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Musician's Dystonia or Focal Hand Dystonia

- Musician’s dystonia, or Focal Hand Dystonia, is a condition that is just barely understood by today’s medical field. The cause is unsure and treatment thus far has only proved temporary. So what causes Focal Dystonia. How did the condition earn the title of “musician’s cramp” and how can it be cured or prevented. Most excessive motor training affects the musculoskeletal system, but, somehow, this injury takes place in the brain. First, what is Musician’s Dystonia. Otherwise known as Focal Hand Dystonia, musician’s cramp, or “the yips”, it is a complex movement ailment that is characterized by involuntary contractions of certain muscles or muscle groups....   [tags: musician's cramp, complex movement ailment]

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A Career as a Musician

- The process of choosing a career is, many times, a difficult decision. Many factors must be taken into account while deciding a career. Such factors usually include pay, work environment, and most importantly, what the person is interested in. Becoming a musician would be a highly fulfilling career for the reasons of broadening one’s musical abilities, people enjoying something that an individual made, and traveling the country, possibly even the world, for musical opportunities such as teaching, performing, and writing....   [tags: art, recording]

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The Musician

- The Musician There are many styles of music and many various ways in which to enjoy them. This is only rivaled by the number of people on the planet that have invented them. Through out history the various evolutions of traditions have used music as part of their cultures, ceremonies, and religions. However, one thing has always been unique to all of these things - the musicians themselves - the ones making the music. These unsung misfits have endured time and are the common thread throughout history that has taken the time to ponder this wonderful realm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Billie Holiday : The Musician And The Myth

- Billie Holiday: A Different Account “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth” was written by John Szwed and published in 2015 by Penguin Random House. Szwed’s resume includes professor of anthropology at Yale, professor of music at Columbia University and professional jazz musician. He has written a number of books, including several on jazz musicians. Many books have been written on Billie Holiday, including several biographies and an autobiography. Most of the writings have focused mainly on her personal life, stressing her troubles, and less on her music....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Abel Meeropol]

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Is Clive Wearing An English Musician?

- Clive Wearing, an English musician, suffered from a severe brain infection that inhibited his ability to retain memories and knowledge after his sickness. In an article called “The Abyss”, Oliver Sacks reports that within every few seconds, Clive believes that he is “awake for the first time” (Sacks ). and claims that he was previously dead. Anything he then experiences in the short moment of time is sought to be real to him. He believes is occurring for the first time when in reality, it happened only minutes ago....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Metaphysics, Identity]

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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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Elizabethan Era Music and Musician

- ... Her music was more important to everyone because it was different and from the heart. During this generation that we live in now music has its own form of style. Even though, Elizabethan era music was additionally extraordinary it will never be like the music that is created today. Elizabethan is a magnificent artist and also a great teacher with her diversity in music and talent in musical instruments she will forever be remember across the world. From years ago until now people try to learn from the best of thoses that have stood out over the years....   [tags: history, different, popular, church]

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A Musician 's Career

- A musician’s career is a precarious one. It requires creativity and originality, but a long-lasting career also relies on commercial success. As a musician, creativity and commerce are forced to interact, and because of this challenges arise. It is important to maintain a balance between creativity and commerce when participating in the creative industries, but at times one can dominate the other. Through the corporate strategy of a record label, self-preservation, and responses to the macro-environmental changes in the record industry, the need for commercial success challenges the creativity of the musician....   [tags: Record label, Music industry]

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The Musician 's Process

- The Musician’s Process The process that musicians go through is very simple: work hard, fail, then work harder. I fully understood this procedure when I played the flute in the orchestra for my high school’s winter musical Once Upon a Mattress. It was a new school year and I wanted to try new things because I didn’t want to look back and regret not doing something fun. Being able to challenge myself gave me new experiences, more perseverance, and ultimately led me to advance in my playing and pursue music further....   [tags: High school, Music, Sophomore, Musical instrument]

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I Am Becoming A Professional Musician

- So I am getting ready to celebrate my 16 years of being what I would like to call a professional musician. What some may describe a professional musician is differs drastically from my personal description. The popular misconception of a professional musician is someone who tours the world, puts out music worldwide, makes millions in revenue....etc. This description fits more along the lines of a commercially successful professional musician, but lets not get it twisted; success is measured by everyone differently....   [tags: Music industry, Music, The Band]

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Why I Am A Great Musician

- Have you ever had God close a door on an opportunity or situation that you thought was a sure thing. Has He closed the door on a long held dream or plan for the future. What was your reaction. Did you thank Him for His guidance and begin praying for Him to show you what He would have you do. Or, in a panic, did you begin to frantically jiggle door handles. Worse, did you - as some of us have done - attempt to kick the door open. From the time we are children, we 're told to follow our dreams and to make them happen no matter the effort, personal cost, or sacrifice....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Abraham, Christianity]

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Talented Jazz Musician: Harry Connick, Jr

- Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick, Jr., is an extremely talented jazz musician. He was born September 11, 1967. His parents, Harry Connick Sr. and Anita Livingston, are a big part of Connick’s life. They have contributed so much to his career and have helped to form him into the magnificent jazz musician he is today. It was apparent from a very young age that Connick would become a jazz musician. He had many early influences as a young boy. In his childhood he studied jazz piano under James Booker, a very talented jazz musician....   [tags: biography, influence, family]

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A Great African American Musician, Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Biography Younger Years The great musician, Louis Armstrong was born on the 4th day of August in 1901, in Louisiana, New Orleans. Louis lived an extremely tough childhood. His father worked as a factory worker, who abandoned the family quickly after Louis's birth. His mother, frequently left the family and left him with his maternal grandmother. Louis was forced to leave the fifth grade to start working. The Karnofsky’s, a Jewish family offered young Louis a job collecting junk, and distributing coal....   [tags: instruments, jazz, trumpet]

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Was The Highest Rank For A Musician During The Baroque Era?

- Capellmeister was the highest rank for a musician during the Baroque era. His master was Prince Leopold who was the son of a Calvinist. Because of the beliefs of the Calvinists, there was no church music. But the Prince still enjoyed secular music and instrumental music regardless of his belief system. Prince Leopold had found it in his budget to compose an orchestra of 18 members. He had traveled broadly and had the opportunity to study Italian secular music while in Italy. He liked it so much, that he wanted German music to because as great as the Italian part....   [tags: Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto, Fugue]

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Why Eddie Van Halen is an Influential Musician

- There are certain musicians that come along that shift a culture, attitude, or future musicians. Another musician that went on influence future generations and considered one of the greatest guitar players in the world is Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen was born in Holland in 1955 and immigrated to Pasadena California. At the age of seven, Eddie was training as a classical pianist, although his love for Rock and Roll was developing. He started working a paper route and used the money to buy a drum set....   [tags: Biography ]

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Famous American Musician: Alton Glenn Miller

- Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Glenn Miller has become an icon. For many people his orchestra and the string of hits they produced represent the essence of the swing era. Alton Glenn Miller did a lot in his short life he had a successful career, inspiring childhood, burning success and an inspiring musical talent. Glenn Miller was born in a small town in Iowa but by the time he was three his family had moved to Nebraska....   [tags: bandleader, swing era, artist]

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Blues Musician Robert Johnson

- The life and death of the blues musician, Robert Johnson, was shrouded in mystery and legacy. The "King of Delta Blues" not only left behind remnants of his heart and soul in his music but a legendary tale of his encounter with the Devil at a crossroads in Southern Mississippi. The circulation of this intricate rumor not only brought about the blossoming of the career of one of Blue's most memorable legends but aided Johnson in laying the foundation for today's music and culture. Music was always a long-time love for Johnson....   [tags: Biography]

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The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson

- The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany Georgia. His father was Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, and his mother was 'Retha. His father never married his mother. His legal wife was Mary Jane, who also helped to raise Charles. By the time he was three, young Charles was learning to play the piano. When he was five his brother, who was three at the time, drowned. A few months later Charles got the disease that would make him go blind by the time he was seven....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Musician: A Biographical Q&A of Bob Dylan

- Q: What influenced Bob Dylan to pursue a life in music. A: Dylan had come from a musically inclined family. Dylan’s father played the violin with his brothers Jack and Marion who played the violin and piano respectively. In addition, Dylan’s mother played the piano. Dylan became involved with performing since he was four years old. He sang popular radio tunes for the entertainment of his relatives at a party. Soon after that, his family requested that he sing again at his aunt’s wedding. Dylan also wrote poetically when he was around ten years old....   [tags: folk music, composer, music legends]

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Australian Artist Or Musician Whose Body Of Work Directly Addresses Political Issues

- Select one Indigenous Australian artist or musician whose body of work directly addresses political issues. How does the artist challenge, subvert or otherwise engage with settler-colonial constructs of Indigenous Australia. Indigenous art is increasingly used as a means of directly addressing political issues that plague Indigenous communities. This is because art provides a fore of possibilities for movement and creative expression that is not possible within the realm of conventional channels, i.e....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples]

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Jackson Browne: Musician and Advocate of Social Justice

- Jackson Browne has been a vocal and eloquent advocate of social justice for over three decades. He has spoken out against US foreign policy, particularly as it applies to Central America, and his music has affected change through the increased social awareness of his large fan base, fans who are also voters. Clyde Jackson Browne was born on October 9, 1948 in Heidelberg, Germany to Jack Browne and Beatrice Amanda Dahl. Jackson's father was also a musician, a talent he inherited from his own father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis of How Songwriter's and Musician's are Affected by Location

- An Analysis of How Songwriter's and Musician's are Affected by Location This land is your land, this land is my land From California To the New York Island From the Redwood forest To the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. -Woody Guthrie Although the above lines, from Woody Guthrie's geographical classic This Land is Your Land, are deep-rooted in American Soil they still work as an excellent indicator of how a songwriter's location can reflect the ideas and meaning behind the work that they produce....   [tags: Papers]

