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Sacred music is music associated with religious or spiritual worship. It differs from secular music not in terms of the music itself but through having religious subject matter. In almost all...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 8:46 pm (UTC)

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"We Are the World" is a single Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie co-wrote with the goal of bringing much-needed attention to areas in Africa, Ethopia particularly, which had been devastated by...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020, 10:44 pm (UTC)

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“Where Is The Love?” is a song about love and acceptance. The overall tone is rather despondent, but the overall meaning is that we should all love and accept one another regardless of race, color...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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In music, as in all the arts, "depth" is a subjective quality dependent on how the audience personally reacts to a given work. Some commentators and music historians have in fact regarded the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2020, 6:24 am (UTC)

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Many comparisons of medieval and modern music have already been discussed. I will add a few more worth considering. One point of comparison between medieval music and today's music comes from their...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019, 10:26 am (UTC)

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Poetic devices used in the lyrics of the song "We Are the World" include rhyme scheme although the rhyme pattern is somewhat irregular, alliteration, literary allusion, repetition, and...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2020, 1:14 pm (UTC)

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There's a great deal of hyperbole in the song, apparently meant to emphasize the idea that the speaker loves his girlfriend as she is, that she is just right without having to change anything about...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2018, 2:43 pm (UTC)

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At the beginning of the song, the narrator is crying because he is so deeply in love with his beloved but she seems to be pulling away from him. We can guess this not only because of his tears, but...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2017, 12:14 am (UTC)

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Music may be connected to history in several ways. When a nation becomes independent, it adopts a national anthem. Certain musical styles and genres may become common during a particular historical...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019, 4:11 pm (UTC)

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I think that listening to music is important, as someone else has stated it can lift our spirits when we are down. If you are fortunate to have the talent to actually play music it is even more...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2010, 4:04 pm (UTC)

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Music is a powerful force upon our feelings, and I would like to see more research done on the brain chemistry of this. Music does not simply express our feelings. It can enhance them, alter them,...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2016, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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Straight eighths is a specific performance practice in music. The term refers to eighth notes, so called from the manner in which they divide a measure of common time—into eight equal parts. In...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2018, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Let us first examine the two descriptors of music in the question. Music that is described as "popular" is just that. It is music that is consumed by a large portion of the populace. It is also an...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2018, 4:16 pm (UTC)

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Dynamics refers to the volume of what a listener hears or what a performer is directed to produce. Form refers to the structure of music; a common example is twelve-bar blues. Form almost always...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2017, 11:56 am (UTC)

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My entire extended family is musical--literally, all 27 of them. I long ago figured out my role is audience. I love music, I enjoy it when it's on, I appreciate it when it's done well, I worship...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2010, 7:26 pm (UTC)

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Train is not usually considered a religious band. Their hit single "Calling All Angels" is usually seen as being at least partially religious in nature. The lyric: 'Cause when I look to the sky...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2011, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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Beethoven's Fifth Symphony was first performed in 1808 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Since then, it has become one of the best-known compositions of all time. It is still frequently...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020, 1:22 pm (UTC)

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In any art form, one style is almost always a reaction, often an opposing reaction, to the characteristics of the previous style. Modern music, which came about at the end of the nineteenth...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2017, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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Perhaps the most significant linguistic feature of "Waltzing Matilda" is the colloquial language. The first verse, for example, is packed with colloquialisms (e.g., "swagman," "billabong," "billy...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019, 8:59 am (UTC)

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Melody, rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics are all important aspects of music. Think of them as the different "pieces of the puzzle" that come together to create music. MELODY is a sequence of...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2015, 2:14 am (UTC)

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I agree with ask996 on this one, based on the lyrics but also based on the performances by both Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. Watch and listen, and this song is clearly a plaintive reminder...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2010, 11:22 am (UTC)

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I agree that it is a little of both. Humans discovered the sounds of nature but they also invented their own music. We invented terms and conditions for music. We discovered that different...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2012, 10:44 pm (UTC)

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I'd have to go back in time and say that the most memorable concert would have to be seeing the Phil Collins and Genesis. The concert was outside, at a Phoenix amphiteatre, and even the oven-like...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2010, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Released in 1966, "Eleanor Rigby" is a popular song by The Beatles that explores, in a straightforward manner and with a haunting tone, the loneliness and isolation experienced by the elderly. The...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016, 5:10 pm (UTC)

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"Summertime" is a 1934 aria composed by American composer and pianist George Gershwin. Gershwin composed the song for his 1935 English-language opera, Porgy and Bess, while the lyrics were written...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019, 3:45 pm (UTC)

