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The Ensemble Concert Of The Shott Auditorium

- ... To be completely honest, I do not remember much of this piece except for the fact that it was really short. I know I liked the bass drum in it but to be fair I like bass drums in everything. I am not sure how to tell when a drum is out of tune but everything sounded right to me. Of course I am no professional and this is all just an opinion. This piece could have been mistaken as a warmup had it not been introduced. However short, the piece was a great opening for the concert because it set an example for what we could expect the rest of the way through the concert....   [tags: Drum kit, Drum, Bass drum, Performance]

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Ensemble Music During the Baroque Period

- Baroque Period (1600-1750) Ensemble Music During the Baroque period, instrumental music was written for every conceivable size of ensemble. On the smaller side, the Baroque sonata offers one of the finest examples of chamber music. Two types of sonata are found during this period: the sonata da chiesa (church sonata), and the sonata da camera (chamber sonata). The sonata da chiesa was more somber, while the sonata da camera was, much like the suite, usually comprised of dance forms. The gigue from Corelli's Sonata for 2 violins and lute is a fine example of the sonata da camera The term sonata was used during the Early Baroque to denote musical works to be played instead of sung (cantata)...   [tags: Music ]

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Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection

- Heterogeneous Parallel Ensemble Classifiers for Face Detection Abstract - Face detection is a process to determine the presence of a human face in a given image, and if exists then returns the location of detected face. Face detection is a difficult process due to certain factors, such as background complexity, illumination conditions, scale, expression, position, orientation and pose of the face. The presence of external facial features such as glasses, moustaches and beards further complicates the process of face detection....   [tags: Computer Science ]

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I Attended The `` Uic Jazz Ensemble ' At 7

- ... The tempo of the song was moderately fast. The pianist played solo for the four bar introduction and then the A-A-B-A form is repeated three times. The first time the saxophones lead with support from the trumpets and trombones. After a four-bar transition and the changing of the key, the saxophones and trumpet take turns improvising on the theme, finally closing with fading repetitions of the last eight bars. Besides, there were solo performance presented by the trumpet, trombone and the saxophone throughout the song, accompanied by the drummer as usual....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Saxophone, African American]

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The Orion String Quartet and Nash Ensemble: A Concert Review

- “Mozart for Four Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K 590 Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K 478 Performed by the Orion String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble” (gardnermuseum.org) For the purposes of this assignment I choose this particular concert because I find Mozart’s music to be intellectual and engaging, requiring deep concentration and an open mind to be able the comprehend the depth of his musical visions. In this paper a will attempt to explore the qualities I like and dislike in the pieces presented in this concert and endeavor to analyze the “Piano Quartet No....   [tags: Music]

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The Spring Jazz Collaboration, Swing Band And Madrigal Ensemble

- ... Out of the three songs my favorite song was the “Little Sunflower”. It was my favorite because I really liked the accent of the hand shaker and the congas that the female percussionist played. Next was Combo 2. They played the two songs which were “Midnight Watlz” and “Think of One”. They were both very unique but they didn’t stand out as much as “Little Sunflower” because I thought the congas were uncommon in Jazz style music. If I had to choose a favorite out of the two song, I would choose “Think of One”....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Saxophone, Singing]

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Graduation Speech At Desales University Dance Ensemble Concert

- ... I have never really given myself a chance to view me as a choreographer: however, I thoroughly enjoy the creative process. It was nice to take a step back from performing and view the rehearsal process and final outcome from a different perspective. In May, I took my last final exam and summed up my Junior year at DeSales University, which makes me extremely excited to begin my Senior year this coming fall. Since the summer has begun, I have not been home much. I have been blessed with numerous opportunities that I could not be more excited about....   [tags: Dance, Performance]

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New York New Music Ensemble

- The New York New Music Ensemble began with a bang, literally. This ensemble has been around for twenty-three years and it is considered to be “the raising standard” in contemporary chamber music. On Thursday afternoon, I saw the ensemble perform three pieces: Trio, Nutturno, and Marxville Songbook. These three possess very similar tone color and composition. The ensemble’s first piece, Trio, was composed by Donald Martino. This musician pursued his interest in music at a very young age....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Performance Practice in a World Music Ensemble

- Performance Practice in a World Music Ensemble INTRODUCTION One of the objectives of the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) is to sing music of non-western cultures in the native language, and to the degree possible, sing with integrity of vocal and musical style. A subsequent objective is to imitate music accurately when presented with an aural model. With these objectives in mind I am interested in semantic perception and computer analysis cues of vocal timbre and the degree, if any, to which vocal timbre can be imitated between cultures, and how this information can be added to a transcription to aid the singer....   [tags: Timbre Music Essays]

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The Importance Of Playing An Instrument At The School 's Indoor Percussion Ensemble