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Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel's Lives and Music

- Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel's Lives and Music Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel are two very significant composers from the Baroque period. Pieces from both composers have stood the test of time and are still listened to, played and analysed to this date. The two composers both led very different lives despite being born one month apart and their approaches to music are also quite different even though they are the same style and they were composed in the same period....   [tags: Musician Comparison]

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Jimi Hendrix's Life and Music Career

- As music legend John Denver once said “Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, Music proves: We are the same.” Jimi Hendrix is one of those elite few who possess the power to bring people together for one common purpose. Hendrix played during the experimental era of the 1960’s. Hendrix a legendary musician and hero to many who enjoyed his music....   [tags: Musician Biography]

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Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

- June Carter Cash helped Johnny cash quit using drugs and also helped him stop drinking. June carter was Johnny cash’s second wife after Vivian liberto and she too was a musician like Johnny cash. “June and john met in 1956 backstage at an Elvis Presley show”. (JOHNNY CASH) They went on touring together and john and June grew fonder of each other. Finally at a show in front of thousands of fans June carter agreed to marry john after he proposed to her on stage. They both lived happily for thirty-five years and they also had a child together named john carter cash....   [tags: biography, musician]

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Sales Tips by a Musician

- How learning music and sales tricks are similar. “You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” - Charlie Parker It’s amazing to see that a few months back, a sales leader discussed about sales training referring to the path of fame and fortune of the true rockstar, Charlie Parker. Unsurprisingly, the blog got a lot of takers as readers liked the way the two distinct fields (music and sales) were intertwined....   [tags: Practice, Mentor]

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George Frederic Handel

- George Frederic Handel was one of the greatest composers to ever live. While this may seem like a very bold statement, it can be supported up by the monumental accomplishments achieved by Handel during his lifetime. Along with being a musical genius, Handel was also one of the greatest composers of the baroque era. Handel never gave up his dream of becoming a world class musician, even though his father wanted him to become a lawyer. The operas and oratorios Handel created are still some of the greatest ever made, and his creativeness and speed is unmatched even today....   [tags: Musician, Biography]

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Brief Biography of Musician Ray Charles

- Ray Charles Robinson was the son of Aretha and Bailey Robinson. When Ray was still a newborn, his family moved from Georgia, where he was born, to a poverty stricken community in Greenville, Florida. In the early years of child development, Ray showed a curiosity for anything mechanical and he often watched the men nearby work on their cars and farm machinery. His curiosity in music wasn’t sparked until one day when he snuck into Mr. Wiley Pit's Red Wing Café. When he came in Pit played boogie woogie on an old upright piano....   [tags: Music, Blind, Grammy]

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The Positive Life Long Impacts of Music

- Nearly everyone appreciates music, whether he or she is listening to it, or creating music. However, creating music is more than just someone’s voice or their hands playing an instrument. Despite how universal music may be, schools are still trying to get rid of music education programs. A child learning about music is learning to use multiple skill sets, often all at the same time. Music education prepares students for learning by helping the development of their basic skills and capacities. In addition, many students find music to be an enjoyable and relaxing class....   [tags: music education, musician, students]

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Jay Chou and his Chinese Pop Style

- ... Jay coordinates Chinese classic folk music into his Chinese style music, displaying a romantic perception. Far more than it, his use of major scale shows the simulation of Chinese style doesn’t require the pentatonic scale restrictively. But people believe his professional musical skill and the understanding of Chinese folk music are two important facts that contribute to his creative Chinese pop music style, or what is called Chou style. Although Jay is not the first musician to use Chinese traditional instruments in the pop style music, he combines Chinese instruments, such as zheng and pipa, with western piano and violin harmoniously, in some of his works....   [tags: famous Taiwanese musician]

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Ray Charles: A Blind Man Sees A World of Possibilities

- Ray Charles: A Blind Man Sees A World of Possibilities In a world of darkness, misunderstanding, and confusion, there was a light of hope. Ray Charles was able to stand up and face this world, and he set out to pursue the impossible. Ray Charles overcame his disabilities by becoming a musician despite his blindness, stopping the use of heroin, and performing even though there were segregated audiences and unfair treatment. To begin with, Ray Charles overcame his disabilities by becoming a musician despite his blindness....   [tags: Musician, Disabilities, Blindness, Biography]

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The Influence of the Past in Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy and Stick Figures by Tan Shaun

- The past dictates who we are in a current moment, and affects who we might become in the future. Every decision people make in lives has an influence on future, regardless of how minimal or large it is. Some decisions people decide to make can have dire consequences that will follow them for the rest of the life. Moreover, even though if someone would want to leave any memories from past behind, however it will always be by his side. Specific memories will urge emotional responses that bring mind back to the past and person have no choose but to relieve those emotions and memories again....   [tags: musician, hitler, memories]

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Biography and Important Work of Johann Sebastian Bach

