Music Essays


Quantitative Research

Additionally, the setting should be comfortable, without any glaring lights or loud music and noise. Considering this study's sensitive nature, it is imperative for respondents to be well-settled and relaxed. The chosen local setting, with its casual ambience, was able to satisfactorily achieve this. Indicate the type of consent obtained and institutional review board approval. (2) Response: Before every focus group session, consent forms were taken from participants and they were assured of data confidentiality and anonymity with regard to the interview, focus group, and validation stages. Researchers gained the approval of Pittsburgh University's IRB (Institutional Review Board) for… Continue Reading...

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

Wallace's Lobster The purpose of David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster" is to draw attention to a gourmet favorite -- lobster -- while attending a Lobster Fest. His intention is not just to highlight how the world loves to eat lobster but also to raise a moral/ethical conundrum associated with modern eating habits -- that is, the agribusiness of killing animals that we might devour them. Wallace admits that his own personal opinion is to view animals as "less morally important than human beings" but that this should not prevent others from sharing their views, whether they agree or disagree… Continue Reading...

Guns in the Workplace

well as ascertain their degree of reasonableness. References Noguchi, Y. (2014). NPR: National Public Radio: News & Analysis, World, U.S., music & Arts: NPR. Do Guns On the Premises Make Workplaces Safer? NPR. Retrieved August 14, 2016, from http://www.npr.org/2014/12/12/369833958/do-guns-on-the-premises-leave-workers-more-safe-or-less Shaw, W. Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases (8 ed.). Writer Thoughts Continue Reading...

Bend It Like Beckham Analysis

and doesn't display any interest in 'typical' adolescent girl activities like shopping, clothes, make-up, boys, pop music, and so forth. When she's finally forced by her mother to learn to make a traditional Punjabi meal, we can see her play keep-up with vegetables. It is only after Jess gets close to her coach, Joe, that she starts becoming conscious of her femininity, and changes (as depicted in the scene set in Hamburg, where she's dressed up like a typical girl for a party, with her hair done up by Jules) (KIRKUP, 2003). Understanding Maturity whilst being Progressive Towards the… Continue Reading...

Concert Review

Performing Arts). The concert was conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the Houston Symphony’s music director. The performance venue is the Orchestra’s as well as the Houston Society for the Performing Arts’ permanent home (Houston Symphony). Review of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" The spectacular musical story by Prokofiev, performed by the Orchestra, features a valiant young boy, Peter, who aids his friends -- the animal of the forest -- outwit a predator. The Orchestra accompanies Sir Ben Kingsley, the famed Oscar-winner, who brings the tale to life as narrator, through a mesmerizing rendition. All characters possess musical alter egos,… Continue Reading...

Role Of the Fda with Prescription Drugs

in the past two years would be the recent judgment against music artists Pharrell and Robin Thicke. Indeed, they had a hit song fairly recently called Blurred Lines. The estate of Marvin Gaye sued the artists on the grounds that their song stole a signature sound or riff from the work of the deceased singer (Gordon & Clarida, 2014). In the end, it was found that there was merit to this claim and a judgment was lodged against the singers as a result. To be sure, a song's "sound" or its lyrics are deemed to be the intellectual property… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

new religious feelings and these feelings were expressed through painting, sculpture and architecture, through stained-glass windows and music. They all told a story, however -- a story of the faith, of the lives of the saints, of the glorious eternity that could be shared with God in Heaven so long as one followed the straight and narrow path to Christ. The Byzantine works of art depicted these straight and narrow path in distinctly strict and stern tones, with unmistakable iconography -- of saints with stern brows and upward pointed fingers, reminding the viewer of the need to focus on… Continue Reading...

Role Of Women in Developing Culture in Nigeria

river goddesses, and goddesses of fertility. The Niger Delta's women were in charge of the songs, dances and music that were a part of religious activities and festivals (Attoe, 2002). Yet another area wherein women of pre-colonial Nigeria had a central part to play was politics. This was an age wherein division of labor and the African societal system were in place. Nigerian women as women chiefs took part in governance and politics; they also achieved this by means of age grades and first daughter authority. Colonialism, however, suppressed and destroyed these age-old local institutions, replacing them with the… Continue Reading...

Gopros Usage Of Social Media

places around the world. The footage is sent to music and the experience wathing it is incredibly visceral and thrilling: scenes from being up close at a rock concert to snowboarding down mountainside to walking through a prairie -- every image is captured with crystal clear beauty. GoPro is on Twitter, Tumblr, Linked-in and Pinterest as well -- but its main content and brand drivers are Youtube and Instagram because these are the places that really receive the most amount of engagement from consumers. Instagram and Youtube are the most utilized because these platforms allow Gopro to show what… Continue Reading...

How to Plan a Birthday Party

at the park, balls will be had. Should the party be held at Robin's house, music, videos, and games will be played along with refreshments (cake, pizza, soda) served. Step 7. Invitations. Invitations will be delivered by hand by Robin to his classmates. Classmates who are absent on the day the invitations are delivered will be given their invitation on their first day back to school. Guests must RSVP by November 12th. Step 8. Preparation on the Day of. Cake must be picked up from Party Source. Decorations will be readied as well. Should Chuck E. Cheese be unavailable… Continue Reading...

Social Play for Children and What It Means

appropriate I felt. UNIT 6 DISCUSSION For this exercise, I had my 6-8 students dance to a piece of classical music. I did not tell them what type of dance to do or how to move, so this allowed them to be creative. They could also work on balance, timing and other motor skills. This exercise is performed by turning on a recording of a piece of classical music, such as a symphony by Mozart or Beethoven. The type of classical music chosen will probably have an effect on the type of dance the children do: for example, Mozart is melodic… Continue Reading...

Living Abroad in the United Kingdom

will be able to enjoy a diversity of nightlife options, from comedy to live music, spoken word to poetry slams. music aficionados can expand their interests beyond clubs and stadium performances to appreciate some of the fine arts which, in London, comes in the form of operas, theater, and plays. The range of artistic experiences in the city includes authentic museums and other venues to view more urban, street-focused arts. The synthesis of all of these different options represents the international culture of London at its finest -- and which is difficult to duplicate in less metropolitan locations. Although… Continue Reading...

Jerry Maguire Analysis

often seen in horror movies (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011). The music is also used to emphasis the emotions the director appears to want the audience to feel, helping to create empathy for Jerry, and Dorothy, while emphasising the disloyalty of Bob and his colleagues at the agency, it is not only the tracks, but the background music which helps to simulate the emotions of the audience and allow disbelief to be s there are suspended. The theme of ethics, and how one reconciles ethical considerations of the real world, is present throughout the entire movie. Jerry may have acted unethically… Continue Reading...

Treatment Modalities for Act and Ipt

of ACT provide a wealth of opportunities for exploration and growth. Patients can explore art, music, and writing as a means to get in touch with their thoughts and feelings, expressing and then processing what is going on without reverting to the outmoded systems of judgment that have restricted the patient's ability to change or improve. I also appreciate the 'acceptance' feature of ACT, because as Dewane (2008) points out, acceptance is sorely lacking in other modalities. I would use almost every element of ACT, as there are no techniques that I actively disagree with. However, I would be… Continue Reading...

Mozart Concert Review

of this document attended the concert on November 25. It featured approximately three hours' worth of music, although this time period included an intermission as well. The majority of the music played was classical music. Specifically, the audience was treated to renditions of "Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor," "Symphony No. 38 in D Major," and "Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major." The venue was fairly spacious and well-attended. The acoustics were credible and reverberated with the music in a pleasing manner. Kahane conducted various members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, which was rounded out with… Continue Reading...

Fostering a Creative Child

be good at math or having them listen to classical music at an early age. There is also the goal of instilling a foreign language in a young child. It is akin, to many parents, to "winning the lottery," as Mr. Grant puts it. Even with the focus on this, Grant asserts that very few child "prodigies" become adults that change the world, even if things go generally well for them. With that in mind, Grant focuses on children that become creative in light of what they are exposed to, asked to do and what they learn. So often,… Continue Reading...

Synthesizing a Paper

virtually everywhere. Ear phones tend to be a valuable accessory for music lovers. They are even more valuable for people who want to avoid conversations they perceive meaningless while at home, relaxing, or in spaces such as airplanes, buses, trains, as well as waiting areas. Earphones can as well be useful during workout as music may provide great company while walking, cycling, or at the gym. The third item retrieved from the drawer was a roll of celloatape. A cellotape is a thin, sticky, and transparent tape mainly used for attaching, joining, mending, and sealing (Urban Dictionary, n.d.). The… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

only thing she has been involved in. She has been involved with films, television and music throughout her storied career. Wang herself is married to Li Zhang and has been since 1981. She is currently 62 years old and she is absolutely Chinese in ancestry, in addition to being born there (Prabook). The timing of Granny is not entirely known for sure. As reviewed in this report, it was published in a larger collection of the Columbia Anthology of Chinese Literature. The second edition of that book was published in 2007 and includes the story referenced in this report.… Continue Reading...

Developing, Managing, and Operating a Retail Business

of the target market. Would customers love a sleek store, or a more traditional one? Would they love background music? This information helps the retailer to determine the personality, image, and style of the store. It also helps the retailer to determine the most appropriate fixtures, especially with respect to furniture as well as in-store decor. Furniture, lighting, furnishing, ornamentation, and choice of colour can significantly appeal to the emotions of customers. An inviting store atmosphere is not just about music and fixtures. Price tags, shelf labels, shelf arrangement, and the physical appearance of employees can also make a… Continue Reading...

Hindu Life Cycle Experience and Way Of Life

and home-schooled her youngest child. Further, she took training in Carnatic music, learned hatha yoga and Sanskrit, and adopted Kalaripayattu, Kerala's health system. In the year 2002, the whole family returned to the United States, and now resides in Oahu (Editors of Hinduism Today Magazine 2007). The interviewee, Leela, claims it was in the year 1978 that she had her first taste of Hinduism at age fifteen, at a hatha yoga session held in her neighborhood in San Francisco, California. With time, she grew more interested in yoga, and took to reading about it and its great benefits to… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

to improve learning in every discipline. Such skills are apparent in visual arts, music, dance, and theater courses. Also included are interdisciplinary education themes like global awareness; civic literacy; economic, financial, entrepreneurial, and business literacy; environmental literacy; and. health literacy. Superior arts training programs normally help promote all the aforementioned skills as well as interdisciplinary education themes (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction). Art teachers are in charge of imparting skills and knowledge to pupils that will prove beneficial in current education and future life. They can achieve this by requesting pupils to create an artwork or perform a… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

rain. Le Thai Tong decided to adopt the Ming rituals and music for Vietnamese court, and that style of ritual and music persists today The Temple of Literature was established, under guidance of Than Phu Tien, to create a continuity of thought in the Confucian tradition Many of the rituals continued until 20th century, highlighting the centrality of ritual to the political, social, and also cosmic order. Ritual was believed to be something that helped to distinguish human from animal. Confucian guidelines for social comportment and conduct remained formally used. In the 18th century, Trinh rulers and Minh Mang wrote… Continue Reading...

