Black Music Scholar
Compilation of Blog Posts, Videos, and Biographies.
Ragtime Group Video
Over the course of this Survey of African American music class, I have learned much about the history of African American music. Before taking this course, I was not as educated on the development of each genre of music discussed. Completing all assignments of this course, and being present for discussion has allowed me to have more knowledge of the history of each of the following genres. Folk, Negro Spirituals, Jubilee Quartets, Gospel, Ragtime, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Disco, Techno, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, and Soul. Because of this class, I am able to converse about the history of each genre, and even name some key artists and composers of each era. I am also able to discuss elements, and components of each genre because of the extra credit posts I have completed. I received a good grade on the midterm and I always contribute to the positive environment Dr. Johnson creates. This is why I feel as though, I should be exempt from the final.