musical style

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musical style an expressive style of music
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Quotations

  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    “No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.”
  • Andre Malraux
    Andre Malraux
    “Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.”

Usage

In literature:

We have no national music: we have not even a decided preference for any style.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
I seemed to be suddenly transported to another part of the world, his style of music was so new, so foreign to my ear.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
These people are the born enemies of all characteristic music, and the greatest destroyers of style.
"The Orchestral Conductor" by Hector Berlioz
Each style of music represents a cultivation of certain qualities with a neglect of others.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
The thought is tense and sublimated, and the style glowing, musical and polished.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
Their greatest qualities lie quite a way from the light, delicate lucidity, the easy, rippling music, of Heine's style.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
The music of a quadrille in the grand style is open on the leader's desk.
"Our Children" by Anatole France
As to the structure and style of his music, these are more subtle matters to estimate.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
How they would be repaid by the delicate dexterity of his art, the wonderful music of his style!
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
If they wanted to see the girls in their latest Earth-style evening gowns, they had to listen to the music.
"World Beyond Pluto" by C. H. Thames
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In news:

A Sinatra-style crooner comes up with a way to use computers, not sheet music , to call the tune.
A TV movie is in the works, a film version (starring Kate Winslet) is in production, and a musical version (featuring the sound stylings of Mr Harry Connick Jr, ladies and gentlemen) is in development.
Casa Mañana Theatre's production of the old-style musical ' 42nd Street' is brimming with dazzling tap dancing exhibitions.
The University ofSouthern Indiana Chamber Choir will stuff revelers with next season's fare, along with olden-styled pageantry, music, dance and entertainment.
Ana Sia's DJ sets pull from a broad range of dance music styles, but are centered on bass-driven electronic beats.
Nov 1, 2012 — Ana Sia's DJ sets pull from a broad range of dance music styles, but are centered on bass-driven electronic beats.
Is Will Ferrell's ' Anchorman ' sequel going to be a 'Chorus Line'-style musical.
The singer brought a female perspective to male-dominated Mexican music styles.
It featured Latino-style food, music and fanfare.
You're holding a sampler CD from a 6-disc compilation of spiritual music spanning genres and years, but mostly located in the early 20th century and in the folk/traditional style.
Maybe some gumbo and New Orleans-style music will get you through the winter doldrums -- or what's left of winter.
Over the years, the Beasties challenged themselves with shifting musical styles, but their fans remained loyal.
Karl Shiflett is no newbie, and he has certainly found a niche for his music as well as carved out an image with his retro look, style, and CD design.
'70s bands America, Rare Earth , thrill festival with different musical styles.
Her unique style of bringing the music to the listeners, coupled with the enduring popularity of the blues, make for an unbeatable combination.
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In science:

The multifractal spectrum plot also seems to be a potential tool for computationally distinguishing various styles of music .
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
In traditional western style of music there are 12 different notes in an octave.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
In most styles of music, a slow, gradual modulation to a the new key (and back) sounds more natural, and abrupt modulations can produce unpleasant and jarring feelings.
Music in Terms of Science
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