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  • Jazz Musicians

    Jazz Musicians

    Humanities 1 During the Jazz era, there were many different figures that help shape the genre into what it is. Some of these people are musicians like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington used their abilities as musicians to revolutionize jazz music. If it weren’t for these and many other musicians, today’s music would not be what it is today. We will take a look at what these men have done to change the

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Artur
  • Jazz Paper

    Jazz Paper

    Born in New York City, Artie Shaw would become one of the top bandleaders in the swing era. He began his musical career as a highly sought-after alto saxophone player in the New York area, and was able to benefit from the growth of radio and studio recordings. As he perfected his technical ability with various dance bands, he was still relatively unknown in the early 30’s when he began to focus exclusively on

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Jazz Swing Era

    Jazz Swing Era

    LESSSON 5 The Swing Era (1932-1942) • Post Depression (1929) • Big Bands become prominent • Instrumentation: 4-5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones (woodwinds), piano, bass, drums, guitar • Arranger becomes much more important • Written out arrangements with less, or little, improvisation • Some up-tempo tunes • Many more ballads with jazz interpretation • Music often for dancing Music become a big business • Recordings were now very important • Recording companies now exercised

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Artur
  • Jazz: A History

    Jazz: A History

    Jazz: The History The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. It combined elements of Ragtime, marching band music and Blues. What made Jazz such a different perspective of traditional music was its act of improvising. There was a widespread use of improvisation often by more than one player at a time. Songwriters would write the music down on a piece of paper, and then the Jazz musicians would try their

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Jazz: A Simple Definition

    Jazz: A Simple Definition

    Jazz is a type of music developed by black Americans about 1900 and possessing an identifiable history and describable stylistic evolution. It is rooted in the mingled musical traditions of American blacks. More black musicians saw jazz for the first time a profession. Since its beginnings jazz has branched out into so many styles that no single description fits all of them with total accuracy. Performers of jazz improvise within the conventions of their chosen

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Monika
  • Jazz: Still Got the Blues?

    Jazz: Still Got the Blues?

    The interaction between Blues and Jazz can be discerned when the origins of both music are scrutinized. The development of one is hidden in the roots of one another and both use similar sound patterns for instance. In this paper the readers will be presented a brief history of Blues & Jazz within the similarities of the two. If we trace back to the history of Blues music, the impact of African-American tradition is

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Monika
  • Jean Baptiste Lully

    Jean Baptiste Lully

    Jean Baptiste Lully was a prolific composer who is best known for establishing French Opera. (Boynick) Born in Florence on the 28th of November 1632, (Boynick) Giovanni Battista Lulli was a miller’s son. (Sadie 2000 pg 166) Lully first arrived in France in March of 1646 (Jean Baptiste Lully) to work as an attendant for a female courtier. (Sadie 2000 pg. 166) “During his six years in her household, Lully, already an expert at the

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Bred
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme - Double Impact

    Jean-Claude Van Damme - Double Impact

    The movie opens twenty-five years ago in Hong Kong. The parents of two twin babies, Alex and Chad, had borrowed money from Raymond Zhang and Nigel Griffith, two lead smugglers. They needed the money in order to build a tunnel between Hong Kong and the mainland. After the tunnel was built and the money collected, Nigel Griffith and Raymond Zhang had a gang of hit men massacre Alex and Chad's family. Frank Avery, a

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Victor
  • Jeremiah Johnson

    Jeremiah Johnson

    This covers the movie called Jeremiah Johnson. Jeremiah leaves to live in the Rocky Mountains, and to escape any more wars. Upon reaching the mountains he realizes it wasn’t as simple as he suspected. Luck shines on him when he stumbles on Hatchet Jack and takes the .50 rifle from his frozen corpse. Luck shines on him once more when Grizzly Adams finds him and takes him in to teach Jeremiah what he knows. After

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

    Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

    Alex Walker 25 April, 2001 Period 1 Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead Rock Legends of the 60s and 70s Walker 2 Jerry Garcia’s life was filled with wonderful things, many of which he never expected in the first place. After an almost fatal heroin overdose in 1986, “ Garcia philosophically stated, ‘ I’m 45 years old, I’m ready for anything, I didn’t even plan on living this long so all this shit is

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Top
  • Jesse McCartney

    Jesse McCartney

    Early LifeMcCartney was born to Ginger and Scott McCartney in Westchester, New York. He began performing in local community musicals at the age of seven, before joining the national tour of The King and I at age ten along with Phil of the Future star Ricky Ullman. Here he played the character of Louis. In 1998 he sang with the group Sugar Beats and can be heard on their 1998, 1999, and 2000 CD releases.[1]

