In this essay I will be talking about Latin American Music and Harps. I will discuss the different regional styles of music, styles of harps and also some of the popular styles such as the Salsa, Tejango and the Latin ballid. I will also be discussing the composer Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla. Latin American music originates in Latin American counties and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States. Latin American music also incorporates African music from slaves who were transported to the Americans by European settlers along with the music from the native people of the Americans.
Bossa nova can flow in the American market as an impressive success history (Green 2012). It is a common part of high school jazz. Nevertheless, bossa nova is far from the American tradition but it was introduced to American musicians in 1960s (Bossa Nova 2005). It tends to be the rising of the cool wave from Brazil in the style of cool jazz. It shows how influence for a musical style developed in a peripheral country as Brazil was introduced in a large and central market place as the American (New World Encyclopedia).
While several early attempts to assimilate rock and roll music into British culture failed, the jazz, skiffle style became the turning point, examples of skiffle can be seen in the songs of Lead Belly covered by Lonnie Donegan.2 With the decline of skiffle British rock and roll started to soar to the top of the charts. In different parts of the UK many musicians had experimented with combining American and British styles. In Liverpool this led to a movement known as Merseybeat, the ' 'beat
For example, Blues. Latin jazz and Blues share many common component, elements and other features that show their similarities although the most strongest similarity between both styles is their shared cultural origins. Blues originated in 19th century southern United States and Latin jazz originated in African American communities in southern United States during the early 20th century. They both originated around the same parts of North America, around the same time. Latin jazz and Cool jazz also developed around the same time which was during the
The revival of American folk music was at an all-time high in the 1960s. The traditional sound of acoustic instruments combined with vivid lyrics provides an array of musical tones and styles that many people listen to today. Although many folk artists do not have an adequate presence in the modern musical society, several artists in the modern era use folk music in their albums. The British band Mumford and Sons has expanded folk music to a wider audience. Many folk artists such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie heavily influenced the work of Mumford and Sons.
In Deep Blues, Robert Palmer describes the Delta blues as music sang with “unmatched intensity in a gritty, melodically circumscribed, highly ornamented style… “ (Palmer, 1981). The first major characteristics of the Delta blues was that it was in close relations to work chants and field hollers of the African American slaves. As a result of this close connection, songs of the Delta blues were often a share of disparities, sorrow, sad experience and generally life as the oppressed minority (blacks). The Delta Blues is also characterized by the distinct fingerpicking and sliding of the guitar (legato guitar) creating deep elaborate rhythms to express deep emotion and message. This distinct sliding styles of playing is also known as the bottleneck guitar because early sliders were made from smooth glass bottlenecks.
For example, the roaring twenties was the time of jazz and the transition from an upright conservative view of fashion and customs to a loose and more flashy style. This music trend began in New Orleans with the blues and ragtime eventually forming what is known as jazz that has given the world artists like, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. From there music transitioned to rock, disco, and pop. Artists like Elvis, Michael Jackson and Queen have helped shape the direction of music. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, began his career with The Jackson 5 where he eventually took up a solo career producing hits like, Thriller and Beat It.
He was a prodigy flutist with outstanding technique. Furthermore, he has immense creativity in improvisation, which led him to be a professional arranger. He was also a leader of “Os Oito Batutas” or The Eight Masters, a Samba-choro band. He brought choro (known as “New Orleans Jazz”) to greater heights with his unique counterpoint writing, and he is known as the Bach of choro. He has composed more than six hundred tunes including “Teus Ciumes” or Your Jealousies, “Ai Eu Queria” or How I Wanted it and “Samba de Negro” or Black’s Samba.
Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody depending on the musical arrangement. Big Bands was a musical ensemble that arose in the United States that contained brass, woodwind and percussion instrument played by up to 25 musicians”(“Jazz in America”, n.d). “The word “Swing” was used to describe the strong rhythmic grove caused by the weaker pulse in the music which made swing music very danceable to. Dancing to swing music seemed to reduce stress and worry among people which made swing music very popular especially during the Great Depression. The term “swing” also represents the particular rhythmic style based on the beat.
In the perspective of jazz as an entity, it is discernible without hesitation that artists such as Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith have made an extended contribution, not only to the performance of Jazz but the techniques, timber and style of instruments used within the genre in the modern era. The prominence of these early jazz musicians had a larger impact on the African American population of America. They created a sense of liberation, far from the miseries of everyday life as a second class citizen. I have regarded the socio-cultural climate in New Orleans prior to the creation of Jazz as one of the passions which drive the soul of the music. The portrait of