what are the most often played songs at blues jams? The title says it all really, i wanna know the most common standards, you know – hoochie coochie man, crossroads etc.what are the ones EVERYBODY LEARNS so if i go to a jam night the other players will know the songs.
Home! Sweet home! (Composer) sheet music is available online.
New World Symphony has Native American and African American themes? I just don’t hear them when I listen to this symphony (Symphony No. 9 by Antonin Dvorak).Like what African American sounding melodies does this song have? If anything, it sounds slavic!
An astute observation. Dvorak himself wrote that he was merely inspired by the ethos of Americanism and in this Symphony never used anything other than music of his own creation. Dvorak was famous for his folk elements. The “folk idiom” in classical music has some traits that are universal such as the pentatonic scale and the use of certain modes such as dorian (the second theme of the first movement is in this mode). Sometimes it is ambiguous as to what “folks” we’re talking about unless the composer names them! Dvorak used Native American dances and African American spirituals, but not in this piece. However the second movement was inspired when Harry Burleigh sang for Dvorak.”I have not actually used any of the [Native American] melodies. I have simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities of the Indian music, and, using these themes as subjects, have developed them with all the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint, and orchestral color.”In 1893, a newspaper interview quoted Dvo?ák as saying “I found that the music of the negroes and of the Indians was practically identical”, and that “the music of the two races bore a remarkable similarity to the music of Scotland”. Most historians agree that Dvo?ák is referring to the pentatonic scale, which is typical of each of these musical traditions.EDIT: Excuse me, I did not get my information from Wikipedia. I used Wikipedia for the primary source quotes, which I obviously can’t reproduce myself. The first paragraph is from things I’ve read and music history classes I’ve taken, whether there are any similarities it is coincidence because I didn’t need to read the information there in the first place. By the way it is you who are incorrect about Dvorak making quotes in the 9th symphony. You say you hear quotes, but you don’t say what the excerpts are quoting. Typical. Dvorak used quotes: but not in this symphony. Dvorak is not “denying” anything, he is explaining to people like you, who thought he was quoting the aboriginals, where the music actually originated. What it comes down to is would one rather take Dvorak’s own expressed and written information about his own music, or someone’s intuition with no musicological credibility on Y!A
I have heard this from very authoritative sources, but I agree. sounds like czech folk melodies to me. It is claim to be inspired by black spirituals and apparently Indian in the Scherzo. Dvorak himself denied the use of any American motifs; “It is not true,” he wrote, “those motives are my own and I brought some of them to America with me.”
As always, Wikipedia can be inaccurate and it is dangerous to rely on it for factual information.It was very rare for Dvo?ák to quote actual folk tunes in his music. Even in the very Czech-sounding Slavonic Dances, no actual folk melodies are ever quoted. So effectively had Dvo?ák soaked-up the music of his native Bohemia that he could compose tunes that SOUNDED like folk melodies that had been around for many years when, in fact, they were 100% original Dvo?ák.When Dvo?ák went to New York, he was captivated by the music of the n3gros and North American Indians. He was particularly interested in what his black students might bring of their traditional cultural heritage to their academic music studies. Dvo?ák believed that American composers should embrace and absorb the music of black and Indian America as he had done with his native Bohemian folk music.There are several sections in the ‘New World’ Symphony that seem to break with Dvo?ák’s tradition of not using quotations – or at the very least he alludes to them very heavily. The first movement’s second subject on the flute bears a remarkable resemblance to ‘Swing low, sweet Chariot’, a spritual Dvo?ák is known to have particularly liked, while the principal cor anglais theme at the beginning of the slow movement is most definitely the n3gro spiritual ‘Going Home’. These two themes are repeated in the finale, along with a motive in the violas that sounds just like ‘Yankee doodle’!It is true that Dvo?ák always denied these references, although I cannot understand why he would do such a thing. However, I don’t believe my ears are lying to me. I can here the quotations even if the great man says they’re not there.Edit:How ridiculous that Y!A would would not allow me to use the word n3gro in a completely legitimate way in my contribution above. PC gone mad! I don’t know anyone (of any colour or creed) who would be offended by that!
What is it like vacationing in Austria? I would like to hear from actual experience please? Thank you.
If you currently think your neighbourhood coffee shop is nice, you might want to stay out of Vienna’s coffeehouses. After you’ve gotten used to these palatial, yet welcoming cafes—and their delicious coffee and Sacher torte—your local café will pale in comparison. Between coffee breaks, visitors can explore Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace. And if you have a chance, catch a performance at the State Opera House—it’s not to be missed. And that’s just a small part of Vienna.The home of classical composers and charming castles, Austria offers a fine mix of cultured cities, slow-paced towns and stunning mountain scenery. Get closer to European masters of art and architecture, breathe in crisp, alpine air, savour sweet culinary treats in coffee houses or get adventurous and tackle the slopes – Austria is a destination for culture vultures, nature-enthusiasts, food lovers and thrill-seekers alike.In Austria Gemütlichkeit is a word used to convey genuine hospitality, old-world charm, cozy ambiance, and country simplicity. Awesome mountain scenery, adorable villages, charming cities, and a rich cultural heritage add to the joy of visiting. Austria accommodations offer an outstanding variety of places to stay: handsome castles tucked in the mountains, small Austria hotels hugging the shores of serene lakes, cozy chalets in fields of wildflowers, petite inns within fairy-tale walled villages, and world-class hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. The blend of the Austrians’ warmth of welcome and their love of preserving the best of their heritage produces a marvelous travel experience. Austria is a treasure just waiting to be discovered.