]

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A Brief History of Piano Greats and Jazz

- A Brief History of Piano Greats and Jazz The piano has been a pivotal instrument throughout the development of jazz music. Starting with ragtime, which developed out of classical music, all the way to modern jazz the piano has been a foundational instrument upon which many styles have been built. This is a result of the versatility of the instrument, as it has the ability to play accompaniment, rhythm, and solo improvisation simultaneously. Throughout the course of jazz history many musicians have utilized the piano to develop new and unique styles....   [tags: Polyrhythmic Styles, Bebop]

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The Piano Lesson, Directed By Richard Lloyd

- ... The decision to begin the film outside of the Charles home hints that the narrative will have a stable ending, mirroring the steady introduction. Additionally, Richards goes on to include other scenes outside the home, such as Lymon and Boy Willie attending a picture show. In the text, the scene is omitted; instead Boy Willie “enters the darkened house with Grace” (1280). By including the picture show into the film, Richards opens up the world of “The Piano Lesson” and allows viewers to relate to Boy Willie and Lymon’s plight to meet women....   [tags: August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize for Drama]

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Classical Musical Culture: Piano Art

- Piano art is one of the most significant areas of classical musical culture. The history of solo piano keyboard culture has been more than five hundred years. Periodization of piano culture is divided into several periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century. I have played piano for many years and have always been interested in the development of Western classical piano compositions and pieces from classical period to the present day so I decided to do my investigation on this topic because I always wondered how piano solos have developed....   [tags: mozart, keyboard]

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Life Of A Football Player : Success Or Stitches

- Life of a Football Player: Success or Stitches Friends, fame, money, and success is something that everyone wants in life but what if all this came with the price of a fatal brain injury, would you still look at life the same. Football players across the nation ask themselves the same question when choosing a career in football. “What factors do football players use to measure the importance of their lives, success or their personal health?” The film “Undefeated” (2011), by Daniel Lindsay and T.J....   [tags: American football, Game, Decision making, Players]

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The Use of Symbolism in the Film "The Piano"

- Screen and Visual images are important in the film; The Piano directed by Jane Campion. The screen and visual images are represented by Motifs. They are related to the dominating characters which makes them important. Firstly, Fingers as signifiers. The films very first image is a point-of-view shot looking through Ada's fingers as if they frame her world. They are signifiers of expressiveness. Ada is mute and her fingers are her tools of communication. She communicates using sign language with her fingers....   [tags: Film]

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Feelings and Emotions in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- One of the main characters that is mentioned in the play The Piano Lesson by August Wilson is a woman named Berniece Charles. She has been a widow for three years and she has a daughter named Maretha Charles. Berniece works on her own to take care of her small family in the town of Pittsburgh. The main discussion in the play is the argument over the families’ piano with her brother, Boy Willie Charles. Berniece shows readers her different attitudes throughout the play about how her family piano makes her feel in a negative way, how it makes her feel in a positive way, and what the piano really means to her on a personal level....   [tags: widowed mother, Berniece Charles]

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Professional Football Player : An Athlete Player

- ... The education is a professional football athlete is very key because if you were to go and retire you 'll have no backup so one should finish your years off an get yo degree or whatever u majoring in. Ben Roethlisberger said that he had to go back to school to finish his college of after 4 years in the league as the quarterback for the Pittsburgh steelers .Because he wanted to have something to fall back on. So he got a degree in that 2 years after he went pro in that summer.And is still a excellent Quarterback in the league today....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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Music and Memory in D. H. Lawrence’s Piano

- D. H. Lawrence’s poetry is said to often be of “great biographical interest” (Encyclopedia Britannica), and his poem “Piano,” written in 1918, eight years after the death of his mother, illustrates his attachment to his mother through the device of an unwilling memory evoked when he hears a woman singing. Though Lawrence’s relationship with his mother is said to have been “an intensely—often labeled abnormally—close relationship” (Pearson and Watson), it is also said that it was she who encouraged him to obtain an education and to write....   [tags: Literature]

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The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason, as a Film Adaptation

- When Daniel Mason travelled to Southeast Asia to study malaria, as a young medical student, not one dreamed that when he returned, he would bring with him the beautifully written novel that is The Piano Tuner. As a person reads, he or she can feel the heat of the Burmese sun and see the Salween River flowing by their feet. Unfortunately, readers do not have the opportunity to truly see these things in the context that Mason wished, as a film adaptation of The Piano Tuner has not yet been completed....   [tags: camera views, war office, novel]

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Michael Fuchs 's A Piano And Organ Soloist

- ... When it came to rhythm, this work seemed to consist of fast tempo with forceful tones. Clayton State University Chorale was impressive in a first song. It recalled me God was coming on the Day of Judgment, the day at the end of the world when God judges all human beings, sending the saved to the heaven and the damned to the hell. The second piece in part I was Hor che ‘l Ciel e la Terra by Claudio Monteverdi, a famous Italian composer of the early Baroque era. It can say that if William Shakespeare was a literature genius, Claudio Monteverdi was a master of music in that period....   [tags: Baroque music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Anthropological Feminism in The Piano

- Anthropological Feminism in The Piano   There is a moment in The Piano when the crazed husband takes an axe and chops off his wife's finger. We do not see the awful blow, but both times I watched the film the audience gasped and a few women hurried from the theater. It is a disturbing but crucial scene, the culmination of a sado-masochistic screenplay which has been condemned by some as harmful to women and welcomed by others as an important feminist work. Critics have been more nearly unanimous in their praise for The Piano, and for writer and director Jane Campion....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Franz Liszt- The Modern Pianist

- Franz Liszt: The Modern Pianist Who exactly is Franz Liszt. He is called the Priest of the Piano, The Wizard of the Piano, the Great Technician, the Prophet, even a Freak of Nature. Yes, he could and did match every name stated but Liszt is nothing short of a genius and a musical giant among the many composers of the past. Among the many composers, none have come to the point of making a mark in every genre of music as Liszt accomplished. The question is: How exactly did Franz Liszt enhance the world of music as we know it....   [tags: Priest of the Piano, Wizard of the Piano]

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The Piano

- A Mail Order Bride “The strange thing is I don’t think myself silent, that is, because of my piano” (Campion 9). This beloved instrument is central to the plot and plays a major role in the movie The Piano. It is a symbolic instrument that Campion uses to tell a complex tale.. The film is a story of shyness, repression, and loneliness, of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen, and of a willful little girl who causes mischief. Ada’s verbal silence is a complicated issue in the film and contributes to the overall confusion surrounding her gender identity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Jane Campions, The Piano

- In the spring of 1993, a film was released to the world that would end up changing the way many people perceived and appreciated films, especially those made internationally. It would be delivered from New Zealand’s most famous female filmmaker. Jane Campion, the director whom was previously known for her films, Peel-an Exercise in Discipline, and Sweetie, would achieve even higher acclaim for her masterpiece to date, The Piano. The Piano portrays the story of a mute, unwed Irish woman in late 1800s New Zealand, arranged into a marriage with a colonial New Zealand settler....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Basketball Players And The Nba Player

- ... There are eight spots available on each conference and in order to make it into the top eight each team would have to have the best records. Once eight teams from each conference is settled by the end of the season, there will be the playoffs which is a branch of teams from each conference playing for a spot in the NBA Finals. The Playoff consists of a maximum of seven games, but a win of four games will advance you to the next round. As a team moves up into the NBA Finals it will be one team from the West and one from the East....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics]

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Football Players Should Not Be Banned

- ... I can not think of any football player in the modern N.F.L that had the same ability. Rarely, if ever, does a player possess the necessary size, strength, speed, or skill to even be able to consider skipping college, or leaving early, and going straight to the league. Whenever this is an issue, it is when guys like Leonard Fournette have amazing seasons early in college. Even guys who can give up college seasons to go to the N.F.L are few and far between. Every time it happens, it raises the same issue and writers get to copy and paste articles from previous years....   [tags: American football, Football, Player]

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The Great Migration And The Piano Lesson

- The Great Migration and The Piano Lesson The Piano Lesson by August Wilson is taking place in Pittsburg because many Blacks travelled North to escape poverty and racial judgment in the South. This rapid mass movement in history is known as The Great migration. The migration meant African Americans are leaving behind what had always been their economic and social base in America, and having to find a new one. The main characters in this play are Berniece and Boy Willie who are siblings fighting over a piano that they value in different ways....   [tags: Southern United States, African American]

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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- The Piano Lesson by August Wilson: The Wisdom of the Ivories Can a treasured object of the past serve as a teacher for the future. Once people share the historical significance of it, an object can symbolize the overcoming of hardships of those lives in which it becomes a part. Therefore, it may indeed “instruct” future generations to glean wisdom from the past. August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson centers on the trials and triumphs of a family affected by the enslaving of their ancestors and by current racial prejudice....   [tags: racial prejudice, slavery, god, holy spirit]

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Female Curiosity: The Piano and Bluebeard

- ... “Open them all; go into all and every one of them, except that little closet, which I forbid you, and forbid it in such a manner that, if you happen to open it, there’s nothing but what you may expect from my just anger and resentment” (Perrault). His wife felt threatened by this, as anyone would, “tempted and threatened by evil” (McCombs, 327). This is most obviously a test to see if his wife will actually go snooping around and unlock the forbidden door. His wife is already suspicious of her new husband due to the fact that he has had many wives previously who mysteriously disappeared....   [tags: Jane Campion film, Perrault's story, ]

