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The Aerosmith Story

- The Aerosmith Story Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard rock bands of the '70s, setting the style and sound of hard rock and heavy metal for the next two decades with their raunchy, bluesy swagger. The Boston-based quintet found the middle ground between the menace of the Rolling Stones and the campy, sleazy flamboyance of the New York Dolls, developing a lean, dirty riff-oriented boogie that was loose and swinging and as hard as a diamond. In the meantime, they developed a prototype for power-ballads with "Dream On," a piano ballad that was orchestrated with strings and distorted guitars....   [tags: Papers]

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Rock and Roll

- Rock and Roll Rock and Roll is an economic thing," says "pop" singer Jo Stafford, quoted in Billboard, October 13, 1958. "Today's nine-to fourteen year old group is the first generation with enough money given to them by their parents to buy records in sufficent quanities to influence the market. In my youth if I asked my father for 45 cents to buy a record, he'd have thought seriously about having me committed." A teenager growing up in the prior to the end of WW II was forced to take life fairly seriously....   [tags: Papers]

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History of Harlem

- History of Harlem Question 1 Number 1: "The New Negro" Alain Locke edited a volume of critical essays and literature entitled the New Negro. In it, Locke heralded a spiritual awakening within the Afro-American community. It was manifested by a creative outburst of art, music and literature as well as by a new mood of self-confidence and self-consciousness within that community. The center of this explosion was located in Harlem. Famous personalities such as Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson James Weldon Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong either moved to Harlem or visited it frequently in order to participate in the vigorous cultural exchange, which took place there....   [tags: Papers]

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Galactic's Funky Grooves

- Galactic's Funky Grooves Suddenly you stop. As you and your friend saunter down the block, you are unexpectedly controlled by an unseen force. A faint intent to defy this compulsion crosses your mind, but you deem any attempt to resist futile. Your hips start to shake, your feet strut, and your plans for the night go out the window. The thick clouds of jazz and funk seeping out of the nearby club fill your ears and heart with desire, and as suddenly as you stopped, you and your friend decide to enter and open your eyes to the band playing tonight, Galactic....   [tags: Papers]

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African American Culture

- African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves were set free from slavery. Blues The blues is extremely various type of music, and it has many different musical expressions....   [tags: African American Studies]

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Woodstock Music Festival

- Woodstock In 1970 a two-hundred and thirty minute documentary was released entitled "Woodstock." This documentary has set the standard for other documentaries to come. This documentary covers a three day festival that was held in August of 1969. The festival symbolized the ideas of the late 1960’s in terms of music, politics, and society in general. The documentary depicted the event as a major love and drug fest. Woodstock was a historic event that was the idea of four men by the names of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Roseman, and Artie Kornfeld....   [tags: Music]

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The Collectible Market

- There is a story that is often told about the collectibles market. The story is anecdotal so there's no way to tell if it's true, but as myth it is true enough to illustrate a common 21st Century idea. There are several versions of the story, the most common version runs roughly like this: A guy walked into a toy store and discovered that the store had three (sometimes four) models of a specific early Matchbox Volkswagen. The guy knew that Matchbox only made four (sometimes five) of this model and as a result they were very valuable....   [tags: Collecting Collections Investment]

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The Beatles

- The The English ROCK MUSIC group The Beatles gave the 1960s its characteristic musical flavor and had a profound influence on the course of popular music, equaled by few performers. The guitarists John Winston Lennon, b. Oct. 9, 1940; James Paul McCartney, b. June 18, 1942; and George Harrison, b. Feb. 25, 1943; and the drummer Ringo Starr, b. Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940, were all born and raised in Liverpool. Lennon and McCartney had played together in a group called The Quarrymen. With Harrison, they formed their own group, The Silver Beatles, in 1959, and Starr joined them in 1962....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]

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Jimi Hendrix

- On November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington a later-to-be-known legend was born as James Marshall. This future guitar master went by the name of Jimi, Jimi Hendrix. His childhood was not very fortunate, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. Jimi could never afford to take lessons so he taught himself. At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Juan Gris

- Juan Gris, a Spanish-born painter, made important contributions to the modern style of painting called Cubism. GrisÕs paintings were always depicting his immediate surroundings. He painted still lives composed of simple, everyday objects, portraits of friends, and occasionally landscapes or cityscapes. The objects in his paintings and collages are more clearly defined and richly colored than those in the works of the earlier cubists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. His attention to the object in his compositions, and more typically Spanish hues, link his work to the Spanish still-life tradition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendrix History has always been marked by great music. Every generation has it's own unique genre; from classical to swing, people have always found a song or a melody that seemed as if it was written just for them. However, truly great music is created by a certain type of genius. It takes more than the average guy to forge a classic like "Stairway to Heaven." Two men in the late twentieth century were such masterminds: Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. While both will live forever in musical infamy, they will remain legends for different reasons....   [tags: Papers]

