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The British Invasion in American music would not have been as prominent without The Beatles, who paved the way for other British groups to come to America and be successful. The 1950’s rock and roll artist like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and others, influenced many British groups during the early 1960’s, but in America in the early 1960’s folk music was the popular choice of music. The popularity of folk music was due in large part to what was going on in American society with the civil rights movement, JFK assassination and the Vietnam War and folk music spoke to what was going on in America. The British Invasion ended the popularity of folk music in 1964 with The Beatles and other British groups.
Hillbilly music was the main genre of music for rural white American’s during the 1920’s. During our class discussion of hillbilly music, I immediately related the genre as the birth of country music today. Hillbilly music was an artistic expression by the people of the rural south. This concept is very similar to the country music that is produced today by musicians from the south who write their music based on what it is like to live in the country.
The electric guitar helped transformed country music and blues in many ways. For starters, one of the first times we saw the use of an electric guitar was Leon McAuliffe played his in the 1939 's. At this time, this was still considered a novelty. It was great that we had risk takers him in that time who didn 't follow the norms, because if if weren 't for people like him, these things may have never taken off and music may have not progressed to the way we have come to know and love it today. This in some ways paved the way for country music, and later on more types of music to introduce electric guitar into their bands. another example which involves blues is Muddy Waters. He used the electric guitar so that he could be heard over all the
During the 1800’s in America, the population grew very rapidly. There was especially a large number of immigrants from Europe. As the population and cities grew bigger so did the middle class. As the middle class grew the people in the upper middle class wanted to be able to have more privileges. There was also a lot of advances during this time. “America entered the 19th Century as an agricultural economy but by the end was an industrial powered nation.” (Brockman, 2017) A lot of the advancements and changes that occurred modernized the theatre and helped make the productions more entertaining. Theatre and circuses were important to the sensationalism of the 1800’s because of the excitement of having an American impact or touch on the society
There are many things that have influenced my love for music. However, the most influential of them all would have to be marching band. Marching band has been a major part of my life for 10 years. Marching band has been a way that musicians for many years have portrayed music throughout history. Yet there are many people who don’t truly know what marching band is, they only have what the world has portrayed it to be. But the main question that seems to arise is “Where did it originate and how does it relate to me?”
The 1920s were considered an extremely prosperous and positive decade in history. The economy was relatively stable, and people’s lives were generally sound and enjoyable. One aspect that greatly contributed to the success of the “Roaring Twenties” was the modern and innovative inventions that were being created. These inventions allowed for various daily tasks to be completed in a much more efficient manner. New and improved communication related devices helped to connect Canadians nationwide. Advanced forms of transportation established links to other cities, provinces, and even countries. Personal and medical inventions helped to maintain the economical and physical wellbeing
Andres Segovia was a prolific twentieth century classical guitarist who had a profound influence on the classical guitar. Segovia emerged from a musical family in Linares, Spain and from a young age had lessons in an array of traditional classical instruments. But he did not discover his passion for music and the guitar until attending a private concert of a flamenco guitarist after which he received his first lesson. Following this, Segovia began studying the instrument, working diligently, ignoring the wishes of his family “to study an acknowledged and respected classical instrument” (Gorman, 2008). Soon after this Segovia began to realise the guitar’s shortcomings in the realm of classical music. Hence, he outlined his ambitions “To extract the guitar from the noisy and disreputable folkloric amusements” and make it known all over the world … “To create a wonderful repertoire for my instrument” … “[and] to place the guitar in the most important conservatories of the world … Thus securing its future” (Gorman, 2008). The influence Segovia had on the guitar can be best recognised within four specific areas of repertoire, technique, publications and the media.
Silent films, jazz concerts, sports, dancing marathons, radio entertainment. Video games, cable TV, digital movies, apps, internet. Any of these sound familiar? The first characteristics belong to the Silent Majority, which is the generation that lived in the 1920s. The other ones pertain to the Millennials, this generation consists of people born in the late 1980s all the way to 2000s. Two different generations that even though they seem very different, they can be similar in some aspects and some of the main themes that compare both times are transportation, media and entertainment.
The violin is an important historical instrument even used by the kings of France and prince of Hungary. This instrument evolved from Asia with the instrument fithele. We get the word fiddle from the word fithele. Although the fithele evolved from Asia, it was mostly used by Europeans in the ninth century. Over the centuries the violin’s original design has undergone many changes, including how long the neck is. The neck of the violin was at first very short but Antonio Stradivari made it longer so that it was deeper and not as squeaky. Another thing that evolved were the strings. At first the strings were made of catgut, animal gut, but later evolved into what we use today which are steel core strings. The violin is first in the violin family going in order from violin to viola to violoncello to bass. More recently though in the 1920s the electric violins were created. These violins don’t need to be shaped like a typical violin or even made of wood. Throughout the centuries, the violin has undergone many changes by violin producers, instrumentalists, and even composers.
In the 1920’s an uncountable number of inventions were introduced into society that sprung the nation during its time. Society faced only a over all increase in every way possible. Many inventions were introduced during the 1920’s like the lie detector test, the radio station, and the invention of television.
All Shook Up: How Rock N’ Roll Changed America, by Glenn C. Altschuler, does a great job in discussing all of the conflicts of the time and how rock n’ roll helped or discouraged the conflicts throughout the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Altschuler used essential sources such as newspapers and magazines, as well as other books on the issue to argue main points about the conflicts and affects that rock n’ roll had during this time period. By using and analyzing the primary sources through a social history and in a narrative format, he makes a solid reason and argument for how rock n’ roll really affected and changed America. Throughout history, music has played a huge role in changing the lives of people. However, as the time has passed music, itself,
Jeff coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator. He is a three time Grammy Award winner with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in August 5,1965. Futureman is an inventor, scientist, musician and a composer. He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in October 13,1957.
The steam engine, invented in 1698, was not put too much use until the 1760’s. Even so they weren’t too good for anything until the they were used in steamboats. Steamboats could travel up river! This was something unheard of in the 1800’s. people could save money and time! But, as with any invention, people began going for quantity over quality. Boilers could easily explode when not watched and maintained carefully. Steamboats revolutionised trading and traveling around the known world being much quicker and easier than ever before.
With rich historical context and sharp rhetoric, Richard Taruskin argues against a misconception about the impending demise of Classical Music. In doing so, he exemplifies three authors who argue for the ongoing crisis in Classical Music and why in their minds, Classical Music should be preserved at all cost. Taruskin then methodically dismantle their attempts to save Classical Music and instead provide his own view and its place in society. His main thesis is that classical music is undergoing a change that cannot and should not be intervened. Instead, we should allow it, observe it, and be a part of it.