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The Forgotten Greats of Jazz
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz The elements of music, as described in Jazz Styles, include beat, tempo, meter, and rhythm (Gridley 358-71). Since all are present in Western music, they must all be present in jazz and the different forms of jazz. This paper will explore some of the different forms the elements of music take on. But the paper will go a step further. In most textbooks, certain people are overlooked for one reason or another. Textbook authors do not usually focus on popular music, eve
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827). The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig va
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington was a famous African- American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Many critics rate him as one of the figures in jazz, and certainly its most significant composer. Edward Kennedy Ellington came into the world on April 29, 1899, in Washington D.C. While many musical greats begin with music at the early ages of three or four, Edward didn’t begin to play the piano until he was seven. By 17, tens years later, he had already made his professional debut. In 1923, he
Pre-Civil War New Orleans
Pre-Civil War New Orleans
Pre-Civil War New Orleans History New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the M
Direct-Mail Advertising
Direct-Mail Advertising
Direct-Mail Advertising As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it¹s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another. Yet, a majority of the ads that we encounter are often meaningless and uninteresting, because of the fact that these ads are meant to reach a certain target audience. This perception seems to change, however, when we look inside our mailboxes, pick-up our telephone, and even check our e-mai
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah E
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah E
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano By Himself Olaudah Equiano was given this name at birth by his parents. Olaudah Equiano’s name definitely fit him due to the fact that the Ibo, people always saw fit to name their off springs based on their religious belief or either the vicissitude of a person who could be either feared, or adored amongst the Ibo tribe. Ola means “ring” a symbol of good luck, and ude a pleasing sound. Olaudah, in Ibo language signifies or fortunate; also
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without
100 Years
100 Years
100 Years CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII.
EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain Introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short stories and father of the detective story. To understand the literary Contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two
Stages
Stages
Stages Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn\'t follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own(Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be called t
Wartime Propaganda: World War I
Wartime Propaganda: World War I
Wartime Propaganda: World War I The Drift Towards War Lead this people into war, and they\'ll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street. It is one of history\'s great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the first worl
McCarthyism vs. The Crucible
McCarthyism vs. The Crucible
McCarthyism vs. The Crucible Every day the criminal justice system accuses people of crimes of which they are innocent. Some of these crimes are preposterous and in some extreme cases people have gone on the rampage accusing others of certain crimes. In the play The Crucible, which displays examples of events that happened during the Salem Witch Trials, many people are accused of being witches. McCarthyism was a political stance that took place in the 1950\'s, after World War II (Reader\'s Diges
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock The First Marshall Guitar Amplifier Thoughts of music stir emotion from the depths of our being. The impact of music is both universal and omnipotent. There is not an era in the history of man where music is not present. Poets, painters, and even political theorists use musical terms such as harmony and rhythm to describe their world. This impact signifies music\'s importance to man. Each era of history, each stage of man, has its own musical ideas and methods. In modern ti
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitarist in rock history, revolutionized the sound of rock. In 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience rocked the nation with their first album, Are You Experienced?. Hendrix\'s life was cut short by the tragedy of drugs in 1970, when he was only twenty seven years old. In these three years the sound of rock changed greatly, and Hendrix\'s guitar playing was a major influence. Jimi was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. As a young boy, whenever t
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin Scott Joplin, an American composer was born on November 24, 1868 in Texarkana, Texas, a small city straddling the border of Texas and Arkansas. Joplin studied piano with teachers near his home in Texas. From the mid-1880s, he gave piano performances throughout the Midwest, and he performed at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. He grew up in a musical environment since most of his family played an instrument or sang and consequently young Scott became fascinated with the pi
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain. It is not difficult to find news about some skirmish between the two. Some examples include car bombings, drive-by shootings and other forms of terrorism. Imagine a British citizen walking to his car and a car full of people drive by shooting at him. It is not a pretty thought. History tells us that most of these occurrences stem from adverse feelings from the Irish towards the British government extending as f
Education
Education
Education Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout h
Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen
Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen
Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen Throughout history, certain people have had a great impact on the world around them, an impact that affects events hundreds of years in the future. Often, these people are remembered by their accomplishments and are praised for their unparalleled success. Two such people, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Hildegard of Bingen, were particularly significant during the Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine, granddaughter of William IX of Aquitaine, was greatly import
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss Richard Strauss was a German composer and conductor, well known at Munich. He was born on June 11, 1864 in Munich, Germany. He died September 8, 1949 at Garmisch-Patenkirchen. He was eighty-five years old when he died. Richard Strauss was married and has one son. He married in 1894. Strauss’s first symphony was when he was fourteen years old. His father was Franz Strauss he was also well known in Munich for his horn playing. His father supervised Richard’s education. At four year
Titanic and Ballad of Birmingham