Facebook Web Presence Analysis

social media allow users to communicate through the message, weblogs, music and video stream. The objective of this paper is to investigate how Facebook as an example of a major social achieving competitive market advantages. Key Elements of Facebook Web Strategy Facebook is the U.S. for-profit organization providing the social networking and social media services. Based in California, Facebook was launched in 2004, and initially, Facebook only allowed the Harvard students to access the website. Gradually, Facebook supported other students from other universities in the United States. Since 2016, Facebook allowed users aged 13 above to register on the… Continue Reading...

Reactions to Orchestral Music

music Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15rj-xFh2yg Henry Purcell - Abdelazer Suite: II. Rondeau This is piece from the late 1600's. It is the second part of a larger set of music. As indicated in the title, the wider set of pieces is called Abdelazer. The piece is entirely French by nature. The Rondeau in particular, including this one, has two "halves" where there is a refrain that is prominently featured. The work was written by Henry Purcell. He lived in the latter half of the 1600's. Given his French roots, it's obvious where… Continue Reading...

Song Lyrics Analysis

his struggles on "a bed of nails," the happiest thing for him is music. He desires to remain extremely near to music (the Holy Ghost). In fact, he actually wishes to inspire it. Sitting here wasted and wounded At this old piano Trying hard to capture The moment this morning I don't know 'Cause a bottle of vodka Is still lodged in my head And some blonde gave me nightmares I think that she's still in my bed As I dream about movies They won't make of me when I'm dead The first verse depicts the singer out someplace… Continue Reading...

Education Autobiography on Drugs

media never presents a 'nice' picture of an addict. The media through film, TV, and music depicted the addict as a desperate person willing to kill, steal, and prostitute themselves for any kind of 'hit'. (Blackman) I didn't want that for my friend so when I heard he was sent there, I felt relief. The media hardly shows stories of parents intervening in such a way. They show kids getting out of control and losing their lives to their addictions. It has gotten to a point where I assume someone addicted is probably off somewhere stealing a TV for an… Continue Reading...

Apartment Complex Parking Issues

it. He had previously met with the new owners to discuss any concerns regarding the loud music they played inside and outside of it. As such, he was perceived throughout the building as having been aligned with the club and insensitive to the needs of his tenants. Moreover, the building parking spaces are accompanied by signage stating that non-resident vehicles will be towed from those spaces. However, this policy was largely unenforced -- primarily due to quiescence on the part of the landlord regarding this matter. Analysis of Leadership Capabilities I decided to take a prominent role in the… Continue Reading...

Post Feminism and Hip Hop

in the video. Hernandez's interpretation of queer and feminist teachings via these four concepts and through the music video provides a unique look, into analysis of text and visuals to gather and form ideas and theory. The first concept to analyze is 'raunch aesthetics'. A term see in feminist theory, 'raunch aesthetics' describes the women in hip hop and the various ways they express sexuality via staging, choreography, and performance of lyrics. Women in hip hop that participate in 'raunch aesthetics' are thought to attempt to own their sexual identities as well as their bodies by performing these physical/verbal… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Art 21st Century Asia

intelligent machine can create live works of art or music, and also teach viewers about the fallible nature of human aesthetics and creative powers. Both Ryoji Ikeda and Jeongmoon Choi use light and abstraction to create architectural works that can be incorporated into urban landscapes. The art of the Asia-Pacific region is therefore cutting edge and progressive. It can be political, sometimes overtly so as with Ai Weiwei. Sometimes the political messages in art are more subtle, such as the works that deliberately take away Japanese artists' power to render Korean culture as backwards or "other," which is what… Continue Reading...

Pacific Island and Aboriginal Art 1980

the forms of animals, plants, and humans," (Kiger, n.d.). The spirit beings give rise to art and music, providing the impetus for creation as well as the specific forms and aesthetics. The concept of Dreamtime continuously imbues artistic creations with spiritual meaning. One of the core creator gods in the Aboriginal cosmology is Wandjina, who is rendered in aboriginal cave paintings as a dual being. In this painting, the creator spirit is depicted as a double-being, or the creator is the descending being on the top, representing the mirroring aspect of the spiritual world. This painting also signifies the… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

basis of all education during the Zhou dynasty. These arts included music, archery, calligraphy, mathematics, rites, and horseback riding. Confucius taught these arts to his own disciples, according to the works of Chinese historians like Kong Zonghan and the artists who depicted Confucius with his 72 disciples who learned the Six Arts (Lagerwey, Marsone 815). Thus, from the beginning, Confucianism was about passing on the traditional elements of learning that Confucius himself received as a young man growing up. These Six Arts were like the corner stones or foundation of the well-rounded person in China -- and that is… Continue Reading...

Small Local Business Marketing Plan

Toshi Dream Spa and Salon is a full-featured spa and salon business located on Main Street and open seven days per week from 10AM until 7PM. They have been in business for fifteen years. Five years ago, they expanded and modernized, going from a hair salon with five chairs to a full-service spa that offers facials, body treatments, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Their shop is modern, clean, and slick looking. The decor is minimalist, with a cool color scheme using white and icy blue and purple shades. Toshi Dream Spa and Salon wishes to convey an image of cleanliness and… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

lead to unhealthy and risky behaviors. One study shows, "teens who watch movies or listen to music that glamorizes drinking, drug use or violence tend to engage in those behaviors themselves," (Ross, 2012, p. 1). Other studies substantiate the mirroring effect, whereby children who watch pornography repeat what they see on the video or the images. This could lead to the types of high risk sexual behaviors that lead to a child's being exposed to sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy. Moreover, exposure to pornography has been shown to be a risk factor in comorbid mental health issues such as… Continue Reading...

Child Studies

Does the ad contain any research-based evidence, or any evidence to substantiate its claims? If yes, what is the evidence? No, the ad does not contain any research-based evidence or any kind of evidence that is able to substantiate its claims. What is the overall concept related to the claim in the ad? (e.g., to improve some aspect of development, to increase well-being, to change behaviours, etc.). There are three general concepts associated to the claim in the ad. The first is that bright colors, textures and fun sounds that are exuded by the toy aid in the stimulation of… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

be done online -- from business to shopping, reading, learning, information sharing, listening to music, gaming, watching television, and so forth. Indeed, the internet offers limitless possibilities; possibilities perhaps never imagined before. There is the downside, however. With the internet, spreading propaganda and untruths has become easier than ever before. Individuals, organisations, and governments now find the internet a powerful tool for propagating falsehoods and advancing malicious interests. Browsing through websites and social media today, one comes across a ton of information with no factual or scientific basis. One will encounter propaganda aimed at creating fear and tension, as… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

1995. Print. Fielding, Henry. Joseph Andrews. Oxford PDF. Fuld, James. The Book of World-Famous music: Classical, Popular and Folk. NY: Dover, 2000. Goldsmith, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. Oxford PDF. Nunning, Vera. "Unreliable narration and the historical variability of values and norms: the Vicar of Wakefield as a test case of a cultural-historical narratology." Style, vol. 38, no. 2 (2004): 236-252. Roberts, Clayton. A History of England. UK: Prentice Hall, 2014. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Web. http://shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/hamlet.5.1.html Sterne, Laurence. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. PDF. Zomchick, John. Family and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Print. Continue Reading...

Innovation Best Practices

the publishing industry, according to McKinney (2012), closely mirrors that of the music industry. Indeed, the music industry posits as a valuable innovation paradigm for the publishing industry. The delivery of music in compact disks (CDs) is virtually becoming a thing of the past. With internet and powerful mobile devices, consumers now desire to listen to their music whenever and wherever they want. Digital formats fulfil this need. Therefore, businesses must continually challenge the existing industry rules and assumptions. They must consider how to change their offerings in the face of technological advancements and other industry shifts as well… Continue Reading...

Imagery and Themes Of Baraka

today's filmmakers and cinematographers (Lubezki, Malick, Inarritu). The dazzling imagery, the time-lapse sections, the haunting music of the impressive score, and the sheer vastness and scope of the project does much to capture the essence of this world's beauty and probe the greater question of what it all means, where it all comes from, and where our place in it is. Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

the East -- gives a one-sided dimension of women using sexuality as a means of power: their music videos depict sexy, sensual women dominating men and controlling their own narrative. What these videos do not show is that not all women engaged in using their sexuality as a commodity do so out of a sense of empowerment. Many women in the sex industry are trafficked -- either against their will or because their living conditions are so impoverished that they have no choice but to submit to the will of their traffickers. Some of them are even trafficked from… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

give him offense that certain individuals prefer certain types of literature and music over others but the fact that some people do not is not an actual harm to himself. [3: Ibid.] The harm principle does not only refer to actions which take place after the fact. "In many cases all we could reasonably know is that a given action risks harm."[footnoteRef:4] Thus, an individual driving while intoxicated would still be violating the harm principle even if he or she did not injure another individual because this is still known, risky behavior towards other drivers. Similarly, a decision by… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

market. Choreography and dance is also a big part of the Asian experience and much of advertising of music groups depends upon this pop balance of dance and image. For children looking to be active, they will mimic these moves or find the ability to be active in any sphere where there is opportunity to move and play. The study by Suzuki, Naito, Sakamoto and Hui (2015) indicates that there is a clear divide between the amount of activity that men and women spend in sports clubs. Women are less prone to reap benefits from sports clubs because they… Continue Reading...

Someone to Watch over Me by Ridley Scott

(the husband of one woman has to repeat himself over the loud thumping music). There is none of the familial joy or intimacy seen in the first people here in this second: instead, there are several individuals who express misgivings, jealousy, anger, and frustration in their faces as they attempt to suppress or act out on impulses bubbling below the surface. This paper will compare these two parties and discuss why they are juxtaposed back-to-back at the outset of Scott's film. After a sweeping view of New York City at night, blue skyscrapers lit up by electric light, while… Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

to certain countries or regions are now evident in other parts of the world. Food, music, fashion, language, and other aspects of culture now reflect more uniformity across the globe than ever before. For instance, aspects of Western dressing and music, along with greater awareness of and loyalty to brands, are now amply evident in Asian countries and the rest of the world, mirroring increased homogeneity in consumer behaviour. The homogeneity of attire is a particularly good example. Due to globalisation, the three-piece suit has become the global standard for executives as far as clothing is concerned. The attire… Continue Reading...

