Music genres Essays

  • Comparing Ludwig Van Beethoven And Charlie Parker's Music

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    Those reasons are objective. But there are other reasons that are subjective, which means that a person doesn’t like the music because of the music, but because of the memories or situations associated with it. A particular song or melody may remind a person of someone they love. Another song may remind them of a situation when they were happy and joyful. So that music in a way brings the person back to that time or situation, and creating a similar feeling of

  • West Side Story By Leonard Bernstein: Music Analysis

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    The music also created a scenario that sounded like a situation that was bad, that had gotten better over time. In addition to there being dramaticness, there are also some parts of the piece that sounded like victory music. Although the music was loud, I love how it blends in with the softer notes. It goes along very well and smoothly which keeps the music going. I think this piece could be composed for an accomplishment of someone.

  • Symphony 8 Fifth Symphony Analysis

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    They are united by melodic similarity, characteristic "invocatory" principle, dotted rhythm. Next go alternately the first and second themes. In variations on the first topic, mainly the texture of the presentation changes. Orchestral coloring of the melody and tonality remain unchanged. Only in the third variation does the same minor

  • Does Music Influence Human Behavior

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    And those music will influence human behavior either in good ways or bad ways. How does music influence human behavior? There are many kinds of music which will influence human behavior in either good or bad ways. Music has a strong effect on people. Music like oldies or classical selections make people to feel happier and friendlier (Wade, L).

  • Blood On The Leaves Analysis

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    While the sounds of “Blood on the Leaves” were more aurally pleasing, “On Sight” generated the greatest emotional impact. The two pieces shared similarities in rhythm and use of text, but were vastly different. The use of time, melody, texture, and timbre in “Blood on the Leaves” made it a more entertaining piece than “On Sight”, which made for a much less enjoyable listening experience due to its lack of complexity. However, the creative use of timbre in “On Sight” to directly elicit a negative emotional response pushes the boundaries of its genre. It is for this reason that I conclude “On Sight” to be superior to “Blood on the Leaves” in its artistic

  • Cultural Propropriation: The Act Of Appropriation In Music

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    Transpacific culture in the music world is known as fusion music we hear today. Fusion music, similarly it means by combining 2 or more genres of music into one. Mostly referred to Jazz fusion developed in the 1960s, the mix of funk and rhythm-and-blues rhythms together (Abjorensen, 2017). It is a form of an In the western music world, there is always the argument of appropriation in many music videos. Nevertheless in the themes, clothes, accessories, decorations and tones used in the video or sung by celebrities.

  • Kaylee Playlist Analysis

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    In comparison, on my playlist songs by Pinegrove, “Old Friends” and “Friends” by Sure Sure, both of which are upbeat alternative punk songs.The tempo of the songs on Kaylee’s playlist were overall slower than the songs included on mine, even though I did have a few slower songs on the playlist I made. The timbre of warmth and comforting flowed between some of the songs on each of our playlists. “Like the Dawn” by the Oh Hellos on Kaylee’s playlist and “Coastline” by Hollow Coves on my playlist best represent this similarity in

  • George Frederick Handel's Music Influence

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    Firstly the simplicity of the lyrics, but the complexity of the sound; which Handel is known for. I would like to employ the use of motifs in my own composition. This is so that I can emphasize the words being said, and focus more on the music and changing the way they sound to make my own composition more “interesting”. Also by using motifs I am able to incorporate more of Handel’s characteristics such as the use of imitation, and the combination of motifs. To further the Baroque influence of my work I would incorporate one mood throughout the whole piece.

  • Semitonal Appoggiaturas In Mozart's Variation II

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    In Variation V the theme gets obfuscated once again, the slow tempo being the only noticeable connection between the theme and the variation. The character of this variation is quite tranquil and reflective as the tempo itself implies (Adagio), but the demisemiquavers and the staccatos in scalic passages definitely bring in a certain kind of agitation which is amplified by the sudden dynamic changes (f-p). The descending scale at the end of bar 3 had been used previously in Variation II. Bars 5 and 6 contain an octave leap in the accompaniment which is reminiscent of the octaves in the bass line in Variation

  • Steve Reich Music For 18 Musicians Analysis

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    If we compare his music to the composers from the Baroque, Classical or even the Romantic era, we can find one very important difference: the music of Steve Reich is a state, while the music of Beethoven, for example, is a process. With that idea in mind, I believe that even though music is an art of time and organizing pitches or notes, Steve Reich gave time a significant role in his pieces. Time was an extremely important factor in his music, which separated him from other musicians. Another interesting aspect of his creation is giving the spoken word or poetry a lot of attention while writing the music, and by that we can also consider him a multimedia artist. As I mentioned before, we cannot connect his music with the past musical epochs (or at least not as bold as we might consider a true influence from some other composers’ styles).

