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Number of words: 2792 - Number of pages: 11

.... and its own creative, independent interpretation. Jazz is over 100 years old, probably making it one of the longest, lasting forms of music so far. Jazz was not created by Europeans, it was created by Afro-Americans who descended from ancestors in Africa. These Afro-Americans learned how to play these European instruments well, including percussion or the drum set, trumpet, cornet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, and many other instruments. They wanted to show what they were like to other races, so they attempted to express themselves and thei .....

Romantic Music: The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
Number of words: 851 - Number of pages: 4

.... music (absolute music) as the ultimate Romantic mode of expression, and the strong literary orientation of the 19th century, was resolved in the conception of program music. Program music, as Liszt and others in the 19th century used the term, is music associated with poetic, descriptive, and even narrative subject matter. This is done not by means of musical figures imitating natural sounds and movements, but by imaginative suggestion. Program music aimed to absorb and transmit the imagined subject matter in such a way that the resulting work, although "p .....

Pythagorean Philosophy And Its Influence On Musical Instrumentation And Composition
Number of words: 1345 - Number of pages: 5

.... the anvil. When he discovered that the hammers were of different weights, it occured to him that the intervals might be related to those weights. Pythagoras was correct. Pythagorean philosophy maintained that all things are numbers. Based on the belief that numbers were the building blocks of everything, Pythagoras began linking numbers and music. Revolutionizing music, Pythagoras' findings generated theorems and standards for musical scales, relationships, instruments, and creative formation. Musical scales became defined, and taught. Instrument makers began .....

WoodStock Music Festival
Number of words: 1489 - Number of pages: 6

.... the partners eventually rented a field from a local dairy farmer, Max Yasgur, who owned land about 48miles from Woodstock, in the town of Bethel. Early in the week before the festival, it became clear that the event as going to draw a much larger audience than expected. By the day before the official opening, traffic jams miles long blocked most roads leading to the area. On Friday, August 15, when the festival began, its management was unable to watch the estimated 400,000 or more people coming into and out of the field and decided to end admission fees. Sweet .....

Number of words: 658 - Number of pages: 3

.... flipped over throwing Cliff Burton from the bus. killing him instantly when the bus rolled on top of him and smashed his body. "I saw the bus lying right on him. I saw his legs sticking out. I freaked. The bus driver, I recall, was trying to yank the blanket out from under him to use for other people. I just went Dont fucking do that! I already wanted to kill the guy. I dont know if he was drunk or if he hit some ice. All I knew was he was driving and Cliff wasnt alive anymore." James Hetfeild 1993. That night in a hotel James broke two windows o .....

Number of words: 588 - Number of pages: 3

.... Purple concert. His family migrated from Denmark to Newport Beach, California in 1980 to find the sunny climate to play tennis. After that he met the band as friends and then began to play. Hetfeild went to Downey East Middle School where he started playing in the auditorium on the stage with friends. Three years later his mother died of cancer. There was a song written in memory of her memory titled "The God that Failed." Then he moved to L.A. where he met the band. Lars knew Kirk but he already had enough guitars in the band. Eventually Dave Mustai .....

Rap And Rock n Roll
Number of words: 797 - Number of pages: 3

.... enemies with each other. Rock n roll was very popular among many people but not many of them knew that black artists created it. In the past, whites never accepted music from black artists. Through whites was the only way to introduce new music made by the black artists. Here is a quote about how new music created by black artists were treated. When rock n roll was sang by black artists, our society did accept it as music. They saw it as devils music. When Elvis, king of rock, sang rock n roll, the music black artists sang became blues not rock n roll. .....

Censorship...Who Gives A F**k!!!
Number of words: 1956 - Number of pages: 8

.... I could go see it!!", the theater management always said things like I need to be 13 or must be accompanied by a parent and so on. I then proposed this question, my parents said I could see it, now why can't I see it? The answer to that question is the government doesn't think I am old enough. My mom said live with it, there is nothing you can do. I think that made me more inquisitive. That was just the beginning, I was too young to go on certain rides and too young to go into stores like Sharper Image and I was too young to purchase the music that I really .....

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