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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 ...
The 'Jazz Gene': Examining the Use of Jazz Aesthetics in Hip-Hop Music
This thesis is made up of 7 original compositions that aid in exploring the common cultural traits and practices of African-American music referred to using the metaphor of the Jazz Gene. These conventions are historically ...
Considering Tuning: From Bach to 21st Century Trends
This thesis is an exploration of instrumental tuning trends from Bach to 21st Century, considering different areas of musicological and acoustical studies. While the introduction brings us in a tuning continuum with brief ...
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 ...
Improvisation in the Strings Classroom: Compositions and Arrangements for Teaching Creative Music Making
In a traditional classroom, string instrument education is often taught using written, classical music. Teachers must instruct on how to play violin, viola, cello and bass, as well as how to read music and play as an ...
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. ...