Author: AlexisEichelberger

R&B, Soul, Funk, Techno

Soul, Techno, Funk, and R&B are four genres of African American music created in the mid twentieth century that had an enormous impact on the

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Evolution of Hip Hop

  Hip Hop emerged from influences of groups of people of African descent in New York City, in the early 1970s. This new form of

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Last Words…

Dr. Johnson, thank you for a great semester! Coming into this class, I only had my musical knowledge of having played an instrument and singing

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Earth, Wind, And Fire: FUNK

Funk music arose in the 1960’s as a mixture of jazz, R&B, and soul, and is described as, in one word, danceable. Funk music is characterized

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All That Jazz

Out of the groundbreaking genres of blues and ragtime came a madness to be reckoned with: Jazz.  ‘America’s Music’, Jazz emerged from New Orleans, Louisiana

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Black Americans in Classical Music

Though classical music is an old, western phenomenon, many black artists have contributed to the history of this genre. Classical music is mainly homophonic, or clear 

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The Walls Group: Bibliography

  “About The Walls Group.” Sonicbids,        www.sonicbids.com/band/thewallsgroup/. itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-walls-group/412765968. Jessen, Wade. “Walls Group Hits Fast Forward.” 20 Sept. 2014, web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.auctr.edu:2051/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=75686bee-5756-4864-a0e9-6c9afb90b711%40sessionmgr4009&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=98553289&db=ulh. Monger, James Christopher. “The

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Ragtime!

The style of ragtime emerged in the late nineteenth century as popular song and dance music. It is characterized by its syncopation, or ‘ragged’ rhythm,

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