Red Red Shoes was commissioned by the Unicorn Theatre for Children and The Place. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, this play uses dance, music and drama to explore the inner world of a traumatised child fleeing from war in Eastern Europe. (Ages 9+) Eye of the Storm offers a contemporary version of Shakespeares The Tempest, exploring father/daughter relationships and the need for independence. (Ages 12+) Playing From the Heart, commissioned by the Polka Theatre, is a poetic piece which follows the travails of the young Evelyn Glennie to become a professional musician despite her profound deafness. (Ages 8+)
Music Theory for Teenagers, delivers music theory without confusive movement. By the way youll get system knowledge of music. This book contains no junk which useally confuse many people forever. Read this book and youll gain the perception how to play any musical instrument quite professionally in a short period.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Musicology, grade: 2, University of Graz, language: English, abstract: The article deals with the different kinds of manipulation of background music on the human being. Several studies are discussed about the consequences of background music on decision making, driving, buying, eating at a restaurant, etc. The question about the possibilities of an escape from the influence of music is asked and discussed. At first the functions and mechanisms of background music are elaborated, before the effects on the human being are discussed. Subsequently tests are presented about the various influences of background music in order to achieve control of people. Furthermore the controversies about the famous Mozart- Effect are taken into consideration. It is also interesting to know how background music has an impact on the physical body. To explain this phenomenon the working mechanisms of the brain are illuminated by including the latest findings about brain and music in the last months. This article ends with some concrete suggestions how to overcome being influenced and manipulated by background music.
Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Musicology, Griffith University (Queensland Conservatorium of Music), course: Bachelor of Music, language: English, abstract: This essay discusses three fundamental points everyone must know about popular music. Firstly, popular music is a reflection of society; secondly, there are many benefits to engaging in popular music culture; finally, the genre is currently under threat. The term popular music first appeared in a publication by William Chapple titled Popular Music of the Olden Times in 1855 but it was not until the 1930s and 1940s until the term gained wider currency (Shuker, 1998). Since then, the definition of popular music has been heavily debated by scholars in the musical community due to the genres complexities and ambiguities, which create challenges when deciding what music can be regarded as popular (Middleton, 1990). A broad description of the genre is provided by Shuker who explains, essentially, all popular music consists of a hybrid of musical traditions, styles, and influences, and is also an economic product which is invested with ideological significance by many of its consumers. It is important for everyone to know that popular music is a reflection of society because people can learn about history through music, which serves as an invaluable medium for documenting the evolution of society. A fantastic example of this is the song Over the rainbow is where I want to be, which was renamed to Somewhere over the rainbow. The song was written by Harold Arlem with lyrics by Yip Harburg and released in 1939 with July Garland as the vocalist. The lyrics perfectly capture the mood of the 1930s, which was a time of widespread unemployment, misery and despair known as the Great Depression.
This book proposes that new music technologies attract unconscious desires for socialism and collectivity, enabling millions of people living under capitalism to dream of repressed social alternatives. Grounded in the philosophical writings of Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin, the book examines file sharing technologies, streaming services, and media players, as well as their historical antecedents, such as the player piano, cassette tape, radio and compact disc, alongside interpretations of fiction, memoir, and albums. Through the concept of wish images-the unconscious hopes and desires for social alternatives that gather around new technologies-the book identifies the repressed pre- and post-capitalist urges that attend our music technologies. While these desires typically remain unconscious and tend to pass away not only unmet but also unrecognized, Hope and Wish Image in Music Technology attempts to bring wishes for social alternatives to the surface at an auspicious moment of technological transition. David P. Rando is Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is the author of Modernist Fiction and News: Representing Experience in the Early Twentieth Century , as well as articles on modernist and contemporary fiction.
This collection explores Canadian musics commentaries on American culture. American Woman, get away from me! - one of the most resonant musical statements to come out of Canada - is a cry of love and hate for its neighbour. Canadas close, inescapable entanglement with the superpower to the south provides a unique yet representative case study of the benefits and detriments of the global American culture machine. Literature scholars apply textual and cultural analysis to a selection of Anglo-Canadian music - from Joni Mitchell to Peaches, via such artists as Neil Young, Rush, and the Tragically Hip - to explore the generic borrowings and social criticism, the desires and failures of Canadas musical relationship with the USA. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in Music, Canadian Studies, and American Studies. Tristanne Connolly is Associate Professor in the English Department at St Jeromes University in the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research specialty is British Romanticism, particularly William Blake. She has edited several essay collections on literature and cultural studies, is a poetry editor for The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers and Writing, and co-organizes the Canada Council-supported visiting writers series at St Jeromes. Tomoyuki Iino is Professor in the Department of English Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo. His research areas are American literature and American music. A longtime string instrument player, he has translated Amiri Barakas Blues People and edited the essay collection on the blues music Trapped in Blues . He also wrote supplementary booklets on Simon & Garfunkel and on Bob Dylan for NHKs radio broadcasts.
