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The fifth variation "R.P.A." (Richard P. Arnold) describes an amateur pianist friend who would have a serious conversation (described by the music in the minor key) and then suddenly make an extremely witty and amusing remark (described by the music in major key).
The seventh variation "Troyte" is extremely energetic and loud, and describes Arthur Troyte Griffith, an arhitect and artist who was not a musician but enjoyed cycling, sports, and exploring the countryside with Elgar.
The eleventh variation "G.R.S." describes a bulldog owned by Dr George Sinclair (the initials of this variation) who is taken out for a walk and suddenly slips down a river bank into the water, to be swept along by the current.
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 Stephen McAdams: Psychological constraints on form-bearing dimensions in music (Contemporary Music Review, 1989). ...
In raising the question of form-bearing dimension in music, we are trying to understand the possibilities and limits of the apprehension musical form in terms of the psychological mechanisms that operate on a received acoustic structure.
Some music theorists propose a relatively restricted lexicon of pitch patterns that are the "genetic code" from which melodies are built (Narmour, this volume; in press), or that are a kind of archetypal substructure from which melodies are elaborated (Meyer's "melodic process", 1973).
Musical events, after passing through elementary grouping processes, are then processed in such a way as to recover aspects of their larger-scale structure.
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 Variation (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theme and variations is a musical form in which the fundamental musical idea, or theme, is repeated in altered form or accompanied in a different manner.
Mozart favored a particular pattern in his variations: the penultimate variation is in slow tempo, often acting as a kind of extra slow movement in a multi-movement work; and the final variation is fast and in bravura style.
Variation sets that listeners often consider to be among Beethoven's most profound musical utterances occur in several of his late works, such as slow movement of his String quartet Op.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Variation_(music)   (838 words)

 Musical development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In European classical music, musical development is a process by which a musical idea is communicated in the course of a composition.
It refers to the transformation and restatement of initial material, and is often contrasted with musical variation, which is a slightly different means to the same end.
The musical form which traditionally exploits development to the fullest is the sonata form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_development   (262 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on GHV2 - Madonna at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musically this is a great upbeat tune to listen too; it offers a great tune, strong bass and a hard rhythm, fantastic to dance along too.
Musically, it has a lot of buzzing sound effects added to the chorus and throughout; the most prominent instruments to the listening ear are the bass guitar and drums.
Music, 2000: Taken from her album of the same name this song went to no.1 on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Music videos began to be widely broadcast on television in the...
step in the musical process during which musical ideas are realized and transmitted to a listener.
(French: "measured music"), style of late 16th-century French vocal music in which the duration of the notes reflected the metre...
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 Musical Forms - Variation
In north and central Germany chorale variations were developed in the 17th century, first by Sweelinck and Scheidt and then by Weckmann and Tunder, who varied each verse of organ chorales, often with motifs related to the text.
By contrast, in south Germany, with Pachelbel, strict forms were preferred and the final variation of a set is often a fugue.
Mozart's independent sets of variations for piano, akin to his improvisations, were popular in his lifetime and well into the 19th century.
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 Coffee Tables with Music!
Musical Furnishings is in the business of bringing musical coffee tables into the home.
By combining musical instruments and coffee tables, we strive to provide a unique and surprising alternative to tradition tables.
Musical Furnishings helps people incorporate live music into their living quarters with coffee tables that serve a second function as fine household furnishings.
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A musically a distant cousin of the Appalachian dulcimer (fretted dulcimer).
A folk musical instrument from Brittany and Cornwall that is a cross between an oboe and a conical-bored pipe chanter
A woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes.
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The music of the concert tradition does not often or always speak to the concerns of the "workers." Thus, if a composer wants to write a music that "speaks" in some sense to those people, he/she must take into account the kind of "musical language" used to "communcicate".
Music of the avant-garde tradition has typically been "difficult" even within the concert tradition, transgressing the established modes of musical expressivity.
variation, the last in the sixth section, is again a "summary" variation that presents musical ideas presented in variations 31-35.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Class/mus352/notes/rzewski.htm   (1084 words)

 Musical structure, shifting perspectives and composition
My understanding of the historical side of computer music in Norway is easy to summarise, if not completely accurate: some composers experimented with both tape and electronic techniques from 1970's to early 90's, and then decided that pure instrumental music was either more enjoyable, or more successful with the funding bodies.
Variations in sound activity and diversity were also included in the structure.
These trajectories were musically used to succeed lengthy avalanches, and in effect lead out of the climactic activity that had built up in the critical system.
cec.concordia.ca /econtact/wea2/MusicalStructure.htm   (3604 words)