- Johann Sebastian Bach Biography and Important Works Born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia , Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach had a prestigious musical lineage and took on various organist posture during the early 18th century, creating famous compositions like \"Toccata and Fugue in D youngster .\" Some of his best-known compositions are the \"Mass in B Minor,\" the \"Brandenburg Concertos\" and \"The Well-Tempered Clavier.\" Bach died in Leipzig , Germany, on July 28 , 1750. Today, he is considered one of the greatest Western composer of all time....   [tags: classical music, musician, composer]

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Ed Sheeran´s Road to Fame

- 22-year-old British musician, Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran, was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, United Kingdom. Ed grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. Ed Sheeran is a talented musician because of the experiences the musician had growing up. The musician's father, John, was an art curator and mother, Imogen Lock, was an art curator and later started a jewelry making business. Imogen sang in a church choir exposing Ed to singing. An uncle gave Ed a guitar at the age of 10. While first learning to play the guitar Ed's father took the singer to concerts across England....   [tags: Musician, English, Folk]

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John Philip Sausa: The March King

- ... Musical endeavor after musical endeavor, John Philip Sousa wrote a few operettas that brought him to the position of Marine Band Leader. “You’ve made it Mr.Philip,”(58) an older band member told him after successfully conducting the band at President Haye’s New Year Reception. His unique take on the music allowed him to stand out and make an even bigger name for the band. His musical talent exhibited itself through many challenges, such as performing at a moment’s notice with only one drummer, composing new songs, like President Garfield’s Funeral March, in a rush, and dealing with avid rehearsals to have the band playing at the level he desired....   [tags: musician, music, songs, write]

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Analysis of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat major op.61

- Frederic Chopin, a Polish Nationalistic composer of the Romantic period, is a famous musician. Chopin’s compositions are individualistic to his talent and love of the piano. Chopin lived in Warsaw as a child and spent a great deal of his life living Paris amongst other artists of the Romantic period. He was influenced by people surrounding him and even more from his childhood in Poland. The Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat major opus 61, is musically representative of Chopin and the Romantic period, nationalistic styles from Poland and unique innovations especially from Warsaw....   [tags: composer, musician, piano, styles]

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The Music Economy: Entering a Post-industrial Era

- Within this essay i shall be examining to what degree the music economy has entered a post-industrial state. I shall do this by first highlighting the the definition of post-industrialism and show how this affected musicians in the present day; and as a result how this has affected my personal and professional development within the music industry. I will highlight interesting factors such as the different interpretations of how we define an era, what place the creative industries have within a post-industrial society and areas of my own professional development, goals and education....   [tags: post industrialism, musician, technology]

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Life and Works of Ludwig Van Beethoven

- In this paper I will discuss the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven. This paper will cover his life as a person, his life as a musician and finally the lives and careers he influenced. Beethoven is worthy of this paper because he is one of the single greatest contributors to music as a whole. Ludwig van Beethoven was born at 515 Bonngasse, Bonn, on December 16, 1770. The previous sentence is the closest guess as to where and when Beethoven was born. There are records of Beethoven being baptized on December 17, 1770....   [tags: musician, composer, history]

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Biography of Robin Williams, An Outline

- Topic: Biography of Robin Williams Organizational Pattern: Chronological Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Robin Williams and his life Primary Audience Outcome: My audience will know more about Robin Williams than when they came in. Thesis Statement: Robin Williams, being an actor, producer, musician, and comedian, is a man of great accomplishment and has touched the hearts of millions through his roles on television. Introduction ATTENTION GETTER: Using a Quote, start with a joke: If you've ever thought of jumping off of a tall building, there was a guy who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge....   [tags: actor, producer, musician, and comedian]

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Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana: A New Voice for the People

- “We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded. We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.” Kurt Cobain’s thoughts on why his band, Nirvana was such a massive success in an unexpected way. A heroin shooting, guitar strumming musician who sang the barely audible lyrics which spoke so loudly for the angst ridden youth of America had such an important influence on our culture that over twenty years later, the details around his suicide are still heatedly debated....   [tags: music, guitar, musician]

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Downloading Music and Movies Harm the Artist

- Music and movie is manmade and not spontaneously created downloading them illegally, the artists will be discouraged and will not produce more music. The musician’s talent are abused since they are not paid for it. Producing a movie is expensive, artists spend time and money to produce a single movie or music, so watching or downloading it without paying money will destroy the artist career and it will not make the artist rich. Everybody should learn to pay for the entertainment that they get from watching a movie or listening to music....   [tags: illegal downloading, musician talent]

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Louis Armstrong's Journey to Success

- Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was Mary Albert and his father was William Armstrong. He was born into a poor family and his father left the family when Louis was a baby. Later in life, Louis attended the Fisk School for Boys. He did many things to make money including working as a paperboy, finding food and selling it to restaurants, and hauling coal to Storyville (which introduced him to the music he would later play). Armstrong eventually dropped out of the Fisk School for Boys at the age of 11 and joined a quartet of boys....   [tags: musician, popularity, marriage]