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

aspect takes into account the manner in which a teacher employed rap music to teach students aspects such as rhyme as well as the way words mean literally and figuratively. The third proposition is that students have to develop a critical consciousness to challenge the status quo (Woolfolk, 2016). Basically, this implies that aside from assisting students to become culturally competent and academically successful, exceptional teachers assist students to cultivate a wide ranging sociopolitical awareness that permits them to analyze and criticize the social customs, standards and entities that create and uphold social inequalities (Woolfolk, 2016). There are different… Continue Reading...

Religion Of Ancient Rome

of the heathen. Apollo was the god of light, eloquence, poetry, music, medicine and prophecy (Alchin). The Symbols Lyre and Bow: He holds a bow and arrows in one hand and a lyre in the other. Power All of the great attributes of his deityhood referred to the sub. They included healing, archery, music and divination. He espoused a three-fold authority. He is the sun in heaven. He was regarded as the source of harmony; courtesy of his lyre intimates. On earth, he is referred to as the Liber Pater; meaning that he is the protector of man. He… Continue Reading...

Main Themes in the Film Yentl

film "Yentl" "Yentl" is a tale set in 19th century Poland, portraying a vivacious, independent little girl called Yentl from the Polish Jewish community, who was doggedly determined to follow her dreams despite knockbacks. Yentl obstinately wishes to pursue education in a community where academics, particularly Jewish religious learning, is strictly reserved for males only and is forbidden for girls. Posing as a youth, Yentl, however, flouts all societal rules and prohibitions with the strength of character that goes well with the personality of Barbra Streisand, who is the director, producer and co-writer of this remarkable movie. Although the film… Continue Reading...

Abortion

taking a life. One scenario would be that of music fans attaching an individual's circulatory system with an unconscious musician's system for saving his life. While the former individual had not given permission to carry this out, he is now told that if the musician is unplugged, he would die. He is pleaded with to continue to stay attached and, hence, nearly disabled, for a whole nine months. According to Thomson, the individual would be performing an extremely kind deed indeed if he agreed to remain connected to the unconscious patient; however, he wouldn't be morally obliged to do… Continue Reading...

Should Entertainment Address Politics and or Social Issues

these needs. The entertainment industry currently consists of motion pictures, music, television, gambling, fine arts, sports, gaming, toys, print media and broad casting (Thoman). Role of Entertainment in Addressing Politics and Social Issues (Arguments For) Several reasons exist on why entertainment should address both political and social issues. Entertainment currently enjoys a huge place in the society and the influence it can have in swaying decisions and ways of thinking explains why many people are pushing for more entertainers to push certain causes. What's more, people are more likely to influence when they are emotionally involved, and have the… Continue Reading...

Individual Instructional Needs Of Students

withdrawal and isolation. On the positive side, he shows notable interest and skills in reading and music. Sam's creative abilities can be enhanced by applying the recommendations below. • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). A systematic method geared towards helping Sam develop his social and emotional skills and self-awareness should be applied. • Speech Language Therapy: this can be boosted by frequent teaching that applies a range of techniques for solving the various challenges. SLT is meant to tackle speech mechanics including the social value and meaning of words in a language. SLT also employs other communication techniques in cases… Continue Reading...

Education, Military, and Governments in Ancient Greece

Whereas in Athens people spent much of their time studying arts, literature, and music, Spartans focused on training to be soldiers. As such, Spartans were seen as brilliant in warfare and their soldiers were among the best worldwide. These training started immediately after birth hence produced hardened Spartan soldiers such that they never lost any battle even during bloody conflicts that raged Ancient Greek city-states (Blackwell, 2003). Unlike Athens, Sparta had a full-time army. In Sparta, boys and men spent their entire lives fighting and training and they were known for being fierce and brave. Interestingly, they lived in… Continue Reading...

Auteur Theory Application

now attained the aesthetic and theoretical validity that other forms of art, for instance music, has had for long time. In particular, through the auteur theory, it is possible for film critics to overlook the storyline and examine the manner in which it was portrayed (Nelmes, 2012). In the past, a film used to be critiqued by examining the narrative used. However, owing to this theory, it is now conceivable to assess the film techniques used. In doing so, it has now become possible to concurrently examine the director as well as the film's artistic qualities. Taking into consideration… Continue Reading...

College Student Development Theory

K. (2008). Applying Perry's Scheme of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years to Undergraduate music Therapy Education. music Therapy Perspectives, 26(2), 110-116. doi:10.1093/mtp/26.2.110 Patton, L. D., Renn, K. A., Guido, F. M., & Quaye, S. J. (2016). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Rosario, M., Schrimshaw, E. W., Hunter, J., & Braun, L. (2006). Sexual identity development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: Consistency and change over time. Journal of Sex Research, 43(1), 46-58. doi:10.1080/00224490609552298 Sanlo, R. L. (2005). Gender identity and sexual orientation: research, policy, and personal perspectives.… Continue Reading...

Maya Angelou and Racism

sold, this sister's gone, Is bitter wax, lining my ears. My guilt made music with tears. This poem makes the reader rewind the history of slavery in the America. Blacks were not to be seen as equal to the whites even if they could do the same things that the whites did. For example, they could neither access to education nor own any property (Ilham 12). Her guilt is that her ancestors died fighting for the freedom of the blacks and still there was no freedom that could be enjoyed by the black people. Despite her guilt, she is able to… Continue Reading...

Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche on Philosophy

-- and also introduce the sustain pedal -- and thus do for music what Hegel did for philosophy: overthrow the old established order and assert a new emphasis or focus that blurred the lines of distinction and made knowledge into a fluctuating. Hegel makes this point most clearly when he objects to the proposition that God is Being.[footnoteRef:6] He states that by dividing the subject from the predicate the former "God seems to cease to be what he was when the proposition was put forward, viz. a fixed subject."[footnoteRef:7] Simply attempting to define something through the traditional process of… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Learning Memory Cognition

a meaningful activity but might be over-emphasized in our culture; if our culture were set up to stress music instead as the cornerstone of learning, or art, or athleticism, then a different group of people would rise to the top in school. As a scholar, I believe that not all fields are language dependence and it is important to move away from an overly verbal society. References Harris, K.R. & Graham, S. (2013). "An adjective is a word hanging down from a noun": Learning to write and students with learning disabilities. Annals of Dyslexia 63(1): 65-79. Week 6 Gender… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad which is one of the most recent products of Apple. Apple Inc. is a fairly large… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad which is one of the most recent products of Apple. Apple Inc.… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

people read. The radio has some classic rock stations, some modern rock, some easy listening music, country, and oldies. • Key Informants Interview a fireman or police office. Also interview a librarian, school teacher, school nurse or administrator. Ask each person interviewed to share their perceptions of the following and cite personal communication as appropriate: 1. Interview with fireman or police officer > Community's Health issues The police officer said the biggest health issue is the use of drugs. He said young people are using too many drugs -- heroin, marijuana. This corresponds with what the City of Fargo… Continue Reading...

Feasibility Of Investing in Organic Foods Menu

The company will create a cool atmosphere combined with the right foods, decoration, and music. For 3 Squares, food is the most critical factor, and the company cares about the quality of raw materials as well as their origins. Due to this, 3 Squares buys its ingredients from local farms so that it can offer the best local organic and healthy menus. The menus are likely to change according to the season, which implies the menu will be dynamic. The intention of this dynamic menu is to excite the patrons. Benefits to the Company This business opportunity will draw… Continue Reading...

Why Music Matters and the History Of Slavery

..... music is important for "processes of personal and social integration," (1). This statement seems strange until we consider how music does affect our emotions, and also the way music plays a role in social settings. Therefore, music is more than just an abstract sonic art form. music can serve symbolic roles, as in national anthems. Likewise, music can be used as a personal tool as when people wear headphones on the subway to create a sense of personal space and isolation. music is also a… Continue Reading...

Theme Of Revenge in Hamlet

homage to Hamlet with a soldier's funeral honors, although Hamlet expressed contempt for fighting, including Fortinbras' quest. "The soldiers' music and the rites of war/ Speak loudly for him" (V.5). While Hamlet's final vengeance to some extent stops the bloodshed, this is also because there are simply no more principal characters left to kill involved in the court's drama. Of course, Hamlet would note that the ultimate origin of the cycle of deaths at the court began with Claudius' murder of his brother. At the beginning of the play, things seem to have returned to normal after his father's… Continue Reading...

World and Native Music

..... music?" is similar to the question "what is art?" As the author points out, talking about music is actually an ethnocentric activity because historically, most cultures did not think of their own music as "music," just as they might not have considered their art as "art." In the 21st century, most cultures are familiar with the concept of "music," as well as the concept of "art." However, music has historically been an extension of human culture and even religious activity and not viewed as being something… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Ricers in the Car Culture Scene

ricer's car would have a huge spoiler, low suspension, loud exhaust, and loud music system. The body would be filled with numerous stickers and screaming paint work. All this would be done in an attempt to create the impression that they have a performance car. This is the reason that performance enthusiasts hate ricers, and they coined the name to represent want to be racers. References Bair, Halli. "1950's Car Culture (Feature)." http://blog.une.edu/2015youthculturepostwar/car-culture/551-2/ 2015. Web. Bandeen, Robert A. "Automobile Consumption, 1940-1950." Econometrica: Journal of the Econometric Society (1957): 239-48. Print. Borhek, JT. "Rods, Choppers, and Restorations: The Modification and… Continue Reading...

Technical Writing Describing a Smartphone

include word processing, database systems, personal organization software, games, eBook readers, music and video players, and more. Smartphone as Camera Newer smartphone cameras take pictures in the 16-megapixel range, and provide users with an array of photo editing functions too. Users can also purchase additional lenses to attach to their smartphone camera to enhance the camera function. Conclusion A smartphone is a multifunction portable electronic device with a camera, microphone, cellular telephone access with SIM card, and a unique operating system. Because the smartphone enables communication, entertainment, and pragmatic functions, the device can be considered indispensible to modern living.… Continue Reading...

Apple Corporation Summary and Review

a sales portal that can be used to buy or downloads applications, podcasts, music, movies and other things. They are owned and traded publicly on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the United States (Yahoo Finance, 2017; Reuters, 2017). When it comes to production, a good example of Apple's volume is seen in its iPhone production. For 2017, expected volume for 2017 is going to be about 230 million units. If this comes to pass, this will exceed 2016 by about six percent (McIntyre, 2017). References McIntyre, D. (2017). New iPhone Production Volume Expected to Hit 100A Million. 247wallst.com. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

The Birth Of Jazz in New Orleans

booming for a short time and then when the boom left, the music was what filled the void. Plus, the rhythms used in jazz were the same kind found in the religious houses where the hymns were sung. Jazz seems to have been an expression of the soul not meant for the House of the Lord but rather for the clubs where people wanted to have fun and feel something other than holy for a moment. All of that is part of what it means to be human and it makes sense that in a place like New Orleans,… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

about their business -- looking every bit as Western as any of the West's heroes. Even the music used by Woo is Western in many cases (a song by Peter Gabriel is used in the score, for example). This all just illustrates that Hong Kong especially has been a recipient of globalization's impact and, as a result, has intertwined both Easter and Western cultures into its fabric. This perhaps more than any other reason may be why Woo is able to so naturally twine about so many threads in his film. Juggling romance, rivalry, betrayal, morality, revenge, justice, forgiveness… Continue Reading...

Socioeconomic Status, Family Structure, and Parental Involvement

achievement. Although this would be a challenge in some subject clusters, particularly those deemed to be very specialized (i.e. music or art), it would perhaps further define the correlation. I am of the opinion that higher levels of correlation could also be attained by utilizing a larger sample of participants. The longitudinal data base produced by the High School and Beyond Study was, perhaps, lacking for a study of this nature. In the final analysis, it is important to note that the relevance of the findings of a study of this nature cannot be overstated as it could provide… Continue Reading...

Understanding Depression

Depression is a term that has multiple meanings. In an economic context, it can mean a continued, long-term decline in economic activity in one or several economies. Depression can also mean a landform that is depressed or sunken below the adjacent area. This definition is for geology and can be used to describe sinkholes. However, the focus of the meaning of the term depression will be examined through the psychological perspective. As defined in psychology, depression is a mood disorder causing an ongoing feeling of loss of interest and sadness. Depression can affect how one feels emotionally and physically, often… Continue Reading...

How Jazz, Rag, and Blues Began

latched onto their community traditions and introduced their folk music trends into American society. Irish, German, Italian, and Afro-American styles of music were all mixed into these areas. Much of the music also grew out of the uniquely American-Protestant movement -- the "spirituals" that served as basis for many movements -- jazz, blues, bluegrass, etc. French-African music of the Louisiana Creoles was heard by tourists in New Orleans, who took it back home to their own cities; the African-American migration of the same time was also responsible for spreading this music. 3 The TPA (Tin Pan Alley) music industry… Continue Reading...

Bessie Smith and the Blues

the era in question. I had never really examined this music much before and did not really know anything about it. So examining the lyrics up close was very interesting. In fact, usually when I hear a song I am curious to see what the actual lyrics are so that I can better understand what is being communicated. With this music, it was exciting to see how spirituality and sexuality and life experiences all mingled together in the music to present something soulful and unique. The songs obviously had poetic quality to them as well as a raw, earthy… Continue Reading...

Aged Population Showing Early Symptoms Of Dementia

entertainment industries and it is giving the others like music and movies a run for their money. References Anguera, J. A., Boccanfuso, J., Rintoul, J. L., Al-Hashimi, O., Faraji, F., Janowich, J., et al. (2013). Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults. Nature 501, 97 -- 101 Aristotle University Of, T., Greek Association for Alzheimer Disease and Related, D., Instituto, P., & Virtual Reality Medical Center, U. (2015). Cognitive/Physical Computer-Game Blended Training with Personalized Brain Network Activation Technology for the Elderly (AlterniityAR). Ballesteros, S., Bischof, G. N., Goh, J. O. & Park D. C. (2013). Neural correlates… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Business Information Systems

and customer information being exposed. Moreover, information systems have made illegal coping of the digitalized MP3 music very easy over the internet. Moreover, the ethical issues are threatening the viability of trade secrets. Typically, trade secrets assist in driving -up innovation, and economic growth. The trade secret also improve a country stability and security. PricewaterhouseCooper (2014) defines the trade secret as "all forms and types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, including patterns, plans, analyses, program devices, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods, techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes, whether tangible or intangible, and whether or how stored,… Continue Reading...

Hierarchy and Culture Reflection

America -- whether it was the African-Americans doing dances to their music, or the German-Americans gathering together in their beer gardens -- culture helped everyone to live and survive and feel better about themselves. However, the reading also focused on order and hierarchy -- especially with John Philip Sousa and his role as a cultural figure who embodied hierarchy and order as the head/conductor of the military band. He brought all the players into harmony through the force of his will and intellect: he knew what every instrument should be doing and when it should be doing it --… Continue Reading...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Essay

demand drivers for symphony performances.  For example, what types of music people seek out is valuable information, because some of the change in demand might well be product-driven.  The survey also highlights the perception that consumers have of the VSO.  While it is the only orchestra in town, there are other entertainment options and it is important for the VSO to understand if there is perhaps a perception issue that is causing some of the sluggish demand – the product might not be good enough to attract the audience.   Another element of the survey is the price point… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs. Bricks and Mortar

a Prime member as well: access to films, shows, music that can all be streamed online. Plus, Amazon delivers more than just products like movies, TVs, computers, and books: it is also in the grocery-delivering business. With the online giant’s recent purchase of Whole Foods, the go-to place for online shopping just expanded into the grocery store industry as well. Thus, there is less incentive to go out and shop: one has to face traffic, crowds, the possibility of what is wanted not being on the shelves, the hassle of leaving the house, finding a parking space, braving the… Continue Reading...

Honey Maid’s “this Is Wholesome” Campaign

of food, the families are shown engaging in other activities, such as running around the yard and making music. Again, this could serve to address concerns about the food’s nutritional quality that some upper-income demographics might have. Honey Maid is depicted as a fun treat and part of a healthy, active child’s playtime, versus something decadent. The advertisements are refreshingly free of irony and sarcastic humor. All of the families are loving and the children are shown interacting with their parents in a very happy way, even the baby who does not fuss when he is fed milk in… Continue Reading...

Super Size Me Documentary Review

viewer is wrapped into the experience and really made to feel its effects through the director’s usage of images, music, voice over, interviews, facts and tone. The techniques that are used by the filmmakers include the use of camera angle footage that gives the film a persona video journal type of feeling. These angles are often down low and shot up at Morgan as he sits in his car eating the food. The angle gives the occurrence a sort of titanic struggle feeling. Morgan towers over the screen like a monument, consuming McDonald’s in the name of science. The… Continue Reading...

Other Cultures Xenophobia and Understanding

other cultures also adds value to the world, through shared arts, music, and literature. Not understanding other cultures is like eating the same thing again and again, day after day. Finally, understanding other cultures promotes peace. Understanding other cultures makes it less likely to discriminate in practice or indirectly, as with institutionalized racism. Cultures can teach each other how to build bridges and harmonize, reaching mutually beneficial solutions rather than resorting to blaming and violence. The underlying function of racist regimes, policies, or worldviews is to perpetuate violence. Understanding other cultures makes it less likely that the younger generations… Continue Reading...

Anthropological Observations at a Salad Bar

was designed to encourage people to come back to eat, even when they were not necessarily shopping. The pleasant music in the background, the spaciousness of the tables, and the fact that the tables were spaced fairly far apart and allowed for a great deal of privacy also created a better dining experience. In fact, because of the privacy of the setting, one of the greatest challenges was finding people to talk to. There was virtually no interaction between different people; all of the groups kept to their own, unique spaces. The groups were diverse in age and apparent… Continue Reading...

Mainstream Media and Science

assistant (Wired, 2012). 6. How is science portrayed in fictional media (i.e., television shows, movies, music, books, etc.)? Is it seen as a positive, negative, or neutral force in the world? Give specific examples supporting your position Science is portrayed in functional media as both a positive and negative force in the world. Ranging from television shows to movies to comic books for the children, media portrays science in a constructive and also a destructive manner. For instance, with regard to television, different shows such as Scorpion, Bones, and CSI portray science in a positive light as the characters use… Continue Reading...

Smoking Stages Of Change

Stages of Change Model: 43-year-old Smoker The first stage of the Transtheoretical Stages of Change model is that of pre-contemplation, in which the client is still not fully committed to the need to taking action to make a necessary change. In the case of a 43-year-old smoker who began smoking in childhood, the smoker may be reluctant to commit to change because of a history of failed attempts. At this stage, the counselor would need to give the smoker options to convince the client that the next time will be different—for example, the use of medications, patches, or supportive group… Continue Reading...

Describing Artifacts from the 1960s

1960s, moving beyond the traditional parameters of life and music and embracing a new frontier. It also embraces some of the racial tension evident in the culture at the time and describes a soulful need for love in the community and love among people. When compared to the other artifacts in this time capsule, it represents a still, meaningful glance into a human heart that is beating and yearning for love while the world spins out of control into chaos all around it. That chaos is represented in the time capsule in a number of ways: first, the Time… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

2015). Evident especially in specific sectors like food culture, music, and the arts, cultural comingling is not American. The only thing that is remotely American about cultural intermingling is the fact that the United States was one of the first modern nation-states to popularize the practice of an immigrant society. Immigration and migration have been perpetual patterns throughout human history, but the settlement of the New World led to the unique phenomenon of immigrant-dominant societies: Canada and the United States. The native people of both Canada and the United States lack sufficient market, cultural, or political power to participate… Continue Reading...

The Music Of Journey

Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, on November 9th, 2017. It was entitled “The music of Journey” and, upon hearing the title, I expected to be taken on a journey of music throughout time. I was very surprised to see that it was actually the music of “Journey” the band that was formed in the 1970’s. The venue itself was nice. The one thing that stood out to me was that the floor seating had round tables with a centerpiece that looked like a candle. The arrangement resembled the kind of table arrangement that you would see at a fancy restaurant.… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

he had some talent in writing and rapping, it was his continued efforts in rap battles and pursuing a music career, that led him to becoming one of the greats in his music genre. Many people doubted him, especially because he is a white male. However, this did not dissuade him, and he continued to improve his craft, cultivating further complex narratives in his lyrics as he matured in the music industry. (Ricci and Lee 67) The growth mindset is an important mindset to have at times because life will be filled with failures. Notable figures of the past… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

Abstract music may be counted among the strongest neurobiological tools at hand for altering individual moods, conduct and attitudes. What effect does it have on us in relation to the promotion of hatred and violent behavior? In what way does it shape people’s explanatory approach and minds? An inherent relationship has been found between mood and music. Scholars constantly attempt at objectively explaining the occurrence of such influences. Research works demonstrate that music engages, within the listener, a broad array of psychology-influencing neurobiological systems (Bergland, 2012). … Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

in the game of musical chairs. I expect the music to stop shortly, and for that reason I am happy to have made a purchase of a real asset like a home. In conclusion, sensing from the above-mentioned indicators that the value of the USD has diminished since the FED’s adoption of unconventional monetary policy, it seemed rational to get out of USD now rather than later. Assuming a house’s worth of debt at a historically low interest rate made more sense than waiting for rates to rise and asset prices to continue to go up as the market… Continue Reading...

Parallels Between Business and Biology

in the competitive landscape. Most bricks-and-mortar record stores struggled with Amazon, really, and downloading really killed the retail music business. Basically, Tower went under because it had fairly high costs, such as prime real estate locations, and lots of inventory, but then it did not adjust to a changing landscape. It could have done so, but being sluggish in adopting new technologies significantly put the company at risk. 4. If you think about a mutually beneficial partnership, then Tower would perhaps have wanted to expand into other realms of entertainment, like adding books, which also ended up being a… Continue Reading...

Teaching Using Multiple Intelligence

their lessons using the traditional methods, but rather in a wide array of ways like using music, art activities, multimedia, role play, and many more. This allows the teacher to be keen on the students and have a different group of students all learning the same subject and topic using different methods based on the student's smarts. In multiple intelligence, the teacher is working with the students and not working for the students. Teachers are no longer required to use the same method to teach a variety of students, which means that the teacher has to plan on how… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Morality

reality. It is like striking out a wrong note in a piece of music, except in life it is out there for good and remains out there while the real note that should have been played begins to make its presence known, felt, heard, seen—however it does it—in the background of life. Before long, it will be evident what the real note was and is, and that false note then stands like a testimony to one’s own falseness in attempting to deceive. I have never liked the feeling that has accompanied the act of lying, and I learned this… Continue Reading...

Du Bois Vs John Lennon Sociology

American of all cultures, given that it was a unique hybridization of African and European ideas, religion, music, and life. Du Bois, who received his doctorate from Harvard University and taught sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, also wrote in The Souls of Black Folk about the personal challenges he felt as an African-American man who felt neither wholly a part of American society nor Black society as a highly and at the time unusually educated Black man. Du Bois is associated with the philosophy of the need to elevate the “talented tenth” of African-American society to prominence, to… Continue Reading...

Alfred Hitchcock Film Psycho Analysis

reader, to help the reader see what Marian sees and feel what she feels. music underscores the emotional content of the film, paralleling the visual elements. Marian’s guilt is palpable throughout the first half of the film, as she is sure someone is following her as she drives. The audience knows she is being paranoid because she glances in the rear-view mirror; Hitchcock shows the audience the image in the mirror and not an objective display of the traffic. Marian’s perception of Norman at the hotel, her careful, meticulous moves, and her monitoring of the money all show how… Continue Reading...

Miscommunication Barriers and Overcoming Them

literal noise, although it could be. For example, if I had been playing music loudly or if the child was crying, that would have constituted physical noise. In this case, the noise was both visual and semantic. Noise in miscommunication refers to “anything that interferes with, corrupts, or changes the communication signal as it travels through a channel,” (Bevan & Sole, 2014, p. 8). The clutter in the kitchen was visual noise, which cluttered the field and prevented me from actively seeing and tuning into my partner who was standing there. More complex in this situation is the semantic… Continue Reading...

Is America in Moral Decline?

1996, p. 4). What university? What indoctrination? The author also misses the point of rap music, or of music in general, failing to understand the role of satire in the Nine Inch Nails song and making blanket assumptions about rap music that suggest a possible racist undertone of the entire argument. Bork makes a claim about “the latest rap song calling for killing policemen or the sexual mutilation of women,” but does not name this mythical tune or quotes its non-existent lyrics. Likewise, the author talks about the “collapse of the criminal justice system” but not based on real… Continue Reading...

My Papa’s Waltz Poem Analysis

rhyme scheme and fixed meter, the poet underscores the main motifs of music and dance. The titular waltz is a structured dance set to a specific type of music. Constrained by the form of the waltz, the speaker seems to have internalized guilt and complicity in his father’s behavior by suggesting that it takes two people to waltz. His “clinging”(line 12) and having “hung on like death” (line 3) add another dimension of pathos to an already heart-wrenching story. The reader will protest the child having any responsibility for the father’s behavior, adding to the dramatic tension in the… Continue Reading...

Star Wars Vs Lord Of the Rings Comparison

to blend in but their masks are off revealing their true identities. The music is tense and dramatic which is appropriate for enhancing the mood of the scene. The scene in Lord of the Rings when Frodo and friends are being hunted by the Nazgul and Frodo hides beneath a tree and is tempted to slip on the ring as a Nazgul reaches over to snatch him only to be distracted at the last minute represents the film in a microcosm. Frodo has the ring and can use it but must resist its temptations out of the goodness of… Continue Reading...

Culture Essay

It provides motivation for the group c.  It leads to mindfulness VII.  Conclusion Essay Hook When you think of music, what you eat throughout the week, where you work, how you work, what you worship, what you value, how you talk, how you think, how you act, what you do—you are meditating to some degree on your culture. Introduction Culture is the sum of all parts of a society, group or organization. It is the complex arrangement of beliefs, values, ethics, communications, and actions of a people, group, organization or society. Cultures have changed throughout time because of various influences—money, power, sex, philosophy,… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

is a threat to cultural identity of these foreign countries. American-based television, movies, music and literature are viewed worldwide. These often indoctrinate cultures into thinking the American way is the way to success and prosperity” (Sundby, 2018). The dominance of American way of life on the world stage, is a drawback of globalization as it can stifle and suffocate so many other cultural viewpoints. A Pew research study conducted in 2007 and which interviewed 47 nations found that 46 of them asserted that their traditional way of life was being erased (Sundby, 2018). Supporters of globalization argue that cultures… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

clarification from Miss Maudie who agrees that Atticus is correct as “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (93).     This motif is the overarching nucleus of the novel. It suggests that there are certain people in life who just give to the world, via their innocence and their gentle manner, and they don’t do anything to take from it or make it… Continue Reading...

King David

who hailed from Bethlehem (the future birthplace of Christ). David grew up a shepherd with a love for music, which he would play on his lyre. Indeed, as Steven Mackenzie notes, “David’s musical talent is what first brought him to Saul’s attention.”[footnoteRef:2] King Saul suffered from terrible evil spirits, and David’s music soothed his soul and as “music was believed to possess magical powers to keep away or exorcise demons and evils spirits,” David was a veritable life saver for King Saul.[footnoteRef:3] [2: Steven Mackenzie, King David: A Biography, Oxford University Press (2000), 56.] [3: Steven Mackenzie, King David:… Continue Reading...

King David

from Bethlehem (the future birthplace of Christ). David grew up a shepherd with a love for music, which he would play on his lyre. Indeed, as Steven Mackenzie notes, “David’s musical talent is what first brought him to Saul’s attention.”[footnoteRef:2] King Saul suffered from terrible evil spirits, and David’s music soothed his soul and as “music was believed to possess magical powers to keep away or exorcise demons and evils spirits,” David was a veritable life saver for King Saul.[footnoteRef:3] [2: Steven Mackenzie, King David: A Biography, Oxford University Press (2000), 56.] [3: Steven Mackenzie, King David: A Biography,… Continue Reading...

Style and Effect in Movie Get out

a smile on her face) orders Chris to “sink” into his subconscious, the music flares dramatically, with the shots flickering between Chris the adult and Chris the child, both of whom are feeling themselves paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt. Chris the adult, however, is the Chris of the present—and he is the one being pushed into a grave of paralysis by Missy’s surprise hypnotism. The screen goes dark except for Chris whose body is seen falling into nothingness while Missy is shown far away on a movie screen soundlessly moving her mouth. The viewer sees this distance from Chris’s… Continue Reading...

Early Medieval and Contemporary Education

cathedral schools (Gutek, 1995). Parish schools were presided over by a priest and primarily focused on religious ritual and music education as well as reading and writing skills. On the contrary, chantry institutions provided education on the language of the church liturgy and Latin and were established based on an endowment provided by a rich person. Monastic schools provided training on church doctrine to monks either as brothers or priests as well as basic reading and writing skills in Latin to those preparing for secular priesthood. Cathedral schools emerged and flourished in the 12th Century and focused on providing… Continue Reading...

The Godfather Trilogy Analysis

views the meaning of the trilogy, the films themselves have become iconic in Americana and the music, actors, characters, sets, shots, scenes, and stories are as easily recognized by people today as almost any other film in movie history. The Godfather truly represents one of the greatest epic sagas ever to come out of Hollywood. Continue Reading...

Romantic Era Poems and Literature

and visual art of Romanticism, along with European classical music, receive the bulk of attention in the analysis of the era’s aesthetic, the revival of interest in folk music is also integral to Romantic ideals. Romanticism was about a return to the past, and a veneration of all things simple and natural. Largely a reaction against modernism, technological progress, capitalism, and urbanization, Romanticism eventually did fuel interest in returning to a simpler, peaceful past—or at least an imagined one. Therefore, returning to folk music made sense from within the Romantic worldview. Appreciation of all types of folk music flourished… Continue Reading...

Tim's Coffee Shop Business Simulation

be a large draw for the college crowd. Action Items Strengths: Live music Locally Owned Location Weaknesses: Lack of POS System and Credit/Debit Processing Some Operational Issues (Order Accuracy) Seating Area Complaints Opportunities: Update POS System Remodel Customer Area Train Employees/Redo Compensation for Management Threats: Competition from Larger Chain Customer Dissatisfaction Regulatory Issues Economic Environment/Finance and Accounting/Financial Statements Summary Tim’s Coffee Shoppe is financially stable based upon the previous year’s income statement which lists that the organization is making a net income of over seventy thousand dollars. The organization’s total assets are over forty thousand dollars and the total liabilities are… Continue Reading...

Descriptive Essay Examples to Get You Started

Melville’s Spouter Inn Some of the best descriptive essay examples can be found among the writings of the greatest authors.  Consider a chapter in Moby-Dick by Herman Melville:  every chapter of that book is like a mini-descriptive essay.  Look at the way Melville uses description to create atmospheric effect in the first line of “Chapter 3:  The Spouter Inn” from Moby-Dick:  “Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft.”  Melville uses words like “condemned” to convey a sense of foreboding and doom, and… Continue Reading...

Leadership Essay (free Example)

by taking part in student government and other extra-curricular activities, such as athletics, drama, music, debate, etc.  The research indicates that students are open to new experiences because they are defining their own identity and their own principles as they mature and apply themselves to the real world (Larson & Tran, 2014).  There is, however, a great deal of complexity involved in the development of leadership skills in youths, and much of that complexity stems from the social system in which a youth is situated:  factors such as family life and structure, education, personal ideals, personal traits, and behavioral… Continue Reading...

Whether Immigration Is a Problem or Not

their entrepreneurship. Immigrants directly build cultural capital by introducing arts, music, food, and business ideas to the United States. It would have been impossible to grow the American economy a hundred years ago without the contributions of immigrant laborers, from the Chinese railroad workers to the scores of immigrants from Eastern Europe, South Asia, Latin America, and beyond. The United States has never been and never will be a homogeneous country. Therefore, capitalizing on its heterogeneity is the key to retaining the nation’s brand identity instead of letting its reputation continue to deteriorate due to nativist-type anti-immigration sentiments. Immigration… Continue Reading...

