History and Literature of Music I
Indiana UniversityJacobs School of Music
How to Write a Music History Paper
Table of Contents
- Select a Subject Area
- Get to Know Your Subject Area
- Build a Bibliography
- Select a Specific Topic
- Figure Out What to Say
- Formulate Your Thesis
- Plan Your Argument and Gather Evidence for Your Thesis
- Hand in Your Prospectus and Bibliography
- Draft the First Paragraph
- Draft the Argument
- Go Back to Your Sources and Revise, Revise, Revise
- If It Doesn't Relate to Your Thesis, Leave It OUT
- At the End, Answer the Killer Questions
- Revise, Correct, Type, and Hand It In
- Revise Again, Rethinking It Thoroughly in Response to Feedback and Your Own New Insights
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Building a Bibliography | More Help with Research
Sample Prospectus and Bibliography | Music Citation—Chicago/Turabian Style
Research Project Style Sheet
How to Write a Music History Paper
1. Select a Subject Area
The first step in writing your paper is to find a subject area you are interested in.
For starters, look at the themes of the course listed on the syllabus. Which of these interest you most? Which might you enjoy exploring? Often the most successful papers are those that tackle a big question, like these themes, by looking at a case study. For instance, you might explore the last theme, music and its interaction with other arts, by examining how this happens in a particular place and time, such as Venice around 1600, Paris around 1680, or Vienna around 1780.
To help you consider possible topics, look around and ahead in A History of Western Music, including the timelines that are provided in every chapter; the sidebars that highlight music in its context, performance issues, composer biographies, and source readings; and the "For Further Reading" section at the end of the book. Listen to the music we will be covering this semester, or to other music from this period. Browse in the books and anthologies on reserve listed in the syllabus, such as Richard Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music and the specialist histories and anthologies on a period or topic that interests you. Look at the list of Some Suggested Subject Areas. Select a few general areas you might be interested in pursuing, and get to know them (step 2 and the beginnings of step 3). Also, talk to your section instructor, to Prof. Burkholder, and to your classmates, and bounce ideas off of them.
Settle on one subject area as soon as you can. But don't do this too soon. Before you commit yourself to a subject, you should (1) know it well enough and (2) have gathered enough material on it to be sure that you can write a successful paper. You do not want to discover a week before the paper is due that the library has too few sources on your area.
You should have completed step 1 and started steps 2 and 3 before handing in your Preliminary Topic Idea (Assignment 1).
2. Get to Know Your Subject Area
Next, familiarize yourself with your subject area or areas. Read about them in HWM, in the New Grove Dictionary/Grove Music Online, or in other general works. Pay attention to the bibliographies of each, for these will lead you to materials that focus on your areas more specifically. Read around in the literature on your subject area or areas. Read quickly, without taking copious notes (there's time for that later). If a subject involves specific pieces of music (such as Monteverdi's operas Orfeo and Poppea ), get familiar with those pieces; if it involves a repertoire (such as troubadour songs), listen to and look at enough examples to have a sense of what the repertoire is like. Here again the anthologies on reserve may be helpful.
3. Build a Bibliography
An important part of getting to know a subject area is building a bibliography. Your bibliography is simply the list of sources you use in writing your paper. So the process of building a bibliography and the process of getting to know your subject area will happen in tandem, and you will continue to expand your bibliography as you write your paper. Hints for finding the sources you need are given in a separate webpage on Building a Bibliography. See also the M401: Music History Research Guide.
Assignment 2, the Music Resources and Research Worksheet, will help you build your bibliography.
From the start, become familiar with the format for bibliographic citations as described in Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers, 8th ed., and in the Cook Music Library webpage on Music Citation—Chicago/Turabian Style. This is the format you will have to use for your bibliography in each assignment. You will save time and effort in the long run by taking time early on to become familiar with the required format for each type of item and by consistently using the correct format.
4. Select a Specific Topic
Most of the subject areas listed in the webpage Some Suggested Subject Areas are too broad to treat in a 10-to-15-page research paper. As you work, you should limit yourself to a specific topic. Topics can be limited in one or more of the following ways, or others:
- Period of time
- Geography or nationality
- Genre, text, or repertoire
- Musical technique
- Person or group of people
- Number of pieces covered
Continue to build your bibliography.
5. Figure Out What to Say
After you have hit upon a topic and become familiar with it, you really have to start thinking. You have to figure out what to say about it.
There are two main kinds of writing in the field of music history: (1) writing that summarizes existing knowledge on a topic, like an encyclopedia article or a passage in a textbook, and (2) writing that states a thesis (a main idea) and presents an argument to support that thesis.
The research paper assignment asks you to write a paper of the second type, not the first. Here you must try to come up with something to say about your topic--and again, only one thing. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR PAPER!
Notice that in a research paper you are not writing a "report." Simply rehashing what someone else has said or a bunch of data or telling us your feelings or anything else is not a research paper. You must say something. The rest of the discussion below is focused on figuring out what to say and how to argue for your thesis.
6. Formulate Your Thesis
After you've decided what you're going to say about the subject, write it out as one sentence. This is the thesis of your essay. A thesis is a one-sentence statement of your main point. It is a full sentence: for example, "Seventeenth-century Italian composers of violin sonatas often imitated the style, ornamentation, and rhetorical gestures of vocal music." It is not a sentence fragment ("The relation between violin music and vocal music in the seventeenth century"). Notice that the sentence fragment doesn't say anything, it only names the topic. The complete sentence says something, something that is specific and can be proven (or disproven).
The thesis is often the answer to some question that you have asked about the topic. If you aren't sure yet what the answer will be, but you know what question you would like to ask, start with the question, and the thesis will develop as you try to answer the question.