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American Pie

- American Pie With every aspect of our lives we are making a point, arguing a belief, or refuting some other aspect of our existence. Aesthetic pieces, most avidly poems and songs, argue a message both in the lyrics and in the meaning posed between the lines. “American Pie,” in a multitude of ways, argues that American lives and memories are closely intertwined with the music of the time period. Not only does “American Pie” argue a message it also pulls many generations together. Today, thirty years after the initial release, “American Pie” still has an effect in our music and continues to be popular with all age groups....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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Online Communities

- Online Communities When searching for online communities I decided to research a subject I already had a little knowledge about. My friend had told me about an online forum he was subscribed to named Blisscent. Blisscent is a group of over 1500 people who are interested in the musical style of shoegaze rock. For those who do not know what shoegaze sounds like it can be described as a spacey textured form of hard rock; shoegaze began in Britain during the early 1980’s. Shoegaze is a semi-sleepy music....   [tags: Music Shoegaze Internet Essays]

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Jack Black

- I. INTRO Me and my brother Kyle, we were walking down this long and lonesome road, when all of a sudden there shined a shiny teacher, in the middle of the road, and she said, write the best speech in the world, or I’ll eat your soul. If you haven’t figured it out already I chose to do my speech on the great Thomas Black or better known as Jack Black. Actor, comedian, singer songwriter, and lead vocalist for tenacious D. How many people really know anything bout Jack Black, other than he has been in some movies, played some so-so parts, and seems to make an ass of himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rock Bands

- There have been all kinds of different types of rock bands throughout the years. Most of the bands have had a different type of style. All of these different types of style are what has shaped today’s music. Some of the bands from the earlier times were: The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and the Bee Gees. The Beatles were the greatest and most powerful act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles grabbed a hold of the attention in 1964 and never let go for the next six years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pearl Jam

- Pearl Jam IN retrospect, when we look back at the earlier rantings of grunge today it hovers nebulously like some foggy hangover intermingled with the bittersweet scent of alienation and teen spirit. We remember the blonde haired saviour and martyr Kurt Cobain who will never fade from our memories and remain as the most anguished of them all. We think of Llayne Stayley and Alice In Chains and the intense violence of Chris Cornell and Soundgarden. Alice In Chains have disseminated themselves further into dark and eerie, dusty and arid sparseness while Soundgarden embrace the hoary and psychedelic rock of eras gone by and Nirvana, well, they will always remain alive in our hearts....   [tags: Papers]

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The Mullet

- The Mullet Topic:The Mullet Purpose: To Inform. Thesis: In order to truly comprehend the true essence of all that is mullet, you must be familiar with what a mullet exactly is, vocabulary associated with the mullet and certain classifications of the mullet. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Imagine you’re walking down the aisle of Walmart doing your regular shopping, when all of a sudden, you stop in amazement....   [tags: Papers]

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Pink Floyd

- Pink Floyd For many people, the group Pink Floyd is considered as un-popular, aged, and without any sense in today's modern society. It's so unfortunate that true rock and roll music is being left behind for the new head-splitting garbage that infests the airwaves today. The newest generation is unaware of the history behind all the "music" they listen to now. Where did it all begin. Who first wandered into the realms of psychedelic music to create a style and a culture that would last for decades, and never be copied....   [tags: Papers]

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Short Story

- Synopsis On an afternoon, in the quarters of the sakadas, Mang Sixto is playing a guitar with the chords of an emotional song, "Walay Angay", while her daughter, is playing outside the quarters. They were indifferent of each other for a while, but there is a sudden change in the mood of the two. The daughter of Mang Sixto finally notices the chords that her father was playing and along with the music is her father's very emotional presence. They were then engaged in a sudden conversation. The daughter interrogated her father of the about the sad song he was playing along with his guitars....   [tags: Short Story]

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Jamaica

- SKA. Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the delightful Caribbean climate. The streets are filled with many sounds. Cars' horns honking, children playing, and people shuffling by. There is one sound, however, that rises above all the hustle and bustle. Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating from smoke-filled clubs and bar rooms, fill you ears with a lush sound. This is the sound of ska. Ska is an old Jamaican form of music that blossomed when Jamaica won its independence from England in 1962....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Chasing Ghosts

- Chasing Ghosts A rather unnatural wind would blow through our town. We used to sit around the Sunday dinner table and recite prayers from the Bible after my mother had cleared the dishes. But first, in silence we would stare at the dark brown swirls of color in the wood, resting our chins on crossed arms. We could hear the grate and grind of metal forks and knives against plates as my mother soaped the dishes in the kitchen. The hiss of the faucet would stop, and after the sound of her cotton apron’s catching on the splintery wall, the apron left hung to dry, she would emerge from the swinging door, the kitchen light flashing like a strobe into the dining room with each swoop of the door’s...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Noteworthy Technology

