Violence and Rock & Roll: Hand in Hand?

People that have been to concerts know what kind of damage goes on, and how many innocent people are hurt by the violence that goes on at these shows. This is something that needs to end. Many people have been punched, kicked, shoved, thrown, hit by flying objects, fallen, trampled, crushed and, sadly in many … Read more

History Of Western Music

Most of the early music that we have today still in print is primarily sacred music. This music, for the most part, is in the form of sections of the Mass, such as the Gloria, Kyrie and Agnus Dei. Most people of the Middle Ages were poor peasants who worked all day for meager wages … Read more

The “Romantic” movement

After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the “Romantic” movement. For inspiration, many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of Sonata … Read more

Types of music

No one agrees exactly, about how music should make one feel. Some use music to kill time while they travel to work, others base their morals and values on it. Some follow a musical icon like they were a spiritual leader, while others never even know who they are listening to. There are two types … Read more

Sixteen Candles

The most popular and influential form of African-American pop music of the 1980’s and 1990’s, rap is also one of the most controversial styles of the rock era. And not just among the guardians of cultural taste and purity that have always been counted among rock ‘n’ roll’s chief enemies–Black, White, rock and soul audiences … Read more

Dave Matthews Band, The Most Compelling Band Around

Dave Matthews Band is a unique, musically gifted band. Its combination of sounds of folk, jazz, rock, world beat, and reggae give it its originality and musicality that extends the bounds of music. The five members of the band: Dave Matthews, Boyd Tinsley, LeRoi Moore, Stefan Lessard, and Carter Beauford, provide a blend of influences … Read more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Eastman Theatre on Thursday night, February 12, 1998. Four selections were performed. Two were by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 and Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major for piano and orchestra, K. 482. The other pieces were Theme and Variations: … Read more

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in … Read more

All City Choir

All City Choir is a try-out choir made up of about 60 kids in grades four through eight who’ve come together to sing. We also have three awesome conductors Wendy Gee, Wendy Masciotra (or who we call Mrs. M), and Eva Bettger and we sing from September through April in our two seasons: Christmas Season … Read more

The Beach Boys

Beginning their career as the most popular surf band in the nation, the beach boys finally emerged by 1966 as Americas biggest pop group, the only one other group to challenge this was the Beatles. In 1961 debut with the popular hit Surfin, the three Wilson brothers, Brian, Denies, and Carl. Plus cousin Mike Love … Read more

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur grew up around nothing but self-delusion. His mother, Alice Faye Williams, thought she was a “revolutionary. ” She called herself “Afeni Shakur” and associated with members of the ill-fated Black Panther Party, a movement that wanted to feed school kids breakfast and earn civil rights for African Americans. During her youth she dropped … Read more

Music of the sixties

The Sixties were an exciting revolutionary period of time with great social and technological change. Some people called it the decade of discontent because of the race riots in Detroit and La, and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Other people called it the decade of peace, love, and harmony. It was called this because … Read more

Beethovens Ninth Symphony

It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most dedicated music-hater: Beethovens Ninth Symphony. Not only has it been designated thus; also, as one of the few truly divinely inspired works, one which most men can only marvel at, as … Read more

Adam De La Halle and Ars Antiqua Time Period

Adam de la Halle is often referred to as the greatest of the long succession of post Medieval musicians. He was a poet, musician and innovator of the earliest French theater. He became famous for his use of polyphony and his theatrical productions. Adam originally trained for the clergy (the people of the church). Marriage … Read more

Mp3 Piracy

In this digital world, the idea of obtaining any materialistic pleasures with a computer is simply amazing to me. It initiates an already growing problem with scarcity and unlimited wants. The fact that everyone with a computer could have free music all the time is quite appealing? Of course, as with anything else, there are … Read more

Popular Music

Popular music is: “music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. ” It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n’ roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music … Read more

Music Copyright

Music Copyright is a very important aspect of the music industry. The Copyright law was established to preserve the creativity and rights of authors, composers, performers of expression. Copyright is the law that protects the property rights of the creator of an original work in a fixed tangible medium. (http://askjeeves. com/copyright/html) A fixed tangible medium … Read more

The Affects of Globalization on Music

The influence that music has throughout the world is immeasurable. Music evokes many feeling, surfaces old memories, and creates new ones all while satisfying a sense of human emotion. With the ability to help identify a culture, as well as educate countries about other cultures, music also provides for a sense of knowledge. Music can … Read more

Music is far more than the sum of its parts

Throughout my life, music has always been a major influence. It has the power to change my mood when I’m feeling down, but the thing I find most intriguing about music is that it doesn’t always end up improving your mood: like all forms of art, it imitates life, which is not always portrayed in … Read more

The Development of Modern Rap

Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970s. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, rap consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of … Read more

Grateful Dead And Phish

The Grateful Dead and Phish are two very talented bands, who in their time, created big names for themselves. Many people make wrongful association with these two groups of musicians. It is said that Phish is trying to be the Dead of this generation. This statement is very untrue. Phish is not a Grateful Dead … Read more

The Classical Period in Music History

Presented by: Kevin Bad, Max Lee, George Ingram Presented to: Ma’am Chisel Morning Date: February 9, 2012 most famous composers of all time: Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. The classical era spans roughly 80 years in music history during the 18th and 19th centuries and is often associated with the movement called the Age of Reason. … Read more

History of Country Music

Velvet Stalnaker UNV 104 January 7, 2012 Professor Salcido History of Southern Music Southern music is now called country music and is popular in many different places. It is for people from all walks of life. But, when we look at country music today and from years ago is it the same? , When did … Read more

Alan Freed: History of Rock Music

At the time “Rock & Roll” was an urban African American term for sex, I think Alan realized that the popular white culture would be turned off by the term R&B, which was mainly associated with black artists, so he decided to give it a different name and expose that style of music to the … Read more

Music History Study Guide

It’s a symphonic poem. It started out as an orchestral work, then a sonata, but ended as a piece specifically for piano. It tells a story, which is unknown, displayed through various harmonic progressions, over 5 against 9 patterns. Textures Found/lamentations: For piano Form: It has four sections, with variations of the A and B … Read more

History of Rap Music

American minority artist creation of which students need to be proud. Unfortunately, rap music is not perceived by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they hope will soon fade away. One of my Intentions with my unit Is to show that rap music Is not a fad, but a musical … Read more

Western Music History

It was, however, not always so black-and-white during the says of early musical revolution; it was even less of the case when it came to classical music. For the remainder of this thesis, would like to bring attention to four composers who I felt not only helped music evolve in terms Of style, but also … Read more

The history of soul music

Souls music was also enabled by an unstoppable trend towards black and white integration, as more and more white folks accepted the idea that lack culture was not evil or degrading simply different (African instead of European). The sociopolitical inroads made by jazz also helped legitimate black pop music with the white masses. Soul music … Read more

Music and History

Hildebrand von Binge “Play of Virtues” At the beginning of the song, it wasn’t singing instead she was talking. Then she started to sing right after she was done talking. I couldn’t follow the translation because it sounded like Latin or French. I kept listening to it over and over but I couldn’t understand what … Read more