Of all the dozens of things you know about your subject, you may legitimately choose a thesis that addresses only one of them.
7. Plan Your Argument and Gather Evidence for Your Thesis
Try to come up with reasons why you believe your thesis. That is, try to find arguments for what you believe. When you have some, write them down in a kind of list.
At this point, go back to the books, articles, dissertations, music, and whatever else you are using as sources for your paper. Don't read every word or analyze every note. Instead, look for more reasons to believe your thesis, bits of information that can serve as evidence to support your main point. Jot these down, and note where you found them. You might also keep your eye out for reasons someone might NOT believe your thesis; you will need these later. (And if any of them persuade you, you may want to revise your thesis to account for them. Remember, you're a human being, and human beings reserve the right to change their minds.)
Using this new information, revise your list of reasons to believe your thesis. Try to make the order of the list reflect the logical order of your thought. Imagine that you are trying to convince your best friend to believe your thesis: would you start with the most convincing reasons first, or save them for last? Try to find the most persuasive order for making the case that we should all believe your thesis.
8. Hand in Your Prospectus and Bibliography
This is the point where you should be when you hand in your Prospectus and Bibliography (Assignment 3): you should have (1) selected a subject area, (2) become familiar with that subject area, (3) assembled a bibliography on that topic, (4) narrowed down to a specific topic, (5) figured out what you want to say about that topic, (6) formulated your thesis, and (7) planned your argument.
To do all this, you may actually have had to start writing the research paper itself. Some people plan everything out before they begin writing; other people only figure out what they are trying to say by trying to write about it; others do some of each. So do not assume all the steps in this process are going to go in order, and you will be all finished with one before you go on to the next one. Thinking and writing are not usually that neat. You may find it helpful to start writing early, and loop back through all these steps often, with a better sense of what you are doing each time. (That's how I write.)
9. Draft the First Paragraph
You are now ready to write the first version of the research paper (Assignment 5). This will take several more steps (steps 9 through 14 below), so begin this process as soon as you can.
Copy down your thesis. Then write another sentence that begins something like "I will demonstrate this by arguing that . . . " and then copy down your list of reasons to believe your thesis.
Believe it or not, you have just written the first paragraph of your paper! That is, your first paragraph should present your thesis and summarize your argument. Do not "introduce" or "present background" or anything else, unless it is absolutely necessary to do so before your reader is likely to understand what the thesis is saying. After you finish a preliminary draft of the whole paper, you may want to edit for style and clarity, and you may need to state briefly the problem you are trying to solve before presenting your thesis (which then gets put in your second or third paragraph), but forge on for now.
10. Draft the Argument
Take the first reason or the first step in your reasoning in your list (from step 7 above) and "develop" it. That is, tell us why it argues for your thesis, why you believe it (you may have to make another little list), and so on. Try to write a paragraph (or more) to explain what this is and to argue for its truth. Then do the same for the other items on your list. If you've done the initial list in a logical order, your whole paper will have a logical and convincing organization to it.
After having said as best you can what you wanted to say, you should consider objections that someone else might raise against what you've said. You may have noted some of these during step 7. How can you reply to these objections? Think again of trying to convince your friend. (This is known in the trade as "anticipating objections," and no argument is complete without this step.)
Your are making progress. By this point you have begun to write your paper, you should have a good idea of what you are trying to say in it (your thesis), and you should have a fairly clear sense of how you are going to argue for your thesis.
11. Go Back to Your Sources and Revise, Revise, Revise
Just as in step 7 you went back to your sources with your thesis in mind, looking for reasons to believe it, you may find it helpful to do so again. Once again, don't get bogged down in superfluous information; instead, go looking for things that will sharpen your argument. (This is a good reason to start writing early on; as soon as you know what you are trying to say, there is a lot you can skip over, instead of reading everything you find. This can save a lot of time.)
Now that your argument is developing in your own mind, you may see things you missed before. What evidence exists for each of your supporting points? What objections to your thesis might be raised by the writers of the books and articles you are reading, if they were looking over your shoulder as you write your paper? And what evidence does what you are reading or the music you are studying offer to counter any objections? If anything new turns up, incorporate it into the sections of your paper in which you develop your argument and anticipate objections.
12. If It Doesn't Relate to Your Thesis, Leave It OUT
Notice that the focus is on convincing the reader of your thesis. Leave out anything that does not help to prove your thesis. Do not tell us everything you know about the subject. Do not give a composer's biography or "analyze" a piece just because you think you have to. You don't have to do anything that doesn't provide evidence for your argument or provide context so we understand what you're talking about and why your thesis is important. If some aspect of the composer's biography or of the way the piece is made is relevant, use it as evidence for your thesis, and explain what about it supports your thesis.
One exception to this rule: if a piece of information seems to contradict your thesis, you have to deal with it. Just as a lawyer arguing a case cannot simply ignore contradictory evidence, you should not either. The point is not to distract the reader with irrelevant background material or unnecessary details.
13. At the End, Answer the Killer Questions
You are now at the end of your paper. Now, most people want to summarize their paper at the end. You have already summarized your paper in your first paragraph. Do not do it again at the end. Instead, tell us the significance of what you have said. Explain why it is important, or tell us what paper remains to be written now that this one is finished. Try to imagine that your reader asks you the killer questions "So what?" and "Who cares?" and missed the significance of what you have said. Answer those questions.
14. Revise for Style and Smoothness, Make Sure the Format is Correct, Type It Neatly, and Hand It In!!
The first version of the research paper (Assignment 5) should represent your successful achievement of all these stages. You may find yourself looping back through steps 10 and 11 again and again.