- Noteworthy Technology Few things possess the power of music. Good music has the capacity to convey messages, evoke emotion and inspire awe. Yet, not many posses the means to acquire the power of music. Writing music by hand can be time consuming, inaccurate, and it does not allow the composer to actually hear the annotated music. Furthermore, learning an instrument can be time consuming and frustrating if all a person wants to do is compose their own music. This is where the beauty of technology comes in....   [tags: Music Composition Essays]

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Devotee Autoethnography

- Devotee Autoethnography Eyes closed on cherubic faces of holy devotion, chanting Hindu gibberish to wheezing harmoniums, clanging tambourines, untuned guitars, rattles, bells, sticks, and perhaps a vigorous but poorly-rehearsed set of tablas… “She’s a breather,” they say, either in friendliness to jest, or patronizingly to criticize. And usually, not much evidence is revealed to complicate the minimized label. “Well, basically, we get together, breathe, and then sing a little bit.” This is usually the line into which I condense my participation in The Art of Living—to cram it into a nut shell, and to present it as outsiders would be likely to perceive it if spying from a fly’s perch....   [tags: ]

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Business Report

- Business Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Fantasy ROCK will be a small business that provides entertainment and leisure activities. We will sell a variety of foods and beverages. Our menu will contain many dishes. A large appetizer section, Steaks, Chicken, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups and salads will be our specialty. We will sell several types of beer on tap and in bottles. A few micro brews such as Fat Tire Ale, and Honey Brown larger will be kept on tap, as well as the cheaper larger brands such as Budweiser and Coors....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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Soul Music

- Soul Music Since the early to mid 1800’s, music has been the most powerful vehicle of human expression. As the embodiment of love, disapproval, happiness, pain and experience, mainly life, music speaks to us because it comes from us. Everyone in the, paradigm of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present. In this century, African American music, more specifically Soul music, has been the music that has brought to plain view evidences of our humanities – hope, hurt, joy and passion – in such a way that the world has no other choice than to feel its power and marvel in its brilliance....   [tags: Papers]

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Grandma's House

- Grandma's House My most distinct childhood memories are at my Grandma Darlene's house, a quaint trailer on the edge of Anderson. Grandma lives near the end of a tiny little dirt road and has lived there for more than thirty years. We can barely get through the door because there are mountains and mountains of boxes, clothes and barrels filled with who knows what. At the bottom of all that there is a fairly large wooden rocking bench, my great uncle made right before his wife died. Cushioning these layers upon layers of junk is a nasty, old, mated scrap of carpet....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Mariachi

- Mariachi The French named mariachi, but the Coca Indians gave the original name in 1500's referring to any musician. Mariachi sound is impacted by African influence known as SON. Rhythmic pattern altering between 3/4 and 6/8. Instruments of Mariachi In a complete Mariachi group today there are as many as 6 to 8 violins, 2 trumpets, and a guitar, which are all standard European instruments. Then there is a high-itched, round-backed guitar called the vihuela, which when strummed in the traditional manner gives the mariachi its typical rhythmic vitality; a deep voiced guitar called the guitarr'o which serves as the bass of the ensemble; and a Mexican folk harp, which usually doubles the b...   [tags: Papers]

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Metallica

- Metallica Introduction Metallica was a band that that started out in the garage of one of the members when they were in high school. The band went through many changes and tragedies and found solutions for them and somehow remained playing. They started in 1980 as one of the first, if not the first Black/Metal band. Their popularity decreased in 1987 and form there they went on to become really popular later on. Summary Metallica started playing in 1980 and are still a band to this day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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MusiciansFriend.Com

- MusiciansFriend.Com Mission Statement The mission statement for Musician’s Friend has always been "The Best for Less Shipped to Your Door." This is still their company slogan but their mission includes a lot of customer service emphasis as well. The company believes that the key to their success started with their mission statement, commitment to customers, dedicated employees that share the vision, forming partnerships and the growth of the business. Overview Musician’s Friend is an authorized dealer of thousands of products from more than 900 different manufacturers such as Fender, Gibson, Roland, and Pearl....   [tags: Business and Management Studies:]

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SUBLIME

- Sublime Sublime was a band of the 90’s who played their first gig back in the summer of l988. This performance that started the famous Peninsula Riot of Long Beach, CA during the 4th of July. This band was once the average garage band that every kid wants to be in. But they changed from backyard beer buddies, into a great musicians. Sublime began recording in early 1992 when they joined up with Long Beach's local studio Skunk Records where they recorded they incredible CD, 40oz to Freedom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grunge

- Grunge In the isolated city of Seattle during the mid 1980's a new sound and attitude was developing. Although it didn't yet have a coined term it would later become know as Grunge, "originally a tounge-in cheek term for the pungent guitar noise propagated by the cultish independent label Sub Pop" ("Grunge"). This mix of 70's metal and early 80's punk blasted into mainstream America and brought the hard rock sound of the 70's back to life, but the sudden, unexpected and to some unwanted, fame and popularity would prove to much for it and like so many pop culture movements before, it would fade away under the pressure("History")....   [tags: Papers]