2001 Space Odyssey Film Analysis

seat to cinematography and design in 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which Kubrick employs multiple cinematographic tools including music, mise-en-scene, editing, lighting, design, and script elements. The mise-en-scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey is simply extraordinary, because each image captures the tension and existential angst that pervades the movie. Because the bulk of the film takes place in space, a place with no natural source of light, Kubrick achieves his cinematographic goals by judiciously employing chiaroscuro. In several scenes, the darkness plays as much of a role as the light. When Dave is about to disconnect Hal, he walks… Continue Reading...

A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

seat to cinematography and design in 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which Kubrick employs multiple cinematographic tools including music, mise-en-scene, editing, lighting, design, and script elements. The mise-en-scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey is simply extraordinary, because each image captures the tension and existential angst that pervades the movie. Because the bulk of the film takes place in space, a place with no natural source of light, Kubrick achieves his cinematographic goals by judiciously employing chiaroscuro. In several scenes, the darkness plays as much of a role as the light. When Dave is about to disconnect Hal, he walks… Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

extensive. It was seen in dance, film, literature, and music. Thanks to futurism, other art movements came to fruition. These movements are Art Deco, Surrealism, Dada, and even Neo-Futurism. (Berghaus) Futurism became a seed for what would bring great change in the art world. Therefore, it founder would generate major significance and should be featured. Regarding Marinetti’s perspective on world literature, is one that is willing to explore past boundaries set within the literary world. That ‘sleepiness’, that ecstasy fails to cover what is reality. That reality can be harsh and unyielding. Conclusion In conclusion, Marinetti was a unique… Continue Reading...

Labor Unions

the American public and from the federal government pushed companies to finally face the music. One of the ways businesses were benefitting from a lack of a labor union was that they were able to control their sectors with monopolies. The lack of oversight, regulation and organized opposition let factory owners and industrialists take advantage both of workers and of their respective industries. Labor unions ushered in an era of change, supported by a progressive movement that wanted to hold businesses accountable. This led to the formation of the Progressive Party in 1924, which was “a union of farmer… Continue Reading...

Digital Rights Management Ethical Dilemmas

on sales, with the rights holder actually being the company that financed the venture. These producers – music labels and academic journal publishers being two examples – claim themselves as category a. They are, however, not. Their claim is based on legal precedent, which in turn is based on a capitalist logic that the entity that puts up the capital is taking the most risk, and therefore should receive the greatest share of the reward. Other schools of thought, however, such as socialist schools, argue that the control over production should be owned by the people. Even a softer… Continue Reading...

Ironic Humor in Trifles by Susan Glaspell

the winters, Mrs. Wright’s mind finally cracked from so many years of having to live in a cage without music (Mr. Wright would not allow her to play) and without love. So she in turn manifested her escape—violence upon Mr. Wright (death by rope). The quilt symbolizes her descent into madness—the pattern going all haywire and the knot symbolizes the murder weapon—her admission. In conclusion, Glaspell could not very easily depict a woman murdering her husband as a consequence of his cruelty in an era before women could even vote. So she couched her play in ironic humor and… Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

necessary to achieve political or moral goals. His choice of setting, camera angle, music and sound editing, mis-en-scene, and other cinematographic elements are used to tell stories through Gibson’s eyes. All of his major directorial projects are grandiose in scale, deserving of the designation “epic,” due to their sweeping narratives and relatively long formats. Moreover, Gibson’s style is epic because of characteristic wide-angle shots, a predilection for including scenes with massive numbers of people juxtaposed with the interior world of the hero, and an affection also for military and battle aesthetics and motifs. Gibson’s style also includes liberal use… Continue Reading...

How to Prevent Yourself from Plagiarizing

them and make them my own. 2 The study by Hays and Minichiello (2005) uses a qualitative method to explore what music means to elderly people. The researchers conducted interviews with 52 elderly persons to identify “the meaning, importance and function of music” for this sample elderly population (Hays & Minichiello, 2005, p. 437). The quality of evidence was high, as the researchers identified common themes that emerged from the data. The content of the article was appropriate for the audience: being a scholarly paper, it was written with an academic tone, and the style fit the presumed audience of academics… Continue Reading...

How Meek Mill Won His Freedom

August 2017 with reckless driving of a motorcycle in New York City while filming a music video, Mill was found by Brinkley to be in technical violation of his probation even though the charges of reckless driving in NYC had been dismissed. Prosecutors also pointed to an altercation that took place in St. Louis, but this charge was also dismissed. Nonetheless, Judge Brinkley saw the need to see Mill behind bars. However, thanks to an outpouring of high-status individuals’ support, from celebrities to politicians to business owners and sports stars all over the nation, attention was brought to bear… Continue Reading...

Graphic Design Historical Compare and Contrast

is akin to the printed words from a megaphone, the Scher poster is more like the captured bars of music laid in to printed form. As one critic describes, “The play's title and theater logos surrounded the tap artist in a typographical be-bop, like urban noise” (pentagram.com). The reaction to Scher’s work was positive, so positive that the graphic design became a part of the visual landscape of New York in the 1990s. This promotional material, and others like it, was found everywhere in the city—“all over the New York City landscape, from Chelsea to Harlem, in Times Square,… Continue Reading...

Minimizing Bias and Student Diversity in Assessment

Retrieved from: https://www.nwea.org/blog/2013/five-characteristics- quality-educational-assessments-part-three/ Kruse, A. (2016). Cultural bias in testing: A review of literature and implications for music education. National Association for music Education, 35(1) 23 –31. Retrieved from: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/8755123315576212 Professional standards for educational leaders (2015). Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Standards for advanced programs in educational leadership. (2002). National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Continue Reading...

Online Life Bane or Boon Essay

make a cost-benefit analysis about the value of sharing information. For an artist marketing her art or music, using Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram may be valuable to generate interest in her work that would otherwise not be accessible in previous eras.  Every professional person must make a decision about how to craft his or her online persona, and the costs of losing autonomy. Yes, the web may have resulted in some lost job offers if an employer did not like a potential employee’s Facebook page or LinkedIn profile. But it can also mean finding out about jobs and markets… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

It is important to note that in all industries, from the textile industry, to the music industry, to the mining industry, there are both success stories and spectacular failures. Success or failure is founded on a myriad of factors, i.e. the strategies adopted, the partnerships maintained, organizational culture, etc. This was true for Sibao publishing industry as well. While there were publishing and bookselling enterprises that were immensely successful and thus expanded over time, there were those that found it difficult to consistently remain profitable. Success factors seem to have been largely associated with familial commitment to the business,… Continue Reading...

Helping the Elderly Population

patient could be entertained while I was not there—such as music that could be played over a listening device or a puzzle or game or some activity that the patient could indulge in to pass the time while no one was visiting with them. As I did not think of this till the end, I did not have the opportunity to provide this service, but were I to go again, I would try to give each patient I visited something that would help ease their isolation. What worked mostly was just talking to the patients and entertaining them with… Continue Reading...

Chinatown and Pianist Film Comparison Polanski

in Polanski’s 2002 film, epitomizes the psychological art of acceptance. music symbolizes a psychic salve and also social glue that links together the oppressed. Neither Szpilman nor Jake receive anything approximating redemption, and neither has the power or potential to make a meaningful change in the broader world. Each is, like most members of the audience, a small piece of the bigger puzzle. Polanski uses the medium of film to convey the dichotomies of life in the modern and post-modern world. There is neither hope nor despair, neither miraculous revelation nor complete capitulation. Polanski uses techniques like perspective, limiting… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Discrimination in Health Care System

great and while on her way, she turned on the music so loud in order to drown the pain she was feeling. Unfortunately, when she got to the hospital, the doctor did not believe Tamara that she was in great pain. The doctor told her that they had seen her in her car and that if she could listen and dance to the music that was such loud then she was not in pain. The encounter that Tamara had with the health care system was less than pleasant one as the doctor did not focus on the pain that… Continue Reading...

Robin Thicke Song Versus Porgy and Bess Song

opera conveys. Therefore, “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” is as akin to pop music as it is to opera. Porgy and Bess has been performed in its entirety on stage and in film productions. The song “Oh, I Can’t Sit Down” is unlikely to appear independently or taken out of context. Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” is not part of an opera, a stage musical, or a film. It has an accompanying music video, but is not part of any significant overarching narrative, and does not need to be understood within the context of a film, play, television production,… Continue Reading...

The Role Media Plays in Relation to Gender Stereotypes

talked about and what will not. The radio, TV, music, drama, movies, discussions, reality TV, newspapers, magazines and other electronic media sources, includes the internet all present the public with the agenda that they pursue their social deliberations. The content presented may play a reinforcement role or help to reset previous stereotypes, values and beliefs with regard to gender roles. At the same time, there is research to the effect that when media exposes individuals to groups with varying gender stereotypes or cultural perspective, it may also help to positively influence a positive change of behavior and perspective. The… Continue Reading...

Nightclub Business Plan New York

ones that do not offer the best entertainment value for their guests. Be it a bad space, bad music, cost, or other factors, there are definitely some clubs that just plain miss. These are competitors that can be exploited, but we do that by being attractive in our own right. This is because we will differentiate through our business model of rotating venue. This means that we will establish our reputation as a great party, but will also be in a position to offer a unique and fresh experience every week, which is something that our competitors will not… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

was precisely what helped to shape Pitbull’s belief that he could invent himself however he wanted. Yet, Pitbull’s music and persona has always been strongly connected to the dominant Latin culture of Miami and his Cuban-American roots, while also tapping the nerve of more general popular culture.  Another example of cultural identity would be the Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’o has both Kenyan and Mexican heritage, as she was born in Mexico City, but raised in Kenya by her Kenyan father and Mexican mother. Nyong’o has both the Mexican and Kenyan influences in her life and spent time… Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

devices and its business also takes into account a variety of media such as movies, music, e-books, in addition to software applications. Most of all, the company has also integrated a cloud storage service in recent ties and an electronic apple payment processing system (Yahoo Finance, 2018). PESTLE Analysis Pestle analysis is delineated as a tool employed in the analysis and monitoring of the external environment of an organization. It is a framework that facilitates the comprehension of the external influences on an organization. These external factors or influences comprise of political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal aspects.… Continue Reading...

Business Plan for Yolo Concepts

time. · Providing a consistent entertainment atmosphere – by investing in quality music equipment, competent DJs, good lighting, etc. C. Products and Services The operations of YOLO Concepts will ensure that clients will receive the same products and services as they would in a normal nightclub. The products and services that will be on offer include all types of alcoholic drinks (including martinis, wines, beers, etc.), non-alcoholic drinks and beverages, small chops, music and dance, guest artist appearances, and dancing competitions. D. Suppliers YOLO Concepts intends to establish long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with vendors. These are; · Alcoholic beverage suppliers:… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

the nation’s agricultural produce, promoting technological innovation, and enriching all aspects of the nation ranging from its art and music to its cuisine and universities. The year 2015 marks a half-century since the 1965 Immigration Act (signaling the start of the latest mass immigration age of America) was passed. The act served to do away with the limiting quota system established during the 1920s, opening up legal migration to every nation worldwide and setting the scene for a drastic growth in migration from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Concurrently, the act limited legal migration from Western Hemisphere… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

of the essential elements of Eastwood’s directorial style, which is the use of jazz in soundtrack. Yet Eastwood’s other music drama, Honkytonk Man (1982) blends his Western orientation in cinema with his appreciation for music. Moreover, these films show how Eastwood came to associate most with stories with strong male leads, or stories about individuality, courage, and masculinity. Like Westerns, both Bird and Honkytonk Man can also be considered period pieces, testimony to Eastwood’s versatility as director and auteur (Perno 1). Eastwood took another new turn with The Bridges of Madison County in 1995. While Eastwood had directed romantic… Continue Reading...

When Memory Speaks Autobiography by Jill Conway Essay

and extends far beyond the confines of prose. Film, music, oral tradition, and the arts contribute to the global corpus of female-led autobiographical narratives that taken together, contribute to a universal understanding of how women have used their voices and located their position of power from within patriarchal societies. Conway provides readers with a cogent overview of the history of autobiography, but only starts with the Christian mystical tradition and the likes of Julian of Norwich. When Memory Speaks would have been more effective had the author opted to focus on the evolution of female autobiography rather than simultaneously… Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

possible by way of digital technology. I can add music to the scenes to heighten a mood or produce a sympathetic or dramatic effect. I am playing on the viewer’s emotions in this way. Any claims to truthfulness in my film are based solely on the subjects’ own perceptions. They tell their stories in their own words, and I simply supplement them with visuals and music and by framing to help capture as much of their world as I can in the moment. This is my attempt to give them authenticity and to represent the story they are telling.… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

in the middle school that are some of the most popular and most formative—including sports, band, art, music, family consumer science, and applied technology—have not been touched at all. The reason is that our organization believes strongly in the formative quality of these areas, as Turnnidge, Côté and Hancock (2014) and Hatfield, Montana and Deffenbaugh (2006) have shown. Management of the Organization The administration and supervision of students will only be marginally affected. The administration will be affected in terms of committee organization dedication to improving areas of instruction. However, with instruction already at a high level of quality… Continue Reading...

Music Industry Intellectual Property

to note, from the onset, that revenues for the U.S. recorded music industry have more than halved since the late 1990s (Figure 1.0). In essence, what has often been blamed for the falling revenues is the online music revolution (Mezei, 2018). It is instructive to note that in recent times, streaming services have seen their paid subscriptions go up significantly, with 2016 having been a particularly good year for the said services. These include, but they are not limited to, Tidal, Apple music, as well as Spotify. Thanks to such growth in streaming services, quite a number of players… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

The Pinker vs. Sapir-Whorf debate is central to the study of linguistics and related areas like psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Most linguists can at least agree that humans have a “unique language capacity,” (Levinson 25). Yet the innate capacity to learn language is where the similarities between Pinker and Whorf end. Whereas Whorf radically transformed both cognitive science and linguistics by using empirical evidence to show how language shapes thought, Pinker has also been influential with a nativist, modular, and nativist understanding of human language development. Both theories have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis remains far… Continue Reading...

Physiology Of Extraversion and Introversion Physiology

McClelland, A. & Furnham, A. (2017). The effect of background music and noise on the cognitive test performance of Chinese introverts and extraverts. Psychology of music 46(1): 125-135. O’Connor, P.J., Gardiner, E. & Watson, C. (2016). Learning to relax versus learning to ideate: Relaxation-focused creativity training benefits introverts more than extraverts. Thinking Skills and Creativity 21(2016): 97-108. Stelmach, R.M. (1990). Biological Bases of Extraversion Psychophysiological Evidence. Journal of Personality 58(1): 293-311. Suslow, T., Kugel, H, Lindner, C. et al (2017). Brain response to masked and unmasked facial emotions as a function of implicit and explicit personality self-concept of extraversion.… Continue Reading...

Alternative Sexuality in Mainstream Media

male dancers in the dance, and the softness male dancers likewise can communicate in their responsiveness to the music. If heteronormativity assumes that gender is “natally ascribed, natural, and immutable,” a dance where rules and roles are performed, rather than innate to the performer’s being, and where a transgender man can be accepted, ballroom dance still acts as a challenge to such heteronormativity (Mocarski et al. 2013, p.262). According to Zaslow (n.d), however, the mainstream media still struggles with how to present behaviors in men that do not affirm traditional gender norms. Although there have been much-publicized incidents, such… Continue Reading...

Non Verbal Rules

Non-Verbal Rules The cultural space that I visited and covered was a state-tour musical concert attended by close to 5,000 people at all concert locations. I showed up on three occasions. The interactions between attendees were lively and varied. Various verbal and non-verbal aspects could be picked up. Some of the non-verbal communication setups I observed included, but they were not limited to, shaking of hands, gestures, hugging, touching, and even facial expressions. Aspects of verbal communication identified were proximity and eye contact. In this discussion, I will concern myself with proximity. In essence, in non-verbal communication, proximity has got… Continue Reading...

The Elderly and Dementia

interventions The researchers discussed the evidence thematically, noting that “strong evidence supports the use of ambient music other than at mealtimes; multisensory interventions; private, personalized rooms; varied ambiance in common rooms; and orienting room objects for clients who live in institutional settings” (Jensen & Padilla, 2017, p. 6). The researchers also found that the evidence from the 154 reviewed studies indicated that the nighttime monitoring systems could help to reduce falls and prevent patients suffering from dementia to begin wandering. This finding, however, was only supported in home care cases and not in institution cases. The researchers also discussed the… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Education to the Future Of America

able to think critically and creatively, and have access to the means by which to learn art, music, athletics, and other subjects that build talent pools in the country. If Americans are to remain competitive with the rest of the world, educators need to raise their game by contextualizing subjects and encouraging healthy competition among students. The American public also needs to become more supportive of strong federal initiatives that improve standards for teachers, offering educators better pay in exchange for their hard work. The American Legion understands the importance of education to America’s future, which is why it… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution and the Rise Of Fascism

and emotional roots: it was connected to the culture of the past—to everything from the music of Wagner to the philosophical works of Schonerer and Chamberlain and Georges Sorel. Fascism had an intellectual basis that was opposed to the liberalism represented by the Leftist (largely Jewish) revolutionary sect that had taken power in Russia and that was rising up in Hungary, Germany, Italy and Spain (where a major civil war soon got underway to determine the fate of the Spaniards). Marx described the relationship between Communism and the rise of Fascism well when he wrote: “the modern bourgeois society… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

Improvements to The Chinese System and Ideals Done by Kublai Khan Introduction Genghis Khan moved his troops into the quasi Chinese Chin-rule north China in 1211, and in 1215 they crushed the capital city. Hisson Ogodei vanquished all of North China by 1234 and ruled it from 1229 to 1241. Genghis Khan's grandson, Kublai Khan, vanquished the Chinese Southern Song in 1279, and out of the blue all of China was under foreign rule (Johnson, 2014). In 1271 Kublai Khan named his administration Yuan which signifies "origin of the universe." The Yuan tradition in China kept going from 1279 to… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshis Cultural Practices and Traditions

pants and shirt. Additionally, the Bangladeshi culture is characterized by strong tradition of dance, music, and literature that incorporates classical Muslim and Hindu music. Class system and social stratification in Bangladeshi culture is based on the Muslim class system, which is akin to a caste structure. As a result, most of Bangladeshis view class based on rural or localized context. Reference Guhathakurta, M. & van Shendel, W. (2013). The Bangladesh reader: history, culture, politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Continue Reading...

Film the Mission

it was through long durations of endearment to the locals through their actions, music, philanthropy, communal work and the word of God that they came to win the locals’ hearts. More instrumental in this aspect is the fact that the missionaries chose to side with the locals in defending their land women from the intruding colonialists. The suffering of the poor Guarani tribe in the remote South America is depicted through the high poverty rates depicted and the history of slavery. This suffering is further depicted in the wanton killing of the locals by colonialists even in churches where… Continue Reading...

Discussion Of Different Logical Fallacies

I was once trying to persuade someone that they should listen to rap music and was appalled that they did not like it. When I made the argument, I tried to convince the person that they had not yet listened to all the different types of hip hop and that they therefore did not have the grounds to have an opinion—which is a perfectly logical thing to say. However, my friend countered by saying that they had indeed been exposed to even underground hip hop and simply did not like the genre. When faced with the—for me—shocking realization that… Continue Reading...

Student Reading and Writing

love it—the words are sound so good when you say them in your head. It’s like music!” This conveys the attitude of this 10 year old girl regarding reading and shows that while she is a reading above her level she may be lacking the ability to comprehend what she is reading at times. Analysis of her reading profile is thus warranted. The areas that I chose to analyze were her comprehension—the degree to which she understands the texts she reads with accuracy, ease and fluency; and miscue analysis—the types of errors a student makes when reading (Fountas &… Continue Reading...

History Political Social Economic Culture African American

economic life (Higginbotham, 1992). Popular Culture and Cuisine African American popular culture, fashion, art, music, and cuisine vary considerably depending on temporal and geographic context, and yet common threads reveal cohesive expressions. The most unique and historically contiguous African American subculture in terms of language, music, and cuisine are the Gullah (Hendry, 2011). Likewise, the soul food that first started off as a distinctly southern African American cuisine has now come to represent African American cuisine as a whole. African American popular culture in general has been subject to a number of changes due to historical events and phenomena like the… Continue Reading...

Comparing and Contrasting Dada and Surrealism

alone remarkable but both Dada and surrealism went a step further to include non-visual art forms like literature, performance, music or sound, and poetry. There are no boundaries or provisions for either Dada or surrealism, even though the latter did have a manifesto. The artist is free to deliver the message or tell the story or evoke an emotion in whatever way works best. Being unrestricted in execution meant that the variety and scope of work created during the Dada and surrealist movements are profound. There are no single defining features of either genre, only core philosophies. Their respective… Continue Reading...

The Origins Of Fascism in Europe

Paxton’s argument is that fascism had very clear and distinct social, cultural and emotional roots, with everything from the music of Wagner to the philosophical works of Schonerer and Chamberlain and Georges Sorel. Fascism had an intellectual basis that was opposed to the liberalism represented by the Leftist (largely Jewish) sect, according to this chapter’s notes. The goal of Fascism was to mobilize the masses towards nationalistic rejuvenation in the face of Leftism. Chapter 3 Analysis Paxton points out that every nation had some system akin to fascism between the wars and that these systems were quite effective in… Continue Reading...

