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Asked by Janice Connelly in Music, Kanye West, Celebrities
Is Kanye West a musical genius?
The use of the word "genius" is often debated; some feel that the potency of the word's intended meaning has been diluted by over-usage. The history of Western music has included many talents who pushed the boundaries of what audiences thought possible at the time, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Cage, and many more. These artists might be considered geniuses today for their effect on music's direction as a whole, so to judge a current artist's level of "genius" might be difficult before their discography is complete and the total effect they have on artists to come can be fully appreciated. In Kanye West's specific case, he's called himself "a God" (even releasing a song in reference to this claim), and has also self-identified as a genius on multiple occasions. His arrogant attitude has definitely led people to question him, but putting that aside, what has Kanye accomplished musically? The gold standard of awards in the music industry is the GRAMMYs, of which he's received the seventh-most in history. As of 2019, Kanye has won 21 GRAMMYs from 69 total nominations. On a side note, this Community Manager definitely thinks Kanye has the gifts to be considered genius. His understanding of production and the ways that he's explored the possibilities within music production is truly new and innovative. I look forward to new releases of his always, because he continues to push his own boundaries and release music like I've never heard before.
Asked in Music
What songs contain drums bass guitar and keyboard?
Basically any rock song out there. All-american rejects, the Fray, Green Day (sometimes), use those four instruments. A lot of songs from the 60's and 70's, definitely 80's include those instruments, but many bands in those time periods were not always consistent in their choice of instruments, especially after synthesizers became popular. Pretty much any rock song, and some hip-hop songs you would listen to use these instruments.
Asked in Kendall Schmidt, Music
Who were the black female singers from 50's and 60's?
Asked in Music, Botany or Plant Biology
What are the effects of music on plants?
There are many different viewpoints on this. A selection of contributors' thoughts are included below. Answer 1: DOROTHY RETALLACK STUDY Many scientific studies have been done regarding the effects of music on plants. The simple answer is that past studies have suggested hard rock or heavy metal music seems to have a detrimental effect on plant growth. There is a well-known study from the early 1970s, conducted by Dorothy Retallack at the Colorado Woman's College in Denver using the college's three Biotronic Control Chambers. In one series of studies, the tone of F sound was played daily for three hours a day, intermittently in one laboratory, it was played for eight hours a day, constantly, and the control group had no sound introduced. Those plants where the F tone was played intermittingly for 3 hours a day grew twice as large and were twice as healthy as those in a sound-free environment. However, plants in the laboratory where the tone of Fconstantly for 8 hours daily died within two weeks of the experiment's beginning. Dorothy used a growing chamber, a variety of plant species (but the same in each chamber) and made sure the volume was consistent for all forms of music. Different types of music were then utilized in her following experiments. She tried acid rock music by Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, and Hendrix. It was played to one group of plants and semi-pop music (of the 1970's) to another. The "acid rock music" plants were sickly and small compared to the control group of "semi popular" music (now termed soft rock). The other genres of music she experimented with: were classical music (Debussy), jazz (she use Louis Armstrong among others), and Indian (Ravi Shankar). The plants grew large and healthy, with the plants actually growing towards the radio for each of these three forms of music, just like they bend towards sunlight. Dorothy also experimented with country music (such as Jonny Cash) and found they neither grew toward or away from the speakers and seemed neutral. While Dorothy did have a personal bias and by the end of her research she believed plants could feel and were capable of ESP. She felt perhaps it was the lyrics that the plants didn't like with the acid rock music. It seems the plants like all types of music, except hard, pounding rhythms, but prefer stringed instruments the most. They also didn't like a constant tone played for 8 hours per day, but how many of us do! Effective experiments need to involve the following factors, which Dorothy tried to maintain, but failed to measure the water and soil moisture with an accurate device: the same plant types across the different conditions a variety of species across the different conditions music volume would need to be maintained at a consistent level strict controls on all other external factors, e.g. light, warmth, etc consistency of human interaction across the different conditions Answer 2: MYTHBUSTERS Mythbusters have come up with a different result. Their experiments suggested that heavy metal seems to stimulate growth more than other types of music. The culprit is likely the rapid vibration that encourages activity. Perhaps these results could be pursued by searching the Mythbusters website on Discoverychannel. Answer_3:_SMALL_SCALE_EXPERIMENTS">Answer_3:_SMALL_SCALE_EXPERIMENTS">Answer 3: SMALL SCALE EXPERIMENTS The effect is the same as random noise, i.e. just the physical stress of sound. Music as such has no effect because: 1) Plants are not intelligent. In fact, they don't have a central nervous system. Music can only affect you if you understand it, and plants can't understand anything. 2) Plants have no auditory organs. They can't hear any more than you could hear through your skin if you had no ears. If you look this up on the net, you'll see plenty of small scale experiments with positive results. Unfortunately, these experiments are fatally flawed in several ways. First, they are typically done with just 3 or 4 plants, and with such a small sample size any difference is likely to be from random chance. Second, and perhaps more importantly, the control is silent when it should be random noise with the same frequency spectrum and periodicity as the music. This is the only way to test the effects of music as such, not just the effects of sound. When the experiment is done with a good sample size (thousands of plants) and controlled properly, the results may well be negative. Answer_4:_TRY_EXPERIMENTS_YOURSELF">Answer_4:_TRY_EXPERIMENTS_YOURSELF">Answer 4: TRY EXPERIMENTS YOURSELF "I tried experimenting myself. After 4 week of experimenting, the following were the results. I observed that the one that was in the best condition was the plant that was in the room with classical music. It grew in the range of 9-16 degrees away from the CD Player. The second best plant was the one in the room with no music. It grew from the range of 11-15 degrees away from the CD Player. The one that didn't do so well was the one in the room with rock music. It grew from the range of 33-85 degrees away from the CD Player. " Answer_5:_CLASSICAL_MUSIC">Answer_5:_CLASSICAL_MUSIC">Answer 5: CLASSICAL MUSIC Many people swear by Classical music, which is used in some professional greenhouses to stimulate plant growth. In the book, "The Secret Life of Plants," the results of exposure to various types of music on houseplants is explored, among other fascinating plant experiments. Answer_6:_HUMAN_VS_PLANTS">Answer_6:_HUMAN_VS_PLANTS">Answer 6: HUMAN VS PLANTS The effect of music on plants is drastic. It is found that music stimulates the brain, but it depends what kind of music. For example the high frequency of mechanical waves that run hand in hand with rap and acid rock are damaging to the plant. Some studies have indicated that they do indeed germinate and grow faster and healthier when exposed to Classical music. Soft classic music or sounds of nature, water or birds Answer Myth Busters actually did an experiment to see if it is true that music has an affect on plant growth. They set up several experiments using different types of music and no music. All plants were growing in the same conditions expect for different types of music. Believe it or not, the ones in the greenhouse with heavy metal grew the best. One may take the personal opinion that plants evolved and thrived for years without any form of music (pop, rock, rap or classical), so why would it make a difference now. If there is anything to the theories that abound it would have to do with vibrations/ and or frequency rather than specific music types. However, specific music types certainly emit certain types of vibrations.
Asked in Christianity, Entertainment & Arts, Music
What does an upside down cross mean?
"Some hold it to be a sign used by devil worshippers." Although some do, this is not the actual meaning of this cross. The cross is also regarded as the cross of st peter (who was crucified upside down). Although other people believe this to be a sign of someone who has lost faith. There are many cases where people believe poltergeist activity actually causes this type of behaviour from normal crosses (turning them at night).
Asked in Music
Who are the top ten richest musicians in the world?
1) Madonna: $110 million 2)Beyonce: $87 million 3) Bruce Springsteen: $70 million 4)Coldplay: $70 million 5)Kenny Chesney: $65 million 6)Dave Matthews Band: $65 million 7)Rascal Flatts: $60 million 8)AC/DC: $60 million 9)Toby Keith: $52 million 10)Bon Jovi: $50 million According to Rolling Stone Magazine, the top ten richest musicians are: U2 The Rolling Stones The Eagles Paul McCartney Elton John Neil Diamond Jimmy Buffett Beyonce Knowles Celine Dion Noxolo Qwabe
Asked in Music
What are the three characteristics of impressionist music?
Asked by friendus Staff in Rock Music, Music, Ask Me Anything, Celebrities
friendus with Anberlin?
How do you hope the band will be remembered? Deon: I hope we will be remembered as a band that wrote great songs and put our all into every performance every time we stepped on a stage. We just wanted to be a positive influence on anyone who heard or saw us, so time will tell if that's what came through.
How do you play Hockey Night In Canada theme song on the piano?
I take it you are referring to the Hockey Night in Canada musical theme that was played at the introduction/closure of the televised games from the mid-60's through to the mid 2000's. This theme is not a song since there are no lyrics. Unfortunately the British composer of this theme refused to renegotiate the use of her composition with the CBC television network and so it is no longer heard. The musical score may be available in some music stores.
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Music
Who are the K3 Sisters?
The K3 Sisters are Kaylen (13), Kelsey (11) and Kristen Kassab (9) who front the Texas pop group K3 Sisters Band. They perform primarily in the southern United States- always with both parents Jamie Shipman-Kassab and Bruce Ray, as well as Kalem Bradley & Nate Abraham. They have their own website if you are interested in further info on the sisters & their band.
Asked in Science, Music, Math and Arithmetic
What does base mean?
I see this question is in the music category. If you mean the musical term; bass, bass is the term used to decribe an instrument. So if you have a Bass clarinet, you have a Clarinet that plays low. It's also used to describe the lowest male voice. In maths it means the number we group bigger numbers by: normal numbers are grouped by tens, so we say base 10, whereas computers use base 2 numbers (binary). The base of a geometric figure is the bottom part. A base in chemistry is a substance which reacts with an acid to make a salt and water only, or in more advanced theories a proton acceptor or electron pair donor.