 Mid-Level Music Making   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musical structure has various layers of complexity in any composition and these various layers exist in a continuum ranging from the micro (small) level, the mid (intermediate) level, to the macro (large) level of musical structure.
When relating musical phrases to melodic lines, it is important to realize that while melodies are comprised of complete phrases of patterned tones, each individual melodic phrase may be broken down into smaller incomplete units of melodic structure known as motives.
Variation is used to extend melodic, harmonic, dynamic and timbral material.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Arts/music/elements/midlevel.htm   (802 words)

 Music and the Christian
When we hear music that is not part of that heritage we are tempted to label it inaccurately as unfit for a Christian's musical life.
Significant scholarship has begun to demonstrate that the music of both Old and New Testament history may have been comprised of tonal and rhythmic qualities that were very different from what we are accustomed to in Western culture.
This applies not only to music that is heard during times of worship with a gathered church, but during those times when music is heard via radio, compact discs, concerts, and other sources.
www.northave.org /MGManual/Music/Music1.htm   (2077 words)

 "How Heritability Misleads about Race" by Ned Block
If degree of musical talent is highly heritable and if variation in the number of the child's music lessons depends on variation in musical talent, then the number of music lessons that a child gets may be heritable, too, despite not being genetically determined.
One factor that raises variance is a positive correlation between genetic and environmental variables.
Variance due to gene/environment correlation (gene/environment "covariance") should not be counted in the genetic component of the variance, and there are a variety of methods of separating out such variance.
www.nyu.edu /gsas/dept/philo/faculty/block/papers/Heritability.html   (6981 words)

 Motivic Variation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Berkeley professor and editor of Nineteenth-Century Music, Joseph Kerman, describes such music as "organic" meaning that the whole cannot be understood without reference to its parts and the parts cannot be appreciated without understanding of the whole.
In the next we shall explore the manner in which motives (and their variations) are developed into full-fledged musical works, and how such works are characterized, in the western tradition, by motivic saturation.
A strictly musical idea was therefore at once concrete and abstract, it presented an abstract affection in concrete form, and for this reason the figure had a structural significance for the entire composition.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~tas3/intrmz.html   (1787 words)

 Questions of logic: writing, dialectics and musical strategies (François NICOLAS)
Musical thought cannot, in this situation, avoid reflecting on the relations between reason and calculation, reflecting, that is, on logic, for logic that is necessarily involved in such an examination.
Musical listening, which entails a thought linking the sensitive aspect to the intelligible, is effected when sensitivity splits off from sheer perception and gives way to a new principle of intelligibility which no longer depends on showing, but embraces a musical rationality of infinities for which no representation is possible.
The idea is to delineate a musical dialectic which, contrary to the classical dialectic, goes from the others to the same, in a kind of conquest of the generic, of anybody, of the anonymous.
www.entretemps.asso.fr /Nicolas/TextesNic/QuestionsOfLogic.html   (7973 words)

 Gamasutra - Audio Resource Guide - "Design With Music In Mind: A Guide to Adaptive Audio for Game Designers"
Various cues can then be made part of a single piece of music rather than having disparate cues randomly collide with each other.
So the music (and the music system) must be prepared to transition to the next cue at any moment, and it music do so in a musically satisfying manor.
The most common technique for changing the musical score is the use of music cues, but there are other musical aspects that can be altered by the game such as the music's volume, instrumentation, harmony, audio effects, tempo, muting/unmuting instruments, and layering themes or accents.
www.gamasutra.com /resource_guide/20030528/whitmore_02.shtml   (2027 words)

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headings for forms and types of music that include "san xian" and headings with medium of performance that include "san xian"
Divertimento: musical genre, prominent in the Classical period; its structure is normally cyclic; may comprise 1-9 movements, and occasionally as many as 13; its larger manifestations are thus suite-like in movement structure.
Here are entered collections of suites for various mediums of performance.
www.loc.gov /standards/marcxml/xml/subjmrc.xml   (1624 words)

 Variation and Change in Our Living Language. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. ...
Variation is the engine of linguistic change, for communities do not switch from one feature to another overnight but go through a period in which new and old variants compete until one wins out.
But synchronic variation—variation viewed at one point in time—is not always symptomatic of ongoing change, although it may encapsulate the effects of previous change or resistance to change.
Most of the Our Living Language Notes in this dictionary attest to the vibrancy of synchronic variation and variety in current American English without any indications of or implications for ongoing change.
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Art is a (musical) variation, as life does.
When you listen to the music of Bach, it makes different feeling by whom it is played.
The variation of nature and human being which a great number of artist represented before was already played in different way with its own originality.
ksinae.pe.kr /webart.html   (626 words)

