Rejoice in Negro Spirituals

Origin Spirituals was the earliest form of religious musics sung by slaves. The lyrics uniquely express their Christian values created by their social, emotional, physical

Read More »

Negro Spirituals

Origin and Influences By defintion, negro spirituals are ” the earliest form of religious music to develop among African Americans in the United States”(Burnim 50). Created during

Read More »



It’s Ragtime!

It’s Ragtime! Ragtime music was music for the people, by the people. It was widely accessible through sheet music, and was played in many Black

Read More »


Ragtime Previous Next Ragtime is popularly known for its syncopated melodies, and its derivative from jazz. The genre emerged from musicians in Mississippi and Missourui

Read More »

Ragtime: The Best Time

Ragtime: The Best Time Ragtime first developed back in the 19th century (1893-1917) in St. Louis, Missouri. It is best known for its unique syncopated

Read More »

its ragtime

ITS RAGTIME 1896-1920 Extremely popular very upbeat and was played by the average American on pianos with sheet music syncopation: left hand=easy right hand=swag Instrumental

Read More »

Riggitty Ragtime

Riggitty Ragtimeeee Ragtime became popular in 1896-1920 and originating in Mississippi & Missouri. They referenced the songs as coon songs as a racial slur against

Read More »


Jimmy Reed

Origins of the Blues The Blues was a form of music that came directly after Ragtime music. It was popular in the 20th century amongst

Read More »

Ruth Brown

Miss Rhythm! Background Ruth Brown was a famed Blues singer and songwriter with an incomparable career that played an instrumental role in shaping the Blues

Read More »


What is Classical Music?

Classical Music Classical music came about for African Americans a little bit before The Civil War. In certain slaves states lied the few classically trained

Read More »

Nathaniel Dett

Nathaniel Dett’s music and style consisted of Combined Spirituals and Art Songs as well as Folk music he was the first American composer to fuse

Read More »

What's your password?

Login to your account

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.