- ... Next, you wrap the middle finger around the stick, but only loosely. Where the back two fingers are tightly formed into a box-like shape around the mallet, the middle finger will not be wrapped tightly enough to touch the palm of the hand. Once this finger is in place, you will move the pointer finger and thumb onto the mallet. The pointer finger should be curled in so that the stick touches it at the top joint. The thumb is placed on the opposite side of the stick, directly across from where the pointer finger’s joint touches....   [tags: Finger, Hand, Middle finger, Marching percussion]

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Long Beach City College Hosts Two Annual Dance Ensembles Every Year

- ... The costumes were of camouflage color and used a jacket,The dance told a story within which also set the mood. The music helped emphasize the mood with its powerful, relatable message and melodic tune.The style of dance to me came off as a lyrical. Some of the characteristics that made it seem a lyrical dance was the mixture of ballet and jazz movements and use of facial and emotional expression. The interpretation of the music emphasized the mood with its powerful, relatable message and melodic tune....   [tags: Dance, Social dance, Emotion, Performance]

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The Purpose of Music Conductor

- Purpose of a Music conductor In your early childhood have you ever needed direction for something you understood, but needed guidance on how to do it. This is the life of a musician under a conductor. Musicians look to the conductor, as a child looks up to his or her mother and father. Conductors specialize in educating, teaching, and instructing Musicians to become better players. Without a conductor a music ensemble could not be successful. Becoming a music conductor is a very competitive task....   [tags: educating, teaching, and instructing musicians]

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Voting Based Neural Network: Extreme Learning Machine

- ... Selection of the subset of the classifiers is done using ensemble pruning methods. Ensemble pruning not only reduces the complexity of the algorithm but might even improve the generalization as proved by the concept “Many could be better than all” [11]. So far many ensemble pruning methods have been proposed. Mainly ensemble pruning [12] approaches are categorized into three types. a). Ordering Based Pruning: In this pruning approach the classifiers are arranged using some criteria and some of the top classifiers are selected as a Pruned Ensemble (PE)....   [tags: optimization, pruning, ]

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Relection of the Performance of New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band

- The program ran this year at the New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band this year could be summarized by one word: sound. The sounds produced by our ensemble during marching season had crowds across the state cheering us on, and earned an overall superior at our Marching Music Performance Assessment. The sounds during our concert season have been even more impressive, earning a straight superior at our District Six Concert Music Performance Assessment and sent thirteen performances to our state level Solo and Ensemble....   [tags: sound, leadership, music]

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BMA Performance

- Reducing the dimensionality of a model parameter space, this strategy enables to explore the space in more detail. The other strategy that can be thought of is refining the ensemble by discarding models which use weak attributes. We expect that such refinement can improve the BMA performance. To test the assumption made in section 2 and refine DT model ensembles obtained with BMA, we propose a new strategy aiming at discarding the DT models which use weak attributes. According to this strategy, first the BMA technique described in section 2 is used to collect DT models....   [tags: Results Analysis]

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Indian Influence: My Study of Different Cultures

- Back in April 2012, I saw Berklee Contemporary Indian Ensemble for the first time at The Loft in their semesterly recital. Fascinated by the performance and positive energy that they projected, I auditioned for the ensemble and got in. I sang with the ensemble for two semesters, both in the hugely successful recital in David Friend Recital Hall and the huge concert at Berklee Performance Center, where we collaborated with Ms. Rekha Menon’s Indian Classical Dance class. I have always been fascinated by the different colors of this world....   [tags: music, culture, class, conflicts]

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The Most Important Characteristic Of The Conductor

- The article in its main concept is a very philosophical and could be relevant to the different spheres of our lifes. It explicates the Servant Leadership philosophy and its appliance for the Conductor as a Leader. The article outlines some characteristics of the great leader and the way on how to become a great leader/Conductor. Most of the conductors I know possess great temperament and project confidence and leadership quality such dominant presence. But this is not the most important characteristic of the great conductor....   [tags: Leadership, Servant leadership, Management]

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University of North Texas Wind Symphony

- On Thursday November 7th, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony performed a fantastic concert that incorporated pieces from many different styles and cultures. The ensemble’s ability to express the emotions and distinctive settings of each piece far exceeds its high reputation. The band began with Anthony O’Toole’s “Fanfare to ‘The Hammer’” (2013). The piece is a tribute to Hank Aaron or “The Hammer” an African American, who despite living in the time of segregation and racial uproar, rose up to become a professional baseball player....   [tags: concerpt report and review]

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I Attended The Sac State Jazz

- ... The piano was awesome played and the saxophone which played by Ray (forgot the name). Also, the other song I love from this ensemble was “Love for Sale” because it was incredible beat and rhythm sound at the same time. I really enjoy the drums play everything sounded so enjoyable. The second ensemble was the Pleasant Grove High School Jazz, and their performances had a soft smooth music beat and rhythm, and this is my style type of music, but I did enjoy it. The best part that I like from all their performance were the drum tempo by Mike, which I recall I think....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Jazz, Performance]

