Fav instrument

The flute family is the oldest of the woodwind family. The size of the tube has changed to respect Its bore shape. During the Renaissance, the flute was a simple wooden tube shape with an embouchure hole and finger holes. The bore of the baroque flute was adjusted to a slightly pointed conical shape with the larger range at the embouchure hole and the smaller radius at the bell end…

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Psychology Myths

Power Most people believe that people only use 10% of the brain power because they are hopeful. Even very educated people fall into this trap. If only ten percent is being used, there Is plenty of room to become smarter. But this is untrue. Businesses feed off this hope for self-improvement, and therefore, create products that do not actually aid in self-improvement but Just act as a “feel good” product…

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Effects of Music

Music can control a much larger part of your life than most people would like to believe. Music can affect us in ways in which we’re not even aware of, and for this reason, music is simply amazing. There is a large number of studies behind music. Not even just the typical music you hear on the radio or that you download from the Internet, but any sounds and the…

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Employment Systems of Musicians

Throughout history, musicians and composers, who possess a unique musical talent, found themselves been employed under the patronage system and or freelance system. Up till the classical era, the only way musicians could support themselves is under the patronage system. They could be servants of aristocrats or servants of the church. Under the patronage system, musicians were employed as servants. As servants, they have very few rights; they cannot leave…

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Symphony Nos

Originally, Haydn meant for the symphonies not to be played in order as they are numbered, and did not write them in numerical order either. He wrote number 83 and 87 around 1785, in 1786 he wrote numbers 82, 84, and 86 and number 85 was written at an unknown time between 1 785 and 1786. Haydn started by wanting them to be published in the order 87, 85, 83,…

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What Is your favorite thing about the piece?

Depth Focus on a Piece Select a piece of music and research It In depth. You will first find all of the essential background material for the piece. Then, you will write about your own reactions to the piece. Title: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp minor “Quasi nun fantasia” or moonlight sonata Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven Performer(s): Ludwig Van Beethoven 1. What year was the piece written? What period…

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Concert comparisons

After viewing the concert excerpts, construct a comparison of these two concerts. For this assignment I chose to compare and contrast two concerts. The first concert is from the modern era, while the other is a Baroque Era concert originating from the 17th Century preformed by a modern day orchestra. The Baroque Era Concert takes place in a large modern day Lutheran Church in front of a small crowd of…

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Composer Report: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was born. He was an amazing and great classical musical composer, He Is known for being the most famous composer of the classical and romantic periods of music. According to the “Enjoyment of Music” manual, Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His father, with his grandfather, was the two singers at the court of a local prince, Frederica Max. (Fernery and Masochism 197). Beethoven began to take…

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Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

Beethoven was one of the pivotal composers that helped music evolve from the Classical period into the age of Romanticism. When discussing Beethoven’s success in classical compositions, his symphonies are at the forefront of most if not every conversation. However, even within the topic of his symphonies, some are naturally highlighted more than others. For example, one could reproduce the melody from either the opening movement of the Fifth or…

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Beethoven Biography

Ludwig van Beethoven is perhaps the most famous and Influential of all the pianist composers of his time. He was considered instrumental In the transition of between the classical and romantic eras In Western Art Music. Beethoven was born on December 1 6th, 1770 In Bonn (now called Cologne, Germany) to parents of Belgian descent. HIS father, Johann, was a musician at the court of Bonn, and his mother, Maria,…

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