The roots of music reside in a crossroads of diverse forms, peoples, and cultures. There is perhaps no greater sign of the influence of globalization upon the world than the music which not only infuses our daily lives, but also echoes the changing context of popular culture. Originating in the hard streets, bars, and brothels of the infamous capital Buenos Aires, Argentina, tango has become one of the dominant forces of dance music introduced to the world. Tango emerged as a blend of immigrants'
When Roman culture was dominant, it brought with it the music and ideas of Ancient Greece, whereby the reciting of epic poetry and folk music played an integral role. In the sixth century, Saint Isidore of Seville recorded the first information about the early music of the Christian church. Isidore’s influences were predominantly Greek, yet, being an original thinker, he recorded some of the first information about the early music of the Christian church. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries
Beethoven was born during the classical period, which focused on strict, predictable music forms. This music was entertaining, elegant and easily accessible by the public. Beethoven’s influence in music lead to the development of a new musical era called Romanticism, which focused on narrative, originality and emotion. This research project seeks to discuss the similarities and differences between the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 5th symphony, with that of a different symphony from another era
Bebop is a fast tempo jazz style, characterized by instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the use of harmonic structure. Among the artist that made bebop famous are Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Miles Davis played bebop with Charlie Parker’s band and contributed pure-toned solos. In 1944 Miles Davis joined Charlie Parker’s band, and steadily he was exploring the phasing and harmonies of Bebop, and he was confidentely finding his own voice. Cool jazz is a modern jazz style characterized
he took different roles as a sidemen, trumpet and cornet player, vocalist, band leader, composer, musician and entertainer. Notably, his creation of solo improvisation let jazz depart from collective improvisation and become a solo art. Also, his virtuosity of playing the cornet and the skilled use of the upper register of trumpet amazed the public and greatly influenced the following jazz musicians. Meanwhile, his unique scat singing, personalized melodic embellishments of songs and the refinement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has always been a name that correlated with musical virtuosity and genius in my mind. When considering Mozart’s life and accomplishments, it is difficult to be surprised that he is regarded so highly in musical history. Born and raised in Salzburg, Austria, Mozart quickly received widespread recognition when he displayed extraordinary musical ability at a very young age. Over his lifetime, Mozart became involved with prominent venues and patrons, a couple of which included