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In my opinion the answer is definitely no. Frankly, I have a hard time believing that all "music" should be considered music. Some recordings that I have heard, which are referred to as music, do...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2012, 5:23 pm (UTC)

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On the one hand, to talk about music from a utilitarian purpose might miss the point. Music exists and people create it for the sake of beauty. Apart from this point, there are a number of uses for...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2019, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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It’s been my dream ... to somehow unite people ... through love and music. It is important to reach people, to move them. Sometimes one can do this with the mosaic of the music melody arrangement...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2014, 8:29 pm (UTC)

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Modern music is often a reflection of many people's perceptions of the world around them. The protest music of the 1960s and early 1970s, for example, grew out of the growing disenchantment among...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013, 12:51 am (UTC)

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It's important to start by noting that music is inherently subjective. The beauty of the art form is that each listener can experience a song in a different way. That being said, it's possible to...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 7:25 pm (UTC)

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At the time Haydn premiered his oratorio The Creation (in German, Die Schöpfung) in 1799, he had already achieved an iconic status, and was now considered the greatest living composer. Mozart had...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2020, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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When we talk about Jazz as being "uniquely American," we must recognize that one of the reasons why it's "uniquely American" is because, like America, Jazz is a blend of different cultures. First,...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2020, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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Rhythm: Rhythm is the way music moves through time, its movement in time. The sounds of music may move through time by combining short and long sounds or by stringing together a series of short or...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2015, 9:11 pm (UTC)

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A generation gap does show in Cat Stevens' song "Father and Son." An aging father wants to share his wisdom with his son. While it is not said, the song implies that the son wants to race through...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021, 4:56 pm (UTC)

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Texture is a way of looking at the way all the pieces of a song come together. It has to do with the combination of instruments, voice. Basically, it looks at the combination of melody, harmony,...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019, 7:57 pm (UTC)

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In a music appreciation class, you are probably going to be listening to many famous and easily accessible pieces. Do not forget about your local library as so often there are recordings that you...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011, 12:50 pm (UTC)

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Both acoustic and electric guitars have distinct advantages. For learning music, acoustic is still usually recommended. An obvious disadvantage of the electric guitar is its dependence on...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019, 5:39 am (UTC)

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You can find the elements of music in a piece of music by first understanding what elements you are looking for, and then listening to the music with a focus on these elements. Dynamics: One of the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 12:21 pm (UTC)

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Puff, the Magic Dragon was written by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary along with Leonard Lipton and released in 1963. The main theme of this popular children's song is the loss of childhood...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020, 8:43 pm (UTC)

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Functionalism in music is a school of thought that indicates that every piece of music has a function and that that function affects the end product. The roots of functionalism are steeped in the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016, 4:29 pm (UTC)

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This is a fairly interesting topic. I would say that we could broaden the topic to include "popular music" with Classical music. If this can be done, the link below could be an excellent...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2010, 9:21 pm (UTC)

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I was unfamiliar with the song so I did some preliminary research. I found the lyrics, and also found a video made with that song as the background. If you are unfamiliar also, I suggest you do the...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2008, 7:45 pm (UTC)

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This brief, lyrical song is mystical in tone and does not lend itself to rigorous textual interpretation, relying principally on mystical sensations and images for its effect. The song opens with...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2020, 12:55 pm (UTC)

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While Baroque and Classical music historically refer to two distinct periods of time (the former from around 1600 to 1750; the latter from 1750 to about 1820), and while they represent different...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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The original question has to do with figurative language and song lyrics which I'm sure you have access to if you love music. I would suggest you try Amy Winehouse because if you can find...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011, 7:26 am (UTC)

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The orchestral interlude from Rimsky-Kovsakov's opera The Tale of Tsar Sultan is the close to Act III, Tableau 1. In this interlude, the Swan-Bird transforms himself into an insect so that he can...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2014, 2:06 pm (UTC)

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Although now most familiar as the central feature of jazz, improvisation played a significant role in the western classical tradition until well into the nineteenth century, especially during the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020, 8:20 am (UTC)

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We can break down the musical elements of Kesha’s “TiK ToK” into its sonic and lyrical characteristics. Sonically, this piece represents a combination of dance-pop and electropop, with the addition...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017, 9:13 pm (UTC)

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In an event uncommon, but not unheard of, in the music world, Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" is far less popular than the cover version by Bill Haley and His Comets. Both, however, are...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by the Police Though I've tried before to tell herOf the feelings I have for her in my heartEvery time that I come near herI just lose my nerve as I've done...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2012, 11:09 pm (UTC)

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