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The Blues
Number of words: 1362 - Number of pages: 5

.... musicians innovated three main practices that all have origins in West African musical traditions. Cross-rhythms are multitudinously used in and are the foundation of West African drumming. The most common way of creating this beat was by separating the melodic line from the groundbeat, putting the two in rhythmic conflict. To do so, the musician would sing or play in a manner that emphasized the off beat. The second main innovation was the way musicians expressed rising emotions with falling pitch by bending or flattening certain notes with one’s voice or inst .....

Film Score Music
Number of words: 3198 - Number of pages: 12

.... average moviegoer does not usually realize is that a great deal of time and thought goes into writing the score for a film and choosing the background music for a scene. None of the music is arbitrary; themes and sub themes have been created with specific ideas in mind and have been put in place only to add to the story and the characters. It is also important to acknowledge that the evolution into the type of film scoring that we are accustomed to today was not a quick or easy transition. It has taken almost a century to develop the specific techniques .....

Louis Armstrong
Number of words: 827 - Number of pages: 4

.... 1987 film 'Good Morning, Vietnam' ". (www.downbeatjazz.com) Most recent research gives Armstrong's birth as Aug. 4, 1901. He grew up in New Orleans and received his first music instruction in 1913 at a children's home. By 1915 he was sitting in with local bands. "He came north to Chicago to join King Oliver in 1922 and made his first records with Oliver the following April". (www.chimesblues.com) "Though Chicago would be his base for the next 12 years, he went to New York for the first time in September 1924 to join Fletcher Henderson's band and record extens .....

How To Listen To Music, Not Just Hear It
Number of words: 1017 - Number of pages: 4

.... are the perfect spot for your speakers. You shouldn't position them flush against the wall, but put the back of the speaker into the corner, so each side of the speaker is against each wall. For this reason, the bass is extended (louder), and the tweeters, mid-range, and woofers give you their undivided attention. Where to sit is simple, but it takes some easy calculations to find the perfect spot. There is a common rule for a person to experience the full effect of the music. In order to do this, measure the distance between the two speaker cabinets .....

Woodstock Music And Art Fair
Number of words: 334 - Number of pages: 2

.... Although the conditions were terrible, (Lack of food, sparse sanitation facilities, drugs and alcohol, mud, to name a few) there were no violent acts at the festival. DRUGS Drugs were a problem at the festival, nearly ninety percent of the people there were smoking marijuana. There were no violence problems though. Approximately one hundred percent of the 33 people arrested were charged with drug-related charges. FOOD Food shortage was a problem since so many people showed up who the festival organizers wree not prepared for. Only 60,000 .....

2 Face Hip Hop
Number of words: 383 - Number of pages: 2

.... the Scribble Jam back in 97, he is a well respected person. Now, he lost respect from many people. Reason of this was because he was asked how he felt about being an unknown artist into an artist who is well-known. He replied, “I know I lost respect. But I had to raise my daughter. I didn’t go to high school and this was all I had” (Fanatic 1). Though, emcees such as Buck65 state their opinion about Eminem. “Eminem was a great emcee. Choosing that path made him famous and wealthy. But that path ruined his reputation. He knows that he has messed up” .....

Music In Video Games
Number of words: 1356 - Number of pages: 5

.... advancements, one can see that technology has indeed caused great improvements for music in the video game industry. The first technological enhancement which greatly enhanced the quality of music in video games is the number of bits which a sound Central Processing Unit (CPU) has. The sound CPU is a component in a video game system which controls every single sound which a system produces. This, then, obviously includes music. Specifically, the CPU controls what sounds are to be played at what time, their volume and dynamics, and each sound's len .....

Air Pollution
Number of words: 720 - Number of pages: 3

.... with the human respiratory system, and brings toxic materials into the body. The small particles cause chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. The second type is sulfur oxides, which come from the burning of coal and industrial processes. Damage to materials, to vegetation, and to the human respiratory system are caused by the acid nature of oxides. The third type of pollutant is carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas against which humans have no protection. Hemoglobin, which is in the b .....

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