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Music Introduction Music can come in many different forms, e.g. popular, classical, jazz, indie, Latino, rock, hip-hop, R and B, rap, romantic, folk, anthems, marches, dance, soul, heavy metal, musical (stage style), street, nursery rhymes, lullabies, urban and many more. Every piece of music has an individual style and audience that is often dependant on ages and generations. Older generations in particular, listen to the music of their younger days for nostalgic reasons. For example, the wartime music of Major Glen Miller, which formed the background to many romances, is fondly remembered by the generation alive at the time. Another example is the music of the late Elvis Presley (1935-1977), which introduced a whole new dimension to music about half a century ago. Some singers, who had an individual style, were greatly appreciated and performed for almost 50 years, examples being Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. These two famous personalities, like many other singers, also acted in several films. The famous Hollywood film directors soon realised the importance of music in emphasising the various mood swings in their films and used it appropriately. The Beatles introduced a new style of music to the world in 1962 and although the group lasted for only eight years the members (Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul Mc. Cartney and John Lennon) collectively and individually made many hit records, which have been enjoyed throughout the last forty years. ...read more.

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opened the Memphis Recording Service - the first place a black musician could go to record. In Chicago, two brothers, Phil and Leonard Chess (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 1987) took the best of the black blues men performing in their nightclub and began recording them on their Chess label. Chess Records, a storefront on Cottage Avenue in the "Little Mississippi" area of Chicago, was already home to the great Muddy Waters. Still, what both Phillps and the Chess brothers needed was a crossover artist - someone who had the energy of Rhythm and Blues and the marketability of say, Pat Boone; they needed someone who could sell records. Phillips found just such an artist - a 19-year-old truck driver by the name of Elvis Presley. The Chess Brothers, well, they found Chuck Berry. In 1952 a band out of Chester, Pennsylvania began to enjoy some modest success with a sound that was part Country and part R&B. They recorded one song in 1954 that brought only modest success. Then the song was used as the theme for a movie, The Blackboard Jungle, and that got them a lot of attention. The song was Rock Around the Clock and the band was Bill Haley and the Comets. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 1987) These diverse factors influenced the music of the Early Fifties. ...read more.

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Theory is the basis and structure behind music. Everyone says how hard they find theory but I find it quite easy. I am working for my grade four theory which I will take in March 2002. Table to show the rating out of ten that I give several instruments I have had experience with Clarinet Violin Keyboard Recorder Piano Cornet Tenor Horn 8 9 9.5 5 6 4 2 ABRSM In order to do any Associated Board music exam you must pass your grade five theory. The associated board of the royal schools of music is the most well known group of examiners. All the examinations I have participated in have been with them. Here is a list of some of the exams you can take part in; all of them are from grades 1-8. Theory, Flute, Bassoon, Piccolo, Baritone Horn, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Practical Musicianship, Singing. Violin, Cello, Piano, Viola, Double Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Harp, Clarinet, Chinese music Ancient Chinese music can be traced back at least 4000 years. Much of it was played using a pentatonic or 5 note scale. It was often played on plucked stringed instruments like thech'in, part of the zither family. Egyptian music In Ancient Egypt, music played a part in almost every aspect of life. Musicians, many whom were women, were second in status only to royalty. The harp, lute, and lyre were popular instruments in Egypt. Hebrew music The Hebrew people associated music with religion. ...read more.

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