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Dylan and the Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland
Dylan and the Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland
Dylan and the Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowland Regarding significant musical movements in history, more specifically the twenty first century, few were more important than the folk revolution that took shape in the mid-nineteen hundreds. One of the leaders of this revolution was Robert Allen Zimmerman, known by his popular assumed name, Bob Dylan. Born in 1941 in Minnesota, Dylan grew up the grandchild of Jewish-Russian immigrants and had a surprisingly unexceptional childhood. His interest in musi
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Beethoven's 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: Beethoven�s 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 they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more e
Book Report The Art of Rock and Roll
Book Report The Art of Rock and Roll
Book Report: The Art of Rock and Roll The book “The Art of Rock and Roll” by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art form.
THE HISTORY OF PUNK ROCK
THE HISTORY OF PUNK ROCK
THE HISTORY OF PUNK ROCK Punk rock is a style of music that originated in 1964 in New York City at an underground club called The Dom. This little known club at the time was the catalyst that started punk on the road to what it is today (History Punk). Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols was quoted saying; “Punk was created as a cure for boredom.” (Punk History). He sure has one thing correct; one certainly can not be bored while listening to punk rock. The hard core guitar rhythm, slashing bass lin
Tionne Tenese Watkins T-Boz
Tionne Tenese Watkins T-Boz
Tionne Tenese Watkins : T-Boz born: April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa began performing: started singing in church influences: Prince, Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle role in TLC: main singer, business head of TLC Named one of People's '50 Most Beautiful People of 1995 Other projects: · acting role as 'Tionne' in Hype Williams' 1998 film 'Belly' · Started own companies: Shee Inc. and Grunge Girl Music · released 'Touch Myself' - controversial song included on soundtrack Fled · started a clothes li
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
Landmark Albums
Landmark Albums
Landmark Albums Black Sabbath – Paranoid Iggy Pop The Stooges – Fun House Both albums redefined Rock ‘n’ Roll and they lead the way for the bands in the future. Musical and Lyrical Style Both bands have invented what they started. For Black Sabbath it was Heavy Metal. For The Stooges it was punk, or dirty Rock ‘n’ Roll. So every band that has started to play in their style of music has the same sort of sound. Black Sabbath I would say is more planed compared to The Stooges. The Stooges were mor
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk! What is it? Right now a bored teenager is listening to a Punk Rock album not really caring that the founding fathers (and mothers) of Punk are probably polishing their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards and then placing them carefully on the shelf of the bungalow in a retirement village. Youth, music, and rebellion have always been what Rock 'n' roll was based on. Taking those basics and making the music ten times faster, and the youth ten times more rebellious, and one gets Punk. What d
Metallica
Metallica
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Written Commentary of My Performances
Written Commentary of My Performances
Written Commentary of My Performances In our music performance our stimulus was “dreams”. The decision was a result of a group discussion and after this was set we split into smaller groups to brainstorm ideas for the performance based on the stimulus. The brainstorm enabled my group to expand from “dreams” to aspirational dreams, where someone dreams of achievement or of reaching a target they had set. The objective of our music performance became to portray someone working to achieve their dre
Evolution of Black Music in America
Evolution of Black Music in America
Evolution of Black Music in America African American Studies 4/7/04 The Blues Blues is a form of music that grew from the social realities of Blacks in the American South during the last two decades of the 19th century. Early or Rural Blues is probably the oldest form of blues we know. Dominated by men, it used strong vocals accompanied by instruments like the acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica. It was usually performed by one person or a small group. This was a secular type of music focusing
Clint Black
Clint Black
Clint Black “The Greatest Hits” Live Sound Critique#7 – CD #2 This cd isn’t bad for country music; I actually wanted it so that means it must be good! This cd is a compilation of Clint Black’s greatest hits (hence the title), which means they are all pretty much “radio-friendly, great songs.” I can’t argue with that because all the songs on this cd sound great. They are all from different times in Black’s career and are the original recordings. There are only 4 new songs on this cd. Between the
Dream TheaterMetropolis Part II Scenes From A Memory
Dream TheaterMetropolis Part II Scenes From A Memory
Dream Theater“Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory” Live Sound Critique6 – CD #1 The long-anticipated new release from progressive metal giants, Dream Theater finally lays in my hands. It seems that everything this band does gets better and better with every project. Everything on this cd is superb, and I say that no only because I am a fan. Everything was very sharp and clear in the mix for the majority of the album. The other part was a little hard to tell what was going on. At one point d
