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  • Analysis Of St. Louis Blues

    Listening to the music produced by Bessie Smith called St. Louis Blues, some musical aspects come out clearly. Coming to be known as one of the fundamental jazz plays in history, it has comprised of the blues aspect in the rhythmic flow, a quality that had not been explored. The song by Bessie Smith uses the famous saxophone as the foremost redundant melodic flow that accompanies by Bessie Smith singing. There is also the vibraphone that is played in the background. The combination of these…

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  • Tin Pan Alley Case Study

    by becoming the first crossover performer of the century to conquer Broadway, films and most successfully radio, where she played the character of an aggressive child. Brice performed at her best when spoofing middle-class art, classical ballet, ragtime and even her self. Brice was a success because of the way she said things and moved with them on top of being a funny…

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  • Treble Choir

    the women of Treble Choir came out on stage. As the chatter in the audience hushed, the president of the group announced who they were and briefly talked about the two pieces they were singing that night. Treble Choir then proceeded with singing Ragtime Town, the first song I heard that night. While listening to this song, I pictured a saloon in the Wild West due to the vibrant, staccato piano accompaniment. In terms of the singers,…

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  • Jazz Vs Rock Music Essay

    Jazz is a music genre which originated from African American society in the United States in the late 18th and early 19th century. Jazz music emphasizes improvisation along with the use of different musical instruments. Rock is also a music genre which originated in the United States in mid twentieth century. Rock music refers to rocking and rolling, reference to dancing and sex. Also it uses different types of recording techniques and unique instruments. Rock ushered in psychedelic rock era.…

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  • Joe King Oliver's Influence On Music Today

    things for musicians today. Jelly Roll Morton grew up in New Orleans and started playing piano at the age of 10. In 1904 he began traveling, playing the piano in places like Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. He was one of the creators of ragtime, which was the first major black music style popular with the white community. When he started managing a jazz club, it would’ve been weird and inappropriate for him to play all the time instead of finding other people to play.…

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  • Fletcher Henderson Research Paper

    for many blues singers. He also led the backing group for Ethel Waters during one of her national tours.[6] Prior to mid-1923, Henderson's group was not technically a jazz band yet (more like a dance band), though its music was inflected with the ragtime rhythms that had been popular for some time. In 1922 he formed his own band, which was resident first at Club Alabam, then at the Roseland Ballroom, and quickly became known as the best African-American band in New York. In the 1920s, he did not…

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  • Virtual Field Trip

    Upon entering this virtual field trip, the first exhibit that I was very interested in was the Slavery and Freedom exhibition. The reason why, is because this is where the first roots of African-Americans were planted. This exhibition shows the story of slavery and freedom in the history of America. It begins in the 15th century, along Africa and Europe, coming all the way over to the United States. This exhibition ends with the civil war, and the reconstruction of a nation. I was very shocked…

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  • The Basic Elements Of Jazz In Louis Armstrong's West End Blues

    Jazz has always been revolutionary. From its early beginnings as ragtime and blues, this music has swept the nation. Before jazz, “white” music dominated the United States, but soon enough classical music and folk songs were being replaced by songs that pushed the boundaries of music. African rhythms and hymns had taken flight and radically changed music in America by creating jazz. Music, as the world knew it, had been traded for something encompassing a whole new set of rules that began to…

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  • The Lady With The Rag Time Walk Analysis

    African Americans have been a part of music since the beginning of time, and not always in the best way possible. From the crude and grotesque humor of minstrelsy to the ridicule and appropriation of ragtime, African Americans have been the punchline to a longstanding joke of stereotypes in pre-1920’s music. With the introduction of sheet music creating a tangible and efficient way to distribute music, the racist representations of African Americans were forever preserved and widely perpetuated…

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  • Media Effects Theory: The Media Effect Theory Of Music

    There are numerous theories that center around media effects on youth. Each theory explains the intentions of the authors and the audience perception of the media. The first theory that was purposed in the 1920 's by Frankfort School of social research, they found that the Nazi propaganda were censoring the media to show only viewpoints that were beneficial to inf the media to show only those was the media effect theory(MET). MET was first purposed by Frankfort school of social researchers in…

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