One of the greatest Scott Joplin (lived in the great state of Missouri) stated that the banjo is one of the greatest contributors to ragtime music. It became so famous that some of the African American banjoist played in Broadway and London. As the original banjo continued its success many other performers started making new versions of them. The likes of these banjos are: tenor banjos, tuned like violas, six-string guitar banjos, mandolin banjos, and plectrum banjos, modeled on the five string banjo without the fifth string. It seems as though once all of these banjos came around the popularity of them became watered down.
What exactly is country music? According to the Webster Dictionary, it defined country music as “folk music of southeast and southwest United States accompanied by guitar, banjor, or other stringed instruments.” People have their different interpretation of country music. People who do not adore country music might think it is just talking about jacked-up trucks, beer, and women. For instant the lyrics to Luke Bryan’s song “That’s My Kind of Night”, “I got that real good feel good stuff. Up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck.
The art piece The Sources of Country Music was painted by the regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton, in which he portrays the different styles of country music that were part of the lives of rural Americans of that time. Benton created this art piece in 1975 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This painting is quite big as it is 72 x 120 inches (Thomas). The media that Benton used for this piece was acrylic paint on canvas (Thomas). Benton portrays real life scenes, in which were brought to life, by using various artistic elements such as line, shape, unity, and color.
Another musician, who could do this was John Coltrane, with his reverent music and flair that really drove the point of inequality and the necessity of equality to those of every race. His music masterpiece, Blue Train, he expresses his thoughts and feeling through the rhythm and tone of the instruments throughout the song. However, there was another musician who saw another way to write music and still express himself as powerful of a demeanor as both Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. The musician who could do this was Chick Webb with his playful and fast rhythm that really gave people hope and compassion in what they were doing. This different flavor often would also entice those of the white community and have both groups grow closer.
Kenny Chesney is a world known musician who sings country music. He sing’s a song called Don’t Blink, it was published in 2007. The song is a popular song and has a special meaning. “Don't Blink” also uses many rhetorical devices two of which are epithet and euphemism. The rhetorical devices used in Kenny Chesney “Don't Blink” are intended to reveal to the listener that in order to realize how fast life goes, the listener needs to stop and take everything in one day at a time.
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century. Buddy Gains His Interest Holly gain interest in music at a young age. “We owe it all to Elvis,” that was the quote that Holly said after doing an opener show.
Tejano music seemed to be in a hiatus in the WWII years, since there was little interest and little resources. After the war, however, the interest reignited focusing on female duets and orquesta tejana genres. The main sponsors of these musical revival were Paco Betancourt and Armando Marroquin, who founded Discos Ideal in 1947. In the post war years, Mexican American music needed a push and jukeboxes were a great tool to provide everyone with the chance to listen to some good songs. Mexican music was not necessarily appealing to the audiences in the Southern United States because it constituted mainly of Mariachi and solo male singers.
Most of Dylan’s song lyrics were focusing on one of society's main problems. Dylan wrote hundreds of pieces even if he did not actually sing them. One of Dylan's most famous lines from the song was During the Newport Jazz Festival Bob sang the song “Maggie’s Farm.” Instead of accompanying it with a guitar he decided to play with electric guitars. “it has been stated by some who witnessed the historic performance that some the yelling from the audience that night was about the terrible sound quality of the performance—overloud in general and mixed so poorly that Dylan’s vocals were unintelligible.”
Transcendentalism in Country Music What is the message that an artist is trying to send when they write or sing a country song? Though some country songs seem to be filled with lyrics about girls, alcohol, and trucks, many deliver words that suggest a more free and truthful way of life. Although songs of all genres can be pointless and dumb, many artists portray their transcendentalist thoughts through their music. Ideas such as self-reliance, importance of nature, and nonconformity have unceasingly continued to appear in the lyrics of many Country songs and can be identified in hits including “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and “Real Live Woman” by Trisha Yearwood. The transcendentalist idea of self-reliance is easily found in “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.
2008–10: Fearless Swift's second studio album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008. Swift wrote seven of the album's songs alone, and co-wrote the remaining six with songwriters Rose, John Rich, Colbie Caillat and Hillary Lindsey.  She co-produced the album with Nathan Chapman.  Musically, it has been said that the record is characterized by "loud, lean guitars and rousing choruses", with the occasional "bit of fiddle and banjo tucked into the mix".  Caramanica of The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country's foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults".
From Scotts personal life and his family history he had motivation and influences to be setup for greatness. Scott Joplin had a heavy influence on american music, especially ragtime. Scott wanted to prove that Ragtime music was more than just folk style music. So he ended up writing a full piece that he called ragtime dance With words, choreography, and music by Joplin, Treemonisha was not a ragtime opera, but instead a complex work Despite his material successes and the regal status bestowed on him by ragtime composers and aficionados, Joplin could not easily brush off the disparaging accent the white world gave the term "rag"; such condescension, according to Joplin, was a transparent means of discrediting the black music as an artless, folk entertainment. With words, choreography, and music by Joplin, Treemonisha was not a ragtime opera, but instead a complex