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The Chopin 's The Piano Lesson

- ... However, unwilling to lessen their superiority, white Americans utilized the clause “except as a punishment for crime,” and created the convict leasing system, which allowed the government to rent out convicts to private business owners. American journalist Douglas A. Blackmon, explained that within this system, convicts such as Green Cottenham, an African American who was charged with vagrancy, were “at a risk of physical torture for disobedience” (Bricks). White business owners used their superiority to justify the mistreatment of African Americans, and by enduring the torturous treatment, convicts were endorsing the business owners’ self-satisfaction....   [tags: African American, White American, Race]

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The Piano by Jane Campion

- Critical analysis on The Piano 1993 In my discussion I will talk about Jane Campion’s film, The Piano 1993, in this case I would argue for and against Laura Mulvey’s essay, and to define where her theorist brings awareness and where it collapses. I will also introduce Vivian Sobchack ‘What my fingers knew’ to argue against Mulvey’s argument. In Laura Mulveys essay, she argues that, women are the sexual objects that the male has control over the gaze, in this case I agree with her, famous Hitchcock films, which shows this are films such as Vertigo, Rear Window and Psycho....   [tags: Critical Analysis, FIlm]

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The Trumpet Player By Langston Hughes

- ... In the second stanza, the poet provides a description of musician’s hair ‘vibrant hair/ tamed down’ (11-12) and smoothed down until it glows like patent leather. Alternatively, the poet describes how the natural hair of the musician has been changed to a smooth, processed style popular particularly among musicians. In the third stanza, the poet focuses more on sound and rhythm that has been described using a figurative language of liquor. The music is like ‘honey mixed with liquid fire’ (19-20), which is a combination of smooth and bold tones....   [tags: Poetry, African American, Trumpet, Funk]

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Become a Good Basketball Player

- There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ]

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Never Fall Of Love With A Player

- ... Love has been called a want, but, note well, such a want that the lover continually wants what he actually possesses—a longing, but, note well, continually for what the lover actually has—since otherwise it is indeed unhappy love that is described. Life, a passion; yet since this is such a general definition, attempts have been made to define it more precisely. “(Kierkegaard, Studies Yearbook) Love is and will always be a battlefield and there will always be a mountain. Trying to put it together one by one yet somehow you will always feel the unfilled piece....   [tags: Love, Debut albums, Emotion]

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The Boxer And The Baseball Player

- ... Kirk stated that when he took the actions that provoke his wife’s death (in this case shooting her), he did not possess the ability to carry out or even think about such acts (Paul). After reading the article on this particular case, I truly believe that Mr. Kirk is using the plea of insanity to simply be acquitted from his charges. Within the lines of the article, it is stated that Richard Kirk consumed an eatable candy that contained low levels of the Marijuana chemical agent THC (Paul). From my understanding of how the criminal justice system works from the reading of chapter four and through my interpretation of his plead of innocence; I truly believe he did not have a medical condit...   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Insanity defense]

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Technology of the DVD Player

- Ever since Thomas Edison’s introduction of the first commercially viable film projection device in the late 19th century, society has been enamored with the idea of recording and playing back events in the form of “motion pictures,” and the 20th century has marked a rapid progression of said technology. Initially, video playback was expensive and cumbersome, meaning that consumers had to attend movie theaters to enjoy their favorite flicks. The next advance came in the 1970’s with the development of the Video Home System (better known as VHS), which brought about the advent of VCR’s and the ability to view “video tapes” in the comfort of your own home....   [tags: Technology]

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Playing A Professional Soccer Player

- Are soccer players not humans after all. Nervous breakdowns, throwing up before games, and missing penalties on the biggest occasions can all be very common for a player who is mentally weak. It might sound simple to say that soccer players are professionals who are paid hefty wages and hence, should handle nerves comfortably. However, it is always easier said than done because pressure gets to everyone. Even the best of the best have had nerves get to them at some point in their career. Does this mean we need to look deeper into the psychological side to soccer....   [tags: FC Barcelona, La Liga, FIFA World Cup]

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The Croquet Player By. Wells

- The Croquet Player In the novel, The Croquet Player, by H.G. Wells, fascism plays a heavy role on the characters in the book, and readers are warned about the prevailing problematic system among them. The Croquet Player, written in 1936, is about a character’s exposure to interesting people in a village of England who have a peculiar illness. It takes the entire book for one to realize the illness he has experienced firsthand. The title of the novella is deceiving for croquet plays only a small role in the true motif....   [tags: Novel, Meaning of life, Protagonist, Fascism]

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Analysis: The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

