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REM's Losing My Religion: An Analsysis
Number of words: 1292 - Number of pages: 5

.... are becoming less and less religious. Another important concept is alienation, often when one loses his/her religion he/she becomes isolated or alienated from their religious community or familysimply for not following the religious values set upon him/her. Coincedently values is the next concept to be explored in this essay. With every religion there is a set od values to be followes and respected or else he/she must face the consequences. The final concept is anomie for the simple fact that without religion some people would have no direction in life and th .....

Coro Concert Experience
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 .....

Bluegrass Music
Number of words: 809 - Number of pages: 3

.... Scruggs, who popularized the characteristic three-fingered banjo picking style, guitarist Lester Flatt, and fiddler Chubby Wise. The Scottish-Irish music of southern Appalachia was a powerful form of entertainment as folks gathered in the evenings to dance and socialize. It was what people back then loved. The people back then probably looked at bluegrass music in the same manner as I look at alternative music today. It was just a style of music that they could relate to and express some of their ideas through. Bluegrass spread when Appalachians fle .....

Paul Simon: I Am A Rock
Number of words: 573 - Number of pages: 3

.... has built a mental block to all outsiders, and he compares this to an inpenetrable wall. Inpenetrable walls keep unwanted things out: bad feelings, love, etc. Then, in the third line of this stanza, he says "I have no need of friendship - friendship causes pain, It's laughter and loving I disdain." He said that he doesn't want friendship because it just causes pain, and that the laughter and loving he hates or despises. He wants to be left alone, like it says in the third stanza, "Hiding in my room, Safe within my tomb." He wanted to be shielded from socie .....

Jazz Age
Number of words: 2147 - Number of pages: 8

.... ordinarily expect from jazz today. It was the roaring twenties that a group of new tonalities entered the mainstream, fixing the sound and the forms of our popular music for the next thirty years. Louie Armstrong closed the book on the dynastic tradition in New Orleans jazz. The first true virtuoso soloist of jazz, Louie Armstrong was a dazzling improviser, technically, emotionally, and intellectually. Armstrong, often called the “father of jazz,” always spoke with deference, bordering on awe, of his musical roots, and with especial devotion of his mentor Joe .....

The Phonograph
Number of words: 1562 - Number of pages: 6

.... electrical impulses by the cartridge in the tonearm. These impulses are conducted by wire leads to an electronic amplifier and then to one or more loudspeakers. The first practical phonograph was built by the American inventor Thomas Edison in 1877. Edison recorded sound on a cylinder, which was then rotated against a needle. The needle moved up and down in the grooves of the cylinder, producing vibrations that were amplified by a conical horn. Because of the vertical movement of the needle, this recording method was called the "hill-and-dale" process. Edison .....

Industrial Music
Number of words: 561 - Number of pages: 3

.... though. The writer, producer, lead vocalist, keyboarder and guitarist of the band is Trent Reznor. For the past two years, Trent has been the artist of the year in Spin magazine and NIN has been the number two band of the year. In 1994, Nine Inch Nails was announced MTV's band of the year. This was a great honor because MTV spends most of it's time with rap and hip-hop. When NIN's first album came out in 1989, it was mostly rock and roll with a techno twist, containing songs full of depressing, suicidal lyrics. Then as the next two albums arose, Trent b .....

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 .....

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