US Music

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/12/2004 00:00
  • Ended: 4/14/2004 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
US Music
Contest Directions: Show what unlikely musical combinations may get a chance to sell their music now that album sales are up again.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/12/2004 00:00
    • Ended: 4/14/2004 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
This gallery only contains our top 11 selections from its parent contest US Music. All 20 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Elvis

    Elvis
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
  • Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks
  • Village people

    Village people
  • Kiss

    Kiss
  • Kid Rock

    Kid Rock
  • Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson
  • Henry Rollins

    Henry Rollins
  • Talking Heads

    Talking Heads
  • Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda
  • Schwarzenegger

    Schwarzenegger
  • Sinatra

    Sinatra
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This contest is fueled by the following news: In the United States, music sales have risen by more than 9% during the first three months of 2004. This signals an end to what has been a four year dip in sales. The industry is viewing this hopefully - after battling online piracy for some time. For the very first time since 2000, there are two albums than had weekly sales of more than one million copies - albums by Usher and Norah Jones. Musical styles and genres: * Blues * Vocal music * Grunge * Jazz * Instrumental music * Country music * Classical music * World folk music (ethnic music) * Reggae * Rock * Ska * Techno * Punk * Folk * Hip-hop * Chanson * Electronic music * Applied music * Parlor music * Authentic music * Functional music * Sound track Theory of music: * Height of sound * During of sound * Half-tone * Sound scale * Tempered system * Musical Lad * Major Key * Minor * Tonality * Musical dimension Musical instruments: As per the method of sound removal, instruments are classified as stringed, wind, keyboard, impact, electronic etc. According to the classification of Chornbostel-Zaks, instruments are classified as per two basic features: sound source (membrane, string, air column etc.) and as per method of sound extraction (bow, stringed, reed etc.). Music - (from the Greek musike, alphabetical art of music) is a type of arte, in which organized musical sounds serve as means of an implementation of art images in a specific way. The basic elements and expressive means of music are lad, rhythm, meter, rate, volume speakers, timbre, melody, harmony, polyphony and instrumentation. Music is recorded in musical books and implemented in the process of execution. Music as type of art: Among all the types of arts, music directly acts on the perception of a human being, "infects with emotions ". People say that music is the language of the soul, because it possesses a strong action on the subconscious level of the sense of a human being, but in this case, we should not exclude the action on the intellectual area. Origin of music: There are a series of hypothesis about the origin of music mythical, philosophy and scientific in nature. Ancient mythology reflected the music formation process. Myths narrate about Greece gods, who had created the mussiki art, nine Mus, helpers of God of beauty and the protector of music Appllon. In ancient Greece, one legend was formed about Pan and the excellent nymph Siring. It explains the multi barreled whistling flute (Flute of Pan), which is present for many nations of the world. The god Pan, who had a goat image chased the beautiful nymph and lost her at the bank of a river and expressed the sweet sound pipe from a coastal cane, which begun to sound in a surprising way. The gods converted his scared beautiful siring into this cane. Other ancient Greek myths explain about Orpheus the excellent singer subjugated cruel Fury, which passed him into the Kingdom in the shadows of Hades. It is known, that Orpheus could make rocks and trees come alive with his singing and playing on the Lyre (cithara). The festival suits of the Dionysus god also characterize music and dance. In musical iconography, there are several Dionysus stages, where people playing on instruments were represented. Based on the study of music of the different nations of the world, data about primary music folklore of the tribes Vedd, Cuba, fire landlords and others, several scientific hypothesis of the origin of music were moved forward. One of them says that music as a type of art was born in connection with dance based on rhythm. The musical culture of Africa, Asia and Latin America, where the dominating role belonging to movement and rhythm, the impact and possession of musical instruments, confirms this theory. The "linguistic" theory of the origin of music had become very popular, in which the intonation basics of music are linked with speech, the necessity to triumph or express sorrow yielded the speech into an excitation status, the affect and speech started to sound; and later, by abstracting the music of speech it was shifted to instruments. Most modern authors say that music might had been existing even earlier than speech in a non-formed speech articulation consisting from glissando raises and howls.
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