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Autobiography

- We had finally done it. We were good enough to play on stage. We had sold all our tickets, which 100 initially felt like such an unreachable amount. Archaic was finally going to be playing the Battle of the Bands at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland. We were all friends to begin with, no scouting to find the best guy for the position, just 4 guys that had grown up together wanting to have fun. Joe was the singer. He was the typical singer, somewhat taller, skinny, long scraggly black hair that covered his face....   [tags: Personal Narrative Music Band]

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90s

- Music in the nineties can be simply described as diverse. Diverse meaning that music has been segregated into hundreds of groups. This report will refer in detail to three genres of music: Alternative Country, Rap, Alternative Rock. It will also cover certain aspects indicative of the 90's. Alternative Country Music In 1990, a band called Uncle Tupelo from Belleville, Illinois, released their debut album. Titled No Depression, it featured a rough mixture of punk-rock songs, but it also added something different: several toned-down, acoustic ballads that had a distinct country flavor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Venezuela

- Venezuela Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. See Exhibit A. It lies along the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean is on the northeast. Venezuela's western neighbor is Colombia, Brazil is to the south and Guyana is to the east. The Maracaibo Basin surrounds Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. Lake Maracaibo is South America's largest lake. The Andean Highlands stretch across northern Venezuela. Pico Bolivar, in the Andean Highlands, is Venezuela's highest peak. In central Venezuela, there are flat, grassy plains called llanos....   [tags: Papers]

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Singer-Songwriter Bono and his Humanitarian Contribution

- Bono was a remarkable person. He is a singer and a guitaris in an Irish rock band called U2. He was also doing charity work globally. Bono “used his celebrity to call attention to global problems, including world poverty, [hunger] and AIDS” (Bono). With that, he received the Nobel Peace Prize’s Man of Peace title for his hard works. Bono was a co-founder of DATA and the ONE Campaign. He had and still have many fans who looked up to him now. Bono was born on May 10, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland. His father was “a Roman Catholic postal worker and [his mother was] a Protestant mother” (Bono)....   [tags: Peace, Charity]

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Comparison Between Metal and Grunge Music

- The musical genres for metal and grunge are often mistaken for the same genre. Many people make this mistake because the two are often loud, and the person listening to it does not give the music a chance to show its differences. Nevertheless, the two genres of music have some similarities, but also several important differences. One similarity that the two genres share is their guitar tones. Both of these genres use extreme amounts of distortion in their guitar playing. Both also have the high settings on their amps set to a higher level than their mids, to give the guitar tone a crisp crunchy sound....   [tags: Music]

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Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison

- Amy Crescimanno Happy Endings, Sort Of… November 13, 2012 Guitar Bains Guitar Bains is one of the pivotal characters in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. As he ages throughout the novel, his character traits evolve--sometimes in unexpected ways. He begins as a watchful and passionate boy who understands the world around him better than most. However, as he ages, he finds that he seems to be among the minority of people who care about the social plight of African Americans. Throughout the book, he grows more and more radical, until his passion escalates to the point that he starts killing innocent people in order to keep the status quo....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, White people]

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What The Hell You Got, 1968, By George Harrison

- “What the hell you got, 1968, that makes you so damn superior, and gives me such a headache?!”(MacDermot,Rado & Ragni). The quote is from Hair the musical, which premiered on Broadway in April 1968, the same year that The Beatles was released. A young person in 1968 had a lot of things on her mind. People around her were being drafted to fight in what many believed to be an unjust war, and the hope for revolution seemed to be resulting in a difficult fight. Freedom, Peace, and Love were being campaigned and the Beatles were no exception to the rule....   [tags: George Harrison, The Beatles, John Lennon]

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Jake Brzezinsky Is An Aspiring Musician

- Jake Brzezinsky is an aspiring musician. Jake was born on June 23, 1998. In a small-town named Luling, Louisiana. Jake’s parents Jena and Ryan were in great joy when Jake was born. At the age of six Jake’s dad got him a guitar, and Jake started to play music. I only played the guitar for a little bit. When I was a little kid because my dad try to get me into play guitar, but I did not like playing the guitar. When my dad left my mom I stop playing the guitar. So, I stop playing for a short time until my mom had met my stepdad....   [tags: Musical instrument, Music, Red Hot Chili Peppers]

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Justice For The Black Community

- Title. Justice for the black community during 1929-1964 in America was a long and torturous journey. The Great Depression, The Brown v. Board of Education, and the Civil Rights Movement are clear demonstrations of the atrocities, struggles, and violence that the black community had to unfortunately endure during those massive cultural shifts that were occurring in the United States at the time in order to survive. Here in the book Song of Solomon by Tony Morrison, the character Guitar Baines is a representation of the justice that the black community was searching for during and after the abolishment of segregation, while also signify an individual of color having to fight against the injust...   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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The Success of Bon Jovi's Album "Slippery When Wet"

