Author: Terra Tomczyszyn

True Colors of the Blues

Origin and Characteristics The Blues originated in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s. Blues music was originally a folk music that was popular among

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Bebop Jazz

Origin & Characteristics Bebop is a style of Jazz that was developed in the 1940s. As more and more musicians were sent overseas to fight

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Ragtime: Joplin’s Joy

Origin and Characteristics Ragtime is a musical style that emerged during the time period of 1896 and 1920. It was first played in saloons, bars,

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Harry T. Burleigh

Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a black classical composer, arranger, and baritone soloist from Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his earliest music education from his mother,

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Folk and Spirituals

Origin Spirituals came about during the years of slavery when one of the only forms of expression that was allowed for slaves was music. Slaves

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About Me

Hi! My name is Terra and I am a sophomore philosophy major from Silver Spring, Maryland.

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