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Alejandro Quiroz

1. What were two major influences on German Baroque music? How did these factors influence the music? The German Baroque bow and Baroque organ. They both gave the music a new kind of sound that is still represented in the music today. 2. How did music differ before and after Bach? Almost everyone in the piano-playing world would agree that his compositions are light-years ahead of his time, harmonically speaking. He introduced unexpected chord changes of which some were considered…...

Listening Songs From My Pop Music Playlist

Dream You Were Here - Avril Lavigne The song I Dream You Were Here represents how Charlie misses his friend Algernon. It was truly hard for Charlie to understand that his good friend died. Algernon was the only devoted friend that Charlie had, and it was the only one who comprehended him. They both went through the very same process, and the very same operation to end up being smarter. It was challenging for Charlie because he knew that if…...

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Pop Music and Effect of K-pop in the Philippines

It’s quite ironic how a lot of Filipinos nowadays are so engrossed with Korean pop songs and dramas. I myself fall flat on my knees to these songs. I consider myself as a Kpop addict as well. When I was in college, I use to smile when I see a group of Koreans in the corridors of our building. It was like seeing a Korean actor look-a-like. I was also amazed at their tagalog! Sometimes they were more at ease…...

Kendrick Lamar: The Best Rapper

The words of another person can be very influential and persuasive and by me saying that I am going to enlighten you on why I think the best rapper of this time is Kendrick Lamar. With me being born in 1994 while there was the notorious Tupac, who died in the year of 1994 also, and were famous for his raps and statements he put in his lyrics. So therefor I never go to listen to the so called heir…...

Jazz Music of Miles Davis' in Kind Of Blue

In early 1959, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis laid down the foundation for an entire new design of jazz music. Through his "Type of Blue"modal jazz was born. This record ended up being a classic, at times showing its complexity through the soloing, however likewise permitting the educated listener to delight in the simpleness of the modes. Davis planted the seeds for this brand-new design in his album "Milestones"but "Sort of Blue"showed that the design had actually grown and was more…...

Critical Analysis of Bob Dylan's Song "Hurricane"

Bob Dylan's iconic songwriting, unique and distinctive singing voice, as well as his controversial and thought-provoking lyrics has undoubtedly placed Dylan among the elites of modern, American musical history. This is not to say there are those who dislike and generally do not care for his songwriting, but almost everyone has come in contact with his expansive body of work. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, he moved to New York City in 1961 and legally changed…...

Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

The painting under discussion is Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). It was painted in oil on canvas in at a villa which Picasso rented in Fontainebleu in 1921 and is currently located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I viewed the picture on the museum’s website. This painting stands out for me because it seems to sum up all the qualities that make Picasso such a great artist and it has a special aura I can only describe as…...

Wagner's New Opera

In a letter to his wife Alma, Gustav Mahler wrote, "There are only [Beethoven] and Richard [Wagner]- and after that nobody. Mark that! " (Comini,390) Just as Beethoven revolutionized symphonic repertoire, playing a pivotal figure in the transition from classicism to romanticism, Wagner played a pivotal role in revolutionizing opera, taking it from a frivolous and ridiculous source of entertainment to a constantly evolving art-form which adopted an almost religious following. Beethoven paved the way for Wagner's art-work of the…...

Life Issues in Damian Marley Song

The title of my chosen song is called Patience by Damian Marley Featuring Nas. I chose this poem because of its spiritual meaning and because it represents what our world has turned into. Even though its six years old, and the world has changed a lot since then, they made a very precise prediction of what the condition of our economy will be today. The poem was written by Nas and Damian Marley themselves in year 2008 and composed in…...

Eminem’s Life

Eminem was married in his 20’s this was predictable because he had a stable girlfriend and was engaged therefore this led to marriage. The marriage stage in Eminem’s life was the good moments; it was like his life was on track finally. Eminem and Kim had a child together called Hailey. She was a bridesmaid at their wedding. This had a big effect on Eminem’s life because Hailey is his number one person. He loves her to pieces, he talks…...

Jazz Concert

Raised in a home where melodies are often played in the instruments we have or even just hummed by a family member while doing chores, I have grown to love pieces of music especially opera, orchestra and the classics. So when my friends, who are musicians themselves, invited me to one of the performances of a jazz band during the celebration of the University’s anniversary last July 9 at The Technopark, I was feeling rather apprehensive. It is not as…...

One Direction Boy-Band

One Direction is a boy-band formed by Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan, the band was formed in a contest called The X Factor. Body: The X Factor UK is a British competition in which several people in order to fulfill his dream of being a singer going to participate. So as determined to win Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik entered the contest individually, then his mentor Simon Cowell…...

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue 16 in G Minor is an example of a conventional fugue. What is interesting about this piece is that the body of the fugue is comprised of fragments of the subject and countersubject. The material within the episodes are a unique to this fugue. Also, inversions are found in key spots within the piece, and also create a similarity between the answer and countersubject. Within the first 3 measures, you find Bach brilliantly transcripts the first…...

