Essays Tagged: "Piano"

Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's 'Player Piano'.

Evaluate the effectiveness of diction as an adjunct to meaning in John Updike's 'Player Piano'. In 'Player Piano', John Updike uses personification to give life to a 'unhuma ... ction to communicate his ideas, he effectively allows the reader to explore the psyche of a 'Player Piano'. In the first couple lines of the poem, assonance and consonance are present. In line one, th ... of the 'ick' sound in 'stick', 'click', and 'snicker' suggesting to the reader the sharpness of the piano, also reminding readers of the constant clicking sound found in mechanical devices. The harsh ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The history of the piano, it broadly describes the history of the piano.

The piano has seen many sights and has been a part of countless important events in the past and present ... s come along that take art away from princes and give it the people. Unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music tha ... ble possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by the rankest of amateurs, and the greatest of virtuosos so even if a person is ...

(6 pages) 125 1 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

An analysis of the novel The Awakening

taken, had she survived old age.Mademoiselle Reiz is first introduced at a party when she plays the piano for Edna Pontellier. Edna is described as being "very fond of music."(25) Music is described a ... elle Reisz, being the pianist that she was, based her livelihood solely upon her talent by teaching piano lessons. Edna, on the other hand, after becoming affiliated with Mademoiselle, finds herself p ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Formal Analysis on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor , Op. 37

A Formal Analysis on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor , Op. 37a)The "Beethoven Concerto"s and Op. 37's Placement in the Gen ... ne in that key) by Mozart, and developed his ideas for the long strained-for concerto.The first two piano concertos were composed when the composer was in his twenties- described possibly as " innocen ... the composer was in his twenties- described possibly as " innocent and unenterprising."2 The third piano concerto, constitutes a great advance over the preceding two, that even Beethoven was very pro ...

(16 pages) 224 3 4.0 May/2003

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

August Wilson's play "the piano lesson".

I think August wilson's play "the piano lesson" tells us that although there is nothingwrong with persuing the American dream, it shou ... licts between brother and sister over differences invalues and beliefs.Boy willie wants to sell the piano in the name of his future which is the American dream,a future that would avenge his ancestors ... ere. I got one part of it. Sell them watermelons and get me another part. Get Berniece to sell that piano and I'll have the third part." (9)The fact that he wants to buy his "ancestors land" tells us ...

(2 pages) 153 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Analysis of "the piano" by D.H. Lawrence

Analysis of "Piano"The speaker in "Piano" by D. H. Lawrence is proud to be a full grown man, yet he loves remembe ... hat this woman is the speaker's mother. The third line shows an image of a "child sitting under the piano . . . pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles." This image gives the reader an ... g around a warm, crackling fire; they sing carols together and just enjoy each other's company. The piano in the first and second stanza is described as "tingling strings" and "tinkling piano" respect ...

(3 pages) 95 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Improvising as a Lost Art

and how a student might put together a piece on his or her own. Reinforced by continuous practice, piano students became adept at pressing down the right keys at the right time, while the talented st ... ated from it as something unusable in later life, and he would often remark "Oh, I used to play the piano..... Or flute..." The instrument had not become a part of his emotional being, because it was ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Beatles - For no-one analysis

e, but extremely poignant first impression.The song opens with McCartney's vocal accompanied by the piano which provides the rhythm. The dynamic is quiet, and both piano and voice are pitched low givi ... ut with the subtle reinforcement of the soft drumming. The drum compliments and is secondary to the piano which still sets the rhythm.In the chorus, the notes lengthen , the pitch of both voice and pi ...

(1 pages) 213 7 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The History of Keyboards

PianoInventedThe piano was invented by Bartolommeo Cristofori in the early 18th century.Construction ... over a metal frame, which are hit by felt-covered wooden hammers operated by a keyboard. the grand piano, or vertical, as in the upright piano.ActionStrings stretched over a metal frame, which are hi ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 May/2004

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

Case Study - Pearl River Piano Company

HistoryPearl River Piano Group (PRPG) was established in 1956 by bringing togethersix small piano shops in Guangzhou. T ... by bringing togethersix small piano shops in Guangzhou. The group of 100 employees producedonly 13 pianos that year. After many attempts, Guangzhou technicians werefinally satisfied with the tone col ... angzhou technicians werefinally satisfied with the tone color and quality of its first manufactured piano, andin a short time it was sold in Hong Kong. It would be twenty years before thefactory was a ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

How does Okara in "Piano and Drums" respond to the two types of different music and instruments?

