There were also different types of folk music even before the American slave era, the songs based from different melodies told stories and were passed down generation by generation. Folk music was when manual labour was happening and the workers wanted something to cheer them up, keep them motivated. So they sang, this was folk music as well. Generally opinions differ of the creation of folk music. People said it reflects the character of the race that made it, some said it came from the reasons that I’ve already said.
It is still used today in gospel music. If there is not call an response then the songs are usually strophic (split into verses). One aspect that is often used in African music are Glissandos. A glissanndo is when you slide from one note to another without without any defined pitches in between. They are also sometimes known as portamento s. African music also uses slurs whistles and yodels.
Briefly describe three contrasting techniques of improvisation; using examples from the three jazz set works you have studies. One highly common technique of improvisation is chromatic alteration throughout solos where notes outside of the chord are used in order to extend the harmony and add tensions to the chords. For example blues notes are used in all three set works. The use of the flattened 3rd and 7th are particularly noticeable in the clarinet counter melody in the 4th chorus of Hotter Than That. There are also blues inflections in the vocal and guitar duet where the flat 3rd is emphasised by bending the notes at the beginning of phrases.
Once you could profoundly understand and sincerely appreciate the American country music, you are offered a golden opportunity to comprehend what the American truly value. In this paper, I will discuss how country music reflects the American culture in three dimensions, including American rustic culture, American family culture and view of marriage, and American urbanization and contemporary value. From where I stand, country music is more than a kind of popular music, but also the epitome of American culture. To achieve this goal, I have organized my paper into five main sections. Firstly, the background knowledge of country music will be provided.
Rock & Roll history Where did this type of music come from? The rhythm of rock and rock is from Africa. The immediate origins of rock and roll lie in the late 1940s and early 1950s through a mixing together of various popular musical genres of the time. These included gospel, folk music, and the blues - particularly the electric forms being developed in Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans, Texas, California, and elsewhere - piano-based boogie woogie, and jump blues, which were collectively becoming known as rhythm and blues. Also in the melting pot creating a new musical form were country and western music (including Western swing and influences from traditional Appalachian folk music), jazz, and gospel music.
The typical chord progression of the blues over a twelvebar format is I I I I, IV IV I I, V IV I I. The blues structure consists of two different lines, with the ﬁrst line being repeated to form a three-line AAB pattern. The lyric line is typically sung over the ﬁrst half of a MUSC3004 Assignment I Coomansingh 2 four-bar line. After the lyric line (the “call”), an instrumental response is commonly played, also consisting of approximately two bars. The dominant chord, marks the transition to the beginning of the next
Collective improvisations are when different front-line group instruments all play their improvisations at the same time! They also used polyphonic texture, which is when ‘the cornet or trumpet plays the main melody with variations, and against which the clarinet plays a higher countermelody and the trombone a lower countermelody with much sliding between the notes’(http://www.last.fm/music/Original+Dixieland+Jazz+Band). The last characteristic is that they were often played in use of the 12- Bar blues progressions. One of the well-known piece is ‘When The Saints Go
Songwriting Craig McDonagh NQ Rock & Pop 1. In this essay I will detail the basic components that constitute a song and the way in which these components are combined in different ways to create different styles and genres of music. I will give two examples of different artists and how their sounds differ within their own repertoires and with each other. Components of a Song: Rhythm - The rhythm section of a song is the part that controls the tempo, timing and duration of a song. It’s essentially an arrangement of sounds and silences, with certain sounds more pronounced than others.
It also had deeper roots in a style of music called “Blues,” which was used to express the daily experiences of the community (History). Other influences include the combination of West African folk music with the popular classical music of Europe, developing into syncopated rhythms and chord variations on classical pieces (Passion). Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest.
“Let My People Go” Paul Robeson’s baritone voice is probably the most striking aspect of the song “Let My People Go”. While I was never formally trained in music or really played an instrument, I could recognize that the song was in a minor key, which adds to its ominous, dark tone. The recording that I listened was spacious and somewhat atmospheric, setting a mood that seemed to match the song’s Old Testament style lyrics. What became quite clear to me is that there are parallels between this song and slave songs from the days of slavery in the United States. Although this song, lyrically, seems to be about the slavery of the Jewish people prior to the Common Era, it could be used as a protest song of sorts, updated for the Civil Rights era.