Before finalizing your paper, check the Research Paper Style Sheet to make sure that you are not making any of the common errors in style and format. Please follow the guidelines there for writing, style, and presentation, including musical examples, quotations, and appropriate citation. Make sure that you have credited everything to its source, have enclosed quoted text in quotation marks or set it off as a block quotation, and have not inadvertently plagiarized anything. See Turabian's Manual, the Music Library guide to Music Citation—Chicago/Turabian Style, or the Music Library webpages on Footnotes and Endnotes and on Bibliographic Citations to make sure that your citation style is correct for both your notes and your bibliography. (Footnote form and bibliography form differ; a citation in a footnote or endnote is punctuated as if it were a single sentence, and a bibliography citation is punctuated as if it were three or more sentences. Make sure you get each format right and understand the differences.)
When you're sure it's good to go--or you're at the deadline, whichever comes sooner—hand it in.
15. Revise Again, Rethinking It Thoroughly in Response to Feedback and Your Own New Insights
After you receive feedback on the first version from your instructors and peers, you will want to rethink most stages from stage 3 on. Do you have enough sources (stage 3), or would another source or example help your case? Do you still agree with what you were trying to say (stage 5), or do you want to modify it? Is your thesis clearly formulated (stage 6), or can you make it still clearer? (Your peer reviewers will tell you what they think your thesis is; if they don't get it right, that's a good sign that you need to state it more clearly.) Can your argument be improved (stages 7, 10, and 11)? Have you left out all irrelevant material (stage 12)? Have you shown what is significant in your work (stage 13)? Are all matters of style, format, and presentation correct (stage 14)?
Think of revising not as fiddling with a few words or sentences, or making corrections that your peers or instructors pointed out. Think of this as an opportunity to re-think and re-consider the whole project, to make the paper communicate what you want to say to your readers as effectively as possible. I always find that I feel ready to write a paper only after I have finished the first version of it, because not until then have I totally immersed myself in the topic and completely explored what I think about it and want to say about it. You will have two to three weeks to rework the paper after you receive feedback on the first version, and that gives you plenty of time to think about what you really want to say and how you want to convince your readers.
When you have made your revisions, hand in the final version of the research paper (Assignment 6). The goal here is to make the paper the best you can make it, in the amount of time you have. Then pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
We look forward to reading each stage of your project and your completed research paper. We hope you will be proud of what you have accomplished.
Research Project | M401 Home
How to Write a Music History Paper
Some Suggested Subject Areas
M401: Music History Research Guide
Building a Bibliography | More Help with Research
Sample Prospectus and Bibliography | Music Citation—Chicago/Turabian Style
Research Project Style Sheet
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|Music||Concert paper 3||February 20, 1997 William Strang Music 6 Concert Paper #3 On Feb 20,1997, I attended a piano concert that was performed by Barbara Wieman. The performance was held at the American River College Music Department choir room. The choir room holds about 100 people and every seat was taken and students were seated on the floor. The audience was dressed casual as everyone was students trying t...|
|Music||Creative writing: the man who stepped into yesterday||Creative Writing: The Man who Stepped into Yesterday Once upon a time, there was a mountain which rose out of a vast, green forest. and in the forest there were birds and lakes and rocks and trees and rivers. the forest was also inhabited by a small group of people called the lizards. the lizards were a simple people and they had lived in the forest undisturbed for thousands o...|
|Music||Critique of romeo and juliet||There have been many romantic films made in the past as well as now in the present, from Wuthering Heights to Pretty Woman. But, one of the most romantic of all films is the story of Romeo and Juliet. It is safe to say that most people are familiar with this story. A couple so determined to be together, ended up tragically in the arms of one another because of their feuding families. Today,...|
|Music||Culture from adam sandler's 'what the hell happened to me '||How Music Affects Culture Adam Sandler"s "What the Hell Happened to Me?" This song means that culture affects how we grow up greater then most people think. I shows that when Adam Sandler was young, he was a well-rounded boy that liked to have fun. The song is also saying that our culture is affecting innocent youth that are forced to deal with the problems that the previous generat...|
|Music||Darius milhaud||DARIUS MILHAUD Darius Milhaud est un composer trÃ¨s fameux. Il a habitÃ¨ dans le Bras d"Or Aix-en-Provence. Mais, il est un jeune homme juif qui est trÃ¨s inconnu dans ce pÃ©riode. Quand il est un bÃ©bÃ©, il a reconnu les sons. Le pÃ¨re de Darius a eu un buisness de famille, exporter les amandes. Quand il est trÃ¨s jeune, il a les maniÃ¨res parfait, mais temps de temps, il a c...|
|Music||David selznick||Â³I have a different concept of producing than other producers. Some producers are money men, and others are just lieutenants. For me to produce is to make a picture. As a producer, I can maintain an editorial perspective that I wouldnÂ¹t have as a director. I consider myself first a creative producer, then a showman and then a businessman. You need all three things to succ...|
|Music||Dead man walking - indepth||The motion picture Dead Man Walking provided a non-fiction insight into the world of crime, justice, and capital punishment. The film cast several characters from different backgrounds and opinion sets in direct conflict with one another. Several small topics and one major topic, capital punishment, were explored over the duration of the movie. While the opinions and reactions...|
|Music||Dead poet's society-significant experiences||Significant experiences; the twists of life. Significant experiences are moments in life that create change not only in one"s present period of life, but also dramatically alter one"s view of the surrounding and forthcoming events. The impacts of such experiences are the opening of new doors in life, the realization of possibilities one would have never imagined sitting right under one"s ...|
|Music||Dead poets society||Dead Poets Society Scene where Knox Overstreet is on the telephone to Kris. Knox Overstreet played a fair part in the film Dead Poets Society. One particular scene that Knox was in was the phone conversation with the girl he loves, Kris. The scene starts with Knox at the telephone. The camera closes in on his face and his fingers dialling the telephone. The camera stays on his ...|
|Music||Death of the superstars||Death of the Superstars Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to some of the greatest music stars of our time. I'm talking about the stars that never made it to full prominence. The list of players is alarmingly high and sad. The potential of these performers never met. It would be something to see what the music of today would be like. I was reading a book awhile back. D...|
|Music||Dicks' androids and scotts' replicants||Michael Tschappat Patricia Stull English 102 11/25/96 Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and "60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science-fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people tr...|
|Music||Duke ellington||An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music...|
|Music||Dune||Dune by Frank Herbert Feb.22/97 This book all started with the family Atreides landing on plant Arrakis, commonly known as Dune. The planet Dune was the centre of the universe due to its immense amounts of spice. This spice is greatly needed for all planets as fuel and for raw materials. The family Atreides were asked by Emperor himself to go and mine the spice on the planet. ...|
|Music||Early history of the pipe organ||The "king of instruments" has a long history, one which can arguably be traced to the concept of a collection of "fixed-pitched pipes blown by a single player (such as the panpipes)" (Randel 583). The first examples of pipe organs with the basic features of today can be traced to the third century B.C.E. in the Greco-Roman arena; it is said to have been invented by Ktesibios of Alexander and c...|
|Music||Effect of the market on construction of music- manufactured b||Can Manufactured Bands ever be Classified as 'Good' Art? The Effect of the Market on the Construction of Music Introduction Manufactured bands now make up a major percentage of chart music today, not least of them Take That, Boyzone, Bad Boys inc., East 17 and other all-boy pop bands. In this essay I would like to discuss how the standard of art has been lowered...|
|Music||Elliot ness- mais-on-scene analysis||Mise-En-Scene Analysis The Untouchables Elliot Ness, a treasury agent, has been trying to stop alcohol from being smuggled into the United States. He feels that the key to putting an end to the alcohol distribution is to put gangster, Al Capone, behind bars. But there is a small problem, Ness can"t seem to be able to link the incoming alcohol, or any other crime to Capone....|
|Music||Enfluening of music||This Essay is about how music can influence the emotions and effects of a person. I will be giving you precentages. I will also be giving you quotes of students around my age group. Music can influence the way a person can dress. If some one that is listens to rock&roll will dress outraged and may wear nose rings. Students that listen to country may dress with a cow boy hat. A p...|
|Music||Eric clapton||Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is an innovative guitarist, basically the first to combine blues and rock, which in turn popularized blues. Because of his skill and ever-evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar v...|
|Music||Erik satie||Satie, Erik The French composer Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866, and died on July 1, 1925, was the son of an English mother and a Parisian music publisher. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1879 but failed to benefit from academic education, which he embarked on again only in his 40th year, when he enrolled as a pupil of Vincent d'Indy and Albert Roussel at the Schola Cantorum. Long...|
|Music||Evita||Stereotyping is a folly that almost everyone indulges in whether they realise it or not. Of course many try to stop this by educating themselves to be knowledgeable about worldly affairs but one can only equip oneself with so much information in ones lifetime. Cofer talks about the stereotype that follow Latino women no matter where they go. On the other hand, Eva Peron (Evita), po...|
|Music||Evolution of media violence||The evolution of broadcast programming can be identified into four stages. The first stage covers the debut of commercial radio in the 1920"s. At that time the tone was considered proper, and formal. For several years radio broadcasting emphasized classical or semi-classical music, and historical drama. Commercials were kept brief and always discreet In the second stage of programming, whi...|
|Music||Expository essay||Expository Essay Almost everyone has a favorite band. People buy CD"s and tapes to not only listen to the music that they like, but to support that band. There are many, many different types of music, and usually a certain band will fit into a specific type of music. I listen mostly to alternative/grunge music. And by coincidence the three bands I"m going to talk about are all from the w...|
|Music||Film score music||FILM SCORE MUSIC To say that music plays a large role in our society would not do justice to one of the most important and popular art forms of yesterday and today. We underestimate the effectiveness and power that music, in any form , can have over even the most insensitive of people. In almost everything we do and see music is involved in some form or another. Be it a piece played at ...|
|Music||Film term paper||Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often...|
|Music||Flaweless heroes||Flawless Heroes? It is important for youth to have heroes but society cannot ignore the facts and only report on the good side of those heroes. Everyone is human, and they are going to make mistakes. Hopefully they learn from those mistakes, and if those mistakes are brought to light and conveyed to the young people then they too learn from those mistakes. History has a duty to report o...|
|Music||Forbidden planet comparison to shakespeare's the tempest||On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare"s The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handedly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror al...|
|Music||Gema 1996||Suara Desa Gema Dikir Barat Final "96 Nanyang Junior College Lagenda Puteri Gunung Ledang Introduksi: Menghidupkan semula sebuah lagenda... Puteri Gunung Ledang kembali menjelma... Lagu Juara: Senyuman yang muncul sejenak di dalam lena nian mempesona Sehingga ku disulami cahaya cinta Apakan daya, kau menghilang kala ku terjaga Siapakah... gerangan puteri ...|
|Music||George bizek||George Bizek Georges Bizet, who is best known for his opera, Carmen, has remained somewhat of a mystery as far as his musical education, social life, and personal life. He is not like so many other composers and musicians of the Romantic Period who led a highly publicized life like Hector Berlioz, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, or Johannes Brahms. He spent his short life devoted to musi...|
|Music||Great rock musicians- their achievements and effect on music||Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements and Effect on Rock and Roll The blues are undeniably the roots of early rock and roll. Rock today has mutated so much that the basic blues patterns have been all but lost. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the birth of, and evolution of rock and roll by focusing on three of the arguably greatest rock musicians of the sixties and seventies....|
|Music||Greg graffin||Greg Graffin The band Bad religion was formed in the early eighties and has now been around over 15 years and has released over eight albums, the lead singer has continued his schooling and now has one bachelors degree ,a masters and is working on his Ph.D. Greg Graffin was born in 1965 in Wisconsin. His mother and father were divorced after his birth. In 1976 his mother h...|
|Music||Hdtv||It all started when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. This opened up the idea of receiving and playing professionally produced entertainment at home. As the years went by, there have been many advances in technology and ways to transmit signals through the air waves into people"s homes. After all, this is what it"s mostly used for, to get programs into people"s homes. Whether it be m...|
|Music||Hello, my name is orson welles||Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films. He liked a good deep focus shot. He liked low key lighting. He liked the grotesque side of life, blocking actors in groups of three, low camera angles and especially pointy bras. He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way. In Citizen Kane, he used the announcer in "News...|
|Music||History and origins of the ducimer||ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF THE DULCIMER The dulcimer is a member of the string family. It is further categorized into the Psaltrey family, a group of instruments that are comprised of strings stretched across a frame and played by plucking or drumming. The only difference, in fact, between the dulcimer and the psaltrey is the fact that one is plucked and the other is drummed. The dulcimer fa...|
|Music||History of rock and roll||page 1 INTRODUCTION Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues, Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was sung by groups such as The "Mills Brothers" and the "Ink S...|
|Music||How technology hurts us||HOW TECHNOLOGY Has Hurt Us Although many inventions have helped us and made our lives easier they have also caused some problems. With the invention of the car came problems such as air pollution. Cities are becoming more and more congested with people using their cars even for short distances. The government is trying to make this better by making cars pass an emmission control tes...|
|Music||How to listen to music, not just hear it||How to Listen to Music, Not Just Hear it To learn to listen to music, not just hear itYou need the right room, the right equipment, the perfect volume, the perfect spot, and (of course), the embracing of the music. After you have all the proper tools, you can sit and enjoy the music. The first consideration is to listen to music in a comfortable chair. I would highly recommend a good...|
|Music||I am a rock||I Am A Rock Paul Simon said that the person or people in his poem were sick of society, and wanted to be isolated away from society. He represents this by saying that they want to be like a rock, or like an island. They wanted to be isolated away from society. The poem talks about people being sick of society, and want to be isolated from it. Even in the first line, he made an analog...|
|Music||I didn't do it||I DIDN'T DO IT How The Simpsons Affects Kids The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Mat...|
|Music||Image est il dangereux ou utile||Est-ce que l'image est dangereuzx ou utile? De ne jours, nous sommes "inondes"des images par l'utilisation des nouvelles medias. Cet age avait commence au debut de notre siecle avec l'importance gagnee de trouver des "colonies"des pays reignants de l'economie du monde sans indiquer le mot"colonie". Or, les reclames et par consequent,l'image avaient ete decouvertes au XIXe siecle, mais cela a ...|
|Music||Industrial music||Rock and roll is dead. It's a fact. During the eighties romp of techno and fashion bands, people forgot all about it. In the late eighties and early nineties alternative music tried to save rock and roll, but it was too big of a category. If a band didn't sing country or rap, they were considered alternative. Every alternative band had their own idea of music, and it all spread ...|
|Music||Instrumental history of the drums||The first instrumental drum was called a timpani or kettledrums. This drums origin is of Eastern origin. Small kettledrums were introduced into Europe as early as the 13th century. The European kettledrum , which is used in American orchestras also, derives its special sound from the size and shape and diameter of its bowl. This bowl is usually made of copper or fiberglass. Another prima...|
|Music||James bond||James Bond Phenomenon James Bond has gone through a lot of changes in the years with 19 films. James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazneby, to Pierce Bronsman. All being great James Bond characters. The best of them being Sean Connery, why? I don't know why, he has always just been a better actor in every movie he has been in. Then comes Pierce Br...|
|Music||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 not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz a...|
|Music||Jerry garcia- and the rest of 'the grateful dead'||Jerome John Garcia was born in 1942, in San Francisco's Mission District. His father, a spanish immigrant named Jose "Joe" Garcia, had been a jazz clarinetist and Dixieland bandleader in the thirties, and he named his new son after his favorite Broadway composer, Jerome Kern. In the spring of 1948, while on a fishing trip, Garcia saw his father swept to his death by...|
|Music||Jimi hendrix||Jimi HENDRIX (1942 -70) Jimi Hendrix var mer Ã¤n en vanlig sjuttitalist. Han var gitarrist, sÃ¥ngare och lÃ¥tskrivare. Men mest imponerande Ã¤r att han ses som vÃ¤rldens bÃ¤sta gitarrist i rock-n-roll musikvÃ¤rlden. Hans fÃ¶delse namn var egentligen James Marchall Hendrix, och fÃ¶ddes i Seattle, delstaten Washington ,USA. Den korta karriÃ¤ren bÃ¶rjade 1961 ...|
|Music||Jimi hendrix 2||JIMMI HENDRIX James Marshal Hendrix was born on November 27th 1942, in Seatle Washington. He was considered by many to be the greatest guitarist to have ever lived. When he was 12 years old, his father traded his saxaphone to buy an inexpensive acoustic guitar for Jimmi. Though he never learned to read music, he tought himself by getting together with other local no-named bands and ...|
|Music||Johann sebastian bach||Chris Kouffman February 11, 1997 Period 7 Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a musical composer of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He was one of the greatest composers of all time. He was born in Eisenach, Thuringia, in 1685. He spent his life in music and was known for his ability in that subject. At age 15, Bach got his first job as a court musician at Weima...|
|Music||John lennon||John Lennon I, John Winston Lennon, was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. I was the founding member of a group called the Beatles, which was the most popular music group in the history of rock and roll (World Book 197). The group included George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and myself. We originally formed in 1958, but it wasn't until 1960 that we decided to name ourselves ...|
|Music||John lennon 2||JOHN LENNON John Lennon was a great song writer and musician. He played the rhythm guitar, the piano, and sang. He was in the most popular group in the history of rock music. In 1959, John founded this group, called The Beatles. The original Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best. Brian Epstein became the manager of the Beatles in 1961. Epstei...|
|Music||Juicy||The Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" It was all a dream I use to read "Word Up" magazine Salt 'n' Pepa and Heavy D Up in the limousine Hangin pictures on my wall Every Saturday, rap attack Mr. Magic Marlly Mar I let my tape rock Till my tape pop Smokin' weed and bambo Sipin' on private stock Way back When I had the red and black Lumberjack; With the hat to match When r...|
|Music||Jules verne||Jules Verne Going to moon, a balloon trip around the world, adventure under the sea, all this in the late 1800s? All this was possible in the writings of Jules Verne. Jules Verne was born in Nantes on February 8, 1828. He had a vivid imagination and as a child, he often sailed down the Loire River with his brother. He always wondered about air and undersea travel. In the 1800s, none of these a...|
|Music||Jurassic park||Jarasric Park The Dinosaurs were not to blame for the destruction of Jurassic Park 'Nature won't be stopped .......or blamed for what happens'(Ian Malcolm ,Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton). Jurassic Park mystifies its critique even as it makes it; or rather, to be more precise, it offers us contradictory messages about whom to blame for what goes wrong. Science finally takes the bla...|
|Music||Jurassic park 2||The story Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton takes place on a small island near Costa Rica, it"s about a park full of dinosaurs created by Dr. Hammond. The dinosaurs are locked in large cages with electric fences. But as the mathematician Ian Malcolm predicted, nature cannot be controlled. They find this out when the security system goes out. They soon lost the electric fence and the ...|
|Music||Kgjfkjv||Little Johnny was 7 years old, and like other boys his age, rather curious. He had been hearing quite a bit about courting from other boys and he wondered what it was and how it was done. One day he took his questions to his mother, and she became flustered. Instead of explaining things to Johnny she told him to hide behind the curtains one night and watch his older sister a...|
|Music||Kurt cobain||Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you about the life and mysterious death of Kurt Cobain. Kurt had a good childhood, but a troubled adolescence. Pa...|
|Music||Kurt cobain - historic accounts||Kurt Cobain Collection of personal accounts from family relatives --------- I would like to share some of the memories and perceptions I have concerning this unique, rare and original human being called Kurt Cobain. I knew Kurt during his teen-age years in the period from about 1979 to 1984. I was in my mid-30s and living in and near Montesano. My sister married Kurt's dad, Don, and also l...|
|Music||Kurt kobain||Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20,1967 in the town of Aberdeen, Washington. Aberdeen is on the west coast and is about 108 miles southwest of Seattle. Aberdeen is a dreary place with about seven feet of rain a year. Kurt was born to Mrs. Wendy Cobain and to Mr. Donald Cobain. Wendy was a homemaker. She had a very tight bond with Kurt. He was her first born. She had ...|
|Music||Leonard bernstein||LEONARD BERNSTEIN Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrenceville, Massachusettes on August 25, 1918. He was the first born child of Samuel and Jennie Bernstein, who lived in Boston, but had gone to Lawrenceville to visit some relatives. Bernstein"s parents had little knowledge of, or interest in classical music. The only records Leonard remembers hearing on his family pho...|
|Music||Life's too short||English 110 11-18-96 Life"s Too Short Often times when the normal parent or upstanding citizen turns on the TV and sees a young black man rapping about the hood they are usually turned off. Stereotypes come in to play and the channel is switched without even considering what message that human being is trying to convey. ...|
|Music||Lo system||ME Lube Oil System Cleanliness of the lube oil is very vital in the Main Diesel Engine Lube Oil System. A strainer is a device that is usually made up of a single layer of course gauze, and a very course wire mesh. This setup is used to filter out large objects that could cause blockage or damage to the lube oil system. A filter is used to filter out much smaller particals. The filt...|
|Music||Lucas king of film||Davis 1 Lucas: King of Film Whether it be through his epic Star Wars saga, or through the exalted special effects crew he pioneered, Industrial Light and Magic, he continues to amaze audiences world wide. His name in synonymous with famous directors/producers in the world. His impacts reach out in more fields than just film. He has created companies that produce award winnin...|
|Music||Madonna||Madonna Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, in the city of Bay City, located in the state of Michigan. Her real birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone. However, most people know her as simply Madonna. She is known as a controversial singer, actress, dancer, songwriter, and has become one of America's biggest and well-known stars in the late 1980s. Madonna's assertive behavior, outspoken...|
|Music||Math vs music||Mathematician and the Musician The mathematician sees thing only as they should be; he knows the logical explination for everything, and can manipulate it till the common person is lost in confusion as to what is being explained to him. The musician is incapable of concrete thinking; he solves the mysteries of life with word and metaphors and paradoxs that are answers to that world which...|
|Music||Matilda||Too smart for her own good, is a legendary saying used for people that are so smart that at the end of their life it can be dangerous for them. In the fantastic story Matilda written by Roald Dahl, the author describes a young girl"s life that is affected by lack of love and affection and her being too intelligent for her age and time. It was the beginning of summer in 1993 the climate w...|
|Music||Merlin||We all at one point or another dream. Imagine you are in another place or a another time, the future maybe, even maybe the past where years, days, centuries, minutes all irrelevant if you have imagination. I now dream of a time and place were men have such things as bravery and honor. I now speak of Camolot. The legendary castle wear Merlin the priest, Merlin the magie, and Merlin the wise ...|
|Music||Metallica||Introduction Metallica was a band that that started out in the garage of one of the members when they were in high school. The band went through many changes and tragedies and found solutions for them and somehow remained playing. They started in 1980 as one of the first, if not the first Black/Metal band. Their popularity decreased in 1987 and form there they went on to become really pop...|
|Music||Michael griefs rent||Â Â Â Â Â Â Â January 21. The time is around 6:45 pm.Â Writer, composer Jonathan Larson was sitting in the very last few rows listening as cast he had chosen for his "about to be" Broadway musical, "Rent" went through one of the final dress rehearsals in The New York Theater Workshop. He and the Director of "Rent"Michael Grief began to sing one of the songs form the show when Larson began to ...|
|Music||Mindwalk||International Relations Mindwalk From the very beginning, I realized that Mindwalk was definitely not a film you could kick back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy. To be able to understand and grasp the meaning of the film, you first had to make sure that your brain was in full gear. The concept and idea the author is trying to get across just doesn"t run to you. It requires concentr...|
|Music||Minstrels||Minstrels Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, a...|
|Music||Modern music composition||Modern Music Composition Student : 0135761 Teacher : # 3 Composition has been an ever-changing entity in our society. Music composition is also a very alternating subject of study. You have to keep up to date when you wish to compose a piece of music. This is strictly due to the progression of music in this day i...|
|Music||Mozart||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The movie takes place in Vienna, Austria in the 1700's. The film begins with the attempted suicide of Antonio Salieri, a court composer of the Austrian Emperor. He is placed in a mental asylum where a priest visits and asks for his confession. Salieri claims to have caused the death of Mozart. The rest of the movie is a narration by the court composer, mostly in f...|
|Music||Mozart 2||Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. His Christian name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. His father Leopold Mozart educated him and was a violinist, author, and composer. He began composing minuets at the age of five. When Mozart was six, he was successful at the clavier, violin, and organ. Mozart started composing s...|
|Music||Music censorship||During the Doors concert in Miami, in 1969, lead singer Jim Morrison, "did lewdly and lasciviously expose his penis and shake it. . ." (Rosen et al. 90). Today, Billy Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, bares all at his concert in Philadelphia (Bernstein 95). The eccentric Courtney Love will rip off her bra for the audience to marvel and glorify at her action (Be...|
|Music||Music in video games||Throughout the history of the video game industry, there has been many changes concerning music in video games. Music in video games progressed greatly within the life of the industry from 1972 to the present. These progressions can be seen as improvements in quality which includes an increase in the number of output channels, an increase in song length, a great improvement in the quality ...|
|Music||Music that is romantic||ROMANTIC MUSIC (The Arts) 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 all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation be...|
|Music||Nat king cole||KEITH KUNZE NAT KING COLE -------------------------------- NAT KING COLE BORN MARCH 17, 1919 DIED FEBRUARY 15, 1965 BORN NATHANIEL ADAMS COLES HE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN- AMERICAN WHO BECAME A SUCCESS WITH THE WHITE AUDIENCE. NAT GREW UP IN CHICAGO, WHERE PIANIST EARL HINES WAS A BIG INFLUENCE. COLE FORMED HIS FIRST TRIO WITH GUITAR PLAYER...|
|Music||Natural law||Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concernin...|
|Music||Neil young in halifax||I was getting ready for school one morning when my father said that my cousin Jennifer was on the phone and she wanted to know if I wanted a ticket to the Neil Young concert coming up in Halifax. I said I did and I kind of forgot about it. It was Halloween night and I was listening to an old Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young album when I looked at the release date when I realized that in a mer...|
|Music||Nell||1) The loss of Nell"s twin sister had a dramatic effect on her. Nell and May were raised in a secluded environment with no outside contact. As a result, May and Nell became very close emotionally and were an integral part in each others lives. When May died, Nell lost part of her life as well which resulted in vivid memory replay. A good example of this is when Nell was turning around ...|
|Music||Nirvana||Nirvana Nirvana was a band until one of the band members died. He killed himself because he was on to much drugs. His name was Kurt Cobain. He was born on February 20, 1967. He met two other people and they became a band. Their names are Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. They were very successful in music. They played alternative music. Their first album was Bleach....|
|Music||No future||No Future? When looking into the future people see many different things. Whether it be flying cars, buildings floating in the air, or people walking around in space suits, everyone has their own idea. Most of the time when people look into the future they look far into it, not in the next several years. The future is usually defined as twenty or more years beyond the present. Many movies...|
|Music||Of mice and men- a comprehensive comparision of the novel and||Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel "Of Mice and Men"? It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film "Of Mice and Men"? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done. Just the contrary is true, it is one of the best ...|
|Music||On experiencing verdi's aida||"On Experiencing Verdi's Aida" Being my first time seeing an opera, I was very much impressed by the whole production. I did not, however think it was very different than I had imagined it would be like. Although my opinion would have been much better if I saw it live, it was a great first impression. I thought that all of the characters were very well casted. I did...|
|Music||Opiate of the masses||There was once a great philosopher who stated that religion is the opiate of the masses. i believe that this holds true even today. Except what keeps people in a daze is television. Television is rarely used for any good today, for example, do you really think that full house is an intellectual stimulus? hell no. TV is designed to be brain candy for the weak-minded and ignorant. The ...|
|Music||Orange||A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, made more than thirty million dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards; however, this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversy began, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, ...|
|Music||Paralells in my brilliant career||Ray Romeo Film as Lit. Strojan and Ward ...|
|Music||Paul mccartney- is he really six feet under||PAUL McCARTNEY, SIX FEET UNDER? I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album cover...|
|Music||Personal essay: the drainpipe||Personal Essay: The Drainpipe For a half hour, every school day, for a few months, I was really happy. A friend and I would go to the drainpipe, and we would sit, talk, eat our lunches, and listen to my walkman. It was the perfect place: It was quiet, beautiful, and it was full of peace. It didn't matter whether it was cold or hot, somehow you didn't feel anything sitting on that...|
|Music||Playstation||Twisted Metal The Following are Advanced Attack moves that can be performed by any Vehicle Freeze ----------------------------------------------- L,R,U Napalm ----------------------------------------------- R,L,U Shield ----------------------------------------------- U,U,R Jump ----------------------------------------------- U,U,L Cloak ----------------------------------------------...|
|Music||Powder||Most likely written by some kind of nut, the film Powder is indeed strange. Powder is the story of an albilno completely hairless teenager who has the power to use an extraordinary amount of his brain capacity. Powder is the archetypal outsider.Edward Lightning Hands might be a more fitting name for all the overuse of the already worn out "Boo Radley-like misfit who is also a despised prophet"...|
|Music||Pride and predjuce in south pacific||In Rogers and Hammerstein"s South Pacific, the main theme is racial prejudices. The two main characters, Emile de Becque and Nellie Forbush are faced with these problems as they attempt a relationship. Two other minor characters, Lt. Joe Cable and Liat, are faced with the same dilemma. Both Nellie and Joe Cable have a hard time copping with their own racial prejudi...|
|Music||Progression of music in america since the 1940's||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 at times, but never have the American people turned away music in its entirety. There have been times when parents did not approve of the music that their children chose to listen to, but the parents had never turned away music. Music has been c...|
|Music||Ralph vaughan williams - symphony no 5||Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony Number Five Ralph Vaughan Williams, descended from the famous Wedgwood and Darwin families, was born at Down Ampney, Gloucestershire in 1872. In 1890 he entered the Royal College of Music, and in 1892 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge. One of the greatest of the British composers, a prolific writer of music, folksong collector, and champion of British cu...|
|Music||Report on new orleans jazz band||Live Jazz Experience Report - Dag "They have a word down South to describe the way you feel when your packed into a crowded dive at 1:00 AM, where the cigarette smoke is so thick it makes its own weather; and the waitress is slinging bourbon and Fritos while some bad-ass Jazz Funk band rocks the house as hard as Blue Ridge granite, and the sweat flows down from the stage like the cloudy ...|
|Music||Review of gyorgi ligeti's danse macarbei||Le Grande Macabre Aaron Warner by Gyorgi Ligeti 485-13-5800 written in 1978 4/24/95 L.L. #5 This piece is a lesson in polytonality, dissonance, and complexity. The first thing heard is an imitation of a car horn that seems designed to grab hold of the listener. If I were inattentive before this piece, I certainly was wide awake when it was over. Ligeti seems to hav...|
|Music||Robert schumann||Robert Schumann Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Dohner. He had in fact ...|
|Music||Robert schumann||Robert Schumann Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory sch...|
|Music||Romeo + juliet- an 'e' ticket ride||anonymous 11/21/96 ROMEO + JULIET: AN E TICKET RIDE The new release of Romeo and Juliet is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare's work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers. There is something for everyone in this movie. A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action. From th...|
|Music||Roswell||Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rathe...|
|Music||Safe place for kids||Writing Todd Turner Composition 10/15/96 Outdoors Or TV? I think that if kids spent their time outside rather than watching TV there would be less kids in gangs and less kids causing crimes. I"ve noticed lately that alot of kids are in gangs and have been burglarizing houses and stores. One reason why I think kids are becoming...|
|Music||Shasta mcnasty||Shasta McNasty, a politically incorrect comedy that premiered on Tuesday, October 5th, at seven thirty; on channel nine. The only thing you will need to enjoy this comedy is an IQ two notches below that of a carrot. If comedy is even the right word to describe this brainless screenplay. The shows main viewers cannot even read so for them this review is worthless. The show has the acting abilit...|
|Music||Shot change creates a new perspective||Joe Chamas Avant Garde Film Midterm 11395 Question #4 Man with The Movie Camera Shot Change constructs a New Perspective The traditional rules for editing from shot to shot had always tried to give the impression of a continuou...|
|Music||Similarities of two famous tales of love||Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love In one of the most famous love stories of this century, many elements from anotherfamous tale of love were borrowed. In many instances, Westside Story mirrored Shakespeare'sRomeo And Juliet. Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structure.However, they differed as well. In Westside Story, some characters shared person...|
|Music||Singing in the rain||The hit musical "Singin' in the Rain" may possibly be one of if not the greatest musicals of all time. With it's tale of the film world of the mid 1920's and its creative underlining love story between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), it provokes the interest of someone who would not generally be attracted to a musical. It is a classic ma...|
|Music||Ska music||Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the delightful Caribbean climate. The streets are filled with many sounds. Cars' horns honking, children playing, and people shuffling by. There is one sound, however, that rises above all the hustle and bustle. Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating from smoke-fille...|
|Music||Ska!||SKA! Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the delightful Caribbean climate. The streets are filled with many sounds. Cars' horns honking, children playing, and people shuffling by. There is one sound, however, that rises above all the hustle and bustle. Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating fro...|