Essays Tagged: "Music Theory"

Biography on Brahms.

fe in a very respectable family. Both of his parents were of esteemed ancestry. Brahms father was a musician who played horn, violin, flute and double bass. Obviously music was important in this famil ... iously music was important in this family. So when Brahms was old enough, of coarse he was put into music lessons. At a young age he was taught how to play the piano, cello and horn. Not only did he s ...

(6 pages) 92 0 4.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

James Horner Analysis.

es Horner began his studies in classical piano at the age of five. He attended the Royal College of Music in London, before travelling to his native California to obtain his tertiary qualifications. H ... elling to his native California to obtain his tertiary qualifications. He studied for a Bachelor of Music at the University of Southern California, and later completed a Masters degree and PhD in musi ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Math+Vibrations=Music.

Math in music? Who would have guessed? Math has always been regarded as an uninteresting subject containing ... d? Math has always been regarded as an uninteresting subject containing only numbers and equations. Music, at the same time, is seen only as a simple combination of sounds thrown together. Music is a ... a combination of sounds but math is what takes those uncomplicated sounds and structures them into music. Rules must be followed to create all the different types of music. All of these rules are fou ...

(15 pages) 95 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Origins of the Modes of Major Scales

and renamed them modes. They were the tonal basis of Gregorian Chant and are the origins of western music theory. They are in no way related to the Greek modes except that the names. All of the church ... identify which modes were called Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian, etc. The early Christian Church used music in worship. Their modes came from Jewish temple songs and from other common modes in the Middl ...

(1 pages) 60 3 2.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Jazz Theory: All That Pizzazz (A research paper on jazz theory and music theory)

Kevin GehrettMrs. McMillanHonors English 1114 May 2003Jazz Theory: All That PizzazzMusic theory in general is the basic arrangement of notes to form sounds that compose any type of mu ... pe of music. Music theory is then broken down into several sub-categories based on the style of the music; for example, there is jazz theory, rock theory, blues theory, etc. This paper focuses on one ... here is jazz theory, rock theory, blues theory, etc. This paper focuses on one particular branch of music theory: jazz theory. "Standard music theory is the same/basic theory used and applied by jazz ...

(6 pages) 72 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Ancient Egyptian Music By: AR

For many centuries, ancient Egyptian music has been played on a minor pentatonic scale, with five full tones. As time went by however, Eg ... ring the third century BCE, the Greeks settled in Delta, and had an even greater impact on Egyptian music than the Asiatic culture. One such example is, Pythagoras, who developed music theory based on ... truments such as rattles and double pipes. Another string instrument promininet in ancient Egyptian music was the lute. This was made from a small flat-sided box with six or eight holes and a long nec ...

(2 pages) 24 1 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Critical Essay on "Race Music" by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.'s book Race Music is an intensive study of African American music post World War II. The entire book is profound ... World War II. The entire book is profoundly informed by the author's experience as an accomplished musician, a cultural theorist and musical enthusiast. I have found very little to negatively critiqu ... lear of any cryptic language, despite the fact that the book is probably read mostly by scholars of music theory and African American studies (a point he later brings up).Race Music explores the globa ...

(15 pages) 101 0 4.6 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Development of Music Theory: A Comparison between the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

Music has always been evolving. Usually the changes are slow and gradual, but in certain points thro ... innovations are made, causing an unmistakable shift in the way people play, write, and think about music. One of the most important shifts occurred between the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. ... rom 1450 to 1600. 1450 marked the turning point. This point showed great advancements in the way of music theory, specifically, through the understanding and usage of polyphony, rhythm, harmony, as we ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Ccarlos Santana

Born in Autolan, Mexico. At age five, Carlos first learned "traditional music" from his father, Jose. His father, an accomplished mariachi violinist and experienced m ... her, an accomplished mariachi violinist and experienced musician, taught young Carlos the basics of music theory and how to understand the value of a note. Carlos at first was eccentric with the tradi ... Hooker. Carlos began playing with local bands like the "T.J.'s," adding his own flair to the music of the 50's. He began to play with different bands along the "Tijuana Strip," he began t ...

(2 pages) 512 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Baroque and classical music

Part 1: Music of the Late Baroque (1700-1750) Italian opera was composed all over Europe. Metastasio was a f ... ratorios with English texts are Judas Maccabaeus and Israel in Egypt.Handel also wrote instrumental music in the Italian style, notably two sets of concerti grossi. Another composer, an Italian, who w ... i grossi. Another composer, an Italian, who wrote many concerti grossi in England and also reworked music by Corelli to add to his repertoire was Vivaldi. London's Royal Academy of Music was not a mus ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

COMPUTER MUSIC (oral presentation notes+ executive summary about 8 minutes) Computer / Music / Sequencers / Virtual instruments/ creativity

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:Computer music is music generated or composed with the aid of computers.It can be considered as an interactiv ... the aid of computers.It can be considered as an interactive performance technology to enhance human musical experience and creativity. Most of the work on this field draws on Music Theory, Cognitive S ... 7;cultural technology” has evolved a lot and is now firmly embedded in the process of creating music. The author of this presentation first developed through anecdotes the history of computer mus ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Musici Producing in the Music Business

Music these days is usually a collaboration between the artist, the audio engineer and a music produ ... between the artist, the audio engineer and a music producer. When everything is going smoothly, the music producer's job can be easy. However, that is rarely the case, and this is where the music prod ... the most inappropriate times, can be time consuming and waste money. It is at these times that the music producer needs to be a problem solver and a decision maker. The bottom line is that the produc ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Middle Eastern Music

hn Smith March 6, 2013 World Studies, Period 4 Smith � PAGE �6� Middle Eastern MusicThe forms of Middle Eastern music are significantly different from those of the West (Thesis Ap ... proach: Comparisons). Yet, many composers in the Middle East incorporate their knowledge of Western musical styles with traditional cultural styles of their homeland (Style). The instruments used to p ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History