  • Speech About Baroque Music

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    Bach 's Brandenburg Concerto also uses the the Concerto Grosso format where there is a contrast between the ripieno full orchestra parts, and the concertino soloist parts. In the concertino parts of Bach’s piece, it is marked obligato which means that the piece must be played exactly as written, which contrasts with the ideas of jazz music. During the ripieno parts however, the figured bass is provided in the continuo which allows for improvisation. One last secondary link that I have found is that is a vital part of the form and and aids the style of each culture as well. In Baroque music, figured bass symbols provide direction for which chords should be played, while jazz music provides chord symbols in the rhythm section.

  • Jazz Influence On American Culture

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    Jazz fusion came into fruition when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz. It was during this time that many jazz musicians began to experiment with electric instruments and amplified sound as well as electronic effects and synthesizers. These instruments were common in other forms of popular music yet unprecedented in jazz. Many of the developments during the late 1960s and early 1970s have since become established elements of jazz fusion musical practice, perhaps the longest lasting stylistic showcase of jazz music due to its flexibility as a term. The development of American jazz is staggering and a fascinating study, but the music’s influence also transcends borders.

  • Popular Music Research

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    Lyrical analysis was initially popular amongst English Literature academics, and classical musicians would often draw comparisons between popular music of the time and the music of famous composers such as Handel and Beethoven. The focus here was on musical analysis, harmony, chords, orchestration, performance technique/skill, etc. Cloonan states, ‘popular music was thus initially judged by how far it fitted into a Western canon’, as

  • My Favorite Song

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    In addition, what this song means to me also influenced my decision. Not only do I love the song’s classy and jazzy rhythm, and Frank Sinatra’s beautiful and bold voice, but also the lyrics are the reason for much of my affection to the

  • Cultivated Music Vs Vernacular Music

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    On the other hand, vernacular can make you feel the same thing, but instead it uses words to connect, rather then just instruments. I know from personal experience that cultivated and vernacular music have made me feel very deeply, and both very lively and cheerful, it is all about how the music makes you feel. It can make two different people feel completely different things as well, it depends on the person. Cultivated and Vernacular music bring out emotions in people, sometimes emotions that they didn't even know they had, they make life a better more enjoyable place for anyone willing to

  • Salome By Mahler: Music Analysis

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    Along with more nonsensical chords, a tone cluster can be found in rehearsal mark 355 of Salome’s concluding scene (Roden, Wright, and Simms 1461). This tone cluster includes notes that does not follow a specific key, similar to the absent key signature as the work’s tonality is ambiguous. Ignoring such restrictions, is again a progressive move in Strauss’ part. Some may say that Strauss’ Salome is just full of cacophony, but everything is weaved in a way to benefit the narrative. In rehearsal mark 359, a V6/4 chord begins the section in the key of C# major, followed by a layering of the leitmotifs “Ecstasy”, “Kiss”, and “Salome”.

  • Music Vs Progressive Music

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    The structure of the instrumental parts have also become much simpler, becoming a 4/4 time signature with a bass and snare beat. Bands, especially in the progressive genres, like Dream Theater were written in more complex time signatures, which can help the song have a different feel, and make each song more significant. Writing in 4/4 isn’t always bad, however not every song should have this time signature. Songs like “The Dance of Eternity” by Dream theater has a total of 108 time signature changes. This is not necessary, but listening to it, you can get a very different feel as opposed to songs such as “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

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    The second movement is shorter compared to most Romantic era pieces, it has a slow tempo with section A (which it opens with) being prominent and pieces of section B appearing. The first violin carries out a fast tempo which makes the transition to section B, which is more rhythmic. At the end there is a short coda of three orchestral hits that extend the idea of theme A and bring the second movement to a close. Mozart’s piece fit into the cultural theme of the classical era for two reasons: The writing was hummable, creating memorable melodies (the main tunes of a piece), and it used the melodies within the context of specific musical

  • When We Were Young Poem Analysis

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    “Note that with the recent trend toward the performance of poetry in slams and rap, both directed more to the ear than the eye, rhyme becomes an important element, since both are directed to the ear rather than the eye” (Lyric Writing vs. Poetry 1). So while they are poetic poems are just more important. Poetry and music, both share similarities, but it happens to be that the poem “Blessings” is more poetic than the song “when we were young”. They are different based off of poetic devices, such as Enjambment. Poetry has less repetition than a song would and they are most likely free verse.

  • How Does Music Influence Music

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    (Meyers, 33) The surrounding has a strong influence, affecting what type of music they really want. Besides, limited sources of music can get because it's still in the public music taste. People tend to prefer things that are more familiar. (Meyers, 32) If a person is exposed to a variety of music, those below their preferred level of complexity would fall down lower on a scale of preference. (Meyers, 32) The familiarity of music makes the listener more curious about the song they’ve listened before.