- ... The song is an endless loop that fades out at the end. This song was written by Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, and Desmond Child. This song became one of three big hits from this record. Third on the album is “Livin’ On A Prayer”. The song starts with the keyboard guitar and drums, and then there is talking that introduces the story being told. It highlights the struggles that are happening for people. There are some great guitar riffs and distortion. It has a verses/chorus composition. The song is a little bit slower to begin, but soon picks up the tempo, it is a great song to sing along because the lyrics are not distorted by the instruments, like you find with some other bands....   [tags: music, tracks, instuments]

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The First Bottle Of Beer

- 1. Now, at the age of thirty-one, Milkman is planning to end his relationship with Hagar. He remembers how he felt about her when he was twelve and seventeen. Why is she now “the third beer”. Milkman considers Hagar the "third beer" because now in their relationship Milkman only stayed with Hagar and made love to her because she was there. Milkman no longer had any feelings or desire to pursue Hagar, only remaining with her for their sexual relationship. Hagar is like the third beer because she no longer produces that excitement and satisfaction for Milkman, comparable to the effects of a first bottle of beer....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Sitting Bull]

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Jimi Hendrix Biography

- “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace,” said legendary American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In the 1960’s Jimi Hendrix, along with many other musical artists, greatly influenced numerous people. His unorthodox method of playing and how well he played the guitar would become his trademark for many years to come. Arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music, Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar and pioneered explosive possibilities of the instrument....   [tags: Jimi Hendrix, Rock music, Blues, Heavy metal music]

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Who Do You Love

- Rock & roll music rose out of the chaos and rebellion found in the 1960s. From the Civil Rights Movement, to Women’s Rights, and the Vietnam War, the 1960s was filled with protests, rallies, and concerts. The music reflected the young, rebellious attitude that grew throughout the decade. Rock & roll music originated in the 1950s, when Bo Diddley contributed to its success and evolution. He played a large role in finding the crossover from blues to rock & roll, inspiring many rock & roll acts. Famous elements of rock music can be traced back to Bo Diddley and his well-known song “Who Do You Love.” The band, Quicksilver Messenger Service did a cover of this song, making it fit their original s...   [tags: Music]

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Dear Mr. President by Pink

- ... The acoustic guitar creates a reflective atmosphere and does not distract from the lyrics highlighting those lyrics portraying the significance of them. Increasing the impact they have on the audience. In the second verse Pink’s voice gets slightly higher and stronger. The chords that the guitar is playing have changed to go along with the change in lyrics, from statements to questions, these lines of questions continue throughout the remainder of the song. At the end of the verse pairing the accusatory tone of “Are you proud?” with the strumming of the guitar contrast each other in way that works with the tone....   [tags: music, war, gay rights]

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Kirk Hammett Role Model

- Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Metallica. He is particularly admirable to me for his eloquent lyrics and quotes, stunning guitar solos and the accomplishments he has achieved in life. He is and always has been a most influential person in my life since I discovered Metallica in 1996. The lyrics Kirk places in his songs are, to me, the most expressive and meaningful of any songs. It is a persons ability to correlate and understand lyrics that makes it so they can truly appreciate the meaning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Blues Music Analysis : Jump Blues And Chicago Blues

- Jump Blues and Chicago Blues Musical Analysis Jump Blues and Chicago Blues are derivatives of Blues music that arrived in the 1940’s although they arguably reached their peak in the 1950’s. Being Blues genres they both have similarities that tie themselves together such as time signature, chord and song structure but there are differences in tempo, lyrical content and instrumentation that set them apart....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Poetry, Muddy Waters, Song]

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My Experience with Music

- My Experience with Music At the age of ten, my parents decided that I should learn how to play an instrument. In addition, they also chose which instrument I should learn, the guitar. I had no interest in learning the guitar, because all I wanted to spend my leisure time on was improvising my soccer skills. However, my parents believed soccer was a waste of my precious time, time which I should be using to focus on school and expanding my brain by taking on a difficult task, such as learning to play music....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Comparing Louis Armstrong and Etta James

- In this investigation, I will attempt to compare two of the most famous and influential Jazz artists of all time, Louis Armstrong, and Etta James’ personal lives with regards to finding music, their stylistic similarities and I will also compare four of their most famous tracks. In the case of Armstrong, this track is ‘What a wonderful world’, and ‘We have all the time in the world’ and for Etta James I will analyse and compare ‘At Last’, and ‘I’ve been loving you too long’. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans....   [tags: famous and influential Jazz artists]

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Colorado Fiest Dances With Brass

- Colorado Fiesta: Dances with Brass The paper addresses the songs performed during the Colorado Fiesta: Dances with Brass concert, the location, timing, and duration of the concert. More so, the paper will discuss the performers, the instruments, and their functioning during the concert. Ultimately, the paper will analyze the prowess of the band and significance of the concert. The classical musical concert entitled, Colorado Fiesta: Dances with Brass took place at the Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver on October 13, 2012 (Valencia, 2012)....   [tags: Music, Performance, Classical music, Opera]