This is a book about me being a musician for 50 years, playing in a band as a singer and guitarist. It is about how you can make money doing something you love, while bringing pleasure to those who listen. Many people have said to me that they would have loved to be a singer guitarist in a band. This book shows how I did it and how anyone can do it.
THE EASYWAY TO READ MUSIC by Joe Procopio will have you reading music in one day. This master teacher has shown many thousands of people from all walks of life how to read music quickly and easily. He has been teaching music for over 50 years and has streamlined his system to make it the most efficient and effective music reading book available worldwide. In addition to all the basic proven techniques for reading music, there are methods the very best professional musicians use to read any music on sight. These secret techniques are presented in this book for anyone to use. THE EASYWAY TO READ MUSIC by Joe Procopio is the proven quickest, least difficult and perfect way to do so.
Scientific Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Sociology - Media, Art, Music, Ebonyi State University (New Frontier Ind. Research and Publications Intl, Makurdi, Benue, Nigeria), language: English, abstract: Until very recently, Nigerian indigenous music was silenced by its Western counterpart, following westernisation, globalisation and attrition. Music is cultural. And all Nigerian cultures have their respective music. Despite the recent promotion, development and sustenance bids of several artists, scholars and concerned authorities, the teeming Nigerian masses are yet to be roused towards and properly educated, sensitised and re-oriented on and towards indigenous music. It is against the above backdrop that this study has emerged to call for a change in these regards. The paper maintains that it is imperative to properly, constantly and adequately promote, develop and sustain our indigenous music so as to project our indigenous music, create a place for it in the globalised Western hostile village, and allow for culture continuity and national development. Music unites people(s) and allows for the showcasing of cultural identity, ethos and aesthetics. Therefore, to duly tap from the potentials/prospects of indigenous music, it is imperative to incessantly promote, develop and sustain indigenous music in Nigeria and beyond. This study is anchored on music and indigenous wholistic theories that are most suitable for it, following its nature and pursuit. It relied on both primary and secondary sources of data collection. Oral interview, participant and non-participant observation, and induction formed the oral sources, while textual library materials like journals, textbooks, etc. formed the written, secondary, sources. The qualitative approach and the descriptive methods were employed. Keywords: Imperative, Indigenous music, Developing, Promoting, Sustaining Robert, Odey Simon holds BA (Hons) in Languages and Linguistics of the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. He is currently a Post-Graduate candidate. He has lectured on part-time basis in several higher institutions, with one of the recent ones being in the Consultancy Services Unit of the General Studies Department, Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia. He also taught English Language and Literature-in-English in several colleges, with Sandaji College, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nigeria being the most recent. He is also an external English Language subject Examiner to WAEC and NECO. He has been researching with several firms, including Bridge Gate Research Consult Ltd, Owerri, Abraka, Port-Harcourt, Lafia, Gboko and New Frontline Industries Research and Publications Ltd, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Robert is an erudite, versatile and experienced young promising and diligent linguist, scholar, researcher, writer and poet, with several works of both print and electronic versions to his credit- papers, international journals and poetry, prose and drama collections, some of which currently await publication, including two anthologies, two novels and a play. He has also attended several local and international conferences. He is of Utugbor royal blood- the family of Chief Robert Idachu Njor of Utugbor, Ika-Ichia, Bekwarra, Cross River State, Nigeria. He is so bent to Bekwarra/African Linguistics, Cultural/Gender Studies, Arts/Humanities, Education, Philosophy/Religion, Politics and Economy, besides general knowledge; writing, researching, travelling and community development/voluntary services.
The relationship between music and the nervous system is now the subject of intense interest for scientists and people in the humanities, but this is by no means a new phenomenon. This volume sets out the history of the relationship between neurology and music, putting the advances of our era into context. Professor George Rousseau, Oxford University, UK Dr. Penelope Gouk, University of Manchester, UK Dr. Ingrid J. Sykes, La Trobe University, Australia Dr. Pilar León-Sanz, University of Navarra, Spain Dr. Aris Sarafianos, University of Ioannina, Greece Professor Julene K Johnson, University of California, USA Professor Amy Graziano, Chapman University, USA Dr. Alix Hui, Mississippi State University, USA Dr. Wiebke Thormählen, Royal College of Music, UK