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Music Report about the Concert

- My reason for attending the concert was to support some of my fellow colleagues who had invited me to see the concert, and I was not disappointed. Sir Edward Elgar's piece, The Dance, was a delightful piece. The piece began with the piano playing a quaint line of jumps which is immediately taken over by the women of the ensemble. When the women voices come in the feel of this “dance” comes alive as the meter is clearly established as a simple simple, and this is because their melodic lines a very rhythmic and hardly stay still just like a real person would during a dance....   [tags: Uber Caritas et Amor, Elgar's The Dance]

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The Essentials for Conducting: "Evoking Sound" by James Jordan

- The beginner or expertise will benefit from reading Evoking Sound by James Jordan; this book is the total package for any conductor that is wiling to expand their knowledge upon this subject. It goes beyond the basics, yet it expands the deeper relationship between the conductor and the ensemble. It gives examples of how to produce the sound you want from an ensemble or even create a program; it gives many other examples that are truly valuable and creative. Jordan’s overall “take” on choral conducting is relying on thy inner self, focusing on mutual agreement within an ensemble, teaching the way of singing, and passing along the passion of music....   [tags: Evoking Sound, James Jordan, conducting,]

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

- Chorus- The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one the world’s well-known choir since its one of the prominent and oldest. The choir started out as an insignificant group, but rapidly began to be more popular as the years progressed. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a chorus of 360 men and women in total. They have entertained millions of spectators by performing in places such as at the “World’s Fairs and expositions at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, in acclaimed concert halls from Australia and Europe to Asia and the Middle East” (Mormon)....   [tags: gamelan music, temple square chorale]

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My Position Of Drum Captain For The 2016 Pirate Drum Line

- ... They need to be ready for anything and everything. Leaders need to be mature and responsible not only for themselves but the whole group they represent the group 's attitude and the other members are a reflection of how they work. Before even being in the high school I 've actually been a leader and even been to different leadership camps. In the boy scouts before being an Eagle Scout I 've held the position of both a patrol leader and senior patrol leader. In the Boy Scouts the senior patrol leader is in charge of the whole troop and patrol leaders are in charge of a single section....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Scouting, Want]

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Forecast Uncertainty: Statistical Prediction Intervals Through Clustering of Model Output

- Abstract. This paper presents a new method to calculate variable prediction intervals (PIs) to complement numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts. Direct outputs of NWP models are point, deterministic predictions that provide crisp values of meteorological attributes. They can be used in a number of applications ranging from air quality and climate modeling to estimating the impact of severe weather and forecasting of energy production. However, many applications would benefit from forecasts augmented by information about their uncertainty....   [tags: Meteorology]

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Fall Choir Concert Appreciation

- On November 16th, 2013, I attended a concert choir, fall choral concert. This event took place on the Wheaton College Campus, in the Edman Chapel at 7:30 pm. The chapel was well-lit, with long pews for the audience to be seated. The concert began with the audience looking up into a balcony, where the ensemble stood in neat rows. They watched the conductor, who stood on a stage in front of the audience, waiting for their cue. The first composition, "Miserere Mei, Deus", was produced by Gregorio Allegri in 1638....   [tags: audience, composition, performance, art]

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Reintroduction of Music into Afghan Culture

- Music is a communicative activity that is essential to all cultures. It gives a group of people a way to express things such as moods and emotions or even religious and political beliefs. The significance of music to Afghan culture is expressed in The Kite Runner, “We just wanted to hear Ali sing. He’d clear his throat and begin: On a high mountain I stood, And cried the name of Ali, Lion of God. O Ali, Lion of God, King of Men, Bring joy to our sorrowful hearts” (Hosseini 11). Despite its importance in society, the Taliban considered music to be against Islam....   [tags: taliban, islam, religious belief]

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Charles Mingus : Ideal Citizen

- ... Mingus did not enjoy playing in the club because he thought the audience to be rude and disrespectful when they did not pay attention to him and his ensemble. He often chastised his audience for their fake attraction to jazz. But much of Mingus’s anger was directed at the music industry. He often criticized the pressure that musicians faced when trying to sell out a performance only to help the industry and attract large audiences (Dunkel 23). He believed that musicians should pave their own paths and thought he was stronger than the musicians who sold out big stages....   [tags: African American, Jazz, Racism, Multiracial]

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A Study On The Classroom

- ... I decided to separate these two players and use them as almost an unsung model or teacher. Most likely knowing more than the speed of my class, the private students can help out with the level one and level two players, something I see to be very beneficial in lesson groups. For the others, I would split up the performance levels so there were around an equal number of one’s and two’s in each group. This process continued throughout all the instrument groups per grade level. The learning style of each student was used as a tiebreaker with some instances, but did not do much for the overall groupings....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Educational years]

