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. Even though he was raised poorly he impacted people who are in that boat. He impacted kids who suffer with disabilities.
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.
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
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. The opera was interactive with the audience and commedical.
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
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. Also, The Ziegfeld Follies in 1920 brought a jazz number onto the scene described as “a song [celebrating] a ‘jazzy Cleopatra’ . . .
• 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. •
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.
The Piano Guys For the Piano Guys it started out in a little Southern Utah town called Saint George. Paul Anderson, the store’s owner, was looking for a new, unconventional way to market pianos. The name of their store was the Piano Guys. Paul Embarked upon a self-guided study of social marketing and started a YouTube channel and a Facebook page, envision videos “go viral” doing his marketing for him. Paul was talented he was a risk taker and felt inspired that if he could find the right people to work with he could create the number one music video channel in the world.
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.
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.
The saxophone had a smooth and light feeling. The orchestra followed the saxophone in an imitative way. The dynamics were in mezzo forte and the tempo was in adagio. The tone colors of this piece were echoey, vibrant, warm, and pingy. This piece had long smooth notes for the