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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...

Online Music Sharing

Will cds and cassettes soon become extinct like the 8 track and vinyl records? Well, that very well may become the case due to...

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

It has been called the greatest audio entity one could ever listen to; a song which can pierce the soul of even the most...

Click vs. Brick: An exploration of mp3 file sharing and mp3

In traditional ethical studies, the classic problem is the starving man can a starving man ethically steal a loaf of bread if he has...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief...

The new musical “RENT”

There's a scene in the new musical "RENT" that may be the quintessential romantic moment of the '90s. Roger, a struggling rock musician, and...

Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its first album in early 1967. Popular music had been leaning towards psychedelics for a couple years already and...

Carl Orff’s philosophies in Music Education

While Carl Orff is a very seminal composer of the 20th century, his greatest success and influence has been in the field of Music...

The Aesthetics of Pop Music

In just about every home in America at just about any given time the words: "It all sounds the same these days! " is...

The Development of Modern Rap

Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970as. Individuals such Kool Herc and...

Napster, The Internet, And Mp3s

The Internet. It is a vast network of millions of users, surfing and sharing billions of files, all day, every day. This scares many...

Jazz and Classical Music

Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices...

Johann Sebastian Bach

Regarded as perhaps the greatest composer of all time, Bach was known during his lifetime primarily as an outstanding organ player and technician. The...

The Development Of Jazz

Ragtime was a very influential part of the development of jazz. Ragtime became very popular in the late 1800's. Ragtime's distinct style set it...

Pink Floyd Report

In March of 1994, Pink Floyd released another album after a seven-year break from the music business. The Division Bell set off a US...

Napster Problem or Solution

?In mid-1999, 19 year old Northeastern University student Shawn Fanning designed a computer program that allowed one to log on to a central server,...

Digital-Music Program

If you want to know where a Silicon Valley-ite stands in the ongoing war for the soul of the Internet, just ask him or...

Music Defines Dress

Often I have found myself people watching for the amusement of everyday life. Not by luck or sheer investigation, I have noticed something that...

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

A battle is being fought over how we access our music. Technology has greatly changed the days of going to the record store to...

The Roots of Blues Music

Blues is a very important type of music. Most music that you hear today has some form of blues in it. If it wasn't...

Napster and Intellectual Property

The Internet. It is a vast network of millions of users, surfing and sharing billions of files, all day, every day. To individuals holding...

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the...

The System Of Musical Notation

For a very long time music was not written down. It was sung or played from memory. As it was passed on from person...

Jim Morrison, a drunk musician

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

The emotional creativity of Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven has been called one of the greatest composers to ever live. His emotionally charged creations of poetry in music are world...

The Philosophical and Sociological Developments for Bebop During the 1940s

When discussing the history of Jazz, an important type of music is developed that changed the music industry. This music, bebop, helped to influence...

New Negroes and Their Music

In this study, Jon Spencer sets to explain the Harlem Renaissance as not just a literary movement, but also a musical movement. He interprets...

The Backstreet Boys Essay

In a world full of imitations, the Backstreet Boys are definitely not just another fabricated, bubblegum-pop boy-band, but are a multi-talented group of real...

Impact of music

Fifteen people died on April 20th 1999. Two misunderstood teens went to school and killed 12 people and then themselves(Manson). On October 6th, 1998...

Rap Music Essay

The following is an excerpt from Black Noise, a book written by Tricia Rose, that describes the importance and background of rap music in...

Jimi Hendrix, the greatest guitarist in rock history

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

Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2pac)

What does it take to be an icon of the 21st century? An icon is a symbol representing what a person did to be...

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...

Who wouldnt want to get free music off the Internet

I know I would jump at the chance to be able to get all the music Ive ever wanted for free. This is what...

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...

Tupac Amaru Shakur Biography

On June 17, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem public hospital New York. His mother Afeni Shakur spent part of her...

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...

National Music publishers Association

As I sat in front of my computer downloading my favorite song from Napster, I started to think about how hard it must have...

MTV And It’s Affect On American History

In 1954, the release of “Rock around the clock”, known as the original white Rock n’ Roll song and becoming number one on the...

The development of Americas own music

The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the "slave culture" has contributed...

Alan Morissette Report

The energetic and talented new singer on the radio is not what you would call laid-back. She is in no way a "here today,...

Stone Temple Pilots

Alright, so here is what I know about STP. The Stone Temple Pilots are a band that was formed in San Diego in 1988....

Ethnomusicology Has An Image Problem

Ethnomusicology has an image problem. Insofar as anyone has heard of ethnomusicologists at all, there is a fairly common feeling (and not unjustified, bearing...

History of Music

It can be argued that the vanguard of development has always been reflected in the arts of a culture. It is the poets, the...

Censorship Of Music

In today's society, all types of music artists are expressing their views, opinions and feelings in their songs about what they see and what...

Opera, The Combination Of Drama And Music

Imagine you are in a darkened theater and on stage are the actors. Behind the actors you can see the scenery. Down in front...

Sublime, a band of the 90’s

Sublime was a band of the 90's who played their first gig back in the summer of l988. This performance that started the famous...

Music Conformity and Cobain

Our society is in the midst of a complete paradox of perception. Everyone is entitled to their own system of beliefs, yet the majority...

Morality of Napster

At a glance, the conflict between Napster. com and the Recording Industry Association of America appears to be very cut and dry, however, analysis...

To Download Or Not To Download

The Internet is an extremely useful resource to obtain information on just about any topic. A relatively new feature of the World Wide Web...