MxPxTeenage Politics
MxPxTeenage Politics
MxPx“Teenage Politics” Live Sound Critique#8 – CD #3 Punk rock consists of fast, overdriven guitars, hyperactive vocals and bass lines, and generally only three-chords in every song…at least that is the humorous industry description of the genre. MxPx are no exception to this rule, however. Everything on this cd fits that description to a “T”. The vocals of Mike Herrera are a little abrasive and confronting in an overpowering way that makes the listener almost want to turn it off. Granted, Punk
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Christians call to the world
Christians call to the world
Christian’s call to the world Guy Sebastian Name: Guy Sebastian Age: 21 Born in: Malaysia Lives in: Adelaide Occupation: Winner of Australian Idol Albums Singles: o Angels brought me here (Album) o Angels brought me here (Single) Favourite Food: Chicken Curry Religion: Christian Leisure activity: Goes to church, writes songs and rides on his motorbike. His jobs besides his singing career, is teaching vocals at high schools and a recording engineer. Hobbies: riding his Yamaha 250 motorbike, playi
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
It has been called the greatest audio entity one
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 they wallow in their appropriate humility. These creations, however, are definitely not the only aspects of entities beyond the scopes of men; there are far more examples, which are seen every
Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious In May 1957, a baby was born to Anne Randall and John Ritchie, who was named John Simon Ritchie. He brought great joy to his mother, but not to his father who ended up leaving John and his mom when John was only 2 months old. Because of events like this he grew up to be who he was, Sid Vicious. Sid led an unconventional life that will forever be remembered. Sid Vicious, the bassist for the Sex Pistols and singer for The Vicious White Kids, was an epitome of punk rock. John grew
Hal Aqua grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania Being one of the only
Hal Aqua grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania Being one of the only
Hal Aqua grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. Being one of the only Jewish kids around, he was not really exposed to his own culture. Although his parents were both Jewish, he was unable to immerse himself in his religion. At age sixteen, deriving inspiration from The Beatles, who had just released the Sgt. Peppers album, as well as some other rock and folk bands, he picked up the guitar and learned to strum a few chords. Through the years, he learned to play from patient friends and from b
On November 27 1942 Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Was
On November 27 1942 Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Was
On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected his music so
Jimi HendrixReflections of the Man Through the Development of His Albu
Jimi HendrixReflections of the Man Through the Development of His Albu
Jimi Hendrix:Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up I said what you wanna be, she said, Alive (hmm) It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes I coulda died( Outkast: the art of storytellin) It’s lines like the above that release the real thought and social conscious in hip music. It’s no longer just making words rhyme. It’s making people think. Hip hop has come a long way since The Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five. It’s not just music anymore, it’s life. Hip hop really just started
The Life Of Bryan Adams
The Life Of Bryan Adams
The Life Of Bryan Adams Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ontario on November 5,1959. The son of a Canadian diplomat, he admits that moving with his parents throughout Europe and the Middle east, attending British and American schools has made him tough. At age fourteen he was living in Vancouver, playing guitar and growing disillusioned with the slackness of North American schools. His report card read: Bryan is a very attentive student - when he attends. But, he had discovered Rock ‘n' Roll
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz The elements of music, as described in Jazz Styles, include beat, tempo, meter, and rhythm (Gridley 358-71). Since all are present in Western music, they must all be present in jazz and the different forms of jazz. This paper will explore some of the different forms the elements of music take on. But the paper will go a step further. In most textbooks, certain people are overlooked for one reason or another. Textbook authors do not usually focus on popular music, eve
Heavy Metal Music
Heavy Metal Music
Heavy Metal Music Catherine Hindelly Everyone has heard their music or heard their name; Deep Purple, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, and even Megadeth. These great artists all have one thing in common, they all play a form of music called “heavy metal.” But what is heavy metal? There are many different descriptions of the style. One characteristic is the playing of electric guitars (however, this type of guitar is not necessary). Meta
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead Throughout history there have been many musical influences . One extremely important influence to modern music is The Grateful Dead. The group was formed in 1965 by bluegrass - enthusiast Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Ron Pigpen McKernan on vocals and organ, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, classical music student Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums. From the beginning, they brought together a variety of influences, from Garcia's country background to Pigp
Korn
Korn
