Sometimes I fall to a deep slumber to this music. Beethoven also makes happy and fast music such as Für Elise. This piece is fast and enjoyable piece which gets me into a nice piece. The first piece of music I every played on piano was Ode to Joy which Beethoven composed. Ludwig Van Beethoven was an enjoyable composer which impacted myself and many others.
Ella’s version is a complete jazz retooling, with a backing piano taking center stage along with a slow drum beat keeping time with her crooning voice. There is a quieter, less booming quality to the backing music, filled with lots of variation and scattering in Fitzgerald’s vocal interpretation of the lyrics. An upright bass fills in the cracks with a consistent chord progression that creates a more upbeat feeling in the song’s structure. Ella’s version is definitely meant for the audience to be dancing along to the groove, rather than quietly sitting in their chairs listening. Tony Bennett’s gentle swing version recorded with his jazz group in 1964 follows this pattern as well; the tone in this version is triumphantly cheerful, as this band plays the song courageously and carefully creates a relaxed, danceable feeling.
Gabriel’s Oboe was played at a Moderato Tempo and reveals the hidden sound most audiences do not hear due to the low and sweet sound that comes out of the instrument. Jingle Bells was played at an Allegro tempo and articulated the sweet sound that comes from the whole band creating a swing beat to match a nostalgic preference of Christmas being so close. The Flute Trio expressed their excellence in soothing music from their selection Silent Night played at an Andante tempo. Their other song Carol of the Bells played at a Moderato tempo and was quite lively with each player playing different tunes all at the same time. The song selections were perfect for the theme and they had a familiar
Lastly they pored ping pong balls on the piano string. this caused the ball to move as the pianist played giving it a different sound. These changes were exciting and intriguing, I loved this twist. The last act was an Opera Buffa, a comic opera, called Prix Fixe, composed by Kevin Wilt. This opera was beautiful and simple with one mezzo-soprano soloist and a concerto accompaniment.
It started out with a very strong march played at a fast tempo, and at a mezzo forte. The melody within the march was disjunct as it bounced up and down from note to note. It then went into a slow section that sounded ominous, with the brass playing in a minor key, and the woodwinds playing the harmony below that. The song played the march again, then played an accented version of the march for a few phrases. The song ended abruptly within the
To the older generations, this was a seemingly bizarre interaction between musician and attendee. This new jazz culture stood as the newest generation’s “emblem of a new and dangerous ‘Age of the Young’ and of an out-of-control modernity” (Savran 460). People wanted unconventional music that wasn’t so formal and didn’t require contemplation to appreciate. They didn’t want to have to think about the music they were listening to or listen to boring operas about stories they didn’t understand. Jazz was one of the first devices that really helped people express how they felt and let them radiate a new and even dangerous personality in new musical experiences.
• In the Mood: by Glen Miller Several of Glenn Miller’s hits were simple but are full riffs tunes; in which the riff is altered and with each recurrence suitable the primary harmony. When most people hear the song In the mood; they think of the legendary Glenn Miller. Miller’s In the Mood is one of my favored dance arrangements. • Beyond the Sea: by Jack Lawrence Beyond the Sea, recorded by many artists, but it was Bobby Darin 's version that is the best known. • You Make Me Feel so Young: by Josef Myrow, and lyrics written by Mack Gordon • Time after Time: by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and Jule Styne (music) Time after Time, in ABAC form, is a moderately slow song, sung by many artists.
I love the purity and intricacy of classical music and love dancing to compositions that implement different string instruments. As I began to train in modern, hip-hop, and contemporary, I found a deep appreciation for contemporary, instrumental, pop, and jazz music, which can be substantially harder to dance to because of the rhythmic differences. Philip Glass and the Piano Guys are among my favorite composers to dance to. I also enjoy dancing to popular songs on the radio. These songs are interesting to dance to because sometimes I dance to the lyrics and other times I dance to emphasize the melodies behind the lyrics.
Steve and Al began writing tunes together and discovered a supernatural songwriting partnership. Al’s studio and his engineering skills were to become the most important music-writing tool for The Piano Guys, except of course for Al himself, whose innate ability for songwriting had an essential sleek edge to
And again at measure 72 with the decrescendo into measure 73. However the beginning of the song was loud with no attempt at dynamics. The style was joyous and happy like a celebration in measure 13 with the slurred notes of the saxophones or measure 41 with the staccato notes from the band. The tribute section of the song (measure 54) was played very nicely accenting the sad mood of the literature. The tempo got rough at measure 91 with the change as the drummers, the director, and the band were not entirely together for a few measures.
My hands glide up the keyboard; my feet dance on the pedals. I tame the boisterous, three manual instrument that overwhelms the sanctuary. The pipe organ is magical and soothing. It calms me and provides contentment. For seven years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to learn to play an instrument that, in essence, is a quadruple piano.
The vocalist, Mark Christian Miller, had a soothing, calm, yet extremely powerful voice. I couldn 't stop myself from smiling as he was singing and engaging with the audience. Although, Mark was great, Jennifer Leitham really caught my attention every time she would play whether it be a solo or playing with the ensemble. She was incredible and wonderful on the upright bass. When she played it sounded so effortless
The music of Amy Winehouse I’ve been listening to are her most popular ones from her album Frank ‘’Stronger than me’’ and her second album Back to black with her number one hit ‘’Rehab’’ as they are personally my favourite. While listening to both of these songs you can clearly tell her songs are very much influenced by jazz. Jazz is all about improvising. It takes a lot of skill to be able to perform unwritten lyrics to an audience and have your band respond to you. Jazz also consists of syncopation.
“Top Of The World”, as for most of their songs, was a love pop song that appreciated the love that the main character experienced with his/her lover. The instruments in the song were piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and a tambourine. It created a smooth, harmonious and heartfelt, which is suitable for such a love song. As a result for their success, many people were fan of The Carpenters but they were also criticized by the media because their revolutionary song in pop industry. As Jeff Merron mentioned in “The Carpenters”, Music critic Rob Hoerburger wrote in the New York Times in 1991: “They always dressed as if they were going to church, and they sang sticky songs about love (but never sex).
The last song “A Fiddler” began with a joyful and funny vibe, but then it switched to a tense state. It was played in mezzo forte with short and long rhythms. The next conductor, Steven D. Davis, of the Conservatory Wind Symphony started off with “In Paradisum” by Rob Deemer. I realized that the star of this performance was the saxophone. The saxophone had a smooth and light feeling.