The Trendsetters of Music

We are the forefronts of music. Most (if not all) music genres came from black artist–the blues, jazz, rhythm and blues (R&B), gospel has all influenced music in some way.  

From Gospel Hymns, The Blues, and Smooth Jazz
came Rock and Roll with its electric and energic twist.

WE LIVING
DJs, BREAK DANCING, MCING, and RADIOS and More

History of Hip Hop in the Bronx – Arts in the City

https://youtu.be/D5ZpQ73R_z4

Our Music Gave ENERGY, PASSION, AND FUN. Excitement for ALL!

Timbre in Black Music is involves more drum-like beats, making it more upbeat and energetic.

Whereas European styled music emphasizes more balance and simplicity

COMMON MUSICAL STRUCTURES IN BLACK MUSIC

Ciara – Level Up

https://youtu.be/Dh-ULbQmmF8

Repeating the same phrase or lines in a song over and over. 

 

Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Official Music Video) ft. Pharrell Williams

https://youtu.be/GtUVQei3nX4

Rhythmic beats 

People can actually feel the music. Black Music compels people to get up and dance. It’s a “VIBE” that no one can resist.