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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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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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'Nocturne' originally referred to a piece, or set of pieces, not particularly descriptive of the night, intended to be performed at an evening gathering. Then it became applied to a short, descriptive piano piece. Generally, it's a Nocturne if the composer says it is! It isn't policed.


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Nocturnes typically invoke the imagery of the night, nocturnes are also typically single character pieces with no overlapping theme. Clair de Lune is actually not a single piece but actually only one part of the Suite bergamasque. Why this suite is almost never played in its completeness is also something that is lost to the ages. It is also worth noting ...


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Composers can give any title they want to their pieces. There is not a set definition for "nocturne", though Chopin used a very specific form for all of his. Chopin's nocturnes are in ABA form, and the B section is in a different key from the A section. His nocturnes are also relatively short and stand-alone pieces. There could be a number of reasons why ...


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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 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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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 would say he is commenting or paraphrasing the soloist. Look up paraphrase in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A paraphrase /ˈpærəfreɪz/ is a restatement of the meaning of a text or passage using other words. The term itself is derived via Latin paraphrasis from Greek παράφρασις, meaning "additional manner of expression". The act of paraphrasing is also ...


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Are you taking lessons with a teacher? Does your teacher have a problem with your tone and is guiding you through this book? In my experience as a saxophonist, tone is a very personal product. It has to do with the core of your sound, which is a combination of your body (lungs, embouchure, posture, etc.), instrument, and unique style of playing (not ...


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