Nazi Literature Pre Oppression Subordination

delicate yet poignant tension that precipitates major calamity or revolution. Contemporary art, music, and literature capture the social and political atmosphere and all its nuances, especially as it impacts the lives of individuals from various social spheres. Heinriche Heine employs the medium of poetry to subversively satirize the seeds of political and social oppression that were being planted during this critical period in German history. In “Germany: A Winter’s Tale,” Heine draws on the age-old tradition of epic poetic narrative to frame parallels with Teutonic history, all the while capitalizing on the ability of poetic devices like metaphor and… Continue Reading...

Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

Abstract The Hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Street guys, real estate giants, doctors and many others were all implicated in the scheme along with Ivy League teachers, coaches, and test takers.  This article will discuss what happened, why, and what it means for America. Related Topics Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But It Can Buy… Continue Reading...

Gospel Of John Prologue Three Interpretations

Boring notes that early church hymns were constructed around a core of theological content, and were largely instructional in nature. According to Boring, the Prologue was one such hymn, and was used in catechism. Boring also points out the historical and sociological function of the Prologue, which would have been to “bridge the minds of the Semitic and Hellenistic worlds,” through the central and unifying concept of logos. Both the Semitic and the Hellenistic worlds shared an appreciation for the power of the Word. Moloney (1989) points out that the Prologue presents Christ as the incarnation of the Word. Boring… Continue Reading...

Gladwell S Theory Of David and Goliath

to the right kinds of restaurants, grocery stores, or music venues, I will be able to connect with like-minded people and not feel lonely. Of course, being the recipient of prejudice can be hurtful. But I have a strong sense of self, forged in a strong community, and I have never taken the prejudices of others to heart. I know who and what I am. While I may have faced setbacks, they have only strengthened my determination to turn those setbacks into learning experiences and times of growth. Without my background I would never have had the courage to… Continue Reading...

Hip-hop and Misogyny: Rewriting the Narrative Of Hip-hop Essay

Your Freak On” begins with martial artists dancing to rap music in a nonsexual fashion. It then features the singer dressed in black and denim, not objectifying herself but celebrating herself as a positive and beautiful image of black womanhood. Elliot, during the video, is seen in different frames clothed in white and gold (an image of wealth and power) and in camouflage in other segments (an image of strength). Although the term freak often suggests rampant sexuality, Elliot offers alternative personas for the female viewer (and perhaps even the male viewer) that are fierce and sexy but not… Continue Reading...

Make University Tuition Free

the last time. It does not matter if his degree in music cannot help to get him a career anymore than a scratch-off lottery ticket from a gas station: that student has to pay that loan back starting right now. What help is there from the federal government in paying it back. Heller says these loans help millions to pay for college—but that is just outright misleading: they help millions of students go deep into debt to get a college education. That is all they do. And when the college education fails to deliver on the promise of leading… Continue Reading...

The Success Of Indie Music

1 Indie music What makes indie music special in the music industry is the fact that it is produced outside the studio system. Indie artists rise up out of obscurity through their own grit and determination, their own ability to publicize themselves and gain traction, their own talent and genius, and their own development of a fan base. Unlike the many artists today who are groomed from childhood—their fans brought to them via a range of media conglomerates with overlapping boards of… Continue Reading...

Durkheim and Weber on Sociology

amenable to accepting the mystery at the heart of human society—the mystery of inspiration, love, life, music, laughter and the soul. There was something distinctively mechanistic about their methodologies that limited their ability to view society most fully. Durkheim especially wanted sociology to be viewed as a science rather than as an art, while Weber wanted to understand society via the subjective experiences of people and yet still clung to his belief in the pure bureaucracy—i.e., the pure organization of people in a system that would regulate human behavior as though people were pistons in an engine that could… Continue Reading...

The Aca and Health Care Costs

people sick in the pursuit of health. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 121(8), 2954-2954. Moynihan, R. (2015). Preventing overdiagnosis: the myth, the music, and the medical meeting. BMJ: British Medical Journal (Online), 350. Obama, B. (2016). United States health care reform: progress to date and next steps. Jama, 316(5), 525-532. Continue Reading...

Macintyre S Theory Of Practice

virtue. MacIntyre explains this by way of analogy: “If, on starting to listen to music, I do not accept my own incapacity to judge correctly, I will never learn to hear, let alone to appreciate, Bartok's last quartets. If, on starting to play baseball, I do not accept that others know better than I when to throw a fast ball and when not, I will never learn to appreciate good pitching let alone to pitch.”[footnoteRef:3] To obtain the virtue from practice, one has to be willing to understand and appreciate that others have come before him who know more… Continue Reading...

Fieldwork Report for Special Education Classroom

to identify advanced vocabulary words. They also listened to musical pieces and discussed advanced vocabulary words used in the music. They also engaged in reading and writing exercises geared toward identifying these words and created clay sculptures of individual vocabulary words. Some of the instructional accommodations used in this classroom include allowing students to record their work in different ways, using flexible time schedules for students to complete learning activities like creation of clay sculptures, and reducing assignments depending on the student’s learning needs and abilities. Paul Murphy utilized the students’ individualized education plans (IEPs) to develop Behavior Intervention… Continue Reading...

Respiratory System

Structure and Function of the Respiratory System Case Forty-five-year-old Brad has, ever since the age of 20, been working in the mines in the post of coal cutter. He is happy with his job as he earns a good wage and his father also worked in the very same mine. Akin to several co-workers of his, he suffers from chronic cough. However, Brad has neglected going for yearly health checks as is required for mine workers owing to his fear of being diagnosed with “black lung” (i.e., coal worker pneumoconiosis). This ailment results in fibrosis, lasting dilation of the small… Continue Reading...

Plato’s Argument: Art Is an Imitation Of an Imitation

Abstract  Like most western philosophers, Plato focused a substantial amount of energy on aesthetics.  Aesthetics is the philosophical inquiry into beauty.  For many philosophers, the concept of beauty was synonymous with the concept of art.  However, Plato made a substantial distinction between beauty and art.  Not only did he consider art a poor imitation of beauty, in fact labeling it an imitation of an imitation, but he thought that this imitation was somehow dangerous.  It leads to one of the most interesting almost paradoxes in all of Plato’s philosophy.  While Plato appeared to consider beauty inherently good, he viewed art… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Teachers create environments in which various exercises, such as music or play, allow children to learn (Ailwood, 2003). As Gray and Feldman (2004) point out, children benefit from being in a zone of proximal development in the sense that they can learn informally a variety of skills and techniques simply by observing their peers who have already acquired the skills that the young learners are attempting to acquire. The major benefit of early child education, therefore, is that it gets students on a fast track of knowledge acquisition simply by placing them in a learning environment wherein they can… Continue Reading...

Nursing Homes and Resident Care

as helpful in the goal of reducing isolation and depression among elderly persons in nursing home care. music therapy is one way that family and friends can assist (Ray & Mittelman, 2017): music offers a pleasing atmosphere for elderly persons, who find that music gives peace, enjoyment, and relaxation. When family and friends support this approach by providing the nursing home resident with access to music, the quality of life of the patient can improve. Overall, the main manner in which family and friends can provide support is through making frequent contact with the resident, communicating with the resident,… Continue Reading...

Gender Roles

important elements of culture. Some of these are the arts including music, visual, and graphic arts. Others involve things like food, clothing and shelter. People prepare their foods differently in different cultures. Similarly, they dress differently and have different types of houses. Culture is important in the study of male and female relationships because it impacts social expectations. A group’s culture greatly affects how males and females are to function in that culture. In Muslim countries, for example, women are supposed to cover themselves and mostly stay within the home. Sexual selection is the means by which a certain… Continue Reading...

Mental Health Problems

that can be studied to enhance one’s professional career, such as music therapy (Silverman & Bibb, 2018). Strengths that make me a good candidate for the job are my ability to focus on people’s needs and work with them to identify goals that they can work towards to improve their overall wellness. The mental health counselor has to be a good listener and has to have strong social and emotional intelligence skills, all of which I possess. The counselor also has to be a dedicated student with a lifelong interest in learning more about the latest research in mental… Continue Reading...

How Socialization Affects a Person

to view different races or ethnicities. They develop tastes in music based on socialization in many cases. They develop a taste for sports or for movies or for books through a process of socialization. Their career choices could be influenced through socialization and their state in life could be too—i.e., whether one chooses to get married or not may depend upon socialization. People learn how to dress, how to talk, how to think, how to act—all by a process of socialization. They also learn how to feel, how to express feeling, how to interpret feelings. They learn to laugh,… Continue Reading...

Why the Beatles Were Loved

the Beatles Made History Introduction Everyone knows their names, even if one never cared for their music: Ringo, John, Paul, and George. Just 15, 16 and 17 respectively, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon came together in 1958—young but passionate musicians from Liverpool, England, who wanted to play jazz, blues and folk music on improvised instruments. By 1962, they had added Ringo Starr to the group. With Starr on drums, the group’s first single “Love Me Do” hit the airwaves and changed the face of pop music forever. Beatlemania became a thing and the Beatles themselves became “more popular than… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby and Jazz

1920s like jazz, which was a new kind of music in America—a music that was fast and loose and flowing: it had no care or concern for the old world culture and was primarily its own thing—good for dancing (ragtime) and good for drinking (anytime). This paper will describe the significance of the jazz age in The Great Gatsby and show how the excess and superficiality that characterized Gatsby’s world was best represented by the superficiality of the swinging Jazz Age. Some of the most predominant characteristics of the Jazz Age were the flappers, the nouveau riche, and the… Continue Reading...

Incentives and Employee Motivation

is the only one of its kind in town—it provides classical music 24/7 along with NPR talk shows—it is viewed as a valuable contributor to the local arts scene. Many wealthy donors contribute but the station also relies on loyal listeners to contribute every spring, summer, fall and winter as well to keep doors open and staff employed. Staff find the fund drive to be tedious and demeaning as they never feel that enough appreciation is shown them for all the extra hard work it requires of them. They have to work longer hours, be available to take calls,… Continue Reading...

What Makes Venice Beach Unique

beatniks, and musicians interested in the new wave of pop music culture springing up as a kind of cultural protest to the politics of the era, Vietnam, and a general rejection of Old World values (Maynard). The Arrival of the Counter-Culture By the 1960s, the times and the culture had indeed changed. The Feminist Movement got underway with Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, in which she “came to political consciousness out of a disillusionment with her life as a suburban housewife” (Horowitz 2). The political consciousness of many others would be roused during the 1960s as well. The assassinations… Continue Reading...

Reviewing a Grant Proposal

Exploring the innovations hip hop brought to dance movement and how choreographers adapted to this new music scene would highlight not only the evolution of dance during that period, but also how dance contributes to the cultural makeup of the time. The writer stated inclusion of watching videos of the choreographer’s work will also be used to further the understanding of what it was the choreographer wanted to showcase in the memoir or autobiography. Again, this does not seem to potentially answer the hypotheses listed in the Background section. This leads to the next reason why it is inadequate.… Continue Reading...