 Ghent film fest offers musical variation on a theme
Known for its focus on the impact of music on film, the Ghent Film Festival, which celebrates its 34th installment Oct. 9-20, has developed a reputation as one of the most intriguing stops on the international fest circuit.
Attendees are more likely to relax and enjoy the decidedly intimate atmosphere than engage in high-stakes bidding wars or fight for coveted seats at star-studded premieres.
Unlike other festivals, the jury is required to consider the impact of a film's music when handing out prizes, Dubrulle notes.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /hr/content_display/music/features/e3i5576ba19c7882eceb79b3d1232892137   (880 words)

 YouTube - VJ guitar
Did this musical variation of a guitar riff in...
Did this musical variation of a guitar riff in Realtime.
The Music I made a couple of years before with The Jazzmaster and a POD and Cubase SX....Well It´doesn´t make sense in a visual way like my other vids but transports the 80s - style Tune somehow.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=_RMIakpudto   (523 words)

 VARIATIONS Prototype: Online Musical Scores
Due to the early developmental status of this phase of VARIATIONS, we will not be able to guarantee continued availability of this resource or any of its components.
We value comments for their help in future development, but will not necessarily be able to make changes to the prototype interfaces at this time.
We ask users not to attempt to print the materials at this time since the results will be unsatisfactory and the attempts may cause delays for other users of shared printers.
www.dlib.indiana.edu /variations/scores   (465 words)

The music was thought by friends of Elgar's to represent a set of nine-pins being bowled over, 'Nine-pin' being Troyte's nick-name due to the shape of his profile when viewed in silhouette.
George Robertson Sinclair was organist at Hereford Cathedral which led many listeners to believe that his variation was a musical sketch on his style of pedalling on the organ.
The last example, containing two musical quotations from the Variations, is to be found in a letter dated 25 October 1901 and is often quoted as an instance of where he uses the enigma theme as a reference to himself - the spoken words 'Edward Elgar' fitting the rhythm of the musical notation.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/4056/jig1.html   (2655 words)

 Create Digital Music » aleatoric
It’s a great example of aleatoric music, not in the best-known sense of “pure” chance but in reflecting the patterns found in the world around the composer.
It’s the ultimate digital music, in a way: the analog (erm, disgusting old bubble gum) is overlaid on a real-world grid (the lines of the platform) and quantized to 5-line staff notation.
For live music or visuals, it’d be helpful to have a library that lets you structure what you’re doing over time for performance.
createdigitalmusic.com /tag/aleatoric   (1129 words)

 Glenn Gould - The Gould Variations
In his life as a pianist, writer, critic, media artist and conductor, Glenn Gould explored one theme in a multitude of ways, as if he were using one of the most fundamental techniques of musical composition -- variation.
His many articles, essays and interviews about music and musicians show a probing mind, always asking questions, challenging the status quo, never shy to give an opinion no matter how unorthodox it might be.
He kicked off his recording career in 1955 with a brilliant recording of the Variations that was youthful, fresh and brash and stunned everyone.
www.sonyclassical.com /music/89344/notes.html   (607 words)

 MIT EECS Event   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The variations can be close to the original, diverge from it substantially, or achieve degrees of variability between those extremes.
Musically, the chaotic mapping can be extended to include variations in rhythm and dynamics, in addition to pitch.
Once variations of an entire piece are available, the composition can change with successive listenings, from performance to performance, or even within the same concert.
www.eecs.mit.edu /AY97-98/events/23.html   (312 words)

 disquiet: audio-games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What programmer Justin Bakse has done, ingeniously, is to associate various sound elements to the blocks, and to time those elements so that the game runs as one single continuous rhythmic and melodic sequence.
The simple implementation is a rough approximation of the mid-20th-century music machine that became a staple of sci-fi movie soundtracks and pop-music experimentation.
The system consists of three batches of musical material: four "drum" loops, eight "instrumental" loops and eight samples, all of which can be triggered with your computer's mouse or keyboard.
www.disquiet.com /audio-games/online.html   (1994 words)

 MTO Dissertation List
For Deleuze and Guattari, expression is a rhizomatic, connective affair in which a musical composition may be viewed as an “assemblage”, as the product of flows from a number of media, which provide levels of expression and content for one another through their inter-connectivity.
Having articulated a theory of expression, the greater part of the thesis is taken up with the consideration of three main concepts which may be said to be “expressive” within Boulez’s music, in terms of the theory.
These are difference as variation, musical spatiality and musical temporality.
mto.societymusictheory.org /docs/diss-index.html?id=40   (313 words)

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