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Experiences of a Musical Minister

- I am at my best when I help others and enjoy engaging others, as they grow closer to Christ, through my work as a music minister. I minister to numerous people of different cultural background. Currently, I minister to two specific cultures. At Holy Family and St. Denis Catholic Churches of Versailles, Ohio, I minister to a predominantly rural community of Catholic farmers. Additionally, I minister to the Latino community of La Parroquia de San Gabriel here in Indianapolis. I began working in Versailles at the age of 13 and have continued to the present....   [tags: Religion, Musician, Liturgy]

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Handelian Influence on Music

- Over time, the world has seen many outstanding musicians, and so much fantastic music. Each highly remembered composer or musician changed the way we think and see the world. They give us new ideas, and music is a wonderful way to convey moods and emotions. Each also slightly changed music itself. Handel was one of the greatest of these people. He was a superior composer who largely influenced and expanded music. Background George Frideric Handel was born in Germany, but found his future in England as a composer....   [tags: musician, composition, operas]

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Biography of Chuck Mangione

- Chuck Mangione Chuck Mangione is perhaps one of the best jazz musicians, and flugel player of his time. Chuck Mangione was born in Rochester, New York on November 29, 1940. Right from the start he was in a musical family. They were visited by many jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, and Cannonball Adderley. Chuck began his childhood career by playing trumpet, he even practiced with Dizzy and referred to him as his “musical father”. Later on, Dizzy was so impressed with Chuck’s ability, that he gave him one of his own upswept trumpets....   [tags: music, jazz musician]

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Joseph Haydn's Classical Music

- Call him Father You probably have listened to classical music. But was it really classical music. Strictly speaking classical music was music written during the classical period (c. 1750 to c. 1830). Music from this period was characterized by structural clarity. This was also the time when different musical genres began to proliferate. Years might have passed, but music that started during this period still remains relevant today. Among the types of music that started at this time was the sonata....   [tags: composer, concerto, musician]

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Biography of Woody Guthrie

- Woody Guthrie was an extremely talented and relatable musician who was able to bring joy to people’s lives through his songs. Becoming a person who can relate to people usually doesn’t just happen. Guthrie’s childhood was fairly comfortable until some major events took place. These events in his personal life along with huge dust storms in the area he was living caused his life as he knew it to completely change. Although many would see these hard times as a negative, Guthrie used them as a way to connect with the common people who also were going through rough times in the dust bowl....   [tags: musician, songs, dust, disease]

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

- When you look at the world and all the people on it as a whole, you see that there are very few influential people whose actions or opinions strongly influence the course of events. Ludwig Van Beethoven, a German musician, is one of those very few. He was an extraordinary musician that lived through hardship and had the horrific fate of deafness, any musician’s worst nightmare. Beethoven left a wall standing in history that captured the art of sounds and worked it beyond imagination into music so fragile and pure yet onerous, unable to be matched by any succeeding composer....   [tags: music, musician, composer, deafness]

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Piano Performance And Music : My Life And Soul For The Last Twenty Years

- I am majoring in violin performance and music has been my passion, life and soul for the last fourteen years. I am devoted to study violin in order to develop all the necessary musicianship, techniques and skills to become a well rounded and solid professional in music with specialty in violin performance. I feel proud to have grown up in a musical environment, as my grandfather was a professional musician who played in several professional symphony orchestras, my mother learned violin from my grandfather, then my older brother from her and then I did....   [tags: Music, Orchestra, Musical ensemble, Musician]

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Clara Schumann, a Musician in Her Own Right

- Clara Schumann was a concert pianist born to Frederick Wieck and Marianne Tromlitz in Leipzig, Germany on September 13, 1819 (Comminfo). Clara was the second of five children and the daughter of a prominent music teacher and piano proprietor (Friedrich Wieck) and an opera soprano singer (Marianne Tromlitz). She died in 1896, renowned as a classical pianist and composer in the nineteenth-century Romantic style. During her height of popularity, the press deemed Clara as the “Queen of the Piano” (Schumann, Clara [Josehpine], The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music)....   [tags: concert pianist, husband Robert Schumann]

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Essay on Music

- From the rock and roll music of today, to the jazz and big band music of the thirties, all the way to tribal drums and the chanting of monks, music is ever present in society. What is it about music that allows it to transcend time. Music is not something that can be easily explained. How would one define the way simple rhythms and melodies can create an entire world. Music is free and undefined. It is not hindered by language barriers, and its only boundaries are within the imagination of the musician or composer....   [tags: Music Musician]

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An Expert Music Composer For Games And Films

- What single activity listed in the activity section of your Common Application are you most proud of and why. (150 words or less) My most proud activity is without a doubt is the “PeacefulK”. The reason is simple because PeacefulK is me, and something that represents my music to the people. It is something that I genuinely enjoy without actually earning any income from it. It shows to the people, and to addition to myself that this is me, and this is my music alone. Sadly, I have not been uploading any music for a while, but as the PeacefulK, I have still been making musical pieces....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Musician, Tuition]

