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Musical instruments used include the flute, the accordion, drums, guitars, the 'zambomba': a sort of drum, played by pulling a rope from within the drum and which is found also in other parts of Spain.
Moorish influences are notable in music in the region, for instance in the music during festivities, such as the festivities of the 'Misteri/Misterio' in Elche/Elx in the south of the Valencian region.
Musical instruments used include stringed instruments: guitars and the 'charanga' (a stringed instrument, a type of guitar) which is also used in Central- and South-America and drums and drumming instruments and percussion instruments.
members.fortunecity.com /michel_conci/spmu.htm   (2619 words)

 Damocles Trio (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nor was this the first time that Spanish composers prided themselves in transcending or at least eschewing obvious references to their nationality: throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the mania for Italian musical tastes on the Iberian peninsula dictated a decidedly foreign aesthetic as did Catalonia's slightly later Wagner-craze.
Music for traditional chamber groupings - string quartets, piano trios, etc. - does not seem to have flourished in the outputs of major Spanish composers.
Since the mid-nineteenth century many Spanish composers and musicologists had been preoccupied with the socially redemptive potential of musical education, leading to the formation of working-class choral societies and municipal bands.
www.damoclestrio.com.cob-web.org:8888 /ComposerWebpages/spanishmusic.html   (727 words)

 Music of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Music notation developed in Spain as early as the eighth century (the so-called Visigothic neumes) to notate the chant and other sacred music of the Christian church, but this obscure notation has not yet been deciphered by scholars, and exists only in small fragments.
The music of the Christian church in Spain was known as the music of the Mozarabic Rite, and developed in isolation, not subject to the enforced codification of Gregorian chant under the guidance of Rome around the time of Charlemagne.
Music for vihuela by Luis de Milán, Alonso Mudarra and Luis de Narváez stands as one of the main achievements of the period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Spain   (2779 words)

 Spanish Music
Spanish music begins singing and knocking or percuting different objects.
Gregorian singing -produced by Gregorius I's (540-604) reformations between 6th and 13th centuries- was performed by a single voice during the Mass.
Gregorian singing would be forgotten after polyphonic music -from ars antiqua (12th and 13th centuries)- derived from Nôtre Dame School.
www.spanisharts.com /musica/i_index.html   (292 words)

 Spanish music is Flamenco
Spanish Music is Flamenco (Spain) not Mariachi (Mexico)
When kids turn on the radio in the United States they might hear Shakira singing her popular song La Tortura (the torture) along with Spanish Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz, but sorry Enrique and Alejandro, Spanish music is and always will be flamenco, de pura sepa (the best of the best).
The type of flamenco most tourists see is with colorful dresses and music dating back to the 16th century from the region of Andalucía with traces of Moorish and Jewish traditions.
www.spanishprograms.com /spanish-music.htm   (410 words)

 Popular Spanish Music - Including Ella Baila Sola, Rosana, Mecano, Presuntos Implicados etc...
Listening to Spanish music is a great way to improve your accent and learn more about Spanish culture.
Rosana exploded onto the Spanish music scene in 1996 with her debut album, "Lunas Rotas." It went on to sell more copies in Spain than any other CD to date.
Their upbeat music paints all kinds of images, from the Plaza del Sol in Madrid on New Year's Eve, to a lost expedition at the South Pole.
www.xmission.com /~dderhak/music/music.htm   (924 words)

 Spanish Music | Music in Spain | Flamenco in Spain | Buy Spanish music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The time from 1910 to 1955 Flamenco singing is marked by the opera flamenca, with an easier kind of music such as fandangos and cantes de ida y vuelta.
Spanish musicians have taken the humble guitar to dizzying heights of virtuosity and none more so than Andres Segovia (1893-1997), who established classical guitar as a genre.
Flamenco, music rooted in the cante jondo (deep song) of the gitanos (gypsies) of Andalusia, is experiencing a revival.
www.spanish-living.com /music_index.htm   (550 words)

 Spanish Abroad - Music and Dance of Costa Rica
On the Caribbean coast music is profoundly Afro-Caribbean in spirit and rhythm, with plentiful drums and banjos, a local rhythm called sinkit, and the cuadrille, a maypole dance in which each dancer holds one of many ribbons tied to the top of a pole: as they dance they braid their brightly colored ribbons.
The country is one of the southernmost of the "marimba culture" countries, although the African-derived marimba (xylophone) music of Costa Rica is more elusive and restrained.
Also important are the Monteverde music festival and the South Caribbean music festival, held in Puerto Viejo.
www.spanishabroad.com /costarica/countryguide/cr_music.htm   (621 words)

 spanish music
Manuel de Falla and the Spanish musical renaissance, by Burnett James.
As Spain flourished in Medieval and Renaissance periods, this was reflected in a rich musical heritage.
Breton's musical idiom is late romantic, and he is a fine composer.
www.wcl.govt.nz /popular/classical/classicalspain.html   (1309 words)

