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  • A Humorous and Heartfelt Wedding Speech

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    A Humorous and Heartfelt Wedding Speech Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen - I would like to start by thanking Frank on behalf of the bridesmaids for his kind comments and echo the fact that they look wonderful and performed their role fantastically well, despite the inevitable and healthy rivalry that can sometimes occur. In fact, just before the service I overheard a furious sisterly argument about who was going to be first to dance with the best man. Understandable, I thought - until I got


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    preacher; a rastaman. The main themes incorporated into his music are the teachings of Marcus Garvey, African roots, Rastafarian beliefs, and consciousness, especially black consciousness. Spear's sound is said to be hypnotic and trance-like (Bloodlines, Davis and Simon, 1992, 53-55). His lyrics are simple, but the resonant sound of Spear's voice, along with the drum and bass, intensifies the listening experience to its fullest. His music is meant to be heard in every part of your body; to carry the

  • Country Music: From Backwood to Hollywood

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    type of music. It’s a lifestyle. From sippin’ sweet tea on the porch, drinking beer at a tailgate or driving a pick up down the backroads, country music has made its way into the hearts and minds of many Americans. It is one of the only truly home grown American art forms. Its relatability and wide appeal has made country music one of the most commercially successful and popular genres in the United States. Using the work of scholars Tichi, Pecknold, and Ellison, I will show how country music grew from

  • How can acousmatic music communicate its intention to the listener?

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    Acousmatic music can be challenging to communicate its intention to the listener. Unlike traditional music their is 'no score, no system and no pre-segmented discrete units like notes' (Anderson, 2007; p. 2). Acousmatic music uses what is heard without seeing or knowing the physical origin of the sound as a compositional tool (Contré, WWW). 'It is a type of electroacoustic music, which exists in a recorded format, transmitted and perceived, during performances, via the loudspeaker' (Anderson, p.

  • Caribbean Art

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    daily traumas. Today, art is used to enhance and preserve Caribbean culture. Art has been used in multiple mediums to allow Caribbean people to express themselves, to challenge Western norms, and to showcase Caribbean culture. Through an analysis of music, dance, and celebration this essay will explore the ways in which Caribbean people resist, perform and represent the vibrant


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    opera. The mere fact opera has a narrative, although told through music and libretto, combines the two. Michael Tippett’s opera, The Midsummer Marriage, contains influences from other established form’s (drawing examples for Wagner and Verdi) as well as containing Tippett’s own futuristic ideas. Tippett writes about the heightened style of opera and also later argues that although this is a marvellous event, the categories of music and drama must be coherent and specific to the desired product

  • Benefits Of The Mozart Effect

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    Mozart piano sonata, relaxation music and silence (Rauscher, F. H., Shaw, G. L., & Ky, K. N, (1993). Using the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale, the students were immediately examined on their spatial reasoning where the results indicated the student’s mean IQs were 8-9 points higher when they listened to classical music compared to other conditions (Rauscher et al, 1993). Further examinations disclose... ... middle of paper ... ...ic; more that the structure of music lessons are able to develop

  • The Legend Of Selena Quintanilla-Perez

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    designer. She was called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers. Selena was born on April 16, 1971 and died of a gunshot wound on March 31, 1995. Furthermore, in the 1980s, Selena was often criticized and was refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music—a male-dominated music genre. However, her popularity grew after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1987

  • Theory of Music: Practical Applications to Nursing

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    Music has been used to aid in the healing process since Florence Nightingale first noticed its effect on her patients (Murrock & Higgins, 2009). Since then we have moved forward with the notion that music can be encouraging both for recovery and for treatment (Murrock & Higgins, 2009). There is evidence that music can promote psychological well-being and encourage movement (Dwyer, 1995; Macone, Baldari, Zelli & Guidetti, 2006). Music can also be used as a therapeutic route for expression, movement

  • Muzak

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    is milling around like before, are they hearing what fills my ears? Is that same insidious song playing with their minds? Now that I focus on the music rambling from the loudspeaker in the ceiling, it appears as if they are all part of a silent movie&emdash;acting against a separate, unrelated soundtrack. When I first started exploring background music, I came to realize that the issue involves much more than those whiny songs wafting from crappy mono speakers in department stores. It stretches

