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By crikey this is broad. You've basically asked "What's the difference between 'white' music & 'black' music?" Because you could write entire books on the subject & still not arrive at any real definition, especially in this day & age when everybody's borrowed from everybody else to such a degree as it's almost impossible to disentangle any more,...


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A pattern is anything whose form repeats. It's hard to talk about nearly anthing in music without a pattern being involved. Meter itself is a pattern, so if you are dealing with metered music - which is a lot of music - it's patterned. A more obvious example is a harmonic pattern. In pop music the chords I V vi IV is a common pattern repeated over and over ...


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Fusion is the fusing of jazz and another genre usually rock or funk. So that may mean jazz played with the timbres/tones of rock/pop like distortion or synthesizers. Or it might mean jazz with a funk rhythm section, etc. Free form jazz or "free jazz" is jazz that is free from the typical rules like song forms, progression, or anything else that ...


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I think most religions have "ritual" music and in modern times this probably has evolved into something like gospel or what you are referring to. Some examples are: Jewish cantorial music. This can be very inspirational, very emotional. In modern synagogues such music will be played with a modern "folk music" style twist. There are also modern ...


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It's syncopated, but really there is so much to this topic. One of the earliest practitioner (that we have recorded) of this was, and the most famous, was Louis Armstrong on his many early recordings. It's really one of the main reasons that he was so revolutionary (and he was - in contrast to his later rather cabaret image, he had a reputation in the 30's ...


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It's based on Ary Barroso's 1939 song Brazil - Aquarela do Brasil. Although it doesn't use the melody, the backing is the same. And it's a samba, or strictly speaking an 'exaltation samba', of which style Barrosa was the chief exponent. At the time, much effort was being expended on projecting a positive image of Brazil: on creating a new identity. Getúlio ...


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A "composition" is traditionally thought of as being the most essential musical idea of the song, mostly its melody. Arranging is the act of deliberately modifying or adjusting or adopting a composition. You tweak or refine some aspects of a composition. When you go and realize a song with several instruments, for example a string section, it involves many ...


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I suppose it depends on how far you stretch the definition of 'arrangement'. If I were to write a brand new song & sing it to you without any accompaniment, that could qualify as having been 'arranged for solo voice'. Let's take the simple yet rather beautiful Yesterday, technically by The Beatles, but really written & performed by Paul McCartney… ...


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There are similarities but they are clearly different. Aside from the general Tool-ish vibe, I think the strongest similarity is rhythmic. They both use groups of 3 interspersed with the occasional group(s) of 2. Furthermore, in both cases the groups of 3 are further divided as 2+1. But how these groupings are organized differs. Schism is 3+3+3+3+3+3+3+...


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I've seen folk fiddlers hold the instrument like this - on the breast rather than under the chin. I agree, holding THAT low is probably artistic licence.


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Once more I think we can compare music language with our spoken language. And as there are different mother languages and also personal styles of speaking and phrasing (idioms or “language quirks” - I don’t know whether this translation for “marotten” is adequate here) each musician has his own language of speaking, his licks and quirks. Of course you can ...


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In Jean Roch Coignet, there is a fiddler playing "Fanchon" on violin. That's how I first saw this stance. He holds and plays it from the hip. It's near the end of episode 3.


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Usually style of music is a result of someone's arrangement of a particular song. A folk song can be arranged to become a classical orchestration or maybe a jazz version. If we study the characteristics of any style of music, we can apply those characteristics to any song we choose and then perform it in that style. This process is not viewed as plagiarism. ...


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When people talk about "Styles" of music, they might be talking about various different things. Many styles are very associated with particular sounds; other times, musical styles might be also be associated with a type of dance, or a listening demographic, or a place, or a religion, or a period of history, or a style of performance or marketing, or a ...


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There are many ethnic styles of music that use instrumentation that is native to the part of the world that the style originates from. East Indian music is one style and uses a lot of sitar. Then there is African Music that incorporates a lot of percussion instruments. Perhaps you might consider Choral music a style, it uses primarily voices as its ...


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You can change aspects of one of your previous original compositions and create a new original composition that's also an arrangement. One example is Franz Liszt's Transcendental Etudes, which are slightly easier arrangements of an earlier set of extremely difficult etudes Liszt composed...which are themselves expanded reworkings of an even earlier set of ...


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An original piece could be anything. Words, music and chord chart up to a full blown symphony. What happens after will be the arrangement. It could have extra instrumental parts added, could be re-arranged with parts in different orders, changes of key, extra bridges, etc.


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First off let me say that a music pattern can be any number of things when applied generally to music, but since you stated " as it relates to style", I will point out something such as a rhythm which is commonly used in a particular genre of music such as Reggae, or maybe a common number of bars that may be used such as the twelve bar Blues. Some might say ...


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As requested collating into answer-form. Could fill out more interesting details of singer/composer in some cases if desired Arunachala Shiva Nighalo gheuna Bhaja Govindam Teertha Vitthala Sunta hai Guru Gyani ...


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Isn't this called back phrasing? Back phrasing: A stylistic technique where the singer is either ahead or behind the beat, on purpose. Jazz singers typically use this technique, as do some pop singers. https://www.successfulsinging.com/singing-guides/glossary-of-singing-terms/ I think already Brahms wrote this in the ...


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1st Q: What common characteristics can you find in the works of composers like Holst, Vaughan Williams, or Grainger? I list these three in particular because of their propensity to build on existing folk songs A: Well, the early 20th century was a period of English folk song revival. Many composers wrote in the genre of the time. It's more accurate to say ...


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I can't imagine there is any justifiable advantage to playing fiddle like this. I'm not a fiddle player, but it seems like the left hand might have it's work cut out for itself, having to hold the instrument in a playable position while moving up and down the neck to land on the notes with any kind of precision. It reminds me of the old expression, sawing on ...


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