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  • Hip-Hop Dance In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    It’s no question that the critically acclaimed film, The Great Gatsby, brings a fresh new look to the eyes of those who love 20s culture, by the soundtrack and dances. with its fusion of Hip-hop and Ragtime themes integrated with Hip-hop dance into Ragtime style in such a way to give both a feeling of nostalgia and blossoming. Then there are those who are more conservative in the art tastes they expected from the film, questioning the remixes as a remote abomination. Are these critics right? Not…

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  • How Did Jazz Music Affect Society

    music. Jazz music, which has come about in the late 1800s, is a genre that was created by African Americans in New Orleans. It grew its popularity in the 1920s when Louis Armstrong first introduce the early form of Jazz which was influenced by Ragtime and Blues. Others perceive Jazz as a collaboration of African and European styles of music. Armstrong evolved jazz music into a rapid rhythmic style and called it Hot Jazz. After musicians such as Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti…

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  • Jazz Music: Voodoo Rhythms In New Orleans

    claim. “There is no doubt that Morton had isolated a music not covered by the blues or ragtime and that he applied a swinging syncopation to a variety of music, including ragtime, opera, and French and Spanish songs and dances.” (www.redhotjazz.com) It was also said he introduced the two- bar break in scat singing, that was also used for improvisation. Jazz music often has a four-four beat to two-four ragtime. “With this device, any music from opera to the blues could be “played hot” as it was…

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  • Billy Bathgate Character Analysis

    To show the double sided coin that is the American dream when it comes to respectability and criminality. The growth of Billy Bathgate and Mother’s Younger Brother will need to be closely followed to answer why. By following each individual's separate journey from respectability to criminality, in the case of Mother’s Younger Brother, and then flipping the spectrum to criminality to respectability, in regards to Billy Bathgate, a deeper understanding of the fine line between Capitalism and…

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  • Human Phenomenon Analysis

    It shares many of the same traits of Jazz. Ragtime music was usually written by black pianist who earned their living playing in the houses of the “ill repute”. I found both Jazz and Ragtime to be unique and different from what kinds of music my generation has been expected to listen to. When reading I came across Louis Armstrong. He was a singer, musician, and composer…

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  • Jazz Movement Analysis

    Video Response 2- Angelica Arvizu- 14 April 2016 Jazz is a type of music that branched off from ragtime. Jazz is faster paced music that is desired for dancing. Jazz became popular New Orleans and was known as “ratty” or “gut bucket” music. The spread of jazz took some time and not everyone approved it. Jazz offers musicians to express themselves through playing. Without jazz, other genres in the late 20th century would not be possible. Jazz let musicians have a voice in their creation of music…

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  • Ex-Colored Man Rhetorical Analysis

    A coward and a deserter, is how Ex-Colored Man should be described. Is the ideal image of oneself to be white or does the guilt felt by the lack of self-acceptance as a colored man; cause one to question their place in society? Being of mixed race, the Ex-Colored Man lived in fear of being who he truly was, he gave up on this true passions and dreams to pass by life under a façade, he lived a mediocre life on what he felt was safe for him and his children. In the era in which the narrator…

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  • Jazz Influence On Rock And Roll

    “Through his clear, warm sound, unbelievable sense of swing, perfect grasp of harmony, and supremely intelligent and melodic improvisations, he taught us all to play jazz” (“History of Jazz”). In this quote, Wynton Marsalis was talking about Louis Armstrong. Jazz music has impacted the world and cultures, it shares in so many ways. Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. Now, jazz is exported to the world. Jazz music greatly…

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  • Charles Ives Influence

    together the different segments of the orchestras in a clashing and contrasting manner (i.e. the eerily, static strings against the ragtime pianos against a brass street band). These combinations are a common theme in Ives work, and can be seen most notably in the above mentioned, “The Unanswered…

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  • Duke Ellington: The Soda Fountain Rag

    Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington on April 29, 1899. The name “Duke” was a nickname given to him because of his choice of clothing. Duke’s parent both worked to live a decent life his mother a domestic and his father a butler who had a part-time catering business. Duke studied piano since the age of seven and was influences by pianist, James Johnson and Willie the Lion Smith. He wrote his first song “The Soda Fountain Rag”, at the age of seventeen. This title was influenced by a…

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