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Music Essay

James Brown in 1960s America
Since very little art is produced in isolation, it is impossible to evaluate Brown’s music and his influence on the American music scene without also looking closely at the tumultuous changes that were straining the cultural fabric of 1960’s America.
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Jazz history
In organizing the Clef Club, a ragtime band of assorted musicians, in 1912 James Reese Europe became the first proto-jazz band to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 1913 Europe became involved with a ballroom dancing group named the Castles. Europe’s musical accompaniments to the Castle’s ballroom dancing helped break racial barriers within the United States and Europe, and their recordings by the Victor label made them, along with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s works, some of the earliest
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J.S. Bach;s Cantata
Is where the soprano picks up with the help of the viola and the oboes and the reasons why we get the soprano here is because its gives the song the gist and its able to stabilize the song and keep it at a level that’s catchy.In the third movement, the alto takes the leading role though there is harmony with the help of some bass and low sopranos, this is the point where the melody is able to be catchy and give the audience the true meaning and the emotions that are needed for the song, the
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John Waller (about 5 or 6 of his songs)
Happy and at peace with the concept of identity while establishing a different understanding of how the idea of being Christian and with Christ is one which reflects in happiness and peace.The second song, “The Blessing,” also from the CD “The Blessing” holds similar connotations as the first. The rhythm is in a fast four or 2/4 that is a part of the piece. The arrangement includes electronic guitar, piano, synthesizer, bass and drums. The introduction has a louder dynamic and seems
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John Cage's music
He promoted the use of almost anything that could produce sound as one of the instruments to create music and at the same time considered the sound of nature and the most random things as part of his music. Two of his popular works are the “Dream” and “Souvenir”.John Cage’s “Dream” for me is a bright illustration of an “avant-garde” work. This is because of the fact that there is no consistent melody that reflects monophony and polyphony. Another point worth of noting would be
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Jazz music analysis
Louis Armstrong is fundamentally very ‘yang’ (assertive, outgoing, competitive, and direct); furthermore the ‘yin’ qualities of receptivity, passive acceptance, gentleness, and subtlety don’t appear easily to him. Louis inspires many people with his generous idealism, spirit, spark, joie de vivre, and confidence but he is able to irritate many with his egocentricity and insistence on conveying himself freely in spite of others opinions or needs. Moreover, Louis has trouble being
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Johnny Cash's American Recordings by Tony Tost
Taking the example above, it is clear that Tost is good at mythopoeic that accumulates around Cash’s work. As he explains, it does matter weather Cash shot another man in Folsom Prison and heard a train bound for Tevas; what matters is that Cash’s songs exist. He further argues that because Cash’s songs exist-and in mythical way-disparate elements is bonded together creating the patchwork quilt of American myth. According to Tost, in addition to his contribution to the myths, Cash also
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Juilian adderlay
Soon, great jazz players and godfathers recognized him and wanted to sign contacts with him. He dissolved the band in 1957 and joined Miles Davis’s band group. Adderley performed alongside Bill Evans and John Coltrane and played a significant role in the production of landmark albums, Milestones (1958), and Kind of Blue (1959). Not only was Adderley a talented Jazz performer, he was its greatest defender. He especially encouraged African Americans to appreciate jazz music for its significance
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Jeffrey Roessner, Postmodern Politics and the Beatles White Album, Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four, ed. Kenneth Womack and Todd F. Davis (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006), 14758
Some critics argued that the songs on the album lack unity. Most of the critics complained of the band using satire and eclecticism in their songs so that they could avoid some important political and social issues facing the people. They believed the band had fear in confronting pressing questions in the society. The album was to present the actual reality of what the people are facing, but it fell short of this by incorporating satire in their work.However, some critics evaluate the white
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