Essays on Piano

History and Development of Piano
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In the biblical days, many new instruments were developed from the harp and organ to the psaltery which are all mentioned in Psalm 150:3. As time progressed, so did many of the instruments known in those days. There were different styles and different developments that changed not only the sounds of the instruments, but also the way they were played. Many different variations of instruments formed over time (History of Piano). According to “The Origins of the Piano”, there are…...
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The Beauty of the Piano Playing
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The piano aspect of music has increasingly shown many benefits and contributions to the modern world than just the skills itself. Some individuals grew up not knowing how to play the piano, while some grew up not even seeing a piano. However, most of them can agree that the piano can deliver powerful messages. In addition, piano melody can help individuals to relax in their most stressful times. Furthermore, playing the piano is a fundamental learning process that can help…...
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My Acquaintance with Piano
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My name is Frederick, Fredrick Johnson. I was a halfwit at school, a member of the dumb class, the mentally challenged, so they said. I was marked as incomplete in a politically-correct way, in other words a special needs student. Supposedly because I had no interest in school, did not care for my grades what so ever and took an imaginative approach to homework I was defined as such. As time went on, I started to believe in my inability…...
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The poem ‘Piano’
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When compared to 'My Parents kept me away from Children who were Rough', the poem 'Piano' bears a significant variance. The emotive language throughout the poem marks its soft tone, manipulates the readers, and makes them unaware of the underlying childhood problems. The soft tone can first be noticed from the title. The word 'Piano' is ambiguous, signifying that it could have a double meaning, either indicating the physical object, or alluding to the tone of the poem as gentle…...
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Reflection of a Digital Composer
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This Academy award-winning composer is arguably the popular most composer across the globe for his versatility and creativity, who can write for any musical genre (incidentally, there are around 115 genres), all the while magically interweaving one with another. While Pirates of the Carribbean is the current hot property of the music lovers all around the globe, his award winning score for "The Lion King" saw its soundtracks sold over 10 million copies. He certainly is the most inspiring example…...
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Formation of the Piano Stool Type Compound : Mesitylene Tricarbonylmolybdenum(0) from Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl and Mesitylene
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There are many different binding modes of ligands to transition metal atoms. In past experiments with Co(II) and Co(III), you observed that a ligand such as Chloride or amine can coordinate in a monodentate fashion. You also observed that carbonate occupies two sites of a transition metal and is known as a bidentate ligand. In this experiment, you will observe the reaction of a ? -bond in an olefin with a molybdenum metal center to form a piano-stool shaped molecule.The…...
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Danzon for Piano Trio by Composer Paquito D’Rivera
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Danzon or dance is a piece for piano trio by the renowned Cuban performer and composer Paquito D'Rivera. The piece is written for piano and two separate parts which have the option of being performed by a cello, trombone or bassoon in the bass part, and a violin, clarinet or trumpet in the treble part. The piece, like D'Rivera's musical style, blends traditional Cuban dance rhythms with contemporary jazz harmonies which create a fusion of Latin/jazz styles. Danzon is a…...
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My Favourite Song of Jethro Tull Locomotive Breath
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Music, in its most primal form, exists to tell a story. Good stories, stories which endure, convey more than a simple description of events. Good stories draw the listener in and create an emotional response. The best stories are those which leave room for the listener to improvise a personal meaning. As one of the oldest forms of storytelling, music which can accomplish these goals succeeds universally. Few styles of music accomplish the goals of storytelling more successfully than the…...
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I fell in love with music at an early age Sometimes I
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I fell in love with music at an early age. Sometimes, I sit back and watch some hilarious videos of me playing music on the piano that was recorded when I was five years old. Playing the piano always thrills me, and I remember admiring different composers' orchestral compositions on the piano. My father, who was an experienced piano player, taught me how to play the piano at home since I was five years old. As I practiced, my piano…...
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Classical Music Concert Report
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Concert Report The local community college, Bunker Hill Community College (BCC), put on the Music Unites Event. The event occurred on Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 5pm. The event was hosted by the International Education Week (club), in A300 Lobby of BCC. The event was hosted in hopes to united students, and show talents open to all students. The first I am going to deliberate is Jack Ibert's (1890-1962), the Chanson de Don Quichotte from the lieder concerto, No 1.…...
