Tempo Essays

  • Heart We Will Forget Him Analysis

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    an introduction, which has a steady beat as well as steady tempo. Then the sopranos began singing softly with the altos following behind imitating and singing the words with a lower pitch. The piece seemed mostly polyphonic, yet there are many times when it is homophonic and

  • Marche Diabolique Analysis

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    puts them in a contemporary framework. Balmages also uses the Tritone. He surrounds the Tritone with spooky harmonic language. The piece is loosely based on A B A form but with a big finale right before the end rolls around. There are not a lot of tempo or speed changes

  • Mirror Day Break Essay

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    Autumn First movement of Rocking Mirror Day break, Toru Takemitsu The piece includes many elements makes it sounds mysterious, elements such as timbre, dynamics, tempo change, and short silences, however, the opening theme which is the primary theme of this movement appears throughout the movement and holds it together. In addition, Taksemitsu used subsets derived from octatonic scale, and due to the nature of the octatonic scale, any transition or inversion of this sets might leads to other

  • Latin America Music Analysis

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    today. This shows the evolution of this song since 1950. Enrique Jorrin wrote this song with the indication that it is made for accessibility. We discussed in class that this song is a lot more simplified and the melodies are small. The tempo is a medium to fast tempo, which makes it nice and easy to dance to for Americans. This is a great song that was written to spread the joy and appreciation of the song to those who are not fluent in this type of Latin American

  • Marching Show Script

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    you have to give your best energy to give your best show. Control your energy, so your not getting tired and running out of energy at the end. Basically all of movement four has very high intensity tempos with lots of movement. You need to show the audience that you 're not giving in to the fast tempos and movement. That you can do it without getting tired and giving up. Having pride and loving what you do on the field, whether it be your love of music, marching, or the concept of your show can greatly

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow Analysis

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    “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” has been performed by many inspirational instrumentalists, and singers, who have added their own personal touch to the classic. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” can be compared and contrasted with Art Tatum and Judy Garland’s version in many ways. This short essay will include how each artist used elements of music differently, including texture, timbre, melody, harmony, and rhythm. First, the timbre of Garland’s voice is soft and sweet

  • Music Concert Critique

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    played at a slower tempo that I compared to adagio but later in the piece the tempo increased in speed similar to allegro and then slows back down to adagio. Mozart also made the sonata very repetitive with many crescendos and decrescendos throughout the piece. The piece includes solos from both the

  • They Flee From Me Poem Analysis

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    Poetry, like the normal speech has the natural patterns that occur between stressed and unstressed syllables. A carefully arranged pattern of these sounds (metre) would help create the rhythm of the poem. Sir Thomas Wyatt’s poem, ‘They Flee from Me’ (371) uses a number of metres in the entire poem to create rhythm and communicate meaning. The first line of the poem: (They flee from me that sometime did me seek) has a combination of iambic pentameter and anapest metre. The first two feet follow the

  • Whiplash Character Analysis

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    In examining the portrayal of Andrew Neiman character by Miles Teller in the film Whiplash who is an ambitious jazz student at Shaffer Conservatory that plays the drums, the audience comes to a realization that he plays the role of Andrew in a convincing manner that effectively reflects a student that want to become famous at jazz. Miles timid way of acting especially through the use of verbal actions like in the open scene of the movie “I am sorry. I am sorry” (at 2:20) (Whiplash) greatly contributes

  • Beethoven The Retransition In The Recapitulation

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    In the summer and fall of eighteen zero two, Ludwig Beethoven worked on this magnificent symphony. On the fifth day of April in eighteen zero three, this beautiful symphony was performed for the first time at Vienna’s Theatre an der Wien at an all-Beethoven concert. On the twenty second day of April in eighteen forty-three, the fantastic symphony had it’s first American performance at the New York Philharmonic. Two of many instruments are used for this wonderful symphony: flutes, trumpets, oboes

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert Report

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    On November 15, 205 at 2pm I was able to see the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. I was very interested in this show, because I have never been able to see a group of only percussionists perform in the same space. The first piece they did was called Ionisation, which was written in 1929. There were thirteen musicians on stage playing various instruments. This song began with a rolling unpitched sound coming from four snare drums with the claves. This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the

