Research Paper On How Music Affects Your Mood
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Writer's Personal Feelings About Music
A 3 pages essay that expresses the writer's personal feelings about music. The writer argues that music is a highly complex, abstract language that bypasses the brain and affects the central nervous system directly causing a change in mood. The essay goes on to discuss this emotional component of music and its implications. No sources cited.
Cold War Ideology and Music
A 3 page research paper that examines the role of music in the Cold War. The writer argues that in order to win the ideological battle, both sides were determined to co-opt music for their own purposes. Examination of this period demonstrates that music was both affected by the Cold War and also that it affected the Cold War, as it was used to sway the public mindset toward specific ideologies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Moulin Rouge (2001) and Setting a Cinematic Mood
In three pages this paper examines how director Baz Luhrmann uses cinematic elements to create the mood of his 2001 film, and considers atmosphere (mood), décor/clothing, setting (geographical, historical, and social milieu) and music. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.
A 5 page paper which examines the whether or not the musical works of Verdi's 'Macbeth' and 'Otello' ('Othello'), Mendelssohn's incidental music for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture and incidental music for 'Hamlet,' and Cole Porter's 1948 musical, 'Kiss Me, Kate' (based on 'The Taming of the Shrew') capture the quality and mood of the Shakespeare plays which inspired them, or merely echo their plots. Bibliography lists 7 sources.