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 it from writing my own artists posts! Class was always very entertaining, and unlike some of my classes I can say I learned something new everyday. Although I have played instruments before, I have never actually researched the origins and gone so in depth will any genre. I really enjoy making connections from what I learned in class to my normal life. Now I can name any famous black artist of any genre and what songs they sang, the influence and background of a genre, its impact on society and so on. Another thing I gained from this class that I don’t think I would get from any other class is watching rappers party in Magic City and hearing some of the crazy things they say! (Lol). But in reality, the thing I really gained from this class was a fun, educational break from common general courses I am fulfilling my freshman year. This class really put me in a good mood after leaving and it also encouraged me to listen to so many more genres of music than I typically do.
Thank you for one of the most fun classes Ive ever taken!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwUTlsLYFlghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwUTlsLYFlg 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,