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Attending a Jazz Concert

- Attending a Jazz Concert The latest concert that I attended was the NEIU Jazz Ensemble. It was held in the NEIU auditorium. This was my first time attending a Jazz concert. Therefore, I didn’t know what kind of music to expect or any music that I was familiar to. This concert was a new experience for me. It was far different from a rock concert held in some big venue. The purpose of this concert was to give people a taste of the NEIU Jazz Ensemble. The heritage or the background of this concert was strictly Jazz music....   [tags: Papers Music Description Essays]

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The Performance Classification Systems For Critical Thinking

- Matthew Garret wrote this article to shed some light on how students are thinking in choral rehearsal. This is valuable information to directors because focused thinking and critical thinking are vital to productive rehearsal. Educators should aim to encourage critical thinking because it is important for students to make connections between ideas or to self-evaluate. Critical thinking is an important goa for educators and it has been becoming more and more incorporated into education since the mid twentieth century....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Critical thinking]

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Distance Learning Followed by World Première

- Distance Learning Followed by World Première Esti Dal (Evening Song) by Katalin Pócs was written for the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble and harpist Erzsébet Gaál in January 2000. The composition received its world première conducted by Professor Mary Goetze on April 9, 2000 at IU School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana. Katalin Pócs is one of the leading members of the young generation of Hungarian composers. Her compositions include orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe....   [tags: Katalin Pocs Evening Song Music Essays]

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Peking Opera

- Peking Opera *Works Cited Not Included Peking opera first started to gain national recognition in the 19th century, as is probably the best-known Chinese traditional music-theater in the West. Though known to the West as Peking opera, it is referred to in China as "jing ju," translated as "capital theater." This musical genre contains such diverse characteristics including virtuosic singing in romantic scenes involving young lovers, stylized battle scenes at land our at seas featuring spectacular acrobatics, comical slapstick often with underlying themes of political satire, and dramatic scenes of betrayal, revenge, retribution, and triumph....   [tags: Papers]

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The News Station Interrupted The Silence With My Friend From High School

- ... Print. Print. I finally completed my Uncle’s song and named it, “Always Living”. I decided not to use it as a piano piece, instead I used my musical background in band to create a brass ensemble that my friends in my high school would record for me, so I print out the trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba part. I contact each musician and they all agreed to practice and record in the chorus room during lunch the day before I leave for the funeral. I conducted the brass ensemble while we recorded the piece and I was so extremely proud and overjoyed that tears came gushing out of the corner of my eyes....   [tags: Family, Emotion, High School Musical]

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Several Terms to Describe The Musical World

- There are several terms to describe the musical world throughout the years. Some of these terms are Sonata Form, Polyphony, and word painting. The terms from the twentieth century seem to be the most frequently used because they are more modern than the previously mentioned terms. These terms are Impressionism, Expressionism, and Minimalism. There are various composers that have implemented these terms into their music. Claude Debussy used Impressionism, Arnold Schoenberg used Expressionism, and Steve Reich used Minimalism....   [tags: sonata,expressionism, impressionism,minimalism]

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Joseph Haydn, Composer of Classical Music

- Joseph Haydn was a composer born in Rohrau, Austria in 1732. He was the son of a wheel maker, whom taught himself how to play harp on an amateur and recreational basis. His family was musically inclined and Haydn was immersed in music since his early childhood as they made it a family affair to sing together and at times even along with neighbors. His father appreciated Haydn’s fine vocal ability and recognized that Rohrau was not an ideal place for Haydn to develop his musical skills. He was fostered under the care of their relative Johann Matthias Frankh at his request around the age of six, never to return home....   [tags: vienna, violin, opera]

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Movie Review : A Dramatic Pilot

- ... As the structure continues, it’s not entirely clear what the characters are trying to achieve or what their goal really is. Clarifying the goal, along with the stakes will enhance the pilot. Thus, what would benefit the script is clearly focusing the conflict between the two men who run the two opposing newspapers. Centering more on their rival for the big story will help focus the pilot. For the men running the paper, the stakes are high: only one will survive. Consider elevating this by offering an investor interested in financing one of the papers....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, The Sopranos, Antagonist]

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The Mariachi and Special Occasions

- ... Each of these instruments has a purpose that it serves when it contributes to the overall Mariachi sound. When the vihuela is strummed it it gives the Mariachi its typical rhythmic vitality. The guitarró serves as the bass of the ensemble and the harps doubles the base line and ornaments the melody. The resulting sound of these instruments is unique and the sound are sharply contrasting; the sweet sounds of the violin, the brilliance of the trumpets, the deep sound of the guitarró go against the high voice of the vihuela and the frequent shifting between syncopation which result in the heart and soul of Mexico....   [tags: instruments, mexican culture]