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Giacomo Puccini- Artist

- Giacomo Puccini once said, “Art is a kind of illness” (“Giacomo Puccini Quotes”). If that is true, then Puccini must have been one of the sickest artists of all time. Considered one of the best operatic composers of all time, Puccini’s music instills hope and passion into any one who listens to it. Other composers may have this artistic illness too, but never in the contagious way that Puccini’s work infects the musician in each one of us. Giacomo Puccini (also known as Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria) was born in Lucca on December 22, 1858 to a family with longstanding musical traditions in his hometown (Julian Budden)....   [tags: operatic composer, musician, music]

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PeterPan, Elvis Presley and Play-Doh, Paragraphs on Several Topics

- ... In some variations of the story there where some spin-offs also, Peter can also be quite selfish and arrogant. Peter appears very judge mental and pompous for instance, he calls the Lost Boys blockheads a book that he was in that he didn’t like what happened to him, and when the Darling children said he should leave for home at once. Elvis Presley- His full name is, Elvis Aaron Presley, he is also a American singer, musician and actor the king of rock and roll “nickname” the King, born- January 8, 1935 in tupelo, MS Then later on in life he died on august 16, 1977 in Memphis, TN, he has one spouse and her name is Priscilla Presley she lived from 1967-1973 also Elvis made a wide range of...   [tags: j. m. barrie, musician, toys]

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Harry Forster Chapin: Musician, Song Writer, Film Editor and Political Activist

- In the short thirty-nine years of the life of Harry Forster Chapin (1942-1981), he managed to distinguish himself as a creative genius in multiple fields, ultimately leaving a distinct mark on this world, though he received only moderate public recognition. Professionally, he was a musical performer and songwriter, a film editor, and a political activist and lobbyist, able to reach remarkable heights in all three fields. In the field of music, Chapin rose to stardom as a rock and roll performer and songwriter during the 1970's, introducing the world to a new style of music he created and popularized, the story-song....   [tags: Biography]

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in January 1756 to Anna Maria and Leopold Mozart. He was the second and last child to survive of his seven other siblings. His sister, Anna Maria”Nannerl” Mozart shared some of her brother’s triumphs. Mozart was from the start a musical prodigy. He played the clavier and started composing little pieces of music at the age of five. Mozart astonished the world further when he played the keyboard perfectly during a tour with his father. In 1764, at the age of eight, Mozart and his sister, another musical prodigy, came to London with their father....   [tags: Music Musician]

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Paul David Hewson: Bono

- Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, is a musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and activist. Bono is best known for being the vocalist for the rock band U2 and a social activist for Africa. Bono has previously said, “Celebrity is currency, so I wanted to use mine effectively.” Consequently, some projects Bono has co-founded include Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa (DATA), EDUN, ONE Campaign, and Product Red. Additionally, Bono was honored as the Time Person of the Year in 2005, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....   [tags: U2 vocalist, musician, buisnessman, activist]

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Bob Dylan and Media Distribution Channels

- Bob Dylan and the Media Throughout most of Bob Dylan's career as a musician, radio was the main form of media that was used to convey his message to the public. From the first album in the early 1960's to the 1990's, radio was and still is the main way in which the public receives his lyrics. It also remains to be the way Dylan is able to communicate his messages to us. My question is; How have the outlets of information changed through the years, and which method of the media is more effective....   [tags: Media Delivery Music Musician]

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Philip Glass : Music And Music

- 1.  Write two pages on the life and type of music of Philip Glass.  Why do you think his music became popular. Philip Glass, A popular musician and music composer, he is also an innovative instrumentalist. Philip Glass was born January 31st, 1937 in Baltimore, US (Strickland, pp.4). During the 20th century, he is one of the most famous musicians. When he was a teenager, Philip Glass learned the flute. Philip Glass is a genius of music. When he was 15 years old, he went to the University of Chicago....   [tags: Music, Philip Glass, Opera, Musician, Sheet music]

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Life of Steve Reich: The Village Voice

- My composer, Steve Reich, has written and continues to write contemporary, minimalist, vocal, and tape pieces. His pieces these pieces have been influenced not only by what he has encountered, but the music he had composed has influenced many others composer similar to him (Service). In this paper I will give a short biography of Reich that includes the many different places that he studied, what influenced his not so ordinary music styles, and what made him who he is today. I will also talk about his composition styles, which are different from many others, what influenced them, and what types of music her produced....   [tags: music composition, musician]

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The Church of Bob

- There’s no way to define Bob Dylan. His persona has changed with such frequency that his personal life has become shrouded in mystery. One thing can be certain; his music inspired revolutions and it provoked a sea change in the hearts and minds of a generation. Musicians, college students, politicians, civil rights leaders, varying shades of skin, and collars of blue and white were all bound together by the music of Bob Dylan. The Beatles may have brought sophisticated chords into pop music but it was Dylan who brought poetry into the mainstream....   [tags: Bob Dylan, Musician]

