Essays on Rock And Roll

Grease 1978 contrasts greatly from the neoromanticism of
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Grease (1978) contrasts greatly from the neo-romanticism of Williams’ score featured in Star Wars; taking a much more modernised approach to music for film. The film is set in the 1950’s, a time where America (and the rest of the world) was undergoing the rise of Rock & Roll after the completion of World War II. At the time of Grease’s release, the youth demographic that movie makers were trying to hit, were of the generation that spent their early…...
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Hound Dog Elvis
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As most of us know, Elvis Preserve, “Hound Dog” was one of his most famous singles, however there are many people that do not know of the original written by Willie Mae, “Big Mamma” Thornton. Why did Elvis have more commercial success with his version? Big Mamma Thorn’s version was released just four years before Elvis’ and was number one for seven weeks. Rather than it being recorded as a pop song, it was a blues/Ran single. The tonality of…...
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Music Legends: The Beatles
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The Beatles are one of the most well-known bands of their time. They were a phenomenon that lead the music industry in how pop/rock songs would be written and played for many years to come. The four guys that make up the Beatles are “Paul McCartney’s melodic bass lines, Ringo Starr’s slaphappy no-rolls drumming, George Harrison’s rockabilly-style guitar leads, and John Lennon’s assertive rhythm guitar.” Over the years looking back at the Beatles, historians of Rock and Roll have divided…...
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Music 101 M. Carpenter
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Listening Guide 52: Strayhorn, Take the A Train, by the Duke Ellington Orchestra (recorded 1941) 1. 32-bar song form (A-A-B-A), three choruses 2. piano introduction, syncopated chromatic motive 3. Chorus 1: saxophones present melody a. call-and-response: saxophones; muted trumpet and trombones 4. Chorus 2: muted trumpet, masterful improvisation, bent notes (shakes), glissandos 5. Chorus 3: unmuted trumpet solo Coda: two repetitions of A, softer closing with saxophone 6. ostinato Listening Guide 55: John Williams, Raiders March, from Raiders of the…...
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Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
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“Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll” The “Swinging Sixties” was a decade of new developments changing ideals that ranged from women’s movements, to “the New Left,” and to the musical scene of Rock ‘n’ Roll. These important progressions began the counterculture and social revolution among the youth in the United States. The counterculture ideals and visions were brought about by the extraordinary explosion of creative thought through music and other forms of art. The music scene, that overwhelmed the country,…...
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