Research Papers on Music

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Dr. Dre and Hip Hop Culture

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the music and career of hip hop artist, Dr. Dre. The writer also discusses his influence on hip hop culture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Does Hip Hop Harm Black Americans?

    This research paper address two primary questions which pertain to how best to perceive the nature of hip hop music. The first question is whether or not hip hop harms Black individuals and communities and the second is whether or not this music accurately reflects Black experience. Seven pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • MUSIC AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

    This 3-page paper discusses how music impacts American culture. The two examples used are hip-hop/rap and disco. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hip Hop and American Culture

    In three pages the notion that hip hop encompasses everyone is examined within the context of American culture with definitions and arguments presented. There is no bibliography included.

  • African American Hip Hop and its Influence

    In six pages this paper discusses how contemporary youth culture has been influenced by African American hip hop music. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Effects of Hip Hop

    In six pages this paper examines how society has been affected and influenced by hip hop music. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Man and Celebrity of Frank Sinatra

    In twenty pages the man, the music, the celebrity, and the mystique of Frank Sinatra is examined. There is included an extensive bibliography.

  • Digital Music - Blog Entries

    This 8 page paper looks at different aspects of digital music. Written in the style of blog entries the development of digital music formats, the influence of iTunes on the industry, piracy and measures to prevent piracy, music and cellular telephones and the opportunities offered to unsigned bands. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Eminem's Music

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses and analyzes the music of rap star Eminem. Marshall Mathers, who is known by his stage name of "Eminem," is one of the world's most famous rap artists (Eby 289). Even his critics acknowledge that he is highly creative, a "musical and lyrical genius" (Eby 289). However, while this is true, Eminem's music is also highly controversial due to the various themes embodied in his songs, as they "pulsate with vulgarity, adolescent sexuality, hatred, misogyny and violence" (Eby 289). This examination of Eminem's music will consider its possible effect on listeners, as well as the possible reasons for his popularity with teens and the antagonism of mainstream critics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Angry White Rapper: The Life and Music of Eminem

    This research paper looks at the controversial and highly successful career of rap star Marshall Mathers, otherwise known as Eminem. This seven page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Eminem's Music

    In three pages this essay considers the musical genre represented by the compositions of Eminem. There is no bibliography included.

  • Eminem; the Background and Work of Marshall Bruce Mathers III

    This 5 page paper looks at the background, work and successes of Eminem starting with the period before he was signed by Dre with the Infinite Album up until 2007. The bibliography cites four sources.

  • Eminem and Elvis Compared

    This research report compares these two very different musicians. Various issues are addressed inclusive of technical aspects, lyrics and cultural meanings. This eight page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Rice and Kings and All That Jazz

    The writer discusses the efforts made by the U.S. during the Cold War to win other nations to its view. The methods discussed include growing a new strain of rice and using good will tours by African American musicians. The paper also discusses the cultural assumptions of the film, The King and I. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Music and Society

    5 pages that discuss how music affects society. There are 5 sources.

  • Topics on Music

    In four term papers of three pages each musical topics such as music and brain function; anthropology and music; memory, learning and music; and performance psychology are examined. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hybrids of Black Music

    In five pages the concept of hybrid is examined as it leads into a discussion of the development of African American musical hybrids. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Downloading Music Legally

    In three pages this paper examines Internet music downloading form a legal standpoint and the benefits the music industry receives. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • DOWNLOADING MUSIC -- FOR FREE

    This 5-page paper focuses on various methods by which a teen consumer can download music for free. The paper focuses on pros and cons of this. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Gangster Rap and Family Values

    Gangster rap and family values are issues discussed amongst other things. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page report.

  • Quincy Jones for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    A 3 page proposal for inclusion of Quincy Jones in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Quincy Jones (b 1933) discovered music in elementary school, settling on the trumpet at about ten years of age and teaming up with Ray Charles as a young teen. He released his first album in 1956 and was well known in the industry before the rest of the world "discovered" him with the release of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album in the 1980s, which Jones produced. Quincy Jones more than only meets the basic criteria for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Punk Rock and Heavy Metal Music

    The difference between punk and metal are explored in this three page paper. There are three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • R&B, the Blues, B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland

    R&B, the Blues, B.B. King and Bobby Blue Bland This paper compares and contrasts the lives and work of these two infamous blues performers. There are three sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Designing Research; Why Do Music Users Download from Illegal Sources?

    This 10 page paper shows how research can be designed. Using the example of a music company that wants find out what music users download tracks illegally so they can devise a marketing strategy to encourage legal downloads. The paper identifies the potential sample, considers what data should be collected and how the sample may be most effectively approached and how the information should be collected and presents an outline for a questionnaire. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • IS DOWNLOADING MUSIC STEALING?

    This 3-page paper examines the issue of downloading free music off the Internet. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Falasha Liturgy and Indian Cassette Industry, Reflection on these Issues

    This essay offers summation and reflection on two articles. The first was published by Kay Kaufman Shelemay in 1980 and is titled "'Historical Ethnomusicology': Reconstructing Falasha Liturgical History" and the second is "The Cassette Industry and Popular Music in North India," published in 1991, authored by Peter Manual. Six pages in length, only the source documents are cited.

  • Brazilian Samba Music

    A 3 page essay on Brazilian Samba. The writer describes the music, concentrating on its evolution and history. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Brief Life of Actress and Singer Aaliyah

    In two and a half pages the life and contributions of the late Aaliyah Houghton are explored. There is one bibliographic source listed.

  • The Financing of Opera in London in the 1730’s

    This 7 page paper looks at the financing of opera in London during the early 18th century and whether or not opera was self financing. The way opera was financed is discussed, focusing on Heidegger and Handel and the second Royal Academy of Music, but also discussing the Opera of the Nobility and fringe opera. The paper also considers the way in which profits would have been distributed and performers paid. The bibliography cites four sources.

  • 1960s' Civil Rights Music and Martin Luther King Jr.

    In five pages this paper examines 1960s' civil rights music and Martin Luther King Jr.'s social activism. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rap Music and a Cynical Public

    In four pages this essay considers a small local college student survey that reflects strong opinions regarding rap music.

  • Evolution of Rap Music in France

    In eight pages this paper examines French rap music and how it evolved in a comparative analysis of its U.S. rap music counterpart. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • East and West Coast Rap Wars and the Deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

    In ten pages this paper examines these rap stars and their murders in a consideration of the warring East and West Coast rap music rivalries. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 2nd Graders and the Impact of Silence and Rap Music

    In six pages this research paper provides a review of the pertinent literature regarding the process of learning and the effects of music with a consideration of how 2nd grade students are affected by rap music. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Compare and Contrast: Jazz by Toni Morrison and Black and Blue by Louis Armstrong

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Toni Morrison's book Jazz with Louis Armstrong's song Black and Blue.

  • Louis Armstrong, An American Musical Genius

    This paper examines the career of Satchmo, Louis Armstrong. The author argues that Armstrong is one of the great American Jazz legends. This eight page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Louis Armstrong's Musical Influence

    In six pages this paper examines how legendary jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong influenced such subsequent musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Clifford Brown, and Miles Davis. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Music of Composer Ruth Crawford Seeger

    In four pages the primary focus of this research paper is harmony and how it is used by composer Ruth Crawford Seeger with the influence of this American musical artist also discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach's Keyboard Instruments

    In six pages Bach's keyboard instruments are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Music As Sedation for Children

    A 3 page research paper that summarizes the effect of music in a study conducted by Loewy, et al (2006), which utilized a sample group of 60 pediatric patients who ranged in age from 1 month through 5 years in order to compare the effects of chloral hydrate to music therapy in regards to sedating children while they underwent EEG testing. This study showed music therapy to be a safer and more efficient means of sedation for young children undergoing diagnostic testing. No additional sources cited.

  • Free But Illegal Napster Online Music Sharing Service

    In five pages this research paper examines Napster and its legal ramifications. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Impressionism/Music & Art

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the relationship between impressionist music and painting. Art and music have always developed in parallel with one another throughout the course of history (Impressionism). The impressionism of the late nineteenth century, which originated in France, exemplifies this principle as impressionist music and art are closely related. This examination of impressionism in music demonstrates the close relationship that the development of this genre of music history had with painting of the same era. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Evolution Of Gospel Music In America

    A 7 page paper that presents the history and evolution of gospel music beginning with music created by slaves. The name of this music also changed from anthem to spiritual to gospel over the years. The essay comments on the separation of white gospel music and black gospel music and identifies some of the pioneers in this field as well as more contemporary performers as gospel transitioned to mainstream. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ballet Theater and Peter Tchaikovsky

    In eight pages this essay analyzes Peter Tchaikovsky's life and focuses upon his many ballet theater contributions. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • First Symphony by Peter Tchaikovsky's First Movement

    In three pages this paper analyzes the first movement of Peter Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Russian Ballet Music of Composer Peter Illich Tchaikovsky

    In five pages this paper examines Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and 'Swan Lake in terms of the musical creation and performance. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Meaning of Grace Slick's Song White Rabbit

    In five pages this paper examines the psychedic history of 1960s San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane and its charismatic lead singer Grace Slick and considers her song White Rabbit in terms of its meaning and impact. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Op 27 Number One and Number Two Copmared

    These famous Sonatas by Beethoven are compared and contrasted. Op 27 Number Two is also known as the Moonlight Sonata. This paper is five pages long and lists four references.

  • Southern and South African: Power of Christian Music

    This research paper focuses on the history and influence of Christian music in the US and South African, focusing on the role of Southern gospel music in the Civil Rights Movement and the role of Christian music in the fight against apartheid, which occurred in South Africa. Twelve pages in length, eight sources are cited.

  • Necessity of Music Education

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the advantages offered to students by music education. Research shows that music should be regarded as a crucial component in childhood development that promotes discipline, self-esteem and responsibility. Examination of the importance of music education shows that it should be a part of every school curriculum as it is through music that society has the hope of producing a happy, mentally-healthy, productive citizenry. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Bach's BWV 782 and Invention 11

    In five pages this paper generally discusses the Inventions of Bach and then focuses on Invention 11 in G minor analysis. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mozart vs. Bach

    Both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach are cited among the giants of Classical and Baroque music. This paper examines the similarities and differences of the two musical geniuses, comparing harmony, tempo and style. References Mozart's Symphony 36 and Bach's Suite No. 1 in C.This paper has six pages and seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

 

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