  • Stephen Sondheim Musical Analysis

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    Musical theatre performance, which presents fictional plots and impresses audiences with show-stopping dance and song, unites dramatic works across the globe. American musical theatre, specifically, draws inspiration from European straight plays, burlesques, and operas, while dramatizing American topics. Nineteenth-century musical comedies use entertaining situations, rather than plot, to frame performances involving song, dance, and humor. For example, George M. Cohan’s works, although inspired

  • J Cole Be Free Analysis

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    The song Be Free, J. Cole, opens with a low pitched piano composition. The tune is played relatively the same, throughout the entirety of the song, with the exception of a few high keys sprinkled in throughout its course. There is a an electronic beat layered over this simple tune that is deeply pitched as well, but played at a slightly faster pace. While there are hints of somber humming featured in spots of the song, it’s music track is fairly simple in style. Overall, the instrumentals of Be Free

  • The Great Gatsby Report

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    In the twenties, it appears in the literary life of the United States some of the most renowned writers in fiction, drama and poetry. These writers were known as the “Lost Generation”, a generation whose name rises up as a consequence of leaving their homeland and settle a new life in Europe, and due to the attitude they assumed against wealth, opulence and materialism of the society, after the World War I and until the crack of 29. Among them are John Dos Passos,William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway

  • Triumph Of The Will Analysis

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    Alan Sennett gives more interesting insight about the power of imagery in his journal article, Film Propaganda: Triumph of the Will as a Case Study: Of particular significance and artistic merit is the aforementioned opening sequence that constructs Hitler as a god-like figure descending from the heavens through the clouds over Nuremberg to visit his adoring worshippers. The powerful religious imagery of the first part of the film surely could not have been achieved simply through competent montage

  • Cuban-American Orchestra Observation

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    In the year 2012, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba made a historic visit to the United States. I opted to witness the orchestra in the town of Aiken, South Carolina. I was extremely excited to experience the reaction to the orchestra in the South America. The performance of the band was scheduled by 9 pm on Tuesday, 2ND November, at the Etherredge Center, Aiken. As I reached the center, I saw that a studio theater was prearranged as the green room for the band. Some snacks including sandwiches

  • Goyescas: Tableaux Opera Written By Enrique Granados

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    Goyescas Goyescas is a one – act and three – tableaux opera written by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados in 1915. The composition was created to a Spanish libretto. A Basque Spanish classical pianist, Joaquin Achucarro, performs it. While listening to the composition, the image of a calm, warm summer evening appears. It seems like the melody conveys the relaxation after the working day and exhausting heat. Some notes may be compared with the breath of the light wind. Furthermore, some melodies

  • Tempo In Mezzo Forte's Peter And The Wolf

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    piece has a tempo in Allegro and is in a Major key. Peter is represented as a String and the dynamics at the beginning are in Mezzo Forte and feature small gradual crescendos. Then gets very quiet all at once in Piano then quickly crescendos again. As the piece goes along Peter is introduced to many different “animals” or instruments, such as the Flute from the woodwind family, which represents the Bird. Then came the duck played by the oboe, which featured a melody in Legato and a tempo in moderato

  • Summary: The Influence Of Music

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    Music is one of human’s greatest creations. It is an important aspect of human life as it can be used to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures (Rachiotis,2014). Music is used by children when doing their homework, by adults at work when completing a variety of tasks and by university students when studying for an upcoming examination. According to Karthigeyan (n.d) music, in general, plays a powerful social role in assisting communication (O’Donnell et al., 1999), influencing cognitive

  • Hope Told A Flattering's Tale Analysis

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    was tonal it was in a major key throughout the piece. However, there was a change in key in certain aspects of the piece the introduction was in a minor key, as well; when there was a change in tempo for relatively slow, the change in key would happen to. The same occur when the piece had a change of tempo for relatively fast that the key would be changed to major. In the key of major had ascending scales, this was true for minor key sections had a descending