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My Dream Is A Music Teacher

- ... I know that it will take a lot of dedication and hard work to achieve my dream, but it is well worth it if I can positively impact one child’s life through music the way my music teachers did for me. I have been singing almost as long as I have been able to talk and have loved it ever since. Since 6th grade when it was first offered to me, I have been part of my school’s choir. I have been in my high school choir since my freshman year, and last semester I was part of our audition-only acapella group that performs around the community....   [tags: High school, Education, School, Teacher]

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Buena Vista Social Club

- More than eight million copies sold is a great figure for any music album. However, for a CD labeled with World Music genre, that number means an unprecedented success. The album, named Buena Vista Social Club, has changed the attitude of the world to Cuban music forever. Nonetheless, Buena Vista has been criticized for being a commercial product, and for causing negative effects to Cuban society. Let us discover the story behind this phenomenon from Cuba, and more importantly, explore the music inside this brilliant CD....   [tags: Music]

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Folk Dance Music of Bulgaria

- ... Each basic folk dance type use a distinct combination of rhythmic units but it varies across regions. Folk Instrument Gaida is a kind of aerophone with goat-skin bagpipe. There are two types of gaida- Thracian gaida and Rhodopi gaida, the later one is larger and has a deeper sound. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kli_4cXEi4) Kaval is also a kind of aerophone, which is an end-blown flute and very similar to Arabic Ney. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am0op6cqC2g) Gadulka is a kind of chordophones, a bowed string instrument, commonly played in the context of dance music....   [tags: folklore regions, folk instruments]

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Why Is Music Education?

- ... It was one day, probably in the middle of class, that I realized it was because with pre-law or design I could always see myself doing something else, but with music education I couldn’t imagine not doing it or being anywhere else than in a band room. Music education is a profession that is completely unique from other teaching jobs. It is by far more involved than others. Music teachers put in more time than can be imagined. Sure, an English teacher may spend time grading papers after hours, but that’s nothing compared to a band director....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, Marching band]

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Watertight, the Musical

- Table of Contents Introduction 1 Aims and Intentions 2-3 Critical and Contextual analysis 3-6 Staging and process…………………………………………………………….3-4 Interns and my process………………………………………………………….4-6 Evaluation 6-9 My roles and contribution……………………………………………………..........6-8 Show week, Complications and self-evaluation…………………………………........8-9 A Contextual analysis of the third year production of the Musical Watertight Introduction In the following documentation, I shall be addressing and discussing the process and development within the musical Watertight and the student’s production specifics....   [tags: critical and contextual analysis]

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Critically Evaluate the role of Neural Structures in Subserving a Specific Psychological Function.

- The brain can be considered the most complex organ in the body and the centrepiece of the nervous system. Although the brain works as a unified whole, neuroscientists have identified areas within it that perform specific functions. This makes the brain interconnected by three different layers: the central core, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex. All of which contain structures that regulate everyday life and psychological function. Memory refers to the persistence of learning in a state that can be revealed at a later time (Squire, 1987)....   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Role of Neural Structures in Subserving a Specific Psychological Function

- The brain can be considered the most complex organ in the body and the centrepiece of the nervous system. Although the brain works as a unified whole, neuroscientists have identified areas within it that perform specific functions. This makes the brain interconnected by three different layers: the central core, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex. All of which contain structures that regulate everyday life and psychological function. A variety of these structures have been linked to the memory system....   [tags: The Brain, The Nervous System]

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The Contrast and Conformity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... “The fact that he had [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known” (Fitzgerald 24). Everybody in Tom and Daisy’s social group seems to know of Tom’s infidelity, except for Daisy herself. Yet, Daisy’s ignorance does not stop Tom from parading his unfaithfulness to Daisy’s own cousin Nick Carraway. Tom is so egotistic, he has no shame in expressing his lustful relationships. Gatsby’s immorality is criminal rather than familial. Gatsby is revealed to be a bootlegger; the profession allows him to pay for the extravagant parties he throws in hopes in luring Daisy to his mansion....   [tags: morality, corruption, bigot]

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How Latin Musicians Have Influenced The Global Sound of Music

- Tito Puente, the Jazz musician, composer, arranger and cultural icon, is known, variously as “king of timbales and mambo”, “sultan of salsa”, and most famously as El Ray - the King - of Latin Music. His Latin identity is often emphasized in a way that is somewhat unusual for Jazz musicians. Indeed, Ella Fitzgerald, or more recently, Diana Krall, do not have their cultural backgrounds so heavily stressed. Perhaps the emphasis on culture stems from the fact that Puente is Latin Music’s most prominent Jazz musician....   [tags: Music ]

