Essays Tagged: "music today"

Effect of the Market on Construction of Music

anufactured Bands ever be Classified as 'Good' Art? The Effect of the Market on the Construction of MusicIntroduction Manufactured bands now make up a major percentage of chart music today, not ... I would like to discuss how the standard of art has been lowered by the capitalistic system of the music industry, using a specific example - 'Upside Down', which is maybe the latest addition to this ...

(9 pages) 96 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Music is lacking in integrity and originality (i.e. too much sampling and covering): an example essay

Loss of Music"The hills are alive with the sound of music." The hills are alive with the sound of cover ... e sound of music." The hills are alive with the sound of covered, sampled, plagiarized, and redone music. Is there any originality in music anymore? In general, popular music and culture has become ... eral, popular music and culture has become an imitation of an imitation. Almost everything found in music today is sampled music from yesterday, much uglier the second time around. "Sampling," is a m ...

(3 pages) 118 0 4.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Tute Presentation on 70s and 80s Rock Music - Fleetwood Mac, Genesis and Led Zeppelin.

Seventies and Eighties Rock MusicThe term ?rock music? has long been a subject of debate. With such a broad variety of artists u ... th such a broad variety of artists under that genre, it is difficult to give rock a definition.Rock music today is the result of almost 60 years of popular music development, a descendant of 1950?s ro ... descendant of 1950?s rock ?n? roll.Originating in the mid-50?s, from Afro-American Rhythm and Blues music, artists such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard paved the way for ?white rock music? and the l ...

(3 pages) 63 2 3.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Music as a culture in the Caribbean.

People listen to a great deal of music everyday. It has been around since the existence of time. Almost everyone listens to music, bu ... but today it has grown to become an addiction and culture. Nearly every household has a radio and a musical instrument. Music today has been sub - divided into three categories depending on its style ... b - divided into three categories depending on its style and culture. The three major categories of music that people in the Caribbean listen to are soca, reggae and rap music.Soca music is the sou ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

About pop music and how it has changed.

When you think of "pop music" certain celebrities immediately come to mind. People like Brittany Spears and groups like N'S ... e. But the kind of messages that pop artists today are sending out are far removed from the popular music of the 1960's. Music today is extremely disparate than that of the sixties when pop culture tu ... ut rather ignore, and didn't care what people thought of them. A deeper meaning runs throughout the music and lyrics of the velvet underground while a sense of irrelevance is prevalent in much of the ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.5 Nov/2003

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

Originality and Credibility in Today's Music

Originality. Some say that popular musicians have lost it. If you were to turn the radio on today, it is doubtful that a new, exciting, ... come through the frequency. A common saying is "imitation is the greatest form of flattery" and in music that must ring true. In all popular music today, rap, rock and even country, they are taking a ... beats, ideas, and themes that have already been played out. The problem with the radio and popular music today, is that all it plays is top 40. Top 40 pop, top 40 rock, top 40 country. Every once in ...

(2 pages) 59 3 2.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Meaning of Music

The meaning of music is a lot of different things. There are many different styles of music, to go with each indivi ... meaning of the words, because it hits home so hard.However, words are not the only thing that make music sound good. The singer who sings them and how they sing them play an impact as well. A person ... sung, is kind of like hearing a poem, a poem is expressed through rhythm and emotion just like our music today.Each individual has a different meaning of music. How a person may see music in their ow ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Censorship, Radio, Music, and the Supreme Court: Is the FCC so Bad?

been the ironclad authority that defines obscene material. In 1934, this was not much of a problem. Music used no profanity and never talked directly about sex. As the content of music has changed ove ... sex. As the content of music has changed over the years, however, the role of the FCC has changed. Music today features explicit lyrics that often describe sex, violence towards authority, and the co ...

(6 pages) 59 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Shelf Life of Music is so short, Why?

1. Bach's music is still being played over 250 years after his death. Conversely, 90% of the popular CDs that ... harts 15 years ago are no longer available. What do you think is the reason for this discrepancy in musical shelf-life? Is there any music of our time which you think might still be popular in the yea ... still be popular in the year 2255?The musical shelf-life is much shorter these days because all the music of today's era sounds the same as the album before. There is no distinguishable distinction of ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

The State of Hip Hop.

The music industry and the media have dramatically influenced the way that rap and hip hop music is view ... way that rap and hip hop music is viewed today in comparison to when it first emerged as a form of music. As an originating form hip hop was viewed as a music representing certain values and principa ... principals, but the industry and the media have deemphasized the importance of the origins of this music, and instead concentrate on music that takes little notice of the past values and what the rea ...

(14 pages) 135 0 4.5 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Emergence Of Western Swing

One of the most important events in country music was the emergence of western swing. This musical repertoire is associated with some of the key ... stern swing. This musical repertoire is associated with some of the key names and sounds of country music today. Western swing helped country music gain an entirely new audience, and it borrowed from ... Texas in the early 1930's as an alternative; some might say a rebellion, to the commercial country music that was being produced at that point in time. Western swing was considered a musical hybrid, ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

I know why the Caged Bird Sing

ditions that Angelou uses so well can be traced from Africa to America through cultural traditions, music, and religion. At an English-as-Second-Language workshop I attended at Metro State University ... onverted. The legacies of the pre-literate (oral) tradition can still be seen in black churches and music today. Chief among these is the use of storytelling as a means of communicating information, w ...

(9 pages) 55 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Beethoven

violin concerto. His most famous piece that he wrote in this period was the "Moonlight Sonata". His music today is very famous but in early in his own career it aroused alot of controversy.Beethoven's ... hird period works were not fully understood until later because they were so difficult to play. The music in this period contain alot of fuges or short musical themse imitated using strict musical rul ...

(1 pages) 14 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Rock and Roll Music: Censored? Thesis:         Although both authors support

Rock and Roll Music: Censored? Thesis: Although both authors support their views, the author of :Should Rock be Ce ... ld Rock be Censored" successfully completes her mission in supporting her belief that Rock and Roll music should be labeled, giving people a choice the music they are exposed to. While some people fee ... labeled, giving people a choice the music they are exposed to. While some people feel that explicit music should be labeled by entertainment producers, others do not see the point.I. Introduction A. L ...

(3 pages) 1490 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Louis Armstrong: A Look Into His Legacy and Contri

There are many forms of music today in America today. But how many of them can be called, "ours", truly American Music? Than ... z.When the name Louis Armstrong is mentioned, most people would think of a great trumpeter and Jazz musician. But he was actually more than that. Ask any Jazz influential, and they'll tell you the Sat ... mo became Louie's also-known-as name.) He gave hope and joy to all those that went to listen to his music. Jazz and Big Band was before and after war. So listening to his music sort of let you go away ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Music History and Influences on Society

Music history has many different styles and forms. In the 14th century the Renaissance period came a ... e 1700s the Romantic Era, in the late 1800s jazz came and in the 1900s Big band and Rock ‘n Roll. Music goes back a long time I will try to talk about the different types of music and what I think s ... will try to talk about the different types of music and what I think society today thinks about the music today.The Classical Era started in 1750 through 1825. The term “Classical”, refers to ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

History and features of Bagpipes.

ssociated with the country of Scotland, because of its role it took in replacing the harp in Celtic music, but it is a mystery as to where the instrument originated from. The word "sumponyah" appears ... is usually louder than the drones, and plays the main melody while the drones supply the background music.All bagpipes work in the same way; the pipe bag holds air which is always supplying air to the ...

(2 pages) 20 1 4.6 Mar/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Baby Boom Generation's Affect on the Music Industry

Music 129: American Society & Its Music Dr. Jack Foote 6/18/2007 Baby Boom Generation's Affect o ... t of the fifties and sixties, known as the baby boom generation, had an unprecedented affect on the music industry. Compared to the young people of today's generation, baby boomers dictated the cultur ... ulture much more significantly. Albeit not in the same sense, they retain a minor affect on popular music today. The baby boomers have always been the largest buying group in America, but never more o ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

A compare and contrast essay on blues and gospel music

ver gone to a Baptist church the next morning and heard a joyful gospel song? You may think the two musical expressions have nothing in common, but if you listen closely and study their histories, you ... ly and study their histories, you will find some surprising similarities.When you first hear gospel music and the blues, you can't help noticing how different they are in mood and in the stories they ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays