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  • Music Style Of The Blue Man Group
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    The off the wall antics and odd, but entertaining music style of the Blue Man Group has brought them to be one of the most popular and successful theater groups in the world today. The Blue Man Group came into play in 1987. Creators Matt Goldman, a software producer, Chris Wink, and Phil Stanton, both working as waiters, say the Blue Man Group started as a weekend get together in which they would invite their friends over and talk about art, science, and whatever else interested them. The three ...
  • Gershwin's Rhapsody
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    The American Standard of Gershwin George Gershwin is an American icon of the hustling early twentieth century when America was wakening to its potential and power in the arts, industry, business, and many changing faces that defined the American style. Of his 600 plus compositional works, Rhapsody in Blue is the piece that perhaps best captured his creative genius, and is the work that brought on immediate fame and signaled the arrival of a major composer. The unique Gershwin sound is rooted in ...
  • Jazz Music
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    Jazz music originated in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 1800's. It is very popular and underwent many changes throughout its history in the United States. Jazz music is purely American because it started in America and grew in America. New Orleans was a major cosmopolitan when Jazz was born. People sometimes called New Orleans a pot of gumbo because of its diversity of people. It started off when slaves were permitted to sing and dance in Congo square every Sunday afternoon. African America...
  • Fantastic Music In The Blues Tradition
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    Arts: A Brief History of the Blues 2000-06-30 A Brief History of the Blues Joseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both traditions. Something special and entirely different from either of its parent traditions. (Although Alan Lomax cites some examples of very similar songs having been found in Northwest Africa, particularly among the Wolof and Wat...
  • Blues Music
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    The Influence of the Blues in the 20th Century Have you ever had a question of where did the blues originate from How did Rock and Roll develop How does the blues effect us Well everywhere people go and listen to the blues music has some influence in the 20th Century. Since the past twenty years, whites and blacks are now enjoying the blues in a more accepting manner. Throughout our days in life people listen to music that tells us feelings about the slavery. Overall, the blues early history and...
  • R B Music
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    In spite of the fact that Faith Evans carved out a recording career in her own right, her name will forever remain linked in the minds of many to her late husband the Notorious B.I.G. Evans was an active session singer and songwriter before signing her own solo deal and marrying Biggie, and while she never matched the level of his stardom, she continued to come into her own as a vocalist in the years after his untimely death. Faith Evans was born on June 10, 1973, and grew up in Newark, NJ, wher...
  • City Blues Artists
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    Country Blues vs. City Blues Blues is a musical form that emerged as early as the 1870's and stemmed from the hardships the African slaves encountered in the New World. At this time, the blues were largely universal in their lyrics, melodies, and phrasing, leaving very few stylistic differences between one blues artist and the next. However, in the early 1920's, as the blues spread into a much broader region and was no longer limited to the cotton fields of the South, two different styles materi...
  • Blues Music
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    The Roots of Blues Music Blues is a very important type of music. Most music that you hear today has some form of blues in it. If it wasn't for the blues there wouldn't be any rock and roll, country, rap, pop, or jazz. Blues is also important for African American culture. African Americans were also the people who started the blues. The Blues started in the late 1800's in levee camps or plantations in places like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were many African Americans lived. The blues of t...
  • Gershwin's Musical Interest In Jazz And Blues
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    George Gershwin (1898-1937) George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on 26 September 1898, was born the second of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russians who immigrated to New York in 1891. George and his family lived on Manhattan's lower east side in a poor Jewish community. After settling down in New York, his father changed the family name to Gershwin. It was George who later altered his last name to Gershwin when he entered the professional world of music. Most of his family...
  • Ragtime Toward Jazz And Blues
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    Ragtime was a very influential part of the development of jazz. Ragtime became very popular in the late 1800's. Ragtime's distinct style set it apart from the other genres. Syncopation is what defines this art form. This is when the loud accents fall in between the beats. Anything that is syncopated is basically ragtime. One of the most important ragtime composers was Scott Joplin. Like all great artists, Joplin did not restrict himself to this favored art form. Both before the advent of ragtime...
  • First Publishers Of Music
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    William Christopher Handy Handy was an American black composer and compiler of 'BLUES' music. Hew as born in Florence, Alabama. He was educated at the Negro Agricultural and Mechanical College near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of former slaves. He was educated in the public schools and by his father and paternal grandfather, both of whom were clergymen. Handy was the first to bring the African- American blues to the general publics attention with the publication of his MEMPHIS BLUES in 19...
  • Similarity Between Blues And Jazz
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    The interaction between Blues and Jazz can be discerned when the origins of both music are scrutinized. The development of one is hidden in the roots of one another and both use similar sound patterns for instance. In this paper the readers will be presented a brief history of Blues & Jazz within the similarities of the two. If we trace back to the history of Blues music, the impact of African-American tradition is seen quite apparently. Blues music evolved from the songs sung by West African g ...
  • Music From New Orleans
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    Throughout history, music has made dramatic impacts on the way civilizations and communities function and behave. Likewise, the behavior and attitudes of people in a community add to the flavor and attitude of the music made within the culture. Examples of this sort of connection include the Baroque era in Europe, where the character of the common citizen and the music were very refined and structured, or in England during the 70's, where the citizens and the music displayed anger and revolt aga...
  • Blues Performers
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    Never Get Outta These Blues Alive How the Blues Have Affected Modern Poetry a term paper by: Bernard Dolan 1. Blues Performers & What are the Blues Of all the varied and exotic foundations of today's rock and roll music, none can be said to have had the impact made by Blues music. Only recently has this influence been rightly recognized, however, leading to the creation of such establishments as The House of Blues, a club owned by several actors, which salutes the blues and offers a medium to ge...
  • Poetic And Musical Form Of The Blues
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    Throughout history African American music has significantly altered the course of our country the United States of America. Starting during the spread of Africans as slaves the music of the cultures of Africa have come together and blended to help transform the music of the past into the music that most Americans listen to today including selections such as hip pop, r & B, and rap. Slaves thought they may have been, these first Africans helped shape the culture that we live in. During the Africa...
  • Blues Music
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    As be-bop had been a reaction to swing, the development of rock 'n' roll from African-American blues and southern hillbilly traditions was a reaction against the ballads, dance numbers, and novelty tunes of the early 1950's. With the coining of the term by Cleveland radio announcer Alan Freed in 1954, rock 'n' roll was young people's music, a rebellion against the standards of parents, schools, and authority in general. Ballads and speeded-up versions of the twelve-bar blues often contained vagu...
  • Blues Songs Throughout The Play
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    The Influence of "Black" Music on Literature One of the best methods for examining the characteristics of a culture is to study the art it produces. Over the years, "black" music has served as a cultural guideline to the ever-changing American popular culture. From yesterday's blues to today's hip-hop, "black" music has evolved many times over helping create the culture we know today. No better way to witness this evolution than to experience the music of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Fusing influ...
  • Blues And Jazz Music
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    African American Women And Music Essay, Research African American Women And Music The purpose of this report was for me to research and explore the connection between African American women and music. Since prior to the slave decades, music has been an integral part of African American society, and served as a form of social, economic, and emotional support in African American communities in the past and present. This paper will cover three different types of secular music that emerged during th...

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