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A Focus on The National Symbol of the Dominican Republic

- Music, as many may know, is an important part of social life and culture. It is used as a form of communication for those that cannot find the correct words to express themselves. This paper will analyze and explore the role that music plays in understanding certain cultures. It will proceed to outline the social history of merengue music in the Dominican Republic, the relationship between merengue and and its path on becoming an important part the Dominican national identity. Music is an important vehicle through which cultural identities, and social values are formed and negotiated....   [tags: music, merengue, dominican republic]

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West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

- Musical theatre is a type of theatrical performance combining music, dance, acting and spoken dialogue. Written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, ‘West Side Story’ is a classic American musical based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The through-composed score and lyrics are used to portray different characters and their cultures, the rivalry between the Jets and Sharks, and the emotions felt as the story progresses. This essay will be exploring the music and how effective the score is in realising the world and characters of the musical....   [tags: musical theatre, music, dance]

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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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For Colored Girls directed by Tyler Perry

- ‘For Colored Girls’ directed by Tyler Perry is an adaptation of a Tony Award nominated choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. Clint O’Conner a reviewer for the Plain Dealer writes about Tyler Perry, “He has taken Ntozake Shange’s 1974 choreopoem ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf’ and both condensed and expanded it into a big-screen extravaganza assessing the black female experience in America” (O'Connor 1). ‘For Colored Girls’ is an emotionally charged drama about the struggles facing the modern-day black women finding their voice in America....   [tags: film]

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Bathroom Tile Ideas for a Stunning Bathroom

- When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, bathroom tile ideas can help you to achieve stunning decorative effects that enhance the overall beauty of the space. As you enhance your bathroom using these tile ideas, you will find that the overall value of your home will increase in addition to your home's beauty. Then you will find that the money and time that you invested in the remodeling of your bathroom tile will pay off in a multitude of ways. One way to increase your bathroom's beauty and value is to use bathroom tile ideas that help the bathroom appear to be a larger space....   [tags: Larger Space, Clean Shower Area]

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A Stylistic Analysis of Blue Eyed Soul

- The aim of this essay will look at how Blue-eyed soul relates back to it's parent genre, Soul; through analysis of musical features. Blue eyed soul is typically described as White musicians who have recreated soul music of the 1960's (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013). The somewhat ambiguous term refers to White musicians who “emulated black vocal styling and phrasing, and often covered black songs but also established themselves as recording artists with audience crossover skills” (Cooper, 2010, p.1)....   [tags: soul roots, gospel blues]

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The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa

- The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa While studying the various cultural societies in Africa, one feature that stood out the most was that of rhythmic dependance and integration, particularly in the Ewe and Dagomba people. These two cultures, living not vastly far apart from one another geographically, both use drumming, dancing, and singing as a way to bring together their communities, fulfill spiritual practices and beliefs, and even instantiate individual power in their overall societal structures....   [tags: societies in africa, togo, volta]

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music in africa

- Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for special musical training....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Offline Signature Verification Using Structural Features

- 1. Abstract This paper describes a new technique for authenticating handwritten signatures using offline mode. In this technique, every single pixel that belongs to signature is considered. From the signature, every edge points / end points are extracted. These edge points / end points are connected to form a polygonal closed shape. From the polygonal shape, several values can be computed that can serve as structural features that are form factor, circularity measure, rectangularity measure, minimum enclosing rectangle, area and perimeter....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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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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The Ballet Choreographed By Marius Petipa

- ... In another lead variation for court enjoyment, the dancer perform small jumps on pointe, like a horse. Then the mood changes as she becomes tired and falls asleep, this is shown in a tempo change of both music and dancers. All of the music in this act was reminiscent of Handel, in doodling and flow (common in ballet to fill). Entering into the second scene, the stage has now changed into a wooded courtyard behind the door in scene one, dark blue lights cast many shadows on the stage. Trees and a staircase now create a sense of magic, through the dancing shadows of dancers....   [tags: Dance, History of dance, The Nutcracker]

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Evaluation of a Theatre Performance

- INTRO This module (THE3000) focused on a group performance, with each individual being assessed on their performance within a chosen role. The process of the module was firstly reading a selection of plays assigned by the module leader. Groups then formed, based on their interests, balance of skills and their willingness to work with a certain text. Once the groups became existent we re-read the text chosen and discussed our opinions on various issues relevant to contemporary theatre and the aesthetics surrounding the production of the text....   [tags: Theater]

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Setting Music to a Text

- In setting a piece to music the composer has to take into account the feelings and emotions that he desires to create and then figure out how to produce that. In the case of Friedrich Rückert’s poem “I Am Lost to the World,” there are a wide variety of ways it can be set to music, which can be composed of unchanging elements, aspects that can change throughout, and word-painting – all of which will be compared to the setting by Gustav Mahler. With any setting of a text to music, there are unchanging elements such as the ensemble to be used and the form....   [tags: Friedrich Ruckert, I Am Lost To The World]