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Rock And Roll : A Genre That Originated

- Rock and Roll is a genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s. It is said to have developed “from African-American musical styles such as gospel, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, with country” (Wikipedia). Just like jazz and rhythm and blues, rock and roll came from the southern United States. In 1951 the song “Sixty Minute Man” was said to be the first rock and roll song ever recorded. Rock and roll has had a huge impact on many of the issues that arose between the 1950 and 1970s....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Rock music, Rock and roll]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Harlem ' By Langsatn Hughes

- Poetry Analysis "Harlem" was written by Langsatn Hughes. This poem is focusing on the American-African neighborhood "Harlem" in New York City in mid-twenties while the society was filling with discriminations and racism. "My Father as A Guitar" was written by Martin Espada. In the poem, the speaker is comparing his father, who has a heart problem, with a guitar. "Charon 's Cosmology" was written by Charles Simic in 1977. This poem is mainly about a ferryman, whose job is to transfer souls of dead....   [tags: Metaphor, Simile, Writing, Analogy]

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A Brief Biography of Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendricks, an extraordinary guitarist who was born November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians in the music world. He took music places that no one could. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most exciting and creative guitar players ever. He mixed Blues and Rock & Roll together to create some of the utmost unique music ever played. While Hendricks was only famous for four years, the impact he left on the music industry would last a lifetime. Hendricks style was like no other musicians; he had shocking guitar techniques, such as playing with his teeth, behind his back, and without touching the strings, all were talents that surprised his audiences...   [tags: notorious, influential US guitarists, musicians]

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The Cactus Skeleton And The Cotton

- A couple years after he passed, my grandmother on my dad’s side bought me a curio cabinet with a glass casing and six shelves. It was her’s and my mom’s idea for me to place things in there that belonged to dad or things that my dad have given me that I wanted to preserve, yet still be able to see regularly. This is where the cactus skeleton and the cotton that I mentioned earlier in this essay are currently. Along with those two things, I have many more objects that were once my father’s, and held by him in his hands....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, The Glass Castle]

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Themes in Song Of Solomon

- Toni Morrison is one of the most talented and successful African-American authors of our time. Famous for works such as The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved, Morrison has cultivated large audiences of all ethnicities and social classes with her creative style of writing. It is not Morrison’s talent of creating new stories that attracts her fans. In contrast, it is her talent of revising and modernizing traditional Biblical and mythological stories that have been present in literature for centuries....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?

- The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first album, Are You Experienced, is undeniably one of the most influential albums of all time. For a debut record, it achieved many milestones and influenced many artists, fans, and consumers alike. Are You Experienced changed music in many ways, including the way it was artistically presented and how the band used technology at that time. The record is extremely creative. Most agree that the record is timeless and will never grow old. Are You Experienced is truly the definition of an evergreen album....   [tags: Are You Experienced Album]

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Personal Note On The Loss

- The loss was very confusing to me when I was younger. I don’t remember ever struggling with the way I felt. However, I do remember that I started to struggle in school the following year. I would come home from third grade and I would refuse to do my math homework, which was never like me. I always did my work, and I usually understood what I was doing. This year in particular, I would try to do my work, but I would end up so frustrated that I would start to cry. My mom and my uncle tried helping me with anything they could, but nothing seemed to help....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, The Glass Castle]

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Recording a Music Session

- Recording a Music Session We were set the task of recording a music session. The music session we recorded involved the following: · Acoustic Guitar · Vocals We needed to decide what microphones would be suitable for the task in hand. We decided to use condenser microphones for both the vocals and acoustic guitar as, both vocals and guitar are capable of giving off high frequency sounds and condenser microphones are more sensitive to these high frequency sounds that dynamic microphones....   [tags: Papers]

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Blackbird, by The Beatles

- In the White album, formally known as The Beatles album, Blackbird is deemed as an underrated song. Why do I say this. YouTube’s commentators told me, repeatedly. I personally discovered the song after reading the book The Perks of being a Wall flower during middle school.It was one of the songs that Charlie , the protagonist , had on his mix tape, and I, being the curious soul that I am, looked the songs up. Blackbird completely outshone all of the other songs. Back then, I felt like it was written for me....   [tags: music analysis]

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The Importance of Names in Toni Morrison’s Song Of Solomon

- The Importance of Names in Toni Morrison’s Song Of Solomon Toni Morrison’s award-winning novel Song of Solomon is full of very interesting, deep symbolism. Macon Dead III, nicknamed “Milkman,” is a very symbolic character throughout the novel. His character is not only symbolic, for so is his name. Also, Milkman’s paternal aunt, Pilate, has an extremely significant and symbolic role in the novel. To her father, she represents the child who killed her own mother and took away her father’s wife....   [tags: Toni Morrison Song Solomon Essays]