Titanic and Ballad of Birmingham
Titanic and Ballad of Birmingham In many great works of literature, such as short stories and poetry, there is the inclusion of events that shape the future and will forever be engraved in the history of the world. These works account for the happenings that caused such celebration or tragedy. Many times an author will use this occurrence as a way of portraying the feelings of the victims at the particular time. In the following works of poetry, Slavitt’s “Titanic” and Randall’s “Ballad of Birmi
MP3: The Future of the Music Industry
MP3: The Future of the Music Industry
MP3: The Future of the Music Industry Despite the rumors and hearsay about MP3’s, they are the future of the music industry. The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) has tried to sue MP3 hardware and software makers, like Diamond Multimedia, yet have been unsuccessful. The Internet is changing the way that musicians can sell their work. In turn, musicians who support MP3’s are not supportive of computer piracy but have found themselves an effective outlet to advertise themselves. MP3 is
Contemporary Musicians
Contemporary Musicians
Contemporary Musicians December 1989 (Volume 2) by Elizabeth Thomas Personal Information Full name, Julio Jose Iglesias de la Cueva; born September 23, 1943, in Madrid, Spain; son of Julio Iglesias Puga (a gynecologist) and Maria del Rosario (maiden name, de la Cueva Perignat); married Isabel Preisler, January 20, 1971 (annulled 1979); children: Julio Jose, Enrique, Chaveli. Education: Attended law school in Spain. Career Singer, songwriter, solo concert performer and recording artist, 1968-. Aw
Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred
Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred
Anti-Semitism and Nazi Hatred Many people think that hatred towards the Jews began with Hitler. That\'s simple not true. Anti-Semitism began in ancient times because of the oddity of the Jewish religion. The Jews worshipped one invisible deity while most other religions worshipped a group of man-like Gods with special powers. (Patterson, pg. 3) Their neighbors in this way gradually alienated the Jews. Even other Christ-worshipping religions became anti-Semitic. Martin Luther said that Christia
Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower of London The Tower of London has a very interesting story behind it. A man, who was not even English, William of Normandy began it. At the time he was the cousin of England\'s Kind Edward. It all started because William became outraged when Edward backed down on his promise to give the throne to William and ended up giving the throne to his English brother-in-law, Harold. William sailed his army across the English Channel to conquer England. On October 14, 1066, he met Harold at Hastings
Beethoven
Beethoven
Beethoven By: Seth Cox English Research Paper 3/26/99 Ludwig Van Beethoven, thought by many to be a sort of demi-god, a man of otherworldly genius. Beethoven has had such titles as: Beethoven the Creator, Beethoven, the Man who Freed Music, and Beethoven, Life of a Conqueror, (Internet source, roughguides 1). These typical images created of Beethoven have been around since the composer’s day, extracting the astounding character from the his astounding music. True excellence does not come from on
The Difference Between Punk and Ska
The Difference Between Punk and Ska
The Difference Between Punk and Ska Thesis Statement: Punk and Ska are very popular forms of music, similar in some ways and yet different in others. Punk and Ska are two very popular styles of music right now and they both draw the same crowd, but they are very diverse. There are differences in the instruments, the way the guitars are played, and the number of people in each band. Both kinds of music are very popular but very different. Instruments are an important part of any punk or ska band
The Renaissance Period
The Renaissance Period
The Renaissance Period The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissa
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events wi
Jazz
Jazz
Jazz Jazz is the audible history of racial integration in America. As a musical style it is distinguished by it\'s emphasis upon improvisation, blues influenced tonality, and syncopated swing rhythm. Created originally by African Americans in the New Orleans area, jazz is an integration and synthesis of European and African ideas. Euro-American culture contributed concepts of sectional and different musical form, functional harmony, metric rhythm (4/4 meter), and brass instruments. Africa provid
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole\'s family Cole Porter\'s name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate\'s father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole\'s early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.\'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry
EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE
EDGAR ALLAN POE Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two o
Leroi Jones - (Amiri Baraka)
Leroi Jones - (Amiri Baraka)
Leroi Jones - (Amiri Baraka) Introduction- Leroi Jones was a very interesting man. He had many different views on culture and race. He was a talented man who shared his thoughts, feelings and opinions through his writing. Through this paper I feel that I have brought across the many ways he has touched the minds of people and brought the arts to an (at the time) under privileged minority. Initial response- The poem I choose called the Incident gave me a clear image of a man killing another man
Controversy in the Music Business
Controversy in the Music Business
Controversy in the Music Business Whose foot is to be the measure to which ours are to be cut or stretched? Thomas Jefferson said this over 200 years ago. I think that this statement still holds true in todays world. There has been a lot of controversy in the music business on whether or not to ban certain artist songs or albums altogether. Rap group 2 Live Crew has undergone a lot of scrutiny over their album As Nasty as They Wanna be. Or how about their song that got activist attention, en
The Controversy Concerning Musical Lyrics
The Controversy Concerning Musical Lyrics
The Controversy Concerning Musical Lyrics Senior Comp. 16 April 1999 In today’s society, adolescents are feeling the increasing controversial tension within the aspect of musical lyrics. Whether we ponder the ethical framework of “gansta rap” or “metal music” each instill a viewpoint that have advocates against this “freedom of expression” at wits end. As a result, a tug-of-war as to “who’s right” and “who’s not” continues to be a quagmire in the sea of society. In a country bent upon political
American Composers
American Composers
American Composers Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces writte
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin
The Glamorization of Heroin Celebrities and popular culture in society have glamorized the deadly drug heroin today. The status of heroin in America today is that the drug is in. Advertisements in magazines and television are displaying gaunt, extremely thin, glassy-eyed, pale faced models. This look of death is often found in Calvin Klein ads or even in Packard-Bell commercials. For over three decades now, powerful role models from music to movies have taken to heroin like pigs take to slop.