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Africa: The Battle of Algiers

- Around the mid twentieth century, Africa saw an increase in independence movements and decolonization efforts. Even up to the 1960s, some European powers still had a colony in Africa, such as France. In 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria started a guerrilla campaign to gain independence from France. Much later in the decade, South Africa, who gained their independence from Great Briton in 1930, struggled with a racial system called Apartheid. This was used to suppress the native black population, and through racial segregation, the minority white population came into power....   [tags: Independence Movements, Decolonization]

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The Value of an Education

- “Be the change you want to see in the world.” (Ghandi), “The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up.” (Jesse Jackson), “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” (Albert Einstein). What, per say, do all of these people have in common; for one, education. Ghandi was educated from a young age in a public schooling environment; Jesse Jackson attended Sterling High School and was notably a very accomplished student; Albert Einstein attended Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, majoring as a teacher in physics and mathematics, and graduated with his diploma....   [tags: Philanthropy, Music, Potential]

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Devised Theatre or Collaborative Creation

- “Devised theatre can start from anything. It is determined and defined by a group of people who set up an initial framework or structure to explore and experiment with ideas, images, concepts, themes, or specific stimuli that might include music, text, objects, paintings, or movement.” (Alison Oddey 1). Devised theatre, also called collaborative creation, is a form of theatre in which the script is created through a collaborative process with the actors and the playwright, rather than the traditional method of theatre with a premade script....   [tags: forms of the dramatic arts]

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How To Make Banana Pudding

- Since 1903, banana pudding has been an American desert classic. The sweet taste of warm vanilla wafers can warm up a cold body anytime. The most common recipe for banana pudding calls for the use of an oven and stove top. Although, this recipe does make for a great banana pudding, it can take the average individual almost an hour to prepare the desert. Now a day, time is money for most families, so being able to prepare a desert like this can be time consuming. Having a no bake option can be the perfect fit for busy families....   [tags: How To Essay, Instructional Essay, Process Essay]

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A History of Jazz and Classical Music

- Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both....   [tags: Jazz Classical Music]

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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras

- Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]

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Biography of Giovanni Gabrieli

- Born in 1556, Giovanni Gabrieli was an Italian composer who worked for the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. During his time there, he composed works for separate choirs for both vocal and instrumental performers. One of his most famous pieces comes from his Sacrae Symphoniae completed in 1597; the Sonata Pian e Forte. Gabrieli was both a composer and organist in Renaissance and Baroque transitional period which caused elements of both periods to be demonstrated within his compositions. With instrumental music becoming more popular, it was becoming quite common during this time to have a composer who also played an instrument, especially the piano or organ....   [tags: italian composer, sonata pian e forte]

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Philip Glass: Music Composer

- My composer is known as an influential minimalist and has written a variety of works such as opera, musical theater, symphonies, chamber music, and film scores and much more. This composer’s identity is none other than Philip Glass. The major focus in this paper are to give a moderately brief background on Philip Glass, examining his style of music along with how others view it and describe one of Philip Glass’s musical pieces. The background or bio about Philip Glass has information primary associated with events surrounding his career....   [tags: influential minimalist]

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A Functioning Member of Many Societies

- My transition from high school to college was not flawless; the first two semesters of my college experience were academically frustrating. In high school, I was able to attain a high level of success with minimal foresight and planning. I quickly found that this was not the case in college, and that I would have to reevaluate my study habits and organizational techniques in order to improve my grades. While my first semester grades were not terrible, I knew it was not my personal best. I approached the next semester with the drive to succeed; but still did not fully understand what it was going to take to achieve success....   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps

- Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time - Quator Pour Le Fin Du Temps Technical and Interpretative Challenges Presented to Performers in Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) played a significant part in the evolution of twentieth-century music, influencing a number of other composers with his innovative compositional techniques. The Quartet for the End of Time, is not one of Messiaen’s typical works due to the circumstances in which it was composed (his main outputs were organ, orchestral and choral works), but it marks the start of the significant use of some of these techniques....   [tags: Music Theory History]

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The Sound And The Fury (madison Scouts)

- The roar of extreme sound emanates from a football field. It is clear that this is not an ordinary high school marching band playing at a football game. These are Drum and Bugle Corps, boasting an instrumentation of all brass and percussion instruments. This arrangement of instruments can create an enormous amount of sound, sometimes louder than a rock music concert. Due to their thorough auditioning processes, they have a group of musicians, who can play extremely well, all of whom are brought together to entertain the crowds on their three month tour in the summer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Evaluation of Books on String Theory