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My Hobbies - Original Writing

- My Hobbies - Original Writing My first artefact is a guitar. I feel that the guitar represents one of my extra-curricular studies, as I take private lessons once a week. I have been taking these lessons for just under a year now and I really enjoy playing the instrument and practice all the time. Since I was very young, three years old, I have almost always played an instrument. I have a long list, including: violin, piano, trumpet, trombone, oboe, alto saxophone, and my most recent, guitar....   [tags: Papers]

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Taco Salad Recipes

- I tried an easy taco salad recipe I got from the food program on PBS. I had tomatoes, onions and lettuce from my garden that were already sliced and diced for the salad. I fried a pound of hamburger and crumbled it up before adding it to the vegetable mixture. I added a pound of diced cheddar cheese and tossed the whole thing for 5 minutes. It was ready to be portioned out into taco shell bowls and topped with salsa and sour cream. On the side I had avocado ranch dressing and Catalina dressing. This can also be made with chicken instead of beef....   [tags: cooking, ]

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The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughan

- The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughan This paper is about how a small time boy from Oak Cliff, Texas with a dream, revolutionized the way blues guitar was played. By 17 he new what he wanted to do with his life, thus dropping out of school to become a blues guitarist. All throughout Stevie's career he was loved and adored for his gentle touch and majestic rhythmic guitar playing. Throughout his life he led three bands to hitting it big, released five albums with "Double Trouble". Most importantly, Stevie became sober....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

- Analysis of In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" is a strophic composition produced by Phil Collins. The aria consists of an electronic drum set an electric guitar and a prophet to add an additional fullness to the song. The exposition of the monody is at an adagio tempo. The electronic drum kit repeats a drum pattern with 12 drum hits in each loop, while accenting on every third beat {eg.1-2-1-2-1-2-1-22-1-2 | 11-2-1-2-1-2-1-22-1-2}. In the middle of the first loop the electric guitar roars a triple stopping that drags on for fifteen seconds, and is quickly followed by the sound of a nymph sounding guitar riff in the background accompanied by the prophet....   [tags: Music]

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Essay on Individual Verses Society in Song of Solomon

- The Individual Verses Society in Song of Solomon   Toni Morrision's novel "Song of Solomon" contrasts the image of a self-made individual with that of an individual who is the product of his or her society. Since society changes, the man who simply reflects his social environment changes accordingly. But “the true individual's self-discovery depends on achieving consciousness of one's own nature and identity”(Middleton 81). This is what differentiates Pilate and Milkman from Macon and Guitar.  There are direct similarities between Milkman's and Pilate's self-discovery....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Essay on Control in Song of Solomon

- Fight for Control in Song of Solomon     The idea of complete independence and indifference to the surrounding world, symbolized by flying, stands as a prominent concept throughout Toni Morrison's novel Song of Solomon. However, the main character Milkman feels that this freedom lies beyond his reach; he cannot escape the demands of his family and feel fulfilled at the same time. As Milkman's best friend Guitar says through the novel, "Everybody wants a black man's life," a statement Milkman easily relates to while seeking escape from his sheltered life at home....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Racism in Toni Morrison's Song of Solmon

- Racism in Toni Morrison's Song of Solmon Milkman is born on the day that Mr. Smith kills himself trying to fly; Milkman as a child wanted to fly until he found out that people could not. When he found, "that only birds and airplanes could fly&emdash;he lost all interest in himself" (9). The novel Song of Solomon is about an African American man nicknamed Milkman. This novel, by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison was first published in 1977, shows a great deal of the African American culture, and the discrimination within their culture at the time Song of Solomon takes place....   [tags: Song of Solmon Essays]

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Punk music in the 70s and 90s

- Punk music has gone through an evolution ever since the punk explosion in the late seventies. Although today’s punk music retains most of the ideology and sound that defines the punk genre, there are some distinct differences between Nineties and Seventies punk. Most of the punk bands to emerge and gain popularity in the nineties mostly hailed from California (Green Day, the Offspring, etc.). Punk vanguards from the seventies hailed from the East Coast and from Great Britain (the Ramones, the Clash, etc.)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of a Cassandra Wilson Concert

- If it is blues and jazz style of music that is missing in life then check out Cassandra Wilson. The Warfield was the site of this performance which began at about eight p.m. on February 29th. The show began late and ran for about two hours. The was no opening performance just Wilson's set. At different intervals some tuning was necessary due to the instruments banging around in the tour bus that was parked outside. The stage was set up with basic blues and jazz instruments in addition to some more unusual instruments....   [tags: Music]

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Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

- Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin Guitar: The guitar part consists mainly of a simple riff that is repeated throughout the song to keep the rhythm of the song going, the main riff is also played in unison with the bass guitar. In the instrumental interlude the guitar solo is played around a blues scale. Bass: The Bassist’s role in the song is mainly to keep the rhythm of the song going while also playing the main riff in unison with the guitar to give the song a feeling of direction....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Song of Solomon

