Author: tmclaug

An Artist Experience

Musical genres are not independent. They are formed and created from previous sounds and rhymes. Even the original songs of slaves and eventually negro spirituals were based off

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Evolution of HipHop

Hip Hop is a civilization. It is composed of many different elements and styles, yet is so connected in every way. It brings people together,

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Musical Theater

The minstrel show, which is a more musically elaborate 4-man team theatrical genre, came about in the 1840’s. The creators of this form were northern

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Farewell…

This semester has been full of laughs, loaded with information, and left me questioning a lot of things. I learned about the different musical genres that

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Ragtime

The era of Ragtime can be estimated to be from the 1890’s to the 1920’s, during a time where African Americans were still very much

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The Blues: On the Backs of the Black

Before white America had Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, and Metal, southern African American musicians created the blues. A genre, that was originally about overcoming black struggles, saying what

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African American Quartets

African American Quartets emerged in the 1920’s, or otherwise known as the roaring 20’s, during a era of dramatic political and social change. More [white]

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