- A String Method Book Evaluation Three different methods books; “Muller Rusch String Method,” “Action with Strings,” and “ Essential Elements for strings,” revealed three very different approaches to learning. The influence of time is greatly noticeable in comparing and contrasting these three approaches. “Essential Elements for Strings” was published in 1994 and the other two books in the 1960’s. After many years of studying education the approach to teaching students how to play an instrument has greatly improved....   [tags: String Method Theory Music]

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Band Music Librarian

- Although many music librarians come to the position via performing, my career included several additional layers of being at the right place at the right time. Despite years of violin and viola lessons, I wasn’t dedicated enough to play professionally, and I knew enough about myself not to go into teaching; since I assumed those were the only two jobs in music, I went to college intending to become a radio producer. Job-hunting with the impressive-sounding “special interdisciplinary degree in audial arts,” but with my only hands-on experience on outdated equipment, I halfheartedly went to cattle calls for opera choruses, and eventually ended up at an Army recruiting office looking at jobs in...   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Bop Music in the 1950s

- The Bop Beat The bebop revolution coincided with the birth of the Beat Generation. In a slightly unbalanced relationship, Beat writers often molded their poetics and style after the playing of such jazz music. "Jazz writers," such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, upheld their poetic ideals to the techniques of jazz musicians, such as rhythm, improvisation, and call and response. The structure of creative writing underwent a change, as the importance of form equaled that of theme. Swing, the predecessor of bop, was big, sweet, and hot....   [tags: Music]

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Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman

- Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman The album "freedom in the Groove" features Joshua Redman with a small ensemble of Bass, electric guitar, and drums. In different songs Redman plays the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone. The CD shows many different aspects of Jazz, spanning many different feels, tempos and intonation. I was really impressed with the diversity of the album. The typical song on features Redman soloing over the standard rhythm section of the bass, piano and drum set....   [tags: Papers]

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Hand Writing Character Recognition Proto Type for Latest Technologies

- On-line hand writing character recognition using accelerometers is the basic proto-type for all the latest technologies. This paper presents an accelerometer based hand written digit and hand gesture recognition applications. The recognition process is done by using a tri-axial accelerometer and microcontroller with inbuilt ADC interface. The wireless transmission module is used for sensing and collecting acceleration of hand written and hand gesture trajectories. User can hold the device to write alpha numeric in air without space limitations....   [tags: accelerometer, gesture recognition, IDE]

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World Music: Middle East, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa

- There are various aspects of our lives and of those there is music. Music is an inextricable part of life. It can be dated back to the most primitive of time. Where there are humans there is some form of music varying from culture to culture. Languages, belief systems and many other variables within a nation have great influence on what is considered music and what’s not music. This is why it is very important when listening to music to consider the context in which it was created in. This will enable you to appreciate the different sounds and musical constructions such as rhythm, melody, harmony and also the lack thereof....   [tags: human expression]

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A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

- In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, one of the main characters Beneatha Younger tries to find herself and figure out exactly who she is. She is a twenty year old black woman who attends college in the South Side of Chicago. One of her closest friends, Joseph Asagai, is from Nigeria and he really has Beneatha’s best interests in mind. Nigerian culture is very significant in the play because Asagai tries to teach Nigerian culture to Beneatha, in order for her to discover who she wanted to be....   [tags: Character Development, PLay Analysis]

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Early Jazz and How it Affects Music Today

- Jazz has been a style of music for about a century. It is one of the only types of music that has changed with the times. It has created so many subgenres with itself, like Funk Rock, Swing, Bebop and many others. Many schools even have a Jazz band for the students. That is just one-way how Jazz music effects music today. There are also many other ways that Jazz has affected music today, like without it, African-Americans would not have the same rights as whites, because Jazz was one of the things that helped with the Harlem Renaissance, and the Harlem Renaissance is what started the pathway to civil rights for African-Americans....   [tags: genres, influence, melody]

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The Performance I Attended For The Concert Critique

- The performance I attended for the concert critique was a senior recital for Teresa Norton and Tracey Barnes. They played violin and piano respectively. The concert was at Goranson Hall and I immediately felt a sense of closeness and intimacy due to the smaller size of the concert hall, which added to the sentimental value of such a special performance. They played a total of three pieces, which included Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler, Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 for Two Violins and Viola by Antonín Dvorák, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Violin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Daphne Du Maurier´s Rebecca: A 1920s Rebel

- Born Unbound, Raised Imprisoned An Ivy League girl who has no daddy issues and a rich family is no better than any other woman because she has never taken her clothes off for money. A girl is no better than a woman who allows people to caress her, or escorts on the side based on her boundaries. Different things work for different people. Free a woman to live the life in which she is more than the way she looks, what she buys or what she has to sell, and she will amount beyond what society could have even imagined for her....   [tags: Antagonist, Feminism]

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