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Three Rock Music Compositions and the Groups that Inspired Them: The Beatles, Yes, and Led Zeppelin, From 1967 to 1972
This thesis presents three of my popular music compositions and places these works in their historical context. The discussion spans the years 1967 to 1972, when British popular music in general and the Beatles in particular ...
Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz Compositions
This thesis examines the challenges in musical compositions in Latin jazz styles. The challenges include writing music with different Afro-Cuban rhythms as well as the use of the clave as a backbeat to the melodic ideas. ...
"Knowing is Seeing:" The Digital Audio Workstation and the Visualization of Sound
The computers visual representation of sound has revolutionized the creation of music through the interface of the Digital Audio Workstation software (DAW). With the rise of DAW-based composition in popular music styles, ...
The Positivistic Mysticism of Alexander Scriabin: An Analysis of the Three tudes, Op. 65
Over the past several decades, scholarly writings on Scriabins late piano music have largely focused on one topic: the pitch organisation of his unusual sonorities. A great variety of analytical techniques and methodologies ...
The Sound of Silence: An Ethnography on the Sama 'Ritual in the Nematollahi Kaneqah in Toronto
This thesis examines the Sufi ritual of Sama as practiced by the Nematollahi order in Toronto and will explore how music induces trance in Sufis during their ceremonies called Sama. My approach is ethnomusicological. ...
Reflections on the Development of Steelpan Music: Compositions for Steel Orchestra
The steelpan is a musical instrument created in Trinidad and Tobago circa 1930s. It has secured a place in the countrys cultural identity as one of its most important musical developments. It is authenticated as an orchestral ...