Korn In the early '90s, heavy music looked to be going the way of the dinosaurs: Well-heeled Brit-pop and well-scrubbed pop-punk were thoroughly dominating the guitar-rock landscape, and the few surviving old-school metal acts seemed hopelessly unable to adapt. But somewhere within the vast, murky Southern California wasteland, a dynamic new species was being born, a forward-thinking beast that disregarded the mistakes of heavy bands past while meshing dark, urban rhythms and low-tuned guitar sl
Listening Report Nat King Cole
Listening Report Nat King Cole
Listening Report: Nat King Cole I kind of liked this CD. It had some smooth tunes to groove to. It was kind of good hearing vocals after doing so many listening reports on CD’s with just instrumentalism. This guy has got a beautiful voice, and its no wonder he had millions of fans. I especially liked some of the lyrics that this guy had in his tunes. He really was a loverboy. Songs: 1.Unforgettable 2.(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 3.Orange Colored Sky 4.Mona Lisa 5.Walkin My Baby Back Home 6.Str
Music Analogy
Music Analogy
Music Analogy “The final years of the 1970’s saw the emergence of a new style of pop music that would continue in popularity into the early 1980’s. This music was known, by its fans at that time, as New Wave” (http://www.erols.com/alloyd/adam2.htm). “New Wave” had a particular style that utilized the synthesizer as a main instrument. The synthesizer was a machine that electronically produced music. It gave a certain artificial and metallic feel to the music. The Cure and Erasure, ban
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles When people hear the name The Beatles most people think of lead singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is often overlooked. It was McCartney, not Lennon who was the driving force behind the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands together before the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with Ringo Starr1 and George Harrison, they formed the rock group known as The Beatles . The group featured a modern rock that was new and popular during the peri
The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown
The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown
The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown The book “The Art of Rock and Roll” by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one states that rock is a legitimate art fo
Metallica
Metallica
Metallica So it’s Wednesday night. I’m lying in bed, trying to decide what to write my research paper on, but mostly focusing on the television. VH1’s Behind the Music is on. Tonight, the show spotlights my favorite band: Metallica. Suddenly it hits me. I should do my paper on the most fascinating band in the world. And so the story begins. We’ll start over in Copenhagen Denmark. A young boy named Lars Ulrich is growing up in a rich neighborhood. He plays tennis, and has hopes of one day being o
Pearl Jam Everclear and No Doubt
Pearl Jam Everclear and No Doubt
Pearl Jam, Everclear, and No Doubt Almost everyone has a favorite band. People buy CD's and tapes to not only listen to the music that they like, but to support that band. There are many, many different types of music, and usually a certain band will fit into a specific type of music. I listen mostly to alternative/grunge music. And by coincidence the three bands I'm going to talk about are all from the west coast. I am going to talk a little bit about three of my favorite bands in that category
Kurt Cobain Biography
Kurt Cobain Biography
Kurt Cobain: Biography Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you about the life and mysterious death of Kurt Cobain. Kurt had a good childhood, but a troubled adolescence. Partly because of his parents splitting up in 1975 when Kurt was eight years old. Kurt chose to live
New Orleans Jazz Band Dag
New Orleans Jazz Band Dag
New Orleans Jazz Band: Dag They have a word down South to describe the way you feel when your packed into a crowded dive at 1:00 AM, where the cigarette smoke is so thick it makes its own weather; and the waitress is slinging bourbon and Fritos while some bad-ass Jazz Funk band rocks the house as hard as Blue Ridge granite, and the sweat flows down from the stage like the cloudy waters of Pamlico Sound. There's a word for how you feel when you hear live Jazzy-funk music so sweet and hot, you ju
SKA
SKA
SKA! Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the delightful Caribbean climate. The streets are filled with many sounds. Cars' horns honking, children playing, and people shuffling by. There is one sound, however, that rises above all the hustle and bustle. Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating from smoke-filled clubs and bar rooms, fill you ears with a lush sound. This is the sound of ska. Ska is an old Jamaica
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles When people hear the name The Beatles most people think of lead singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is often overlooked. It was McCartney, not Lennon who was the driving force behind the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands together before the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with Ringo Starr1 and George Harrison, they formed the rock group known as The Beatles. The group featured a modern rock that was new and popular during the p
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles There have been more books published about one 20th century icon than any other, this band that is said to have broken down barriers in all ways, is the Beatles. Their music was said to have driven that younger generation mad. Perhaps it was because they were one of the first bands ever play real rock and roll music; or maybe it was those cute little peacoats they wore. Or maybe it was just because they were foreigners in the world of music, yet seemed to fit right in with the young
Evaluation Essays- Ruff Ryders And Cash Money Millionaire Concert
Evaluation Essays- Ruff Ryders And Cash Money Millionaire Concert
Evaluation Essays- Ruff Ryders And Cash Money Millionaire Concert Grade B+ Evaluation Essay Ruff Ryders and Cash Money Millionaires This concert was held on Thursday March 2, 2000. Some of the hottest rap and r b artists included in this mix were DMX, Juvenile, Ruff Ryders, Drag On, Hot Boyz, Eve, The Lox, Lil Wayne, Big Tymers, and B.G. It was hosted at the Marine Midland Arena in Downtown Buffalo. Tickets ran anywhere from $40.00 to $55.00 for the five hour long show. The wait to get in was so
Electronic Music & Raves
Electronic Music & Raves
Electronic Music Electronic Music Rave: On the phone, with flier in hand, you listen anxiously to the pre-recorded directions on the Mission Control rave hotline. This valuable information can only be accessed on the day of the event, but now that this is out of the way, it’s time to prepare. People of all ages, but mostly between the ages of 17 and 26, madly attack appropriate stores to purchase their necessary “rave gear.” -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Popular Music
Popular Music
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 has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of re
Three Waves of Ska
Three Waves of Ska
Three Waves of Ska Music is one medium through which a generation can express itself. For a generation of suppressed, restless, working-class youths living in early 1960's Jamaica, this voice was a genre of music known as ska. Since its original appearance, ska has resurfaced twice. Ska music has been presented to three generations of fans in three separate waves. Its humble beginnings lead to one of the most influential styles of music present in the world. By 1962, Jamaica was no longer und
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights Animal rights is a very fragile topic. Opposing sides have strong reasons to stand for either of their believes, leading to many ethical questions. One of the major questions is who is right and who is wrong? There is no one right answer, but instead million of them based upon our own individual opinion, and the opinions are formed on how we feel about the facts. Animal research, test, and use has taken humanity a long way, with its advances in medicine and as a major source of foo
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics I hope I won't seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it's nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor (“Literary Kicks”). For casual reading, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry is che
Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior
Animal Behavior Biology lb Abstract Animal behavior is predictable. Their behavioral tendencies are influenced by the relationship of its anatomy to their environment. By observing various forms of life, and associating the mechanism of their abilities to perform a behavioral action, evolutionary influence thereafter, can be analyzed and deduced from that point. Introduction The science and study of animal behavior involve an enormous array of complicated factors. For instance, stereotyped resp
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome was named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome in 1885. Although the disease was identified in 1885, today in 1996, there still is a mystery surrounding Tourette Syndrome, its causes and possible cures. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that researchers believe is caused by and abnormal metabolism of the neurotransmitters dopamire and serotonin. It is genetically transmitted from parent to child. There is a fifty perce
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 As a child He took after his gr
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 As a child He took after his gr
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847.  As a child He took after his grandfather who was an actor who entertained people with his voice.  Alexanders mother, who was deaf,  would have people talk to her through her ear tube, which amplifies speech by talking through a object that looked like a horn.  Alexander choose to talk to his mother by speaking in low tones very close to her forehead.  Alexander thought that his mother would be able to hear him by the vibrations his voice put on her fore
Societys Influence on the American Dream
Societys Influence on the American Dream
Society’s Influence on the American Dream Do as most do, and men will speak well of thee. [Thomas Fuller (1654-1734):Gnomologia] Men have a dream to improve their lives and better their social status but each man does not realize that he pursues this dream in hopes of pleasing others and not for his own well being. Fuller’s quotation demonstrates that people find success and social mobility if they act and do what others want them to do. The American dream of success and happiness can not be
A Cappella Is That How You Spell It
A Cappella Is That How You Spell It
A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It? The phrase a cappella is among the most butchered and misunderstood musical terms. The predominant, and most correct spelling, is ... a cappella - two words, two p's, two l's. A Cappella, A Picky Definition Musicologists have fun debating the extent to which a cappella, 'in the style of the chapel,' can include instrumental accompaniment. Some argue that early sacred a cappella performances would sometimes include instruments that double a human voice
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He's the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I've seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my protection so I was told. Yeh right! He's got