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The Chapel Jazz Ensemble
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For my third concert report, I attended Umass Amherst's Jazz Lab Ensemble, which was directed by Graduate composers, Brian Martin (G'19) and Haneef N. Nelson (G'20). The concert also featured the Chapel Jazz Ensemble, which was directed by David Sporny, who is both the founder and the musical director of the Amherst Orchestra. The performance took place on Tuesday, December 11th, in Bowker Auditorium. The concert included twelve songs and lasted approximately an hour and forty-five minutes. The first half…...
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Tracing the development of the piano from before its invention to nowadaysIntroductionNowadays
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Tracing the development of the piano: from before its invention to nowadaysIntroductionNowadays, the piano is the most common keyboard instrument, and is widely used by a lot of people globally. But who would have thought that back when the piano was just invented, it gained little recognition from the public, and it was not until about half a century later the piano started to gain its reputation. This article will provide a brief introduction of the development of the piano…...
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Romantic
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The composer whose career was a model for many romantic composers was Ludwig van Beethoven. The Erlking, in Schubert's song of that name, is a romantic personification of death. Until the age of thirty-six, Franz Liszt toured Europe as a virtuoso All answers are correct. pianist. cellist. conductor. pianist. Schubert's primary source of income came from his musical compositions. When a composer writes new music for each stanza of a poem, the form is known as through-composed. Which of the…...
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Renzo Piano – Favourite Artist
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Renzo Piano is a famous architect renowned for his unique approach to design and his philosophy. He was born into a family of builders and he continued on the tradition of “making things” as he puts it, by designing some award winning & famous buildings, including the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, France, the San Nicola Stadium in Bari, Italy, the Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan and the Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia. Renzo’s work is…...
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Childhood in Half-Past Two and Piano
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“Half past Two” is about a young child who has done something naughty. His teacher punishes him by making him stay behind until half past two. However, being cross, she forgets he has not yet learnt to tell the time. Thus, his concept of time doesn’t yet include numerals. He knows he is punished but cannot understand why. During his detention, he recalls the time modules he knows in an attempt to figure out when will he be free again.…...
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Otis Toy Trains: Supply Chain
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JLPTC proposed that they wanted to work closely with the designers of the Otis Toy Trains and also wanted to take over most of the production of the past series. Although JLPTC offered 40-60 percent lower landed price, Otis also should consider the advantages and disadvantages. JLPTC will require a large amount of profit sharing about the products that they produced or the shareholding of the Otis. There is a dangerous risk about JLPTC works closely with the Otis’s designers.…...
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Liubov Popova
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Liubov Popova completed The Pianist in 1915. Through a combination of styles Popova created this painting using Cubo-Futurism, a synthetic style painting developed in Russia around 1910 (Boguslawski). She displays great poise by painting a large composition based on an abstract pattern of arched and straight planes. This is a representational composition of a pianist, piano keys, and sheet music. This painting, with its modern essence, catches the collective application of art and technology to the study of music. As…...
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Movie Review of Secret (2007 Taiwanese Film)
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Casts: * Jay Chou as Ye Xianglun - A music student majoring in piano and lives with his father * Kwai Lun-mei as Lu Xiaoyu - A music student who lives with her mother * Anthony Wong Chau-sang as Xianglun’s father - Xianglun's father and the discipline teacher at his school * Alice Tzeng as Qing Yi - Xianglun's classmate who is in love with him * Yuhao Zhan as Yu Hao - A music student and talented piano player,…...
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Debussy’s Petit Suite
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was one of the most important composers of his time and is considered the founder of the impressionist movement, essentially a one-person revolution. Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Debussy was the eldest of five children of a crockery shop owner and a seamstress. Despite early dreams of becoming a virtuoso pianist, Debussy found greater success working as a composer, producing his first works as a teenager. His first piano work was written at age 18, and within a few…...
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Jazz Performance Review
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In the month of April, Da Camera had a series of Jazz concerts at Discovery Green. On April 12 Pamela York and Trombone Summit with Andre Hayward and Thomas Hulten performed before a crowd of jazz enthusiasts as well as everyday people curious as to what the sounds they were hearing were coming from. Pamela York is a Canadian born Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer (York). She was classically trained at an early age, but when she was exposed to…...