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    Submitted: May 15, 2011 By: jesselove1994
  • Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison

    One of the most influential singers, songwriters, and poets of all time would be the singer, Jim Morrison, of the great American rock band, The Doors. I admire Jim because he was talented, poetic, and he was a man of character. Jim generally wrote songs on three specific things: love, death, and travel. The way he expresses these topics through his songs makes him mysterious and unique. Very few bands in musical history have

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: David
  • Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison

    Wait until the war is over And we're both a little older The unknown soldier Breakfast where the news is read Television children fed Unborn living, living, dead Bullet strikes the helmet's head And it's all over For the unknown soldier It's all over For the unknown soldier These lyrics to the song “Unknown Solider”, has a strong meaning for me. I was in Iraq for 2yrs and 9 months. These lyrics at best describe

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Vika
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix perhaps no other rock-and-roll trailblazer was as original or as influential in such a short span of time as Jimi Hendrix. Widely acknowledged as one of the most daring and inventive virtuosos in rock history, Hendrix pioneered the electric guitar (he played a right- handed Fender Stratocaster-- his "Electric Lady"--upside-down and left- handed) as an electronic sound source capable of feedback, distortion, and a host of other effects that could be

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    Submitted: December 12, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    On November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington a later-to-be-known legend was born as James Marshall. This future guitar master went by the name of Jimi, Jimi Hendrix. His childhood was not very fortunate, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. Jimi could never afford to take lessons so he taught himself. At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Vika
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix A legend was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle with the name of James Allen Hendrix. He was a true American of Black, White and Cherokee blood. As a child, James who later changed his name to Jimi, was very shy and was raised by friends and family. He grew up in different homes that ranged from city life to living on the Cherokee reservation with his grandmother. With all of the

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Riffs and Rhymes are only part of the amazing life of Johnny Allen Hendrix (AKA, James Marshall Hendrix.). I have found the key aspects in his life to make a complete connection of how his outside life affected his music and lyrics. The master guitarist lived a life of drugs as well as music. Did the LSD have a part in his musical harmonies and riffs? My research shows that ever little aspect of his

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: regina
  • Jimi Hendrix Paper

    Jimi Hendrix Paper

    Michael Farris Mus 008 - Sec 28 Professor Wong 12/1/15 Jimi “I want my music to go into the soul of a person,” are the words of a somewhat insecure Jimi Hendrix just a few short years before he made his fame. This short and simple quote shows that Jimi was a humble man that wanted to be known for his musical talent and nothing else. Jimi: All is By My Side is a film

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    Submitted: February 19, 2016 By: michaelfarris
  • Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty

    Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty

    Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, "Stuck in the Middle With You", in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ("The Great"), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musically gifted family and was devoted to music throughput his childhood and adult years. He was taught by his father and later by his brother Johann Christoph, and was a boy soprano in Luneberg. His education was acquired largely through independent studies. In 1703 he became a violinist in the private orchestra of the prince of Weimar but left within a year to become an organist at

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Jack
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B- Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ("The Great"), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: July
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ("The Great"), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele.

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period, and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, noted for their intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty, have provided inspiration to nearly every musician after him, from Mozart to Schoenberg. J. S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Bach's uncles were all professional musicians ranging from church organists

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms was born on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg, which is the second largest city in Germany. Brahms was known for being a composer of romantic music. He started playing piano at an early age, and he used his gift to “[help] to supplement the rather meager family income by playing the piano in restaurants and theaters, as well as by teaching” (Johannes Brahms). His piano teachers were Otto Cossel and Eduard Marxsen. At

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Bred
  • John Coltrane

    John Coltrane

    Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius Monk, and his bee bop, to Dizzy Gillespie’s big band, to Miles Davis’ cool jazz, or to John Coltrane’s free jazz; America’s music

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Anna
  • John Coltrane

    John Coltrane

    Intro to Music Masterworks Final Paper Jazz music was originally developed by African Americans during the start of the twentieth century. Throughout the semester we have studied the timeline of musical periods including the Romantic and Classical eras of music. Becoming internationally popular in the 1920’s, jazz music has been typically described as “America’s Classical Music.” The musical periods we have discussed in this course have influenced and show a strong relation to jazz music

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Jessica
  • John Coltrane

    John Coltrane

    John Coltrane The ever growing love that I have for jazz was started because a friend told me to buy a John Coltrane CD the summer before my freshman year in college. For as long as I have known my friend he has always been interested in music and has played drums for the majority of his life. He had a few albums of Coltrane’s and would always tell me I would love them. I

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Steve
  • John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician

    John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician

    John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. It places particular importance on inventive self interpretation. Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Mike
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