“The good ole days weren't as always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Billy Joel went from an average class worker to a well know piano player. He impacted pop music by focusing on his piano, won multiple Grammys and awards, was inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most influenced pop artists in the 20th century. Billy Joel started music since he was a little little boy. When he was 4 his dad made him start piano lessons, and the piano lesson kept going for 10 more years (Stambler, 1989). When Billy was younger he decided he liked boxing and music, but he liked music so much he wanted to start a career on music (Schlesinger, 2008).
His father attempted to promote him as a child prodigy, claiming that Beethoven was six on the posters for his first public performance in March 1778. Some time after 1779, Beethoven began his studies in Bonn with his most important teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe, who was appointed the Court's Organist in that year. Neefe taught him composition, and by March 1783 had helped him write his first published composition: a set of keyboard variations. Beethoven soon began working with Neefe as assistant organist. At first he was unpaid, and then he was paid as an employee of the court
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music. At the age of 28, Serge Diaghilev, an impresario attracted by Stravinsky’s music and recruited him to write music score for ballet work, The Firebird ( L’oiseau de feu ).
As a powerful musician and the creator of one of the first big New Orleans jazz band, Oliver was the beginning of jazz in New Orleans and the start of generation of cornet players who advanced their musical style during the 1920s, including Louis Armstrong, who was Oliver's apprentice. All throughout olivers musical career he stood out through his techniques. Joseph Oliver was the first to change the history of jazz music. “King” Oliver helped spread Jazz from New Orleans to Chicago with the creation of his creole band.in 1922( “The life of King Oliver). Together the band brought new songs and music into Chicago.
- One of the two songs that Beatles recorded in Germany. （recoeded in Germen) Purpose of This Piece Their manager Brian Epstein asked them to write a song for the American market and was wrote with intention of getting into American music scene. 1.2.3. Events This song was written at Jane Asher’s (Paul’s girlfriend) house’s basement. This song was made because John and Paul were playing piano at the same time, then Paul hits the chord which made the song.2 Success in Society -On the first day when the song was released, it becomes the top of British record charts.
The Rocket Man of Music One could call Elton John the Rocket Man of music, not just because of his hit “Rocket Man” but because of his incredible popularity and rise to stardom. He is a British singer, pianist and composer and is considered to be one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. He has sold over 250 million records, found success on Broadway and composed the music score for “Billy Elliot” the Tony award hit in 2008. His full name is Elton Hercules John and after being knighted by the Queen in 1998 could add Sir to his name.
The piano served as the cultural bridge between the jazz played by more affluent African Americans and the ragtime brought over by the poorer southern African Americans who had recently migrated to New York. A new style of piano playing was born out of this fusion, known as Harlem Stride Piano. Harlem Stride Piano was often played at piano duels in which contestants would try to one up one another with their piano skills for the amusement of an audience. Two of the most notable Artists who made their name at
LATIN AMERICAN AND BALLROOM DANCE: ASSIGNMENT 2 COMPARISON BETWEEN JIVE AND KATHAK Jive Kathak Origin • The roots of Jive come from African-American cultural dance, originating in the United States. The name was defined as meaning foolishness or gibberish, and hence Jive is fun, fast and crazy form of dance. It primarily became famous during World War II. It was recognized as a much more energetic version of the Jitterbug, which was already well known as a swing dance style. Jazz musicians loved to play Jive music in the 1930s and 1940s.
By the age of 11, Beethoven had to leave school because his family could not afford it. At age 18, he had to earn money to support his family. Christian Gottlob Neefe eventually became Beethoven’s teacher. By June 1782 Beethoven had become Neefe’s assistant. In 1783, Beethoven published his first piece and played continuo in the opera.
The scene thrived in Montreal particularly, thanks to its large and concentrated black population in St-Henri. Harry Thomas is said to be the first Canadian Jazz musician, however this has been disputed due to the fact that Canada’s history of jazz is largely aural. Before the Great Depression hit and the stock market crashed, the Roaring Twenties were in full swing. The flapper style redefined the way women dressed and acted. Women were expected to purchase goods that they had not previously been expected to, many of which revolved around jazz culture, like cosmetics, dancing garments, musical instruments and radios.