In the poem "Piano and Drums" the narrator: Gabriel Okara, responds to the two types of music and instrument; Pia ... tly. His response to the drums is that of excitement and youthfulness, however, his response to the piano is of unfamiliarity. Okara shows his two different attitudes through his choice of diction, rh ... ce of diction, rhythm, metaphors and symbolism.The choice of diction used to describe the drums and piano creates a strong emphasis on the contrast of African and western cultures. The first two stanz ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

A feature article about Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy

isguises changing perspective within the growing relationships of the two main characters - a young piano student and his intriguing yet mysterious piano teacher. Throughout the novel we see this mutu ... y issues regarding the two main characters, Paul Crabbe and Eduard 'Herr' Keller. Paul, an ignorant piano student, goes through a life changing experience. As does Keller, and we see the effect music ...

(5 pages) 50 1 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Analysis: III Movement of Hindemith's "Sonata for Althorn in Eb and Piano" 'Sehr langsam'

starts the piece with expression; it moves fairly smoothly and expresses the eeriness mood with the piano's repeated rhythmic bass motive underneath it. This melody is then repeated up a minor 3rd at ... 9 and the upward motion to nothingness at bars 12-14. This particular melody is accompanied by the piano part which either compliments the horn or similarly moves with it.The other shorter melody bel ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.5 Feb/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Alice Tully Hall

ers or the artist. Nevertheless we eventually sat and took in the performance.I personally love the piano. It is one of my favorite instruments. I often try to learn how to play it. The piece that Mr. ... ______________. I enjoyed it so much because of its fast tempo and hard-hitting chords. The way the piano sounded when he hit those chords hard was indescribable. A some points during this piece I cou ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Haunted House

more light to the left of the stairs. Slowly, I walked toward it. When I reached the room, I saw a piano. The only thing was, it was playing by itself! Without hesitation, I ran as fast as I could do ... ack up the stairs. When I got back to the room, I realized it was a library! There I saw the piano. Only this time it was not playing. I set my candle on the piano so I could look at some books ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chopin Nocturne

Frederic Chopin was born on March 1, 1810. He is considered one of the greatest piano composers. Chopin created a wide variety of music including warlike music, etudes, waltzes, an ... sic including warlike music, etudes, waltzes, and romantic pieces, many of which were solos for the piano. He, like many Romantic era composers, was a boy of wonder, who published his first compositio ... e sounds of Polish national songs and dances.He changed everyone's idea of what was possible on the piano with intimate, brilliant, singing and diverse sounds. Chopin's melodies sound vocal more than ...

(1 pages) 323 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Black history, The Piano

A Piano's Cost In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over ... ano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30's family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among ... ortant is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic betterment.The Piano Lesson speaks of some basic lessons of African-American culture. Wilson felt a duty toward his ...

(7 pages) 686 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Franz Liszt

all time. He is credited with many innovations in addition to his multiple compositional works. The piano recital was one of his prominent creations, as was the symphonic poem, considered by many to b ... lp cultivate the talents of his son. Adam played the cello in a local orchestra and also played the piano. Liszt was first taught piano by his father and was recognized as a child prodigy at the age o ...

(1 pages) 423 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Art Tatum

m was born in 1910. Mr. Tatum was, for all intents and purposes, blind. A child prodigy who studied piano at the Toledo School of Music, his whole life consisted of music. Art's style was, at bottom, ... do School of Music, his whole life consisted of music. Art's style was, at bottom, a form of stride piano and he acknowledged Fats Waller as his greatest influence.In the book, The Music of Black Amer ...

(1 pages) 457 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

How do the writers present aspects of childhood in the three poems Piano, My parents kept me from children who were rough and Half past two.

ithin all of the three poems we have studied, UA Fanthorpe’s half past two, DH lawrence’s Piano and Stephen Spenders, there are aspects of childhood being described and conveyed. However eac ... comma’s putting forth a list like effect, and also he uses enjambment as an effective tool.In Piano by DH Lawrence the theme is a little different to that of half past two. In piano a grown man ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays