The song Now in Our Lives is more relaxed and romantic compared to his other quick, strong be-bop songs. The majority of the song consists of low, sluggish melodies. However, there are many parts throughout the song that have many fast notes played. There are quite a few changes in rhythm throughout the piece which stimulates the piece. There’s a nice piano, bass and drum accompaniment that help to establish the laid-back feel of the music.
Vivaldi was progressive musically. He established the concerto form as an instrumental standard, played with the idea that the soloist was at war with the larger orchestra and using the contrasts to dramatic effect, not only between players but in speed and volume levels as well, and he pushed the envelope on violin technique, something in which he probably remained untouched. His usual writing style was antiphony, a simple style, which allowed him to experiment with instrument solos and maintain a light and innocent texture to the music. Vivaldi was one of the rare Italian composers interested in woodwind instruments. He composed several concertos for the bassoon, oboe, recorder and flute, as well as the rarer clarinet.
However, texture is treated as flexibly as rhythm. Pieces shift smoothly or suddenly from one texture to another. Melody - Classical melodies are one of the most tuneful and easy to remember. The themes of even highly sophisticated compositions may have a folk or popular flavour. Occasionally, composer simply borrowed popular tunes, but more often, they wrote original themes with a popular character.
It was something I could see being played on a peaceful night, as it's something I could enjoy and relax to. 4.) Title - Road Runner Artist - Bo Diddley Composer - Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Jerome Green, Ellas Mcdaniel Musical Traits - Not a very deep vocalist, the music was very up-tempo and he had somewhat of normal-high scream to his music, but sounded very well. The music was something that you could dance and swing around to at a pretty fast pace, as he was jamming on his guitar playing notes the entire time. Topic of Lyrics - The topic of this song is something that would go along with a party or dancing type of social event.
The stringed instruments were the accompaniment; therefor, they began with harmonics, chromatics, and tremolo for various measures rather than having a moving part. The melody was given to the flutes and soloist, Sami Junnonen, who was also very talented. The song was about 22 minutes long and he had the whole piece memorized. It sounded very sad, but soothing simultaneously. There were visuals around the theater, which made it easier to understand and visualize what Lopez was trying to describe when writing the song.
His opening phrase is indicative of what is to come throughout the piece; Armstrong here begins with a relatively tonally static line (focusing primarily on C), then contrasts it with an F major arpeggio, then returning to stasis on a D on the A flat diminished chord. Alternation between a relatively static phrase and a relatively active phrase is a key element Armstrong uses throughout the solo. This allows for plenty of room to move around tonally without sacrificing a sense of where he is within the chord progression (made all the more difficult by the stop time figures throughout). Perhaps his most striking choice of notes is the D flat in measure 12 on a D7 chord. Because of the nature of the stop time accompaniment, Armstrong is able to use this relatively “out” note as a chromatic appoggiatura of sorts - and to use it extremely effectively.
Yuanyuan Mao MUS-120 10:20AM 17/10/2012 symphonic band My first concert experience Last Friday night, I got my first concert experience in Van Meter Hall for University symphonic band concert. It was a memorable musical feast. The first program is called Fanfare for the Ozarks. Before it beginning, The bandmaster introduced the principal flute for us. Fanfare has a dramatic start, just like a communicating between difference instruments.
The exposition of Symphony No. 5 is a lively one, with those first notes played by the orchestra, to open up the listeners ears. The first few measures ensure the listener that the theme is what it is, and that throughout the song, slight, but also vast variances are heard. The first theme ranges from the beginning up to 55 seconds and then moves on into theme 2. Theme two starts at about 55 seconds and takes us off with a happy, major, melodic feeling that ends around 1:30.
Its portability and ease of use make it the ideal songwriter's tool. Its gentle harp-like arpeggios and rhythmic chordal strumming has always found favor in an ensemble. The acoustic guitar has a personal and intimate quality that is suited to small concert halls, churches and private spaces without any additional amplification. For stadium concerts or large venues some form of amplification is required. An acoustic guitar can be amplified by placing a microphone several inches from the sound hole or by installing a
In fact, the smoother, more complex progressions classical pianist composed are known to sharpen the mind, increase focus, and encourage a more introspective train of thought. Classical music is much more intricate than modern pop music. Classical music is known to have a relaxing effect. The smooth tones and rhythms allow a person somehow enhance cerebral skills enable a person to concentrate more, the “Mozart effect”. Many people choose to play classical music as they study or do work because they believe it increases their productivity.