 Spanish Keyboard Music Symposium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
FIMTE (Festival Internacional de Musica de Tecla Española), the world's only festival and symposium devoted completely to Spanish keyboard music and instruments, is held each year in October at the beautiful Parador Nacional de Mojácar on the southern coast of Spain.
Part I is an especially welcome addition to Spanish keyboard scholarship, as it consists of a catalogue of all Spanish harpsichords and the most important Spanish pianos known to date.
For anyone interested in Spanish music and instruments, this superbly organized conference is a must-attend.
www.amis.org /pubs/newsletter/2004/v33no3/spanishkeybdmusic.htm   (862 words)

 World Music Central - Buena Musica: The Independent Spanish Music
Their stable of musical acts is extremely eclectic—BOA is the front runner of Hip Hop in Spanish, is home to a number of Celtic performers, and also features fusion, electronica, flamenco, metal, jazz, reggae and world music acts.
Anyone who thinks Spanish music is only flamenco and Galician Celtic will think again after even the most cursory listen to this survey of the BOA catalog.
The diversity of styles embraced by Spanish musicians is quite impressive and demonstrates yet again the restless musical investigation that has characterized Spain for the past 20 years.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20040627191456835   (686 words)

 NCRLC | Culture Club | Music Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This Spanish pop sensation has proved herself to be a winner with the release of "Esencia Natural" debut album.
The group is unlike any other, and resists every musical category there is. Their sound is about as eclectic as their album art, both of which are intriguing whether you're an aficionado of Latin culture or not.
To try to fit this CD into a genre of music would be a mistake: there's truly a little bit of everything: folk, rock, rap, jazz, reggae, country, and traditional Latin and Indian rhythms, performed mostly by acoustic guitars, accordion, violin, and flute.
www.nclrc.org /cultureclub/collection/music/smusic.html   (1383 words)

 Understand Spanish music: flamenco (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Spanish music, for all intents and purposes, including Spanish music videos by today’s top Spanish music artists, has its roots in traditional flamenco music and dance.
New and old experts on the history of Spanish music agree that the characteristics of flamenco performance greatly influenced Spanish music, Spanish guitar, and Spanish dance.
It is not uncommon to see a flamenco dance video on Spanish television, though the pictures of flamenco you had in mind might differ greatly from the flamenco Spanish artists perform nowadays.
spanish-flamenco-guitar-music.com.cob-web.org:8888   (606 words)

 Teaching Spanish Through Music
Spanish Songs of Musical Spanish - Audio samples of 10 Spanish songs of various length in RealAudio.
Spanish and Latin MIDI Sequences A to Z - Over fifty midi files sorted by song title.
Spanish Songs: Music For Teaching Spanish to Children and Adults - Over 80 songs are listed.
www.caslt.org /research/musicsp.htm   (542 words)

 World Music Spain - Spanish Music
The music of Galicians, Castillians, Basques, Andalusians, and many smaller regional cultures is here still in a somewhat pure state (as pure as anything in Europe can claim to be), with radical differences in instrumentation and delivery still evident.
At the end of the century, when almost all anyone knows of Spain's music is modern Western pop and flamenco fusion, here is a look at where it all came from.
But be prepared for a Latin American rather than strictly Spanish emphasis to a few of the songs.
www.almudo.com /Spain-Music.htm   (526 words)

 Spanish Guitar Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Though he died when he was just 31, Schubert produced a wealth of symphonies, operas, masses, chamber music pieces, and piano sonatas, most of which are considered standard repertoire.
He wrote more than 100 songs, in addition to numerous symphonic, operatic, and chamber music scores, before he was 20 years old.
As a student at the Stadtkonvikt in Vienna, he met Antonio Salieri, who was very impressed by him: "He must be taught by God himself", Salieri said.
www.hermitageacoustics.com /spanishguitarmusic.html   (779 words)

 Amazon.ca: Spanish Piano Music: Music: Joaquin Turina,Martin Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
His fresh Spanish style, though, is unmistakeable in everything he wrote, above all in such stunning pieces as "Women of Spain", "Sanlúcar de Barrameda" and the dance "Generalife" from the "Danzas Gitanas".
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), probably the best-known Spanish composer of the 20th century, was a prominent member of many Spanish artistic circles in the decade before the Civil War and was a close friend of that fantastic poet, Federico García Lorca.
While not as recognizably Spanish as that of Turina and Falla, his music is undeniably brilliant.
www.amazon.ca /Spanish-Piano-Music-Martin-Jones/dp/B00001X523   (701 words)

 Spanish Music - Learn Spanish Abroad
Traditionallty, Spanish music has had strong influences from both the Christian and Moorish cultures throughout its development.
A great mix of musical styles have emerged from the Iberian Peninsula but one of the most well known and instantly recognizeable is the popular and tradicional Flamenco.
Both a musical and dance style, flamenco’s unique sound comes from the heavy Arabian influences in Spain’s southern regions, particularly in Andalucía.
sprachcaffe.com /english/study_abroad/countries/spain/spanish_music.htm   (189 words)

 Musicapaedia - Learn Spanish Through Music
For example, while studying the verb gustar (the Spanish verb to use when saying "to like") you would listen to the song "Nos Gusta" (see lyrics and lessons here) which also includes vocabulary on sports and hobbies.
Perhaps the most enjoyable creative activities are the music videos, Powerpoint™ presentations, storyboard illustrations, mime, dance, or karaoke performances that students can do as a culminating activity to demonstrate intimate knowledge of the Spanish in the song.
Those who are studying Spanish on their own, will find that the insightful grammatical explanations, examples, and exercises which are to be found in all three accompanying lesson books will allow you to learn Spanish the fun way, without having to study Spanish in a formal course -- although it is advised that you do.
www.musicapaedia.com /howmusicapaedia2.htm   (1090 words)

 Spanish Music & Song Lyrics : Chayanne …
Spanish Music & Song Lyrics : Chayanne …
Elmer Figueroa Arce, better known as Chayanne, was born in Puerto Rico on June 28, 1968, and is the third of five siblings.
That same year he signed an exclusive contract worldwide with the Pepsi-Cola company, and recorded the first commercial that came out in Spanish without subtitles primarily in the United States, Latin America, and Europe during the beginning of the Grammy Awards (1989).
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain/musica   (308 words)

 Spanish Music in Spanish Unlimited Spain Guide.
It was as a dancer that her career really started: she started in musicals and soon graduated to the small screen (TV).
With the release of "Greatest Hits, Volume 2," she ascends to a rarified plateau that affirms her status as one of pop music's true and enduring originals.
An inveterate consumer of any and all music that comes his way, no matter its origins, he is deeply grateful for the musical education afforded by his immersion in three cultures--Latin, European and American.
www.spanishunlimited.com /spain/musica/index.asp   (2209 words)

 Spanish Music - Music Lyrics - Music Chat
I don't listen to Spanish music as often as I used to so I'm kinda falling out of the scene.
And while there is a lot of music in the American music industry, I think I would’ve liked Selena more if she stuck to Spanish.
If she poured her heart and soul into a Spanish album the way she did for an English one, I’d probably love her more.
www.musicbanter.com /showthread.php?p=291898   (873 words)

 Why Learn Spanish through Music?
This is partly because music functions are controlled in a different section of the brain than speech.
This amazing power of music can help you learn Spanish (to read an article from US News about Alzheimer's patients and music, click here).
Music integrates right and left brain learning to help you internalize grammar patterns, remember vocabulary, and develop more native like pronunciation.
www.spanish.bz /music.htm   (447 words)

 USC School of Music - International Course in Spanish Music
The USC School of Music and the Study Abroad Office are pleased to announce the second season of the International Course in Spanish Music.
Course director Dr. Helen Tintes will prepare participants with a pre-trip seminar on Spanish culture, music, and history and is also available for repertoire consultation.
The two-week Spanish experience includes classes, concerts, and excursions to Segovia, Toledo and Salamanca, culminating in a gala concert by course participants.
www.music.sc.edu /fs/tintes   (363 words)

 CCSF Language Center Spanish Links
Puntos en breve - For Spanish 1 and 2.
Spanish Grammar Exercises by Barbara Kuczun Nelson at Colby College.
About.com, Spanish Links of interest about the Spanish language, literature in Spanish, music, chat, and more.
www.ccsf.edu /Departments/Language_Lab/splinks.htm   (456 words)

 Three Two Music Publishing - Latin Sheet Music for the Latin Jazz and Salsa Ensemble
It is the mission of Three-Two Music Publishing to find great Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Salsa arrangements and convert the music you love hearing into the music you love playing.
Three-Two Music Publishing will continue to add new tunes to its catalog and will welcome your requests for latin sheet music and salsa sheet music titles.
If there are any errors in any of the music you receive, a corrected part will be sent to you at no charge.
www.3-2music.com   (140 words)

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