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The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Number of words: 892 - Number of pages: 4

.... be back on the creative track. "We've been in this weird holding pattern," Smith said. "But now we're all back together again like Humpty Dumpty." "There have been tragedies and incredibly inspirational experiences along the way," says Kiedis, "but the one thread that has been consistent has been the desire to create something honest, soulful and powerful. When we were making music 12 years ago, we were making it because it felt good and we wanted to do it and we're still making music because it feels good and we want to do it." "If I've learned anything th .....

Review Of A Concert Of Sacred Music From The Moores Opera
Number of words: 591 - Number of pages: 3

.... of the Coronation Mass are: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. My favorite piece was Gloria. It was louder and more powerful then the rest. The parts were sung by women then men in a beautiful combination. The music was soft and intimate then quickly getting louder and more powerful. “Gloria” was trying to make a point in a almost begging manner. My favorite was the Amen at the end, and how it was equally distributed between the female and male. I also enjoyed Credo. It was sad and hurtful. The strings and oboe played at the time .....

The Life Of Deadheads And Music Of The Grateful Dead
Number of words: 1977 - Number of pages: 8

.... as well as subculture, and even a latter-day assimilation into mainstream American society. Deadheads form a group with an identifiable onset and about which there is substantial literature. Also, A Deadhead, according to the authors of Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads, is “someone who loves -- and draws meaning from -- the music of the Grateful Dead and the experience of Dead shows, and builds community with others who feel the same way” (Shenk 60). To elaborate on this in more objective terms, research shows the top four characteristic influen .....

Early History Of The Pipe Organ
Number of words: 1567 - Number of pages: 6

.... of this method of air supply include the lack of consistent pressure, which leads to inconsistent pitch and tuning; also, many people were required to operate the bellows since there were upwards of twenty-four bellows per organ (Hopkins & Rimbault 35). Also, with organs of this size, the bellows took up large amounts of space, thus forcing the organ to be located in a fixed place, such as a church. Up until the eleventh century (approximately), pitch and range of organs were extremely limited, mainly in part to the lack of a any style of keyboard. Keys of .....

Rock Music
Number of words: 1237 - Number of pages: 5

.... of the music. The first section of this essay is Rock n' Roll of the 1950's, when Rock n' Roll was born. It emerged from rhythm and blues, a music similar to jazz played by blacks. This kind of music started to attract white teenagers. Disc jockey Alan Freed was the one who introduced this music and later gave it the name of Rock n' Roll. Record companies distributed records played by whites but composed by blacks. Whites were frustrated because there weren't any white artists and they didn't want the blacks to be the stars until Bill Haley appeared w .....

The Music Of Louis Armstrong
Number of words: 1488 - Number of pages: 6

.... as well as on the world of Jazz. The American tale of rags to riches is defined by the life and development of Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born into a childhood of challenges and struggles. He was born poor and illegitimate in New Orleans on the fourth of August 1901. In addition to his hardships, Armstrong was forced to grow up lacking a fatherly figure. Due to this, Armstrong’s main support through out his childhood is accredited to his mother (Ward 16). As a child, Armstrong was introduced to and guided through music by his only fatherly figure .....

A Cappella? Is That How You Spell It?
Number of words: 1180 - Number of pages: 5

.... correct. Why do those dictionaries muddy the waters with two spellings? The phrase was first used in Italian Catholic churches, where Latin was the language for sacred text. Thus, the Latin spelling for 'in the style of the chapel' - a capella - has some historical basis. However, most other musical terms - forte, accelerando, and many others - are Italian in origin. Since the Italian spelling is more consistent with other musical terms, it has been used more frequently. Given the difficulty of spelling our favorite style of music, we'd like to endorse .....

Here Comes The Story Of The Hurricane
Number of words: 442 - Number of pages: 2

.... Rubin Carter wrote a book called 16th Round while he was in prison. He sent a copy of his book to Bob Dylan. Dylan was so impressed, he went to visit Carter in prison. Dylan took notes while interviewing Carter and was inspired to write the song “Hurricane.” The song went into every detail about the murders and Dylan says, “ Rubin Carter was falsely tried.” Dylan continues his story and adds his own commentary. He felt like the trial was a “pig circus” and “he never had a chance.” He also adds the newspaper was in it for the story. Dylan being .....

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