Artists tried to create an easier to dance and more groovy type of music. PROGRESSIVE ROCK is a subgenre of rock music originated in United States and the United Kingdom throughout the late 1960s. Listeners can perceive characteristics commonly associated with jazz, classical music or folk. Virtuosic solos, long songs with instrumental parts, use of electric sounds, very deep lyrics - very often philosophical, albums which meant to be perceived as a whole became distinctive features of the genre. Progressive rock also took hippy ideas.
The piece was inspired by burlesque movements. The dancers performed sexualized movements, stances and poses. Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches, states, “… most audiences would call ‘Big Spender’ and dance, it included no traditional dance steps.” Fosse changed the way dances are perceived. Another popular musical number in Sweet Charity is “Rich Man’s Frug”. A History of the Roots and Branches, explains “…the piece explores the popularity of social dances in the 1960’s… bodies lean and tilt in contrast to arching arms and angular legs that symbolize a bleak
Both songs come from different eras, “Strange Fruit” first released in 1939 and “Blood on the Leaves” released in 2013. Both songs may represent different time periods, however they join together to form a unique sound. Both songs take characteristics from their style and time and combine with the counterpart therefore creating a fusion effect. This demonstrates Zak’s theory as we can see West venturing outside of his typical style and adding variation to his sonic colour. This shows West’s ability to look beyond his typical style of hip hop and create a new sound using both new musical ideas and old familiar material to create a
Funk is a genre that is difficult to describe because it has a lot of different characteristics. Although, when looking at an artist within this genre, for example George Clinton, it is possible to get a good idea of funk. He might be the best example of a 20th century Afrofuturistic funk artist. When you look at a concert of his album “The Mothership Connection”, several Afrofuturistic aspects are visible. Together with the Parliament and Funkadelic (later on emerged and became P-Funk), Clinton created a mixture of “funk and jazz with electronic sounds that edges their musical playfulness toward political commentary” (English, 2013).
His three poems: The Cat and The Saxophone (2 A.M.), Harlem Night Club, and Jazzonia all exemplify his experimentation with form. Hughes writes two poems in one, he emphasizes the smallest physical features, and he disrupts the continuity of a poem that looks tame from afar. An ordinary object like a saxophone becomes as cherished as a lover. An ordinary venue like a cabaret becomes the site of political and social change. And an ordinary pleasure like jamming to music becomes an ahistorical and biblical act.
KLEZMER Klezmer is one of the well-established musical traditions amongst the Jews of Ashkenazi in Eastern Europe. This type of music was played professionally by musicians commonly referred to as the Klezmorim. The genre of this kind of music originally consisted of dancing tunes coupled with instrumental display pieces for special occasions like in invited wedding ceremonies and other celebrations. Klezmer was initially played in Eastern parts of Europe only but in the years ranging from 1880 and 1924 it started getting its way into the United States as the Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrated from Eastern European where they assimilated the American Jazz. The Klezmer music faded away, and its revival began in the mid-1970s, but that seemed
2) Medial Level: Genre, Performance, General Phonological- and Syntactical Structures “Not conceptual speech, but music rather, is the element through which we are best spoken to by mystical truth” (James 326). This utterance by William James, an American philosopher and psychologist, discloses that there is something to music that reinforces the transmission of messages compared to written words that are just read. Beside the topic, the title of the musician 's song reveals further information, namely about the musical genre and about Dylan 's way of ʻsingingʼ - or rather performing. Both aspects are combined in the term “talking blues.” This form is tempting to many young singers [- such as Bob Dylan at that time -] because it seems so pliable and yet so simple. However, the simpler a form, the more revealing it is of the essence of the performer.
In a way, the Lindy Hop is all about the art of expressionism. The ones who dance the Lindy Hop are able to express themselves in multiple areas, such as attitudes, dance steps, and facial expressions. There is not one specific way to perform this dance since it is considered a street, flexible type of dance. Monaghan stated that “(Manning) always conveyed the muscular and pile-driving yet rhythmically rich style of his heyday, when he propelled partners through the air at lightning speeds,” which is suggested that anyone, including Manning, could make up new dance moves to go along with the Lindy
This period began when the Renaissance period of music – a period of music full of choral music and chants – began to change. The Baroque period brought with itself key devices such as variation in musical compositions, the enlargement of standard scales and chords and the process of varying one or more properties within a piece; that are used today. In contrast the renaissance period of music whereby music was often sang, contained simple rhythms and melodic lines and was mostly for the purpose of praise, the Baroque period of music started off the use of distinct melodies and harmonies opposed to the polyphony used in the Renaissance period. This new music was then called “…expansive and dramatic”. Famous composers and performers of this period include Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and many others.
Baroque music is a style of western art music. It was followed after the Renaissance music and was followed in turn by classical music. It emerged in the seventeenth century as a shorthand notation for keyboardists who were accompanying a soloist or small ensemble performing a work originally composed for a larger group. Key composers of the Baroque music are Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, Johann Pachelbel, George Frideric Handle, Claudio Monteverdi Domenico Scarlatti and many others. The Baroque period saw the creation of tonality and an approach to writing music in which a song or piece is written in a particular key.