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Musical Essay Examples

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The Early Life of Paul Simon, an American Musician
Paul Simon Introduction Paul Simon Is an amazing gifted and talented musician who has loved music all his life, he has an incredibly unique sound and message in everyone of his songs. Early Life Paul Simon was born to two loving parents. Belle his mother who was an elementary school teacher and his father Lois who pla...
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To Give up My Musical Talent
To Give Up My Musical Talent Music is a talent that has become part of my personality and my ability to build character. I've accustomed the ability to play a musical instrument that has benefited me in many different ways throughout the past several years. I have the ability to read music which in return would make it pos...
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A Critical Review of the Musical The Wizard of Oz
On Friday, May 13, 2005 I attended the showing of "The Wizard of Oz" in a form of a musical play which was quite appealing. The cast did an amazing job playing the roles of all of the characters of the original Wizard of Oz and concentrating on the musical assets of the play or musical. First of all I would like...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Porgy and Bess Musical
symbolizes the end of the black musical tradition that
flourished in the early part of this century. The play showed the height of
white appropriation of what had previously been a black cultural form. All
the creative talent backstage was white. This development had been
occurring slowly, throughout the 1920's, but black a...
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4 pages
An Analysis of Carl Orff's Approach to Music Education
Carl Orff’s approach to music education encompasses all facets of musical expression. The learning takes place in an essentially active way, where imitation and exploration progress to improvisation and music literacy. Speech, song, movement and instruments are the vehicles used to teach rhythm, melody, form, harmony and ti...
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A Visit Into the Romantic Era
The Romantic Period, lasting from about 1825 to 1900, saw the beginning of great individualism in music styles. The era consisted of great contrasts in both musical literature and musical esthetics, the branch of philosophy that deals with beauty and taste. The Romantic Era was the period marked by distinctive character of...
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An Essay on the Musical Kiss of the Spider Woman
Kiss of the Spider Woman The musical, "Kiss of the Spider Woman", was very enjoyable to see. The characters in the musical were played very well. The main characters in the musical were Molina and Valentin. These characters went together rather humerously and made the musical worth seeing. Even though it was very...
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An Overview of the Musical Careers. Achievements and Influence of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is one of my favorite singers. He is very famous, so most of all people in the world know him, at least his name. I began to listen to his songs because I was recommended them by my friend, and I was really attracted by them. I have two reasons why I like him. One of my reasons is that I like his voice and...
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An Analysis of Oklahoma, a Musical Collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Two great writers of American musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, had one idea in common. They wanted to present to the American public a new and revolutionary musical that would stand out above the rest. They wanted to make an impact on the societies of the era. They wanted to be creative and do some...
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An Introduction to the Essay on the Topic of Octaves
Octaves I We thrill too strangely at the master's touch; We shrink too sadly from the larger self Which for its own completeness agitates And undetermines us; we do not feel -- We dare not feel it yet -- the splendid shame Of uncreated failure; we forget, The while we groan, that God's accomplishment Is always an...
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The Musical Style of Beck Hansen a Musical Genius
Beck's Music Essay submitted by Adam Harvey Music is central to my life. Without music, the world would be naked, cold, and quiet. Music can set the rhythm for a long day of work, the mood for a date, for a party, for your whole life. It can wrap you in a blanket of comfort when you are lonely, or inspire...
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An Overview of the Concept of Censorship in the Musical Industry
Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argumen...
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An Analysis of the Musical Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black musical tradition that flourished in the early part of this century. The play showed the height of white appropriation of what had previously been a black cultural form. All the creative talent backstage was white. This development had been occurring slowly, throughout the 1920...
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4 pages
An Introduction to the History of the Musical Dynasty of the Bach Family
Throughout history, in every field, there have been several families who stand out for their achievements. In music, few families can compete with the success or the productivity that the Bachs can proudly claim. “The Bach family represents the most f midable example of a musical dynasty.1” The musical output of this famil...
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An Introduction to the Computerized Musical Composition
Subject: Computerized Musical Composition General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: My purpose is to inform the audience about how to create a basic computerized musical composition through the use of their own personal computer. Supporting Materials: Acid 2.0 Manual Interview with Michael Linney Introduction A. Co...
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An Introduction to the Theatre Performances - Musicals
Theatre performances can be done in many different ways. One of these ways is a musical, which mixes songs with dialogue. Musical theatre has many different styles of music within its ranks, and the show that I recently saw focused on Rock Musicals. On Saturday, April 29, 2000 I saw "Rock On! Broadway!" at the Cab...
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The Inspiration for Grease the Musical
Sadem Salem Theatre 100 Due: 03/17/2011 Grease, the musical Jim Jacobs, the creator of Grease. He lived in Chicago, Illinois, when he got the inspiration to create a musical about Teens in high school, about the drama of love, and their style of living their own lives. He was one of the co-creators of the play, and...
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A Review of Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical
In the article ``Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical" Rubin gives a
definition of a traditional musical: "a film containing a significant
proportion of musical numbers that are impossible-i.e., persistently
contradictory in relation to the realistic discourse of the narrative"
(Rubin, p.57). This definition may only be...
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How I Spend My Vacations and What I Enjoy Doing
You indicated that you sometimes spend vacations at home. Tell me what
you like to do when you are taking a vacation at home Most people unconsciously believe that you have to travel far to take a
vacation, but I think you can take one right at home as long as you make
it special. It simply means that I stay at home dur...
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Analysis of a Performance of Mozart Requiem
Franz Welser-Moest is an accomplished director of music at The
Cleveland Orchestra. He also works as the General Music Director at
Vienn Staatsoper. He has been working at Cleveland since 1991. With the
Orchestra, he has achieved great heights. He has cemented the position
of the group at the Lecerne Festival, Musikverein i...
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Houses vs. Mobile Mansions
As a child growing up I have always lived in houses which is the most common thing to live in but some chose to live in apartments, condos, or even mobile homes. So as I got older I pictured myself living in an apartment eventually till I saved up money to get my own house. Never once did I think I’d be where I’m at the age...
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A Biography of Vivaldi: An Italian Composer
Vivaldi is known mainly for his use of instruments in his musical works. As an Italian composer, most of his works of art are based upon this fact of descent. Vivaldi is a composer that worked in the Baroque period. When he was growing up, he played instruments such as the violin among other others. Because opera deals deep...
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Dethroning the King of the Trombone
When I get competitive, I want to be the best. One man in my high school sophomore year stood in my way. His name was Amed Osuebu. I played in the band and still do, and when you are the best player you get all the cool stuff. You have the hardest music to play and even parts that center on you. In order to get these amazin...
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Profile of Tommy Doles
Tommy Doles, a high school senior, stands at a staggering 6’5” and 260lbs. Doles is seventeen years old and is the second oldest of four siblings in his family. Additionally, his dad is a sportscaster for a local news station.He attends Grand Rapids Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and starting left tackle o...
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Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven For many people, Ludwig Van Beethoven is considered the greatest composer who ever lived and is the highest level of musical geniuses. His compositions are the expression of one of the most powerful musical personalities of all time which he exceeded above average in both areas of Classical and Romantic la...
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