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Encyclopedia > Band (music)

In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and for the common people. ... Philosophically, improvisation often focuses on bringing ones personal awareness into the moment, and on developing a profound understanding for the action one is doing. ... In music, an arrangement loosely describes rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ...

Types of bands

Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... A brass band a musical group consisting mostly or entirely of brass instruments, often with a percussion section. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in English, Irish and Scottish traditional music. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, or wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of several members of the woodwind instrument family, brass instrument family and percussion instrument family. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and for the common people. ... The term garage band has several meanings, all related in someway to music. ... Girl group UC3 sing The Star-Spangled Banner for U.S. troops in Afghanistan A girl group is a musical group featuring several young female singers who generally harmonize together. ... A jazz band is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ... A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Heavy Metal is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, took blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the use... Military Band marching A military band is a group of soldiers assigned to musical duties. ... West Virginia fiddler Edwin Edden Hammons, with unidentified banjo player Old-time music is a form of North American folk music, with roots in the folk music of many countries, most notably: England, Scotland, Ireland, and the African continent. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... A hip hop band is a group of musicians who support a hip hop rapper, either live or in the studio. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... Rock Music article is a good example of actual music history ! Gives credit where deserved, Not biased oriented views on music !!! This article contradicts another Wikipedia article at this link under salsa !!! http://en. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Abba Crosby Stills & Nash Danny & The Juniors Dion & the Belmonts Dixie Hummingbirds Earth Wind & Fire Fifth Dimension Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers Gladys Knight & The Pips Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Jay & the Americans Little Anthony & the Imperials Martha & the Vandellas Peter, Paul and Mary Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Sonny Til and... A worship band (sometimes referred to as a praise band) is a band that leads singing in Christian worship. ...

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The Band - A Musical History - Capitol Records - CD (716 words)
One of the beautiful things of The Band was their ability to contribute effectively to their growing body of compositions.
A Musical History, the 5CD/1DVD box, supervised by The Band mainstay, Robbie Robertson, has been in production for the better part of two years as material was gathered, remastered, thoughtfully and representatively sequenced, and assembled with all the historical aspects that make this set more than a memorable celebration, it becomes a phenomena.
A Musical History, with its collection of songs that trace the footpaths of The Band, we are now in possession of a timeless document worthy of their contributions to the legacy of music.
Wichita Band Instrument Co. Home Page (1009 words)
Wichita Band's service warranty does cover dents and dings to your brass instrument.
In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band's service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.
Although we’re happy to send any standard musical instrument that we normally carry in our inventory, we want to tell you of our company policy concerning these transactions.
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