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two o
Italy
Italy
Italy INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shap
1960's Music
1960's Music
1960\'s Music Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960\'s was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the b
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico
Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico In November 1997 at Owensboro River Parks Center of Arts performed a show sponsored by the Mexican government called the Ballet Gran Folklorico De Mexico. This show featured talented singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. This performance tradition was based on the history of Mexico. Arts taken from ancient Aztec and Inca rituals to modern Mariachi. At the show they started by introducing them as a group and began there series of plays. They did this without
1960's
1960's
1960\'s By Jonny Skoo Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the \'60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy\'s bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and
MEXICO
MEXICO
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign powers
Celts VS Saxons
Celts VS Saxons
Celts VS Saxons Although both groups of Europeans were around during the same time period the Saxons and the Celts have many indifferences. Of the most dominant characteristics in the Celtic tribes include eagerness to fight, and high independence. The Saxons who overtook the Celts in the 5th century were known as drunks and gluttons, and a very high level of chastity. The Celtic tribes of early Europe were very used to the fact that they had to be good fighters to survive. They were a oppressed
Musical Performances
Musical Performances
Musical Performances Cailen Waddell Mr. Cutchins Adv. US History 12/14/98 Throughout time music has been a form of communication between people of all ages. Franklin County, PA and Augusta County, VA were no exception. The musical community thrived in these two counties giving a number of public performances. Before the war musical performances were local social gatherings for townspeople. During the war, these events took on a function in addition to entertainment. They became fundraisers to su
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt ÿFranklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30, 1882, the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. His parents and private tutors provided him with almost all his formative education. President Roosevelt\'s boyhood home is a popular related attraction at the Hyde Park historic site. The house, on a 188-acre estate, contains an office which the President referred to as his Summer White House. From this room he broadcast the last speech of his
No One Can Hide From Death
No One Can Hide From Death
No One Can Hide From Death In The Masque of Red Death, Edgar Allen Poe tells a story of human denial and struggle with death, especially among the wealthy. Poe uses powerful images of sensual texture, color and symbols to show the passing of time and life. Prince Prospero along with a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court (202) sought a haven from the Red Death that is devastating the country. They lived together in the prince\'s luxurious abb
Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy Today in sports athletes endure many mental and physical obstacles from there competitive environment. Many of today\'s best athletes work with sports psychologists to help them handle the pressures found in this competitive atmosphere. One question that athletes ask is, why cant they play in big games as well as they anticipate themselves doing? Sports psychologists feel that spending all their time on body conditioning and athletic skills will not ensure that athletes reach thei
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll In the early 50’s, at the end of the big band swing era, came a form of music that, like others, parents would reject and their children would love. This type of music is known as Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is defined as a popular type of music played on electric instruments and characterized by a strong beat and much repetition. Simply this means music that kids like, music that parents hate, and in some places banned from schools. Although there are many different ty
GRADUATION SPEECH
GRADUATION SPEECH
GRADUATION SPEECH It is a privilege to be here to speaking tonight to the Class of 1998. As I thought of what I should speak about tonight, I tried to think about What would a high school graduating senior want to hear? I believe the first and foremost thing they want to hear tonight is their name over the PA, and walk across the stage to receive their diploma. Secondly, I think they would want to hear about the tremendous job that they have done in their 4 years here at Columbia City High Sch
Dynasties and Their Artwork
Dynasties and Their Artwork
Dynasties and Their Artwork It is said that ceramics first began in China 6,000 years ago during what is called the New Stone Age. The earliest pottery ware was made by hand. Clay was fired at a temperature of 500-600 C. It wasn’t until during the Yangshao and Longshan Cultures that painted pottery first began to appear. The Qin Dynasty holds a responsible hand in the artwork of early China. Their statues which were called terra-cota, meaning baked earth, were discovered during the early 20th ce