The Burial at Thebes

What is the main contribution made by the Chorus in The Burial at Thebes? Answer with specific references to the text of the play. In this assignment I aim to show the main contribution made by the Chorus in The Burial at Thebes and in doing so I shall answer with specific references to the text of the play. Whilst working through the play I shall consider and explore several contributions, this will include; how the Chorus is used to…...

Julio Nakpil

Julio Nakpil was born as one of twelve children to a well-off family in Quiapo district of Manila. His parents withdrew him from formal schooling after two years and had him look over the family stable. Julio educated himself at home and eventually learned how to play the piano as was proper for traditional families during the time. His skill at the piano earned him an audience with the affluent, and later inspired him to compose his first piece -…...

Gabriel Faure

“Gabriel Faure is regarded as the master of the French art song, or melodie. His works ranged from Classical, when in his early years he emulated the style of Haydn and Mendelssohn, to Romantic, and finally to an ascetic 20th century aesthetic” (“Gabriel Faure”). Gabriel Urbain Faure was born in 1845 in a town called Pamiers. It has been said that even at an early age, his potentials as a musician were already evident and noticeable. It was not given…...

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

The utmost liturgical music composer of all time – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palertrina - was born at Palestrina in 1514 and died in Rome on February 1594. Giovanni’s early account is almost unidentified. In accordance with Giuseppe Ottavia Pittoni, a document in Vatican relates that Giovanni used to sing along the streets of Rome when he was a kid; he offered products from his parents’ ranch. Additionally, he was heard on an instance by Santa Maria Maggiore’s choirmaster who was…...

The Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor

“I would like to compose a violin concerto for next winter. One in E minor keeps running through my head, and the opening gives me no peace,” German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote to his friend, violinist Ferdinand David, in 1838. Mendelssohn would seek to collaborate on his last orchestral work with David, revising it painstakingly until its premiere in Leipzig in 1845. The first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 4, is considered a staple of the…...

Video Analysis: Nicki Minaj "Beez in the Trap"

Rapper Nicki Minaj’s video for her song “Beez In The Trap” shows the artist in the club filled mostly with women, half-naked dancers, and cameos of the handful of males in her entourage. The atmosphere in the club is more festival than a normal night. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj displays her arrogant, cocky, diva-like attitude on camera while being surrounded by female “groupies.” Normally a video like this would have a male artist exploiting the women in the video. However, this…...

Come On Barbie Lets Go Party

“Come on Barbie lets go party”, goes the popular song by Aqua, a song that is loved by many but when listened to carefully this song has some very demeaning messages towards Barbie. “I’m a blonde single girl in the fantasy world,” is a message that many people claim her to be, living in a fantasy world. Unfortunately too many girls young and old want to follow in her footsteps. Barbie is indeed a negative public icon. Not only is…...

Michael Jackson

Jackson, Jermaine. You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson: Through A Brother’s Eyes. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print. Jermaine Jackson’s book presents an in depth and personal retelling of his younger brother Michael Jackson from his childhood to his untimely death in 2009. Clarifications of myths in regards to the discovery of the Jackson Five are discussed. The book offers insight into how giving and caring of a man Michael Jackson was, but could not find that inner peace…...

Michael Joseph Jackson

As a young child, Michael Jackson had cultivated stardom as a singer and performer with the Jackson Five before he reached double digits in age. In the '70s he remained a stalwart member of that group, becoming an ever more central figure in its continuing success. And although he began to step out as a solo artist during the '70s, Jackson did not truly become a full-fledged star until the '80s, the decade he personified, defined and ruled so completely.…...

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

One of the greatest jazz bandleaders, arrangers, recording artist, and composers of all time is none other than Duke Ellington. Born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, D.C., Ellington was destined for musical talent. His family was musically talented; both of his parents could play piano even though neither could read music. Ellington did not grow up in a poor family; and he had educational advantages that many black musicians in his time didn’t have. He received the nickname “Duke”…...

Lil Wayne vs. Drake

Music is something that everyone loves and some people go to music to calm themselves down when their stressed, angry, sad, or happy just in general. Personally, I listen to a lot of music, so I’m choosing Lil Wayne vs. Drake. Lil Wayne thinks of himself as the “Best rapper alive”; & yet he is known to be one of the best rappers according to magazines, record sales, and etc. Lil Wayne is also in charge of Young Money Entertainment…...

Kurt Donald Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain, known for being a song writer and lead singer for Nirvana was born in Hoquaim Washington on February 20, 1967. Cobain seemed to have a pretty happy childhood growing up in Aberdeen Washington, a small logging town, with his Mother (Wendy) and Father (Donald). However, at the age of 8 his parents got a divorce and Cobain became very withdrawn. He lived with his father after the bitter divorce and would visit his mother and sister (Kim,…...

Music of Psychedelic Rock Band

Throughout the history of time, music has actually altered, grown, and developed into lots of special and different genres and broken off into many interesting instructions. Among one of these rather recent and unique groups comes the category of psychedelic rock portrayed by groups like Dr. Pet dog and Wilco. Psychedelic rock is thought about questionable just due to the fact that of its origin and the routines it produces, motivates, and symbolizes in present day culture. The category of…...

