Author: JianaBarnes

Jazz it Up Then

Jazz emerged as a genre in the twentieth century in New Orleans and is characterized by improvisation, syncopation, swing, blues feeling, and harmonic complexity. The sound

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Gospel in the 60s

The Gospel genre emerged in the twentieth century in urban cities after the Great Migration. Gospel is characterized by its usage to spread the gospel or

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Music from the 40s-90s

The artwork I created to represent the genres over the years is a timeline. I chose a timeline because when we received this project I

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop was created in the early 1970s in New York City, specifically the Bronx. This genre is characterized by verbal and lyrical delivery over

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Musical Theater Project

Research the history of the popular tunes “Old Dan Tucker”, “Turkey in the Straw”, or “Oh Susannah!” Who composed these tunes, and what messages, either

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What is Ragtime ?

  Ragtime developed toward the end of the 19th century in African American communities in the Southern Midwest, particularly St. Louis, Missouri. This music form

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee quartets originated in the mid-1800s and consisted of African American religious musical artists. The name was derived from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, which was

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