Author: Sydnei Jackson

Genre’s History

Rhythm & Blues is a style of music developed by African Americans that combines blues and jazz, characterized by a strong backbeat and repeated variations

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Music Theatre Question

Project Question 1: Ole Dan Tucker is a popular American song whose origins remain obscure; the tune may have come from oral tradition, and the

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Gospel Decade the 90’s

The 1990’s was a period of Contemporary Gospel. Soothing melodies helped to give peace of mind to listeners, opposed to the shouting stomp-like Gospels before

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Hip-Hop’s more than Music!

Most people think of Hip Hop as a synonym to Rapping, the art of rhythmically delivering vocals that are usually paired with an instrumental; ButHip-Hop today

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Back to the Classics !

The Classical Genre came to life in 1750, during the Renaissance Era. Known for It’s clean, structural lines, the melodies of Classical Compositions will live

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The Black American Blues

The Birth of Blues Blues music grew up in the Mississippi Delta in the mid 18th century, following the Civil War. The Blues much like

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Ragtime Grooves

Where did Ragtime originate? Ragtime originated in the state of Missouri in the 1900’s.  African American Songwriter and Piano player, Scott Joplin published “Maple Leaf

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee Quartets Jubilee Quartets usually sang their own arrangements of songs of the spiritual origin. Jubilee quartets were popular African-American religious musical groups in the first

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Folk & Spiritual Music

Facts about Folk  A process through which music is created and performed and must be understood in the cultural context in which it is collectively

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