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Johann Pachelbel's Biography

- Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706) German composer and organist. He studied music with Heinrich Schwemmer and G. C. Wecker, attended lectures at the Auditorium aegidianum and entered the university at Altdorf in 1669, where he also served as organist at the Lorenzkirche. He was forced to leave the university after less than a year owing to lack of funds, and became a scholarship student at the Gymnasium poeticum at Regensburg, taking private instruction under Kaspar Prentz....   [tags: Musician Composer Biography]

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Sex in Prince's Little Red Corvette

- 1980’s pop star Prince Rogers Nelson, better known by his pseudonym, ‘Prince’ is a recording artist whose image and songs are perceived as provocative and explicit. Prince’s songs, such as ‘Kiss’, ‘Soft and Wet’ and ‘Head’ were viewed with controversy, as the topic of sex in the 80s was not as openly accepted and direct as it is in present day media. Released in 1983, ‘Little Red Corvette’ was Prince’s first song to make Top 10 charts in the US. It can be argued that the song’s denotation describes an overly sexualized woman whom Prince feels is ruining her life with her promiscuity....   [tags: musician, song]

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Johann Sebastian Bach

- Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period, and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, noted for their intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty, have provided inspiration to nearly every musician after him, from Mozart to Schoenberg. J. S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Bach’s uncles were all professional musicians ranging from church organists and court chamber musicians to composers....   [tags: Composer Musician Bach Essays Bio]

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George Gershwin (1898-1937)

- George Gershwin (1898-1937) George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on 26 September 1898, was born the second of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russians who immigrated to New York in 1891. George and his family lived on Manhattan's lower east side in a poor Jewish community. After settling down in New York, his father changed the family name to Gershvin. It was George who later altered his last name to Gershwin when he entered the professional world of music. Most of his family was not musically talented, but his brother Ira became a wonderful well-known musician....   [tags: Musician Composer Music Biographies Essays]

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Chuck Berry and Teenage Culture in the 1950s

- Chuck Berry and Teenage Culture in the 1950s Teenagers were a new species at the beginning of the 1950's. Before then, adolescents in America had traditionally gone to work to support their family or to start their own family as soon as they were old enough. However, the years of post-war prosperity and the expansion of suburbia provided teenagers (who were too young to remember the scarcities of the Depression and the war effort) with plenty of leisure time. At the same time, advances in technology made vinyl 45's cheap and easily accessible to both artists and listeners....   [tags: Biography Bio Musician]

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Johannes Brahms

- Johannes Brahms was a German Composer, Pianist and conductor of the 19th century or the Romantic period. He was one of the 3 B's or the Big three: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Johannes was a very self-critic man he burned many of his pieces before he could get anyone's opinion on them and he burned all of his compositions that he wrote before the age of 19. Johannes Brahms was born on Tuesday 7th may 1833, in the city of Hamburg the birthplace also of Mendelssohn. Johann Brahms was himself a musician, and played the double bass for a time at the Karl Schultze Theatre, and later in the Stadttheater orchestra....   [tags: biographies bio biography musician]

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Brad Nowell and Kurt Cobain Comparison

- In this essay I will be comparing the life of two valuable musicians of the entertainment industry, Brad Nowell and Kurt Cobain. Bradley James Nowell was born to Nancy and James Nowell on February 22, 1968. The family resided in Long Beach California. Growing up, Brad was a bright and intelligent boy, but disliked school. In fact, he hated it so much that he would have his younger sister do his homework for him. His parents had concluded that it was just a lack of attention toward one subject at a time....   [tags: Compare Contrast Musician]

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George Gershwin

- George Gershwin is one of the greatest influences to American music in the 20th century. His compositions can be found throughout the entertainment world, ranging from Broadway to motion pictures. Though he had a short career, George Gershwin's music continues to bring inspiration and delight almost sixty years later. On September 26, 1898 George Gershwin was born to the Gershowitz family as Jacob Gershowitz. The Gershowitzs' were an immigrant family that lived in Brooklyn, NY at the time. His parents, Morris and Rose, were Russian immigrants that owned a restaurant....   [tags: Musician Music Biography Gershwin]

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Metropolis Symphony

- The Development of the Programmatic Symphony from the 19th Century into the 21st Century Since the early symphonies of Sammartini and Stamitz the orchestral symphony has underwent constant development. In the early nineteenth century Beethoven started a new form of the symphony when he composed a symphony based on programmatic music. The programmatic symphony is a composition that is written with non-musical influences. "Program music is instrumental music which tells a story illustrates literary ideas, or evokes pictorial scenes....   [tags: Music Musical Musician Papers]