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Musical Analysis
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The first piece I chose was Frederic Chopin’s Prelude in E-Minor (op. 28 no. 4). It was performed by Aldona Dvarionaite (2009). Chopin was a composer in the Romantic period. This is a sad piano piece. Chopin wrote primarily for the piano. The piece range was almost monotone in nature. The sound was in scale rising and lowering using the same melody throughout the piece. The tones were kept uniform repeating over and over again. I found this piece of…...
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Claude Debussy: Piano Preludes – La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin
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Part 1 La fille aux cheveux de lin is the eighth piece in Book 1 of Debussy’s Preludes. It is a typical example of his impressionist composition style, impressionism in this case meaning a type of program music which aimed to evoke moods and impressions through tone colour and harmony. Impressionism also relies on allusion and suggestive understatement to convey its subtle meaning. La fille aux cheveux de lin is alluded to be in ternary form, with the opening theme…...
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“Piano and Drums” Poem Analysis
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In Gabriel Okara’s poem, “Piano and Drums”, Okara expresses his feelings and thoughts of a primitive society in contrast to a western society. Being an African himself, and having studied in a western society, the poem reflects the confusion in his emotions as well as the loss of self-identity. The title of the poem itself, “Piano and Drums” displays a sense of dissimilarity and contrast as the instruments are so unalike in terms of sophistication. Throughout the entire poem, Okara…...
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D.H. Lawrence’s “Piano” poem
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Bicycle, fish, airplane, hat, card, homework, swing, flower, picture, sunglasses, watermelon, puddle, school bus, and lawnmower are words that connect with people with his or her memories in some way. An instant word can bring memories back into his or her reality. Their memories can be so vivid that their dreams may feel like present day. The stream of consciousness can take one word and recreate your whole past. In the poem, "Piano", written by D.H. Lawrence, the narrator is…...
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D. H. Lawrence “Piano” analysis
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The passing of time in an individual's life is filled with various phases. The poem "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence is a complicated example of how a poet might think. The speaker in "Piano" is happy to be a full grown male, yet he likes remembering his happy childhood; his sentimental mindset triggers him to feel guilty as if he had betrayed his present state of being. Through efficient images, Lawrence is able (to describe an image) to assist the reader…...
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Analysis of “The piano” by D.H. Lawrence
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The speaker in "Piano" by D. H. Lawrence is proud to be a full grown man, yet he loves remembering his happy childhood; his nostalgic attitude causes him to feel guilty as if he had betrayed his present state of being. Through effective imagery, Lawrence is able (to describe an image) to help the reader understand the speaker's nostalgic attitude. The diction and tone used in this poem reveal the speaker's struggle as his feelings mix between his desire to…...
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Relationships Between Parents and Children in Poetry
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Many poets use poetry to express their feelings on their relationships with their parents or children. ‘Poem at Thirty-Nine’ by Alice Walker is about a girl who has grown into an adult and is thinking back to when she was younger. In the poem she talks about how much she misses her father because he has passed away. ‘Piano’ by D.H. Lawrence is about a man that is reminded of his mother who always played the piano for him because…...
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A poem Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara
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Commentary – Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara In Gabriel Okara’s poem, “Piano and Drums”, Okara expresses his feelings and thoughts of a primitive society in contrast to a western society. Being an African himself, and having studied in a western society, the poem reflects the confusion in his emotions as well as the loss of self-identity. The title of the poem itself, “Piano and Drums” displays a sense of dissimilarity and contrast as the instruments are so unalike in…...
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Learning To Play Piano
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I have always been interested in art since I was young so it did not take me too much time to decide the general area for my project. Drawing, singing or dancing have been growing with me since I was little. However, to make this project more challenging and interesting, I will try to do something I have never done before. At the end, I come up with the idea why don’t I try to learn how to play piano.…...
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Development of the piano from the romantic era to the classic era
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Development of thepiano from theromanticera to theclassicera Introduction        This paper preludes the history of one most versatile instrument in the entertainment industry and its development. In the closing quarter of the eighteenth century, the pianoforte turned into the principal instrument of parading western art music. The piano most commonly called the piano instruments caught the hearts of many both amateurs and professionals. A piano sustains different pitches in an attractive and lyrical craze.        Having…...
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