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  • Popular With The Musical Audience
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    page 1 INTRODUCTION Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues, Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was sung by groups such as The "Mills Brothers" and the "Ink Spots". Small Swing Bands or Jump Bands featured saxophone soloists and repeated phrases. These city style blues featured singers such as Joe Turner, Dina Washington, T- Bone Walker, and composer-sing...
  • Popular Form Of Music
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    With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly influenced every Americans l...
  • Rock Music
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    Rock is a popular form of music that has evolved over the past couple of decades starting in the 1950's until present day. Rock music has been know to be used as a form of expression over the years. Despite its sometimes negative and defiant lyrics, rock is a form of art that allows one to release his / her feelings through singing in an expressive tone. I personally don't see problem with people expressing their emotions and that is in part why I dont't agree with Richard Brookhiser in stating ...
  • Traditional Lebanese Music
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    Lebanon: A Brief Cultural Overview Lebanon's rich history has been shaped by many cultural traditions, including Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Crusader, Ottoman Turkish, French, and recently American. The resulting culture is distinctively Lebanese, a combination of East and West, past and present. Music Folk music and dancing have a long tradition and are very popular. The national dance, the dab ke, is an energetic folk dance that has influenced many European and American folk dances. Cla...
  • Popular Music And National Identity In Brazil
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    Vianna, Her mano. The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. (1999). In "The Mystery of Samba", Vianna discusses samba in a different light than other authors have. He explains that although samba has become a symbol of their culture and something they are proud of, that it was not always that way. The author is not interested in where samba originated or about the history of its players, he says "I am thinking of samba's transformation into a 'national rhythm", when it...
  • Popular Music For A Brief Period Time
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    Progression of Music From the 1940's To the Present The progression of music from the 1940's to the present has seen extremes, it has been controversial at times, traditional at times and inspirational at times, but never have the American people turned away music in its entirety. There have been times when parents did not approve of the music that their children chose to listen to, but the parents had never turned away music. Music has been criticized and promoted. Since the 40's music has prog...
  • Pop Culture 60s Vs 90s Comparison
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    In comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything "retro,' I decided to compare the fashions, people, music, and issues that defined pop cu...
  • Joplin's Music
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    Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Scott Joplin, commonly known as the 'King of Ragtime' music, was born on November 24, 1868, in Bowie County, Texas near Linden. Joplin came from a large musical family. His father, Giles Joplin was a musician who had fiddled dance music while serving as a slave at his master's parties. His mother, Florence Givens Joplin, born free and out of slavery, sang and played the banjo, and four of his brothers and sisters either sang or played strings. Joplin's talent was reveale...
  • Popular Form Of Music
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    The strongest composers of the fifteenth century were primarily located in the north. So the best musicians tended to come from countries like France, England, and Germany. Since Florence was an "international headquarters" it had strong commercial links with the north. This made it very easy to trade ideas and because of this a new musical expression made its way to Italy. The frottola was a popular form of music that was primarily developed in Florence. It was a setting of an entertaining or s...
  • 1521 The First Printed Collection Of Carols
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    The seasonal songs popular in western music, especially in conjunction with the Christmas season, known as carols, have a rich and complex history full of tradition and controversy in the realms of both sacred and secular music. The concept of singing carols to celebrate holidays developed during the 13th century in France, although what was to be known as carol music had been around from centuries earlier. It is believed that when troubadour Saint Francis of Assisi had made the first Greccio cr...
  • Robust Sound Of Segovia 1's Guitar
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    ... e musical instrument dramatically. The first advance the phonograph, actually dates back to the late 1800^1's, but did not gather full force until after World War I. Recordings made all kinds of music available to people who had no access to any other music except for local and touring bands. The second advance was the radio. From 1920 to 1925 the two were in heated competition, with radio forbidding it^1's artists to make records and vice versa. The music industry began and many different s...
