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    up the distinct sound of Irish music. Among these instruments are the accordion, fiddle, and uilleann pipes, which though their construction, sound and style, have contributed to the distinct sound that is traditional Irish music. Before looking at what role the accordion, fiddle, and uilleann pipes play in traditional Irish music, it is first important to understand each instrument’s construction and how it is played. Accordions, described as being “conceived for a mass market of amateur musicians

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    emotions such as, sadness, excitement, happiness and anger. However, music will not be music if it weren’t for the sounds produced by the instruments. There are many instruments worldwide but the ones I find to be interesting are the saxophone, accordion and a violin. The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a conical-bore transposing musical instrument ("Saxophone"). The saxophone was founded by Antoine-Joseph Sax ("The History Of The Saxophone"). Strongly influenced by his father he began

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    Additionally, The Book Thief has a love that is perpetual. From the very day that Liesel moves into her foster parents’ home, Hans and Liesel have a unique, boundless love, strung together not only by words, but by the tunes of an accordion. As the plot develops, the accordion is

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    E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes

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    Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States.The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was literally ruled over by his setting. The setting around him was one of oppression that worked against him because

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    Racism and segregation among different races took place since the beginning of time, “Accordion Crimes” by E. Annie Proulx explores a similar situation of new immigrants coming to America seeking for a better life also known as the American dream but soon realize what its all about. The story spreads over about 100 years. The life that immigrants were living was very difficult. Racism and discrimination was part of every day life, it can be pretty similar to what Muslims have to go through since

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    Thirty one percent of adult children ages eighteen to thirty four years old still live with their parents. (HMIH) In the article “The Accordion Family” by Katherine S. Newman discusses many different reasons why adult children ages eighteen to thirty continue to live at home with their parents across several different cultural regions. A few of the major reasons for needing to stay home longer or return home can be: not financially stable to be out on their own, receiving a higher education and the

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    Annie Proulx's Life and Accomplishments

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    she was the first woman to achieve this honor. The Shipping News, the story of Quoyle and his family who leave the United States move to Canada after the death of his wife, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Her next novel was Accordion Crimes, which follows an Old World accordion’s travels to the United States through the immigration of an Italian man. She has also published three collections of stories that take place in Wyoming’s vast landscapes, where Proulx settled in 1994

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    Cajn Music Research Paper

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    like a lighthouse calling sailors to safety. "Inside, under dim halos of yellow bug lights, an accordion (the heart), a fiddle, guitar, and ting-a-ling (triangle) cranked out chanky-chank." Heat-Moon stayed all night and talked to Seipel and Dee Paul and enjoyed the lively sound of Cajun music he worked so hard to find and feeling so relaxed and at home. One of French Louisiana's most essential

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    When a person begins writing a paper it can prove to be a difficult task. Where do they begin, and how do they get to where they need to be? The articles “Shitty first Drafts” by Anne Lamott and “Accordions, Frogs, and the 5 Paragraph Theme” by Rob Jenkins bring together freewriting and careful organization into a symbiotic harmony. One has the reader focusing on letting their creative thought flow, and the other has their focus on an effective and adaptive formula. While each have their own unique

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    and connect one of hole punched ends to the other end of the piece that you connected to your base. 6. Continue to string the strips together end to end with the fasteners. 7. Once all of the pieces are connected your piece will fold like an accordion and open up when you pull on each individual strip. Shape Bucket: (1 bucket for every four students.) • 1 6 qt. bucket • 1 piece of poster board • 1 Marker • 1 wooden block • 1 toilet paper or paper towel roll • 1 foam craft cone • 1 post it

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    Essay On The Book Thief

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    how to read, and playing his accordion to soothe her; this connects them. (Proof) ‘…she hauled the words in and breathed them out. A voice played the notes inside her. This, it said, is your accordion.’ (Pg. 381) (Comment) Death explains previously in the novel that Liesel also wants to learn how to play the accordion from Hans, but instead doesn’t ask because she thinks it’ll never sounds the way Hans plays it. Hans way of comforting people is by playing his accordion. This quote demonstrates how

