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Peacocking and Weaseling


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Peacocking and weaseling may sound like strange terms when we’re talking about writing, but they should be understood if you’re on a quest to become a better writer.

Peacock and weasel terms are difficult to avoid, but once you learn what they are, and why they should be avoided, you’ll be able to spot them in your own writing.

PEACOCK TERMS

Peacock terms promote a subject without providing attribution and they are often used to grab a reader’s attention, but typically reflect an unqualified opinion.

Examples:

  • one of the most important
  • one of the best
  • the indisputable
  • outstanding
  • among the most notable

WEASEL TERMS

Like peacock terms, weasel words and phrases aim to create an impression that the writer wrote something meaningful and specific, when in fact only vague, general, and ambiguous information was claimed.

Weasel terms tend to promote the thought that something is widely accepted, whether it is or isn’t. Weasels are clever and guile mammals — so are weasel words. In fact, weasels are so sneaky, that their often mistaken for a rodent, rather than a mammal.

Examples:

  • Studies show… (What studies?)
  • Some argue…(Who argues?)
  • Critics say…(Ok, what critics?)
  • Is considered by many… (Great, but who?)

Peacock and weasel terms are difficult to avoid, but once you learn what they are, and why they should be avoided, you’ll be able to spot them in your own writing.

Read more at http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/avoiding-peacock-and-weasel-terms/

Peacock: O-H  M-Y  G-O-D!! See how your fur shines, it is as though you’ve diamonds embedded onto your body!

Weasel: Yeah~ I get that a lot from many other animals too…

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Till then,

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Trans-Cycle!


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farthing was a coin of England, Great Britain, and finally of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, 1/960 of a pound sterling.

Such coins were first minted in England in the 13th century, and continued to be used until 31 December 1960, when they ceased to be legal tender.

These old British Penny and Farthing (quarter penny) coins had inspired the name of the Penny-Farthing bicycle.

The penny-farthing (also known as High Wheel, High Wheeler and Ordinary), the first machine to be called ‘a bicycle’, is a term used to describe a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel, popular after the boneshaker, until the development of the safety bicycle, in the 1880s.

An important and unfortunate attribute of the penny-farthing is that the rider sits high and nearly over the front axle.  To stop, the rider presses back on the pedals while applying a spoon-shaped brake pressing the tire. When the wheel strikes rocks and ruts, or under hard braking, the rider can be pitched forward off the bicycle head-first, called “taking a header” or simply “a header”.

Two new developments changed this situation, and led to the rise of the Safety bicycle. The first was the chain drive, originally used on tricycles, allowing a gear ratio to be chosen independent of the wheel size. The second was the pneumatic bicycle tire, allowing smaller wheels to provide a smooth ride.

Although the trend was short-lived, the penny-farthing became a symbol of the late Victorian era. Its popularity also coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport.

Read more at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farthing_(British_coin) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny-farthing

Coin 1:  P-E-N-N-Y!!!

Coin 2: F-A-R-T-H-I-N-G!!! 

Coin 1 & Coin 2: ~ T-R-A-N-S-F-O-R-M ~

*Poof*

Penny Farthing: We are the ‘TRANS-CYCLE’ !!! Yeah!

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Who Can Blame Them For Being Proud?


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” Proud as a peacock.”

This is a saying that is used to mean a vain or self-centered person. The phrase comes from the plumage of the male peafowl (females are peahens).

When a male is courting, he spreads his tail feathers, sometimes five feet in length, out in a fan pattern to attract a female. Thus, someone who is “proud as a peacock” is similarly “strutting his stuff.”

Extract taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_as_a_Peacock

Peacocks have been a symbol of wealth, beauty and rebirth since ancient times — and a symbol of dangerous pride, as well. Their images could be found in early Christian tomb art, and were a favorite motif in ancient Rome and Byzantium.

In India, where peacocks originally come from, they were a symbol of royalty and Indian rulers would have servants fan them with peacock feathers.

Peacocks and peacock imagery appeared in Western European design as well at this time, as on an English tureen and cover with a peacock feather motif from the 18th century.

It was near the end of the 1800’s that peacocks became particularly popular in Western visual culture. The peacock continued as a favored motif into the Art Nouveau era. Peacocks remain a popular motif today, perhaps because they can be beautiful as both a graphic image and as a representation of nature.

Read more at  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/fine-feathers-the-peacock-as-d-108440

Peacock A: Do you know why Peacock C still remains single today?

Peacock B: No, why?

Peacock A: Because he’s too humble.

This ‘joke’ just came into my head, may it bring a smile across your face.

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Can I Join In The Fun?


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“Birds of a feather flock together”

Meaning given by The Phrase Finder

Those of similar taste congregate in groups.

Personally, I prefer the meaning by the Urban Dictionary:

When people that act the same, hang out together.

People that have the same morals often tend to group.

It has nothing to do with jealousy, nor the amount of friends a person is allowed to hang out with.

It is NOT pointed towards having a close friend neither.

It simply means when people act the same, they normally hang out.

Like a clique.

Can I Join?

Its Origin

The first known citation in print of the currently used English version of the phrase appeared in 1599.

In The Dictionarie in Spanish and English, which was complied by the English lexicographer John Minsheu:

Birdes of a feather will flocke togither

The expression appears to have surfaced in the 16th century, allegedly a literal translation of Plato’s Republic via Benjamin Jowett:

Men of my age flock together; we are birds of a feather, as the old proverb says.

In nature, birds of a single species do in fact frequently form flocks. Ornithologists explain this behaviour as a ‘safety in numbers’ tactic to reduce their risk of predation.

Birds Formation

In language terms, it was previously more common to refer to birds flying together than flocking together.

Extracted from: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/birds-of-a-feather-flock-together.html

It has been a while since we’ve posted something related to the design of our jewelry piece, hopefully you all would enjoy reading this piece of information.

Last but not least, it is very overwhelming to see so many lovely souls leaving telling us the four words they found in our previous post (also a re-blog) “What Describes You”. 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KIND MOTIVATION VIA RESPONDING !!!

MUAHKKKKK~

😀

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For All The Wrong Reasons…


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FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

A Bullet Will Not Kill

Unless A Restless Soul Fires It

For All The Wrong Reasons

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Alcohol Is Just A Drink

Unless A Melancholy Soul Drinks It

For All The Wrong Reasons

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Love Is A Virtue

Unless A Heartless Soul Uses It

For All The Wrong Reasons

A man always has two reasons for doing anything:

A good reason and the real reason.

~ J. P. Morgan

Whether is it for a good or a real reason, we do know that everything happens for a reason

AND

It is entirely up to us to understand every reason behind

SO THAT

We can accept and start learning from all the things that had already happened in our lives;

may it be good or bad.

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Don’t Just Say ‘I Love You’, Say ‘I Know How To Love You.’


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If you are reading this post of ours, it would mean that you’ve ‘survived’ 21st Dec 2012.

I’ve received a Tweet during last night (20.12.2012) saying that the so-called the end of the world has been postponed to 3rd Sept 2015, meaning, we will have another 3 more years or so to help turn this world into a better place to live by having more positive thoughts, positive actions and most of all, positive love.

I’ve always believe that as long as goodness still exists in mankind, the world won’t have the heart to come to an end.

😉

POSITIVE LOVE

‘Love’ is a general expression of positive sentiment (a stronger form of like), love is commonly contrasted with hate.

Since love itself is already a very positive adjective/noun/verb, then why bother putting the word ‘positive’ in front?

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Question: Is English your first language??

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Ans: I’m afraid it is so, but I still get confused with all the grammatical stuff… 😦 

Well, every coin has two faces so even for an action or feeling with such positiveness tends to have two faces when being overlooked, misused or even abused.

Therefore, the word ‘POSITIVE’ is there to act as a reminder.

This post is actually inspired by two pictures which I’ve found in my Facebook page which  I would like to share with you lovely souls out there.

How much do you love yourself?

You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself.

I’ve seen many extreme cases around me — from those who wanted to be perfect in front of others by constantly looking for flaws within themselves and becoming their own worst critics to the kind of egotistical self-love based purely on selfishness, pleasure and fame.

Those are definitely not any positive love for yourself.

The following picture speaks for itself :

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Find the true love within yourself by loving yourself, for true love is in abundance within yourself.

~ Gurmeet Kaur

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How much do you love the one who has completed you?

Relationships are hard work and they’re a never-ending quest to ensure the happiness of one another.

When love becomes overbearing, it is often being misused/abused in a relationship:

Woman: Why can’t I go out with my friends anymore?

Man: Because I want you for myself.

Woman: You are such a possessive jerk!

Man: No I am not. I just love you too much!

On the other hand, the hottest heart of love is just like heated iron and if left untouched will get cold of itself and eventually, turns sour.

When Love Turns Sour

(Extracted from: http://www.naijastories.com/2010/12/when-love-turns-sour-2/)

When Love turns sour
each visit to see her becomes a chore
climbing Mount Everest is an east feat
as to getting on the bus to her abode!

When Love turns sour
Phone Calls becomes
dull, repetitive, monotonous syllabic utterances
‘blah, blah, blah’ how she goes on and on!

When Love turns sour
the soup she cooks always has too much salt in it!
her Eba (farina) always has too much lumps in it!

When Love turns sour
her Jollof-Rice has the oil and water running different routes
one to the east, the other the west

When Love turns sour
her kiss has too much Saliva
wow is she an Ilama?

When Love turns sour
her make-up is always too much
her face painted like a Masquerade!

When Love turns sour
sleeping in the sewer is more appealing than sharing the bed with her!

Sounds familiar?

Sadly it does.

So, what will happen when positive love is applied in a relationship?

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*Condition applied to both men and women

Hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Have a nice Friday and a Great Weekend Ahead!!

Till then,

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Shake Your Bon-Bon…


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Found this YouTube clip while searching for more information concerning peacocks and find it interesting.

Folk dance, called “Mayilattam” or “the peacock dance” is a very popular dance, where the artistes dress up like peacocks and imitate the dance of the peacock.

The Peacock Dance is the most famous dance in Dai Minority area – Yunnan province, China. In Dai people’s heart, peacock is the symbol of beauty, happiness and luck. Of all kinds of dance of Dai Minority, the peacock dance is their favourite one.

Here are the features of the Peacock Dance:

  • The dancers’ knees always wave flexibly.
  • The movements are soft and elegant to show the docility of peacocks.
  • The performers’ legs move promptly and the eyes move flexibly to show the flexibility of the peacock.

Read more at http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/special-topic-about-china/peacock-dance-of-dai-minority.html

The Pailin Peacock Dance is a dance of Kola ethnic group, who live in the region of Pailin in the west of Cambodia.  The dance relates to a Pailinian legend about a magic peacock who goes to preach to the King.

This lively dance is about commemorating this peacock which is a symbol of happiness.

The dance imitates the peacock with lively colors of beautiful wings, and suggests a courting scene between a peacock and a peahen.

The dance is said to bring happiness and prosperity to villagers, and is often performed during the New Year and ritual ceremonies in times of drought to pray for rain.

Read more at http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php/attractions/pailin/phnom-yat

A confused peahen (female peacock): Why are you dancing? 

Peacock Dancer: Why can’t I dance?

The confused peahen (female peacock): I can’t marry you.

Peacock Dancer: …..

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Coffee, Tea Or….Nah…You Can Just Forget About Me.


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And the idea of

Just wandering off to a cafe

With a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while

Is just bliss

~ J. K. Rowling

The most common English spelling, café, is the French, Portuguese and Spanish spelling, and was adopted by English-speaking countries in the late 19th century. The Italian spelling, caffè, is also sometimes used in English.

In the 17th century, coffee appeared for the first time in Europe outside the Ottoman Empire, and coffeehouses were established and quickly became popular.

When coffee was first introduced into England in the late 1600s, it was largely drunk by men only, and in coffeehouses rather than at home.

The banning of women from coffeehouses was not universal, but does appear to have been common in Europe. In Germany women frequented them, but in England and France they were banned.

In 1674 a group of London women put out “The Women’s Petition Against Coffee.” This group of London women suggested that, by spending too much time in coffeehouses, men were becoming, in a word, effeminate. As these women so eloquently put it, “never did Men wear greater breeches, or carry less in them.”

Cafes may have an outdoor section (terrace, pavement or sidewalk cafe) with seats, tables and parasols. This is especially the case with European cafes.

Cafes offer a more open public space compared to many of the traditional pubs they have replaced, which were more male dominated with a focus on drinking alcohol.

Read more at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffeehouse

http://www.thejanedough.com/women-banned-from-drinking-coffee/

http://www.gopetition.com/famous-petitions-in-history/232/the-women-s-petition-against-coffee-1674.html

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What A Coffee Lover Would Say…

Ethiopian ancestors of today’s Oromo people were believed to have been the first to recognize the energizing effect of the coffee plant.

Though no direct evidence has been found indicating where in Africa coffee grew or who among the natives might have used it as a stimulant or even known about it, earlier than the 17th century.

The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.

The first coffee smuggled out of the Middle East was by Sufi Baba Budan from Yemen to India in 1670.The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.

It was in Arabia that coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, in a similar way to how it is now prepared.

In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:

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Coffee became more widely accepted after it was deemed a Christian beverage by Pope Clement VIII in 1600, despite appeals to ban the “Muslim drink.” The first European coffee house opened in Italy in 1645.

Read More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee

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What A Tea Lover Would Say…

Tea is the most popular manufactured drink in the world in terms of consumption. Its consumption equals all other manufactured drinks in the world – including coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, and alcohol – put together.

Although there are tales of tea’s first use as a beverage, no one is sure of its exact origins. The first recorded drinking of tea is in China, with the earliest records of tea consumption dating to the 10th century BC.

Tea likely originated in China during the Shang Dynasty as a medicinal drink and was already a common drink during the Qin Dynasty (third century BC). It became widely popular during the Tang Dynasty, when it was spread to Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century, at which time it was termed chá.

Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, took the tea habit to Great Britain around 1660, but tea was not widely consumed in Britain until the 19th century.

In Ireland, tea had become an everyday beverage for all levels of society by the late 19th century, but it was first consumed as a luxury item on special occasions, such as religious festivals, wakes, and domestic work gatherings such as quilting.

The addition of milk to tea in Europe was first mentioned in 1680 by the epistolist Madame de Sévigné.

Many teas are traditionally drunk with milk in cultures where dairy products are consumed but a 2007 study published in the European Heart Journal found certain beneficial effects of tea may be lost through the addition of milk

Many flavourings are added to varieties of tea during processing. Among the best known are Chinese jasmine tea, with jasmine oil or flowers, the spices in Indian masala chai, and Earl Grey tea, which contains oil of bergamot.

The flavour of the tea can also be altered by pouring it from different heights, resulting in varying degrees of aeration.

The art of high-altitude pouring is used principally by people in Northern Africa but also in West Africa and can positively alter the flavour of the tea, but it is more likely a technique to cool the beverage destined to be consumed immediately

Photo credit: mymalaysiablog.wordpress.com

In Southeast Asia, particularly in Singapore and Malaysia, the practice of pouring tea from a height has been refined further using black tea to which condensed milk is added, poured from a height from one cup to another several times in alternating fashion and in quick succession, to create a tea with entrapped air bubbles creating a frothy “head” in the cup.

This beverage, teh tarik, literally, “pulled tea” (which has its origin as a hot Indian tea beverage), has a creamier taste than flat milk tea and is extremely popular in the region.

Tea pouring in Malaysia has been further developed into an art form in which a dance is done by people pouring tea from one container to another, which in any case takes skill and precision.

Read More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea

I’ve yet taken my dose of coffee for today and so, off to water boiling once I hit the ‘publish’ button.

Are you a coffee or tea lover?

Why not share with us your love by leaving us a lovely comment?

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

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Music Eras


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The Prehistoric Music Era

Prehistoric music (previously called primitive music) is a term in the history of music for all music produced in preliterate cultures (prehistory), beginning somewhere in very late geological history.

It is possible that the first musical instrument was the human voice itself, which can make a vast array of sounds, from singing, humming and whistling through to clicking, coughing and yawning.

The use of the term ‘music’ is problematic within prehistory. It may be that, as in the traditional music of much of sub-Saharan Africa, the concept of ‘music’ as we understand it was somewhat different. Many languages traditionally have terms for music that include dance, religion or cult.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_music

The Ancient Music Era

Ancient music is music that developed in literate cultures, replacing prehistoric music and is designated by the characterization of the basic audible tones and scales. It may have been transmitted through oral or written systems.

Ancient music refers to the various musical systems that were developed across various geographical regions such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, India, China, Greece and Rome.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_music

The Medieval Music Era

Medieval music is Western music written during the Middle Ages. This era begins with the fall of the Roman Empire and ends sometime in the early fifteenth century.

Instruments used to perform mediaeval music still exist, but in different forms. Purely instrumental music was also developed during this period, both in the context of a growing theatrical tradition and for court consumption.

Dance music, often improvised around familiar tropes, was the largest purely instrumental genre. The secular Ballata, which became very popular in Trecento Italy, had its origins, for instance, in mediaeval instrumental dance music.

The earliest Medieval music did not have any kind of notational system. The tunes were primarily monophonic and transmitted by oral tradition. However, this form of notation only served as a memory aid for a singer who already knew the melody.

The next development in musical notation was “heighted neumes“, in which neumes were carefully placed at different heights in relation to each other. The completion of the four-line staff is usually credited to Guido d’ Arezzo (c. 1000-1050), one of the most important musical theorists of the Middle Ages.

Read more at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_music

The Renaissance Era

The Renaissance era encompasses Western music history from 1400 to the begining of the 1600’s. This period in time marked the rebirth of humanism, and the revival of cultural achievements for their own sake in all forms of art, including music.

The word “Renaissance” in itself is defined as a “rebirth”or a “reconstruction”. During this time, artists and musicians produced works that displayed more artistic freedom and individualism. This creativity allowed artists to abandon the stricter ways of the Medieval Era.

Renaissance polyphony was harmonious when compared with the Medieval style. Imitation was a method that composers used to make elaborate music more coherent and to give the listener a sense of arrangement. Imitative polyphony was so important that it continued into the Baroque period, especially in sacred music for the church.

Read more at  http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/history/history-ren.htm

The Baroque Music Era

Baroque music is an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in use between about 1600 and 1750.

The word “Baroque” is used in other art forms besides music: we talk about Baroque architecture, painting, sculpture, dance and literature.

The Baroque was a time when people liked large spaces and a lot of ornamentation and Baroque music was often a melody with a bass line at the bottom. This could be, for example, a singer and a cello. There was also a harpsichord or organ that played the bass line as well, and made up chords in between.

Often the composer did not bother to write out all the chords (harmonies) but just showed some of the chords by figures, leaving it to the performer to decide exactly which notes to play.

Read more at  http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroque_music

The Classical Music Era

The Classical period falls between the Baroque and the Romantic periods. The best known composers from this period are Joseph Haydn,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven.

Classical music has a lighter, clearer texture than Baroque music and is less complex. Variety and contrast within a piece became more pronounced than before.

The Orchestra increased in size and range; the harpsichord continuo fell out of use, and the woodwind became a self-contained section. As a solo instrument, the harpsichord was replaced by the piano (or fortepiano).

Early piano music was light in texture, often with Alberti bass accompaniment, but it later became richer, more sonorous and more powerful.

Sonata form developed and became the most important form. It was used to build up the first movement of most large-scale works, but also other movements and single pieces (such as overtures).

The phase between the Baroque and the rise of the Classical, with its broad mixture of competing ideas and attempts to unify the different demands of taste, economics and “worldview”, goes by many names.

It is a period where some composers still working in the Baroque style flourish, though sometimes thought of as being more of the past than the present. Musical culture was caught at a crossroads: the masters of the older style had the technique, but the public hungered for the new.

Musical eras seldom disappear at once; instead, features are replaced over time, until the old is simply felt as “old-fashioned”. The Classical style did not “die” so much as transform under the weight of changes.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_period_(music)

Then Romantic Music Era

Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1840.

Defining the nature of Romanticism may be approached from the starting point of the primary importance of the free expression of the feelings of the artist.

Romantic music attempted to increase emotional expression and power to describe deeper truths or human feelings, while preserving but in many cases extending the formal structures from the classical period, in others, creating new forms that were deemed better suited to the new subject matter.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_music

The Impressionist Music Era

Musical impressionism occurred as a reaction to the excesses of the Romantic era.

While the earlier era was characterized by a dramatic use of the major and minor scale systems, impressionist music tended to make more use of dissonance.

Musical impressionism was based in France by the French composer Claude Debussy. He and Maurice Ravel were generally considered to be the two “great” impressionists.

However, these days composers are generally not as accurately described by the term “Impressionism” as painters in the genre were.

Debussy renounced it, saying:  “I am trying to do ‘something different’ – in a way realities – what the imbeciles call ‘impressionism’ is a term which is as poorly used as possible, particularly by art critics.”

Impressionism also gained a foothold in England, where its traits were assimilated by composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, and Frederick Delius.

Read more at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionist_music

The Modern/20th Century Music Era

While some of the early 20th century music can be seen as extensions of the late Romantic style, much of 20th century music can be seen as a rebellion.

Twentieth century music is an era that is hard to define in terms of musical style. This time period spawned many new terms for musical styles because of the diversity of music that was being written.

In 20th century musical styles traditional forms and structures were broken up and recreated or composed using non-Western musical techniques and abstract ideas. The term contemporary music is sometimes used to describe music composed in the late 20th century through present day

Technology also became an extremely important factor in the music making during this time period. Composers have been known to use recording tape as a composition tool.

Electronically created sounds are used in combination with other electronic sounds or played together with traditional music instruments.

Most recently, the use of computer technology has affected the world of music making. Some ways in which computers currently alter the face of the music world are by manipulating the performance of instruments in real time.

Read more at  http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/history/history-mod.htm

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_were_the_seven_eras_of_music

As long as they are music to my ears, I will definitely love them. So, here’s a nice piano piece to share with you all and it is sure music to my ears.

What about you?

Debussy: Clair de Lune

Have fun reading and enjoy the music.

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The Definition of a Rose


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” A Rose is a rose is a rose.”

And no, there is no typo-error here but a very intriguing phrase, so here’s its meaning and origin.

Meaning: Most often attributed to this is the notion that when all is said and done, a thing is what it is.

Origin: The line is from Gertrude Stein’s poem Sacred Emily, written in 1913 and published in 1922, in Geography and Plays.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

Loveliness extreme.

Extra gaiters,

Loveliness extreme.

Sweetest ice-cream.

Pages ages page ages page ages.

Extracted from: The Phrase finder, http://www.phrases.org.uk

To enjoy is to enjoy is to enjoy…so do enjoy reading!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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