  • Beautiful Music Roma People
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    Roma Culture By: Andr'e SuissaRomas, or Gypsy, have traveled all over the world starting from India, which is considered their origin however not proven, and ending up as far as Spain where their customs have influenced and changed modern day societies. These diasporas were not deliberate but rather forced on them due to their beliefs. Stereotypes have been created to make Romas look like thieves, which is where the phrase, "I've been gypped", comes from. Gypsies were and still are easy to point...
  • Popular Music
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    Country From The 1940's Through The 1950's 1940's Country Goes National Changes in the Recording Industry-In the 1930's there were basically three types of radio stations: the large networks, the network, and the i dependent stations. -A group called the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was in control of the song copyrights. -At the end of the National Broadcasters Company's contract, ASCAP wanted it renewed at the price of 9 million dollars. -NAB of course said no wa...
  • Popular Artists During The Disco Era
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    Christopher Edge Ms. Gali peau 1/31/02 Final Paper 1 What happened to Disco? Bellbottom, afros, music, sex and drugs can best describe the Disco Era. The Disco Era was a care-free time in which there were no rules. People danced the nights away. Most of the people of the Disco Era lived normal lives, working nine to five jobs during the week, but when the weekend rolled around they put on their bellbottom's and dancing shoes and hit up the Disco Clubs. This is an era that will never be forgotten...
  • Musical Changes In Jazz
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    As time goes by in music, style changes. Most societies are constantly learning to better themselves (with the accept ion of some cultures which purposefully stay at an e comical plateau for the purpose of maintaining tradition and religion). Everyone would agree that music has changed since, say, the 19th century although not everyone would agree that that change is for the better. But with all these views and opinions aside, music is constantly in a state of change. I'm going to look at what c...
  • Johann Pachelbel And Canon
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    At weddings, on commercials, and even on cell phone ring tones, Pachelbel's "Canon in D" is everywhere in today's world. Johann Pachelbel was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on September 1st, 1653, and died there on March 3rd, 1706. An organist and composer, he became one of the greatest organists in Germany. "Studying at the Universities of Altdorf and Ratisbon, Johann moved to Vienna in 1671 where he became a student and organist at the Imperial Chapel". (Sojurn). "In addition to school, he had tw...
  • Reggae Music
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    Music has always been an important factor in the lives of Jamaicans and other West Indians. As rock music's popularity spread around the world, virtually every nation had its own rock performers. Jamaica produced reggae music. By the 1950's Jamaican youth were more interested in listening to American music, widely heard by radio stations in the US south, and sound systems. Reggae rhythms are tremendously complex, the music features songs about poverty, politics, and Rastafarianism, the Jamaica b...
  • Popularity And James Bond Movies
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    The Sixties was definitely a decade to remember for a lifetime. Also known as the "Swinging Sixties", many remarkable events occurred during this time. Things such as "Flower Power", drugs, the Vietnam War, the Space Race against Russia and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were some of the many highlights of the Sixties. With trends in the clothing, music, movies, and changes in parent-child relationships, one can prove that the Sixties was a noteworthy decade. Early fashion in the...
  • Britain's Popular Culture In The Early 1960's
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    In this essay, while completing the task of describing popular culture in the early 1960's, I hope to cover four main aspects; pop music, radio, television, film, fashion and changes in society. The term popular culture means a contemporary lifestyle and items that are well-known and generally accepted, it is a cultural pattern that are widespread within a population. A popular culture was being spread in Britain during the 1960's. The 1960's is considered by many to be the best decade in living...
  • Michael Jackson And Madonna
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    The 1980's was a decade of discoveries, explorations, tragedies, and new found interests in music and life. Regan and Bush take office consecutively, Apple and IBM introduced new lines of revolutionary computers, and the whole nation wondered Who Shot J.R. Music lovers found a new idol in the newly rediscovered Michael Jackson, and were introduced to the Material Girl, Madonna. The musical world also suffered a terrible tradgity at the death of John Lennon. Popular fashions included leg warmers ...

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