  • Selena Quintanilla

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    'Queen of Tejano Music,' Selena was a beloved Latin recording artist who was killed by the president of her fan club. Who Was Selena? Born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson, Texas, Selena Quintanilla made her recording debut in the '80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live. In 1995, she was murdered by the founder of her fan club. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995. Early Career

  • The Grateful Dead: The Epitome of Improvisation and the Ultimate Cult Band of Their Time

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    They are widely known as the psychedelic pioneers in all of rock music. They have played more than 2,000 live concerts and, although selling only 250,000 copies of their records, they created the jam band movement that featured bands playing a variety of genres, paving the way for other cult bands. The Grateful Dead is regarded as one of the most famous free-form bands of their time. As famous as the band itself were the bands’ connection with hallucinogenic drugs and their groupies of Deadheads

  • Research Paper On Selena Quintanilla

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    Corpus Christi,Texas. Selena Quintanilla was only twenty-three years old when she died. Her death was a big impact on life,music, and history. Selena Quintanilla had an amazing journey in life and it’s so sad it had to end so early. Finally, this is the story of Selena Quintanilla from start to the end. When Selena Quintanilla was at a young age she had a love for singing and music. Selena started to sing at the early age of three,by the time she was six she singing in Spanish and English. Selena Quintanilla

  • Movie Setting And Story Of Mr. Holland's Opus

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    Holland’s life and his details his journey of enlightenment. The only clues to his life before the movie opens are his love for music and desire to become a composer, having been a member of a traveling band and earning a degree in music. The movie picks up as Glenn and his wife, Iris, are settling into a small apartment as he prepares for his first day as a high school music teacher. Iris does not seem to have any dreams of her own other than supporting her husband – her happiness is derived from

  • The History and Context of Club Culture

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    The History and Context of Club Culture "History is hard to know because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time, and which never explain, in retrospect, what really happened" (Hunter.S.Thompson, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") The late 1980's saw the emergence of a hugely

  • School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids

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    The Benefits of School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids "As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower, it's great to learn, 'cause knowledge is power!" Any person in their twenties can tell you where this phrase comes from, and that is because every Saturday morning in between Saturday morning cartoons children would wait anxiously for a five minute break of School House Rock. Little did we know that while we were singing along to "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" we were

  • Essay On Grunge

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    after Nirvana’s debut release album ‘Nevermind’, in 1995. Grunge gained a mass recognition for its punk ideology, attire and music, which stemmed further away, and was in itself a rejection to the mainstream metal and pop boom in the music industry of that time. Grunge incorporated a fusion of cultural and social threads that linked themes like feminism, liberalism, anti-authoritarianism, wry post-modernism, and not least a love of dirty, abrasive music; grunge reconciled all these into a seminal whole

  • The Role of Music in Society

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    Music has played a role in society since the dawn of man. Said to be the beginning of communication in early civilization, music and dance have influenced how we think, act and treat members of our own society. Song and dance is used in rites of passage ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals throughout the world. Jamaican and Yoruba cultures have made many contributions to our society. The uses of this music as a vehicle for political issues, values, and beliefs have been used by many

  • Summary: The Influence Of Violence In Rap Music

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    Although many don’t see a relationship between music and behavior, rap music causes aggression, objectification of women or misogyny, and even influences acts of violence. Therefore, there should be regulations as to what rappers can say in their songs. All around the world, rappers are huge influences on others, but what do they really influence? Studies and experiments have shown that being exposed to rap music can cause aggressive behavior, misogyny, and acts of violence. If rappers didn't

  • A Brief Biography of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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    numerous symphonies, chamber compositions, vocal compositions, and dramatic works. With great musical ability comes great struggles within his personal life, much like other composers. Depression and love affairs were a constant struggle, but his music helped overcome those issues. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7th, 1840 in the small town of Kamsko-Votkinsk, roughly about 600 miles east of Moscow. Tchaikovsky’s father, Ilya Petrovich, was the director of a factory which gave him great