Day: March 5, 2018

The Role of Jazz Music

Jazz music is a music genre that developed in the late 19th and early 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. By the early 19th Century, the U.S. was home to half a million African slaves,

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Jazz’d Up

Origins Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is related to jasm meaning “pep, energy”. During the 18th century, slaves would gather in an area called Congo

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Classical Music: A product of Emancipation

While blacks continue to play an integral role in popular music styles, hurdles remain in classical music. Emancipation brought increased opportunities for professional training and exposure for black composers. The early twentieth century witnessed the

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Jazz: Master of Improvisation

Jazz was born in the African American communities of New Orleans, which in the 1800’s was the most musical city in the nation. The genre is both rooted in blues and ragtime as well as the black experience within

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Artist Bibliography – W.C handy

Handy, W. C, et al. Father of the Blues : An Autobiography. Collier Books, 1970. Hurwitt, Elliott S. “W. C. Handy” in International Dictionary of Black Composers. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn for the Center for Black Music Research, 1999.

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Bobby Womack – Outline/ Bibliography

Bobby Womack Was the third of five brothers Born to Naomi Womack and Friendly Womack Family background Learning from mother (musician) and father Brought up into music The Womack brothers Meeting different iconic musicians Discovered

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W.C’s Handy Biography ,Outline, PPT

Methodology The music revolutionist and Father of the blues , W.C handy. Biographical Study :  William Christopher Handy also  known as W.C Handy . He is commonly regarded as the father of the blues. He

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Artist Biography Outline: Rick James

OUTLINE METHODOLOGY: Insert methods used for research(music, documentaries, biographies, etc). Perhaps insert prior knowledge of artist. INTRODUCTION: Who is Rick James? What genre is he known for and what genres did he influence? What record

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Taking Ragtime to the Big Four

Traditional jazz originated in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 19th century. After the Jim Crow laws, Creole musicians who were classically trained found themselves playing black music which is influenced. Their music was heavily

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