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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The classical period produced more instrumental than vocal music, a wealth of serious and comic operas as well as vocal religious music also appeared...

How MTV Maintains Its Dominance

Music Television, a basic cable service known by its acronym MTV, remains the dominant music video outlet utilizing effective marketing and competitive business practices...

Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music

Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to...

The Napster Dilema

What I call the "Napster dilemma" is a problem that involves new technological concepts and redefinitions of old ideas. This is the case for...

The “Romantic” movement

After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all...

The Ideals Of Instrumental Music

At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague...

Eminem or Marshall Mathers

For my research paper, I chose to write about Marshall Mathers. I chose to write about him because he is the best young rapper,...

The World Of Music – Jazz

When it comes to music, most people don't say they like it. People say they like heavy metal, pop, rhythm and blues, or any...

Allegory of American Pie by Don McLean

Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960s was and all you will get is a one word...

The English Rock Music group

The English ROCK MUSIC group The Beatles gave the 1960s its characteristic musical flavor and had a profound influence on the course of popular...

Nondiegetic music of the Doors in the scene waiting in Saigon

Sound plays a significant part in all movies and one of the most interesting of all the sound techniques would be the use of...

History Of Rap Music

Rap music is truly an American minority artist creation of which students need to be proud. Unfortunately, rap music is not perceived by many...

History And Originators Of Keyboard

Harpsichord (Italian cembalo; French clavecin), stringed keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked to produce sound. It was developed in Europe in the...

Beginning Of House Music

To trace the origins of todays house music, one needs to time travel back to the 80s, following a bizarre trail that spans the...

Beck’s Music Essay

Music is central to my life. Without music, the world would be naked, cold, and quiet. Music can set the rhythm for a long...

The Napster Debate

1. Background The Napster software (http://www.napster.com), launched early in 1999, allows internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected...

Napster – Virtual Music Forum

Napster: (http://www. Napster. com) is a company that operates exclusively online as a virtual music forum. Napster not only allows its visitors the ability...

Free Music: Why Not

Imagine a world in which you are able to acquire any piece of knowledge or work of art without paying for it; a world...

Jimi Hendrix: A true legend of music

Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitarist in rock history, revolutionized the sound of rock. In 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience rocked the nation with their...

The Search For New Direction In The Musical

1950 to 1978 were despondent ones for the musical. American musical theatre had been showing signs of exhaustion. This most seemingly anti-intellectual of genres...

MTV and Madonna

MTV single handedly created stars, who may never have gotten the chance without the advent of music video. A prime example of this is...

Women In Music

History shows that women were not as big of participants in music as men until later in the medieval era. This is due to...

Rap Censorship Essay

Our society today largely views censorship as a method that has disappeared from liberal cultures since the enlightenment with the exception of restrictions in...

Jim Morrison, From Boy to Legend

Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock...

Led Zeppelin – one of the giants of the 1970s in hard rock

Led Zeppelin was one of the giants of the 1970s in hard rock. They were also one of the greatest success stories that ever...

Napster Controversy Essay

This paper presents an overview of the recent Napster controversy, including a focus on the continuing practice of university campuses to block access to...

Rap Cenorship Essay

Our society today largely views censorship as a method that has disappeared from liberal cultures since the enlightenment with the exception of restrictions in...

Riley B. “B.B.” King

The most touching bluesman of our time, and the most influential electric guitarist ever, the "King of the Blues" sums up his message with...

Progression of Music From the 1940’s To the Present

The progression of music from the 1940's to the present has seen extremes, it has been controversial at times, traditional at times and inspirational...

The ABC’s of Black and Blue

"Black and Blue" was one of Armstrong's greatest hits, it is hard to believe that a remade song could rank so high on his...

Heavy Music Essay

In the early '90s, heavy music looked to be going the way of the dinosaurs: Well-heeled Brit-pop and well-scrubbed pop-punk were thoroughly dominating the...

The Origination Of Punk Rock

The time was in the mid-seventies, there was a void in the music industry that needed to be filled. This need for a new...

What is the true definition of a rave

Weve all seen them before. Maybe at a bus stop, in our schools, or at the coffee shop. They look odd enough to frighten...

The Downfall of Todays Music

The nineties began with the grunge scene, an alternative style of rock and roll that revolutionized rock music today. This music that was once...

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: Musical Play Review

Les Miserables known in English as “The Terrible” is a musical portrayal of the French Revolution. It is a musical tragedy, which served as...

America – Rich Artistic Background

America holds a rich artistic background, expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place. Of these creative endeavors, the most cultural and uniquely...

S & M: No Leaf Clover

The talent of an artist rests in the ability to recreate a sense of reality, and to communicate such an experience. When such timeless...

Examination of Music History

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. " - W. H. Auden....

The Music of Issac Albeniz

Isaac Albniz was a nationalist composer, and one of the greatest composers Spain has ever produced. Among the many musicologists who have researched and...

Rap and Censorship

The beginnings of rap are believed to based on African rhythms which were used as a form of communication by the native peoples. The...

The Offspring Essay

The Offspring have been playing punk rock since 1986 when Holland and Kreisel (Greg K) got together through their high school cross country track...

Rapper Tupac Shakur

Famous rapper Tupac Shakur, who was almost broke when he died last September, now has people fighting over his estate. From the moment his...

Bon Jovi, a popular pop/rock band

Bon Jovi is a popular pop/rock band. The band members are Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres. The rock group,...

An Evaluation Of Nullsoft Winamp

Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high fidelity music player for Windows 95/98/NT. Winamp supports MP3, MP2, CD, MOD, WAV and other audio formats....

Construction and Playing

The main parts of the violin are the front, also called the belly, top, or soundboard, usually made of well-seasoned spruce; the back, usually...

Music Sharing: A Question of Ethics

It has been around for centuries, possibly one of the most important staple in all cultures. The uses vary between all societies. The importance...

Napster First Amendment right

Napster (http://www. Napster. com) is a company that operates exclusively online as a virtual music forum. Napster not only allows its visitors the ability...

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

The song I chose for analysis is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. I have looked over the lyrics of the songs and come...

Censorship In Music

Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on...

A View on Censorship in Music and the Government

The censorship of music and other forms of entertainment by the government have long been the topic of discussion among social and political circles....