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    noun: the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character (Dictionary.com). Symbolism is represented in a manifold of ways throughout The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak. Objects such as an accordion, and bread are symbolic items that are key features that tie the story together. Liesel Meminger’s precious books aren’t just books to her for they have a hidden identity in between the pages. All of these objects have a meaning in themselves but

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    demonstrates this respect for live music when the Philadelphia Orchestra members hear an accordion player playing Winter, a movement in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This accordion player is playing outside while the orchestra members are eating a meal after one of their performances. One of the members of the orchestra recalls going outside to a commotion of people talking about this man playing the Four Seasons on an accordion. He goes farther to say that there were about 30 musicians listening so intently.

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    Book Thief Foreshadowing

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    Everyone is fated to die; the real question is, how and why this phenomenon occurs. Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, articulates what is already known from the begging, the fact that we will all die. In this book, Zusak makes it clear which characters will perish from the very beginning, but leaves out real mystery for the end, how and why we will die. Foreshadowing is used on many different occasions throughout this novel. During The Book Thief, serving as the narrator, Death performs

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    Al in “Weird Al” Yankovic. The genres he does are Comedy, Parody, and Polka. His occupations are Singer, Songwriter, Parodist, Record Producer, Satirist, Actor, Music Video Director, Film Producer, and Author. Yankovic also does vocals, plays the accordion, keyboards, and theremin, and he’s been active since 1976 and is still going. “Weird” Al made his first comedy song in 1976. He’s sold over 12 million songs (as of 2007). He’s also made over 150 parody and original albums. He has also preformed

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    Bluegrass Research Paper

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    Ever since I can remember I have always had a fondness for bluegrass music. I grew up on old gospel music and later on started loving country music. I was not allowed to listen to any other kind of music but gospel. So whenever I listened to country on the radio I made sure to make it a habit to turn it back to the normal station. Over half of my family plays some type of instrument which consists of the piano, organ, saxophone, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass. My grandpa is 96 years old and to this

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    After Liesel steals her second book she pulls it out and her father sees The Shoulder Shrug (Zusak 126). However, he tells her it will be their secret and he will not tell her mother (Zusak 126). Although her father will keep the secret, she is worried about the mayor's wife who saw her take the book (Zusak 132). Much to Liesel’s surprise, when she delivers the laundry to the major's wife doesn't scold her; instead the she allows Liesel to use her library (Zusak 134). Later Liesel finds out the mayor

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    Each year, thousands of kids are forced by their parents to play this instrument so they could live out their dreams. The ones who actually want to play it not only do that, but use it as a basic tool for other instruments, including their voice. The piano has been one of the oldest and most elegant instruments for centuries. Many famous composers have used it to passionately express themselves. Today we are going to talk about the history of the piano, who used it, and how it is seen today in modern

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    What is friendship? Friendship is the key to getting through tough times in life. It’s not just being for your friend when it is easy, it is being there for your friend when something traumatic is happening. In The Book Thief, Liesel meets many new friends along the way including Ilsa, Max, Rudy, Hans and Rosa. Also in The Book Thief Max also meets new friends along the way including Hans, Rosa, Liesel and Walter Kugler. Characters in The Book Thief show that friendship is the key to getting through

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    Book Report

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    Father, Hans Hubermann in the town of, Munich Germany on Himmel Street. (TRANSLATION-Himmel-Heaven) Rosa, her foster mother, is fouled mouth ill tempered stay at home mother that takes an ill liking to Lisel. While Liesel's foster father, the tall accordion playing, cigarette rolling, man, loved having Liesel in his life and took a liking to her immediately. At the start of Liesel’s thieving filled story, she had a younger brother named Wren, him and Liesel were riding in the train on their way through

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