Compare & Contrast Final Draft

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Scott Sommer Hannah Abelbeck ENGL 015 The evolution of music over the last fifty years is truly remarkable. As technology has improved and grown to astronomical proportions, bands have adopted certain machines to play a more creative sound. The 1960s and 1970s were the catalyst for the new wave of faster, progressive rock music which incorporated these technologies. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, two of the largest bands of this era, helped to revolutionize music and left a lasting impression on the industry. Both bands were able to create a distinctive style using many different methods and techniques, as well as having completely different band chemistries. In the end, these differences proved how unique the music industry is; things don’t need to be done in a uniform way for a band to have a significant impact. Three friends and fellow architecture students founded The Pink Floyd Sound, later shortened to Pink Floyd. All three members were extremely intelligent and talented in their own ways; Waters a brilliant lyricist, Mason a disciplined drummer, and Wright a multi-faceted musician. The band always seemed to view music differently than most bands, and their architectural backgrounds are usually what the band members attribute to their artistic visions. Complementing music with a light show was something the members of Pink Floyd strived for, and they all worked together to achieve a deep artistic image. The music of Pink Floyd is extremely orchestral, calculated and systematic. Led Zeppelin had the makeup of a more traditional band, and relied less on innovative technologies to create their unique sound. Robert Plant, Jimmy Paige, John - 1 -
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Bonham and John Paul Jones took great risks with their form of rock and roll; the tempo of their songs was consistently faster than what people were used to from bands like, for example, The Beatles. While Led Zeppelin was also known for meticulously recording their material in the studio, it still resulted in a very raw and less enhanced sound. The drum pieces were recorded very experimentally; in one song, the band recorded the drum part from three stories up and later added it to the guitar part in a studio. The guitar parts
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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