An Analysis of the final half of "Star Trek: Nemesis" written by John Logan and directed by Stuart Baird
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Title - New Life?My dance is based on a newborn bird. It 'hatches' and is happy to be alive. I have used extended and open moves to show the happiness.
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Analyse and discuss the structure of one ballet created for Diaghilev Ballet Russe.
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can music contribute to anything of worth?
Can music contribute anything of worth? Music is an indispensable part of life as its contributions have been numerous. Music has affected every part of human life and without music life would be flavorless. Many people only have been able to see music as a way of past time and have overlooked its other benefits. Music has contributed much to the field of medicine helping people to relax and control their stress and depression. Economically as well we all know how big the music industry has gotten and how much it has contributed to the society. Besides these, it has also been able to affect people psychologically, and give an identification of a person, a group, a culture as well as the whole country. It has given a true meaning to freedom of speech. Music is something by which people can relax and calm themselves of the fast paced life of today. There are various artists who create such music which help to calm the sense and help to relax people. Ragas and mantras, to which if we listen, help to relax the chakras in the body and help to keep the mind refresh and active. A slower tempo beat promotes a calm and meditative state in the body. Music changes the brainwave activity levels and enables the brain to shift speeds on its own as needed, even after the person stopped listening to it. Research has also shown that music with strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to vibrate
My Sisters Wedding
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The Power of Music and Its Affects On People.
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Give a brief account of the First Movement, the Introduzione, paying particular attention to the structure and melodic invention.
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Consider historically and critically a chosen genre of popular music - Rap music.
Consider historically and critically a chosen genre of popular music. Genre is a particular style that is recognizable by its particular subject or form. It is also a term which defines something that is produced according to a particular model. For example, when discussing media texts, it is apparent that some qualities of one may be associated with another. Within a media context, genre can generally be defined as being a "category or type".1 These categories are not necessarily fixed, and are subject to change. Shuker (1994) states that genres operate ...within a commercial system of record companies, contracts, marketing, publicity, management, support staff and so on; within this context bands tour and perform, make records, and create an image. 2 This description is coherent with notions of music genres, which continue to function as "marketing categories and reference points for the musician and the fan."3 The definition of genre that Shuker (1994) gives can be applied to the genre in question, which is that of Rap music. The genre of rap music operates within the given conventions, indicating at its position within a wider strategic area, namely that of popular culture. In considering the rap music genre in a historical and critical sense, it is important to separate the concepts of rap music and hip-hop. It can be noted that although hip-hop is the subculture for
Identify four aspects of John Williams' ET; 'Flying Theme' that makes the music immediately attractive and appealing. In each case discuss how the composer achieves this intention.
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