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Joseph Haydn

- Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn was without a doubt one of the greatest composers of his day. He was loved very much as both a man and a musician, and unlike many other composers when he died in 1809, he was one of the most celebrated composers in the world. Haydn once said, "Young people can see from my example that something can still come from nothing, but what I am is the result of dire necessity." And it was very true. The story of Haydn was a classic story of "rags to riches." His father, Mathias Haydn (1699-1763), was a wheelwright who after traveling through Germany settled in Rohrau, a village in Austria near the border of Hungary....   [tags: Composer Composers Music Musician]

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Courtly Love and Rondeau Form

- Courtly Love and Rondeau Form Both Adieu m'amour, adieu ma joye by Dufay and Le souvenir de vous me tue by Morton are the songs of the courtly love and, they are composed in the rondeau form. From one point of view, the form of the music, rondeau, may be too specific in terms of the melody order to express the poem of the courtly love which is about a man's feelings of distant love. However, in these two specific songs, Dufay and Morton used their clever criativities to let the repetition of the melodies and the poem fit naturally to the overall flow of the songs....   [tags: Music Musical Musician Essays]

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Being a woman and a Band Mate

- The majority of people in society believe they are meant to do certain things in their lives. Some believe they are meant to teach others, or heal, and some believe they are meant to create something. The feeling that one must be creating art in the form of sound is a common character trait amongst those who join bands. The reasons men and women become a part of musical groups are similar in most cases if not the same. Musicians seek out music for similar reasons and join together to play music in groups because of this....   [tags: punk rock, musician, musical band, equality]

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Ludwig Van Beethoven's Life and Accomplishments

- Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany and he died on March 26, 1827 in Vienna Austria. Beethoven’s music is mostly associated with the classical era because that is when he crafted most of his greatest works. Beethoven’s father and grandfather were both musicians that played at Court of Elector of Cologne. Beethoven’s main instrument that he played was the piano. He was taught by his father how to play the piano. His father was very strict on him, and sometimes he made Beethoven, “stand at the keyboard, was often in tears.” He had other teachers that taught him how to play the violin, and how to play the piano....   [tags: ode to joy, ninth symphony, piano, musician]

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Self Taught Guitarist

- Self Taught Guitarist I believe that every person has the ability to learn how to play an instrument. With enough practice, dedication and the right information, which is easy to asses via the web, you can accomplish almost anything. There are many web sites dedicated to all guitar playing levels. It is just a matter of finding the right one (or ones) for your needs and areas of improvement. Out of most web sites that I researched, there are two that I choose to talk about. These are Guitartricks.com and Cyberfret.com....   [tags: Music Musician Instruments Essays]

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Leopold Mozart

- Leopold Mozart The rain poured down hard, flooding the suburban streets of Vienna. Thunder roared all around the funeral procession on December 6, 1791, as it laboriously headed for St. Marx Cemetery. As it reached the city walls of Vienna, the few friends who had accompanied Mozart on his last journey turned back, due to the unusually bad weather conditions. Such a scene is sadly appropriate in representing the tragic end of Mozart who had begun his life with such immeasurable promise. On January 27, 1756, Leopold Mozart paced up and down the hall of his home in Salzburg, Austria, in anticipation of the arrival of his seventh child....   [tags: Biography Biographies musician mozart Essays]

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The Greatest Musicians Of The 20th Century

- Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong will always be known as one of the greatest jazz musicians in the history of music. Although he is mostly known for his exceptional trumpet playing, Armstrong was a surprisingly well-rounded musician. That is something you just do not see with most of today’s musicians. He plays with passion and put everything he got into creating great pieces of music. “What he does is real, and true, and honest, and simple, and even noble. Every time this man puts his trumpet to his lips, even if only to practice three notes, he does it with his whole soul” (Satchmo)....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, New Orleans, Cornet]

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Overview of Gustav Holst's The Planets

- Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Andrè Previn Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was an English composer well known for his orchestral suite The Planets. Holst began his trip into the musical world as a young pianist. His father, Adolph Holst, was a skilled pianist who wanted Gustav to succeed at playing as he did. Gustav, however, was impaired by neuritis making it difficult to play for long hours. As Gustav aged he began trying to compose music instead....   [tags: English Composer, Musician, Biography]

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Film Review: Walk the Line

- Film Review Walk the Line The movie Walk the Line, is about the life of Johnny Cash and how he became a famous country singer. He was raised on a farm and was very good at memorizing songs. His brother Jack had a goal of becoming a pastor. Jack was working at a saw mill when Johnny decides to go fishing while Jack finishes his work. Jack was seriously injured by the saw and later died of his wounds with Johnny, his mother Carrie and father Ray by his side. Conflicts between Johnny and his father became hard....   [tags: Johnny Cash, Musician]

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American Federation of Musicians

- Every day millions of Americans turn on their radios, IPods, or some other device which allows them to listen to their favorite musicians and have no idea that there is a union standing guard to ensure the rights of those very musicians. The average American may think their favorite musicians are rolling “dough” and not realize that for the past hundred and fourteen years the American Federation of Musicians, aka AFM, has worked to improve the professional lives of musicians across North America....   [tags: Music]

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