- Book Title Song of Solomon Author Toni Morrison Summary The first black boy ever born in Mercy Hospital in a town in Michigan comes into the world the day after an insurance agent named Robert Smith kills himself by trying to “fly” from the roof of the hospital across Lake Superior. The boy's mother, Ruth, nurses him until he is eight or nine years old, thus earning him the ridiculous nickname Milkman. Milkman befriends an older boy named Guitar, visits his Aunt Pilate, and falls in love with Pilate’s granddaughter Hagar....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Essay on Flight in Song of Solomon

- The Importance of Flight in Song of Solomon     Flight is a major theme in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. “Flight echoes throughout the story as a reward, as a hoped-for skill, as an escape, and as proof of intrinsic worth; however, by the end this is not so clear a proposition”(Lubiano 96). Song of Solomon ends with ‘flight’ but in such a way that the act allows for multiple interpretations: suicide; "real" flight and then a wheeling attack on his "brother"; or "real" flight and then some kind of encounter with the (possibly) killing arms of his brother....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Personal Narrative: Freedom of Expression

- Personal Narrative: Freedom of Expression One activity that I enjoy doing in my spare time is playing music. I play the guitar and have been playing for nine years. I started off wanting to play when I went to a store and found a very inexpensive little thirty dollar guitar. I picked it up and started playing around with it in the store. At this time I was eight years old. During this time of my life I wasn't really involved in any activities and really wasn't that social among friends and other people....   [tags: Papers]

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Neil Young In Halifax

- Neil Young in Halifax I was getting ready for school one morning when my father said that my cousin Jennifer was on the phone and she wanted to know if I wanted a ticket to the Neil Young concert coming up in Halifax. I said I did and I kind of forgot about it. It was Halloween night and I was listening to an old Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young album when I looked at the release date when I realized that in a mere five days I was going to witness a legend in his finest form. Some say the Neil Young is playing the finest guitar of his life these days....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Bad Touch

- The Bad Touch By listening to the beat, and analyzing the lyrics of the song “The Bad Touch”, can the song be placed into a particular musical genre. There are many different artifacts that I could have pick to write a paper about, but this particular artifact fell into my lap very unrepentantly. After leaving class I got into my truck and turned on the radio, I quickly recognized a particular song that I find very amusing. The song is called “The Bad Touch”, and is performed by a group called the Bloodhound Gang....   [tags: Papers]

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Math and Music

- Math and Music When you listen to a piece of music you usually don’t think of math, but the two are interlinked and music always involves math even though we don’t always realize it. When musicians play music they are using mathematical formulas to play. There are formulas for making cords, scales and a formula for the what notes they play. Musical notation also involves math, you use time signatures while playing along to a piece of music which are basically just fractions, 3/4,7/4, and 4/4 are all time signatures....   [tags: Papers]

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Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendrix, a superstar of psychedelic rock and roll, and an icon in millions of eyes was my first taste of real rock and roll. I first heard the psychedelic sounds of Voodoo Child when I was six years old. I remember it clearly. I was riding in my cousins old jeep with no doors. He had just installed a new CD player and popped in a CD by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he flipped a couple switches and out came Voodoo Child blasting thru his speakers. The sound was soothing and although I couldn’t comprehend what the song was about I fell in love with it....   [tags: Biography]

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Malcolm X

- Malcolm X was one of the most influential black American leaders of the 1950's and 1960's. At first he was a criminal but then changed himself into an important defender of the rights of blacks. Growing up as a boy his father was a follower of Marcus Garvey, a black leader who worked to create close political and economic ties to Africa. In 1931, Malcolm's father died after being run over by a car. Malcolm believed white racists took his fathers life. When Malcolm was 12 years old, his mother was admitted to a mental hospital....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Multitrack Recording

- Multitrack Recording Introduction: We were set the task of recording a music session involving the following instruments: Bass Guitar (using amplifier) Electric Guitar (using amplifier) Electric Piano To record this session we used multitrack recorders (4 track Tascam and 8 track Yamaha MT8X) and recorded onto audiocassette. We used the following microphones to pick up our sound sources: Senheiser ATM 33 (condenser microphone) Shure SM58 (dynamic microphone) Recording: My group had the responsibility of using the Tascam 4 track recorder....   [tags: Papers]

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Dave Matthews

- Dave Matthews Imagine standing on a stage, overlooking 69 tiered rows in what is possibly the most beautiful amphitheater in the world. As Dave Matthews and his fellow band mates walk on stage, the crowd cheers wildly. They do this throughout the opening song, Seek Up, and, for the most part, through the whole show. Recorded on August 15, 1995, this was at the height of the bands musical talent and at the bottom step of their climb to fame. It was shows like this that left fans mesmerized by the funky, jazz-infused riffs the band played....   [tags: Papers]

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