As it started spreading around the world, Jazz made an amazing impression on national, regional and local cultures forming many distinctive styles of jazz. Some of the most famous styles/genres of jazz includes Afro-Cuban jazz, Ska jazz, Indo jazz, soul jazz, Latin jazz, jazz fusion, punk jazz and bebop. The style of Bebop jazz is characterized by its fast tempos, instrumental brilliance and improvisation that’s based on a combination of harmonic organization and melody. The bebop style of jazz began at the beginning of World War two and right after the end of the swing jazz era. The music of the swing era was popular from the 1930’s to around the beginning of World War two when most of the Jazz musicians went off to fight in the war.
The articles “The Buena Vista Social Club” by Tanya Katerí Hernandez and “Globalisation and the Tango” by Chris Goertzen and María Susana Azzi have both discussed the issue of the globalisation of Latin American music and how it is portrayed in foreign countries. Cuban son music emerged in the country during the 1910s and by 1930 had gained worldwide success. This style of music, a blend of Spanish canción, Spanish guitar and African rhythms and played in the clave rhythm, provided a key symbol of Afro-Cuban culture and identity while also heavily influencing other musicians and music genres. It provided Havana’s Afro-Cuban lower classes with a source of income and the chance to enter a previously European dominated market. Son was exported to the rest of the world during the 1930s and 1940s and became particularly popular in the United States, also providing the grounds for the creation of salsa music in the 1970s.
With many Africans settling into the beautiful landscape of Jamaica, new musical dawns were on the horizon. While enslaved, Africans developed a new form of music and dance which was known as Mento. Mento remained popular until the 1940s, however, during the early 50s, popular music in Jamaica was usually of US origin. In the late 1950s “Ska” another Jamaican musical innovation emerged. In the mid 60s”Rock Steady”-a slower tempo with emphasis on syncopation-grew out of “Ska”.
Casuso,Leonel Lopez Guitar III 1 March 2013 The History of Rock N Roll Rock N Roll is a popular music genre originated in the 1950s.Basically a combination of African American blues, jump country, blues, jazz, and gospel music. Throughout the earlier elements of rock can be heard in country records more or less around the 1930s.Also in blues records of the 1920s. Rock and roll obtained its name until the 1950s. The phrase rock and roll now has at least two different meanings in which both meaning are used commonly. Specifying to the first wave of music that originally was created in the 1950s and later on developed into a more international style now known as “rock music”.
History of Jazz Music Jazz is a distinctively American form of music, and its history occupies a much smaller span of time. Its origins are found in the early 1900s as some dance band leaders in the southern U.S. began playing music that combined ragtime and blues. The terms "Jazz" and "Jazz Band" first surfaced in the year 1900. After World War I, Jazz music had evolved and was aided by the development of the recording industry. The small dance band ensemble grew into the larger orchestra
The danceable swing style of big bands and bandleaders such as Benny Goodman was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946, a period known as the Swing Era. The verb "to swing" is also used as a term of praise for playing that has a strong rhythmic "groove" or drive. History: 1920s: Origins The styles of jazz that were popular from the late teens through the late 1920s were usually played with rhythms with a two beat feel, and often attempted to reproduce the style of contrapuntal improvisation developed by the first generation of jazz musicians in New Orleans. In the late 1920s, however, larger ensembles using written arrangements became the norm, and a subtle stylistic shift took place in the rhythm, which developed a four beat feel with a smoothly syncopated style of playing the melody, while the rhythm section supported it with a steady four to the bar. Like jazz, swing was created by African Americans, and its impact on the overall American culture was such that it marked and named an entire era of the USA, the swing era – as the 1920s had been termed "The Jazz Age".
Susie Pummill Mr. Michael Mitchell 6123-82553-HIST 1302 8 Aug 2012 Rock and Roll: Musical Genre and American Lifestyle Rock and Roll isn’t just about a musical genre; it’s about a lifestyle. Rock Music shapes what is the American popular society’s viewpoint and belief system, not only in its inception beginning in the 1950s, but also now in the 21st century. Its musical message highlights different eras’, political times, and challenges of the moment. Cultural attitudes and opinions on every aspect of life including, racism, war, politics, and economy, are the focus of this sound. With every decade evolving this musical art with new unique styles, and many subcategories of the genre, Rock is the most popular kind of music, and
Usually known for its loud guitars and colorful behavior, rock music starts to have its own identity by the early 1950’s. When it first appeared, it was originally named Rock n Roll. The phrase rock and roll used to have two meanings: it appeared to mean dancing, but it also had a sexual meaning. Rock music comes from a mixture of old R&B, country, western, African American blues and jazz (rock N roll).There is a general conclusion that rock n roll arose in the southern United States. The migration of African Americans to the Northern states resulted in a clash of different fashions, sounds, and movements (rock and roll wiki).
Rock and Roll is simply a different term for Rhythm and Blues; it is usually associated with sexual interactions and dancing within Blues songs. One of the earliest figures of Rock and Roll and who supported revolutionary ideas is Bill Haley. In his songs he combined moods of Western Swing, R&B, and incorporated Rock and Roll into the picture. His song “Rock Around the Clock”, which first debuted in 1953, was one of the first songs to spread ideas blowing off the routine schedule to rock out and enjoy the moment. There are two groups of listeners for music: the majority group, and the minority group.
In the early twentieth century, it is commonly believed jazz evolved into a popular music style in New Orleans. Small bands would play gigs and perform ragtime music with a blues twist, relying heavily on improvisation. Jazz during this time began combining marching band instruments added with the ragtime blues mix, and eventually became what we see jazz as today. In 1917, The Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first jazz recording with Lively Stable Blues. In that same year, jazz recordings became a lot more popular, and in the following year, jazz was taken to Europe by James Reese Europe and his “Hellfighters” band.