"The ’59 Sound" by The Gaslight Anthem

The text that I will be analyzing is the song “The ’59 Sound,” by The Gaslight Anthem. The Gaslight Anthem is a punk rock band that comes from New Brunswick. Many of their songs have tangled, cryptic lyrics which makes it difficult to determine what they are about exactly, but they always tend to be melancholy. The music sounds just like a pretty normal energetic rock song. The illusion of life perspective will provide the lens to find underlying meaning…...

Elvis Presley and Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley had thousands, if not millions, of followers across America at the height of his career in the music industry. Some people say his charisma brought him a legion of fans while others say the music that he played is simply too irresistible to the ears. Whatever the case, the popularity of Elvis brought rock and roll closer to the hearts and attention of many regardless of whether they were devoted fans or fierce critics. Elvis changed the landscape…...

Frank Sinatra

Growing up on the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey, made Frank Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. Starting out as a saloon singer in many down-trotted bars, he got his first major break in 1935 as part of The Hoboken Four on a popular radio show, Major Bowes Amateur Hour. In 1939 Sinatra caught the attention of Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra. He sang the first ever No. 1 song on Billboard, I'll Never Smile Again. That same…...

"Mosh" by Eminem

"Mosh" by Eminem is a demonstration song that was launched in 2004 prior to the presidential election. The word "Mosh" itself refers the aggressive habits in which audience members or fans react in a live music efficiency. The song is drawn from the album Encore and was produced by Ian Inaba of GNN TV; Guerrilla News Network, a private site and television production business in which its goal is to expose individuals into worldwide problems. In this paper, I will…...

An Influential Person Ozzy Osbourne

Introduction Most people know about Ozzy Osbourne because he is one of the hottest personalities recently who is offensive, violent and somewhat “demonic”. Not many artists have influenced the world of entertainment as Ozzy Osbourne does. MTV has launched the sacrilege-soaked The Osbourne family show. His music is more on heavy rock and he is also considered as one of the rock music’s most stable and prominent personalities who became as one of the best loved figures on television through…...

John Mayer Song

John Mayer inspires people who don’t have it as good as some of the people around them to look at things differently. He sends out a message saying that its okay to be different and not everyone will end up as successful as one another. It is important not to compare yourself to anyone else and not feel that you have to live up to what people want u to. Things you do should be done because you want it,…...

Music, Popular Culture and Social Networks Today

Whenever Declan McKenna songs come out from the radio, I audibly remember the times when I found out about my individuality through music. The atmosphere, the chills still runs out in my mind that day. It was a normal summer break day in a local vintage coffee shop, breezy air smoothly swept through the trees while the gloaming light shined through my eyes as I sat alone near the roof drawing my sketchbook while I lifted up my coffee cup,…...

Dexter Gordon

During the mid 1940s, when the swing era was drawing to a close, a new style of jazz was in the making. Swapping the big bands for quartets, the dancing shoes for a tasteful suit and glasses combo and the largely diatonic, homophonic melodies for quick moving, chromatic lines; jazz music had evolved again, into bebop. Amongst Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, often credited as the two sole founders of the sub-genre, was tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon; armed with a…...

Creative Biography of Lady Gaga

WHAT did the individual do/produce that marked them out as creative? Lady Gaga is considered a very unique celebrity with a great voice and one who has had an interesting taste in clothing. She was born in New York as Stefani Germanotta on March 28th, 1986. She showed huge amounts of musical talent from a young age and attended the Tisch School of Arts from the age of 17, and inevitably dropping out to pursue her music career. She got…...

Lil Baby

All rappers always try hard to become successful. Between all trap players, Lil Baby has become one of the hottest trends as of 2019 according to an article I found on Rolling Stone by Charles Holmes (2019). A lot of rappers are successful and all have their own little taste that they enjoy and others do as well. However Lil Baby's taste is my own favorite. Close Friends, fits into the whole, and to a lesser extent, fits into the…...

BTS Popularity on the West

"BTS is the same as those generic K-pop groups", "They just became famous in Se O he r looks those are some of the comments locals say, however, as a fan or what you call an ARMY those are quite false. BTS (8angtan Sonyeondan) is a K-pop group under a small company called BigHit entertainment that consist of 7 members named Kim Namjoon (R/W, Klm Seokjin (Jin), Min Yoongi (Suva), Jung Hoseok (J-Hope), Park Jimin (Jimin), Kim Taehyung (V) &…...

Bob Dylan - Pop Music

Bob Dylan, the American songwriter, author, and artist, has been an influential figure in pop music along with culture for more than five decades. A man who used to go by the name of Elston Gunn, changes the popular music forever. With Dylan's twist to lyrics, by adding poetry, audiences receive a fresh and exciting new way to listen to music; and not just new ways to listen, but Dylan was effective in providing present-day songwriters with new content. Bob…...

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