- August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, tells a story of a family haunted by the pain of their past and their struggle to find peace to move forward. The story begins with character Boy Willie coming up from the south visiting his sister Bernice. Boy Willie introduces the idea of selling the family’s heirloom, a piano, to raise enough money to buy the land on which his ancestors were enslaved. However, both Boy Willie and his sister Berniece own half a half of the piano and she refuses to let Boy Willie sell it....   [tags: pain, struggle, peace, move forward]

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The Blu.Ray Media Player

- ... Pixels are the smallest element of a picture that can be transferred to a digital display, and the quality of the video depends on the number of pixels. The Blu-ray player can do multiple things such as recording, rewriting, and playing high-definition videos (7 Facts). The equipment also contains 24p True Cinema output, which delivers an experience that resembles actually being in the theater (New Networked Blu-ray). In 2012, Pioneer Electronics created a 3D addition to their Blu-ray player, making the viewing experience more realistic....   [tags: media technology research paper]

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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player

- I am doing my successful person report over Kevin Durant, because, he has played a dominant role in carrying the Thunder Basketball team and represents Oklahoma City in a great way. Kevin Durant has been a huge impact on the court and in the public as he soars for the dunk from the free-throw line to amaze the crowd, he also volunteers at various organizations and remains humble despite his numerous accolades such as, three time NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year, and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Olympics....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]

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Video Game Player Dynamics

- In the article “The Individual and the Group in Console Gaming” the authors identify several facets of group dynamics in the gaming environment. Most notably is the way in which players can compete while collaborating, and collaborate while competing. Ultimately there are three types of play identified: Competitive: the goals of each player is directly in contradiction to the goals of other players. The goal of the game is to defeat the other opponents in some way. It is important to note that this does not necessarily mean that the players are directly affecting each other, they may be attempting to navigate a challenge the computer represents in a better manor than the other playe...   [tags: Video Gaming Psychology]

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Computer Software: Flash Player

- ... The first product FutureWave created, SmartSketch, was sentenced for failure, but after, AT&T decided to end support for the PenPoint operating system. In 1994, Gay wanted to focus his efforts on taking his software to Windows and the Macintosh. The problem that they faced was that whereas the burgeoning pen computing industry didn’t have a large amount of competition by graphics editors. Programs like adobe illustrator took over the drawing space. Gay and his group in 1995, started including computer graphics options to SmartSketch with the thought of building graphics playable through the internet....   [tags: invention, plataform]

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Ex – Basketball Player

- In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike]

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Football Player

- My dream job in the future would be professional football player. I have loved the game of football since I was a little kid because it’s a good sport and you can tackle the player and catch and do anything in the sport as long as you follow the rules. The colleges that I’m looking forward to go to are UNC, Oregon, or Appalachian State. If a football player is interested in becoming a professional football player, it’s essential to be on a college football team. If a player wants to go to the pros, he should attend a college that puts a lot of emphasis on its football program....   [tags: Sports, Personal Goals, NFL]

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The Piano Teacher

- Most parents believe that participation in extracurricular activities affects a child in a lot of good ways. My parents were no exception. After school, I was always being driven from piano to basketball to swimming and so on. At the time, I thought I was the world's busiest kid. But after all these years, I can easily see that I have gained some really important benefits from those activities. Playing the piano is probably the greatest benefit. However, it would be a big lie for me to say that my appreciation for playing the piano came immediately....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Film The Piano

- Film The Piano In the film "The Piano", it displays varieties of themes like love, loyalty, betrayal and etc. Beneath each theme lie the values which were shown throughout the film. It was about a woman who doesn't speak since the age of six and her relationship with her daughter and her piano. Because of her actions, it had affected some of the characters in the film. Love and loyalty was also shown in the film. Stewart loved Ada but never did he know that Ada would actually be in loyal to him....   [tags: Papers]

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BOOK 1: THE PIANO HANDBOOK In this book McCombie explains how Bartolomeo Cristofori changed a Harpsichord in to a piano

- BOOK 1: THE PIANO HANDBOOK In this book McCombie explains how Bartolomeo Cristofori changed a Harpsichord in to a piano over three hundred years ago. McCombie goes on describing how when Cristofori was angry and frustrated he banged on the keys of the Harpsichord. Cristofori found that they didn’t respond with satisfactory crashing chords. By the year 1700 Cristofori changed the Harpsichord so that he could use two strings for each note and a set of leather covered hammers to strike them....   [tags: Papers]

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NFL Player´s Safety

- American football has been around since the early 1900's. The players tackle each other until one is on the ground. Football has always been a full-contact sport. Throughout the years injuries have stayed part of the game and the NFL has taken their time to increase player safety. The NFL should increase player safety because of the injuries have occurred. Some of the injuries may be lifetime injuries. Serious brain injuries have been linked to football as, well as heart issues and other permanent heath problems....   [tags: American football, injury, insurance, ticket sales]

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