Author: taylor-simpson

Do you really know the Classics?

The classical genre originated around the 11th or 12th century in Europe, but was introduced to the African American community by the “Black Mozart”, Chevalier

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Baby you’ll feel the Blues

The Blues genre originated around the 1890s, during severe limitations of African Americans freedom in society due to Jim crow laws and a new influx

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Ragged Rhythm The height of the genre Ragtime existed between 1896 to about the 1920’s.  This genre is a mix of a lot of different aspects,

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Quartet music originated around the 1880’s is compiled (in the African American sense) of at least four voices/instruments and at most six voices. Although, as

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Always in our SPIRITS

Spirituals are a genre of American folk music that articulate the suffering, longing, and religious passion of African Americans during slavery and its aftermath.  Religious

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FOLKs love the banjo

Music in the folk genre originated from the struggles of oppressed African Americans, most specifically in slavery.  In order to preserve a sense of culture

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Final Goodbye

Dear Doc (and Brooke), Thank you for such an exciting class.  I really learned a lot, and what I like most is that I learned

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Taylor Simpson’s Work

Folks Love the Banjo I said a HIP-HOP, to the… Disco, House, Techno, What you don’t know…  It’s time to get FUNKy You Got Soul

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Taylor Simpson: IME

Introduction: Hi! My name is Taylor Simpson and I am from Washington, DC, but I was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  My major is currently Econ, but

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