Faith Eleby-DR. KEAST JAZZ, POP, ROCK The Bop and Bebop era was filled with a variation of things that contributed to its success and flourishment. The Bebop era was based on nonfunctional music it was either played at a very fast or very slow pace, neither paces allowed its listener to dance. Bebop was mainly for the artist satisfaction of difficult rhythmic changes; its focus was entertainment. Bop was also known for its fantastic artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, it was also ideal because of the location of a performance. Where did Bebop get its name?
This was a striking opportunity to use that to their advantage. “Musicians took their fame and music to promote racial equality” (Gross 1). Two of the many great jazz musicians during this time were Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. Louis Armstrong lived a life of jazz and made a career of it from the 1920s to the 1960s. “...by performing for mainly white audiences, Louis Armstrong had a subtle way of dealing with racial issues” (Gross 1).
Goerge Benson is an American musician who was born on the 22 of March 1943. He was an avid jazz musician and began his career as a jazz guitarist at the age of 21. He used a rest-stroke picking technique and loved scat singing and this can clearly be heard in the song. A rest-stroke picking picking technique is when one string on the guitar is picked and is followed through with strum of the following notes He was born and raised in Pennsylvainia, where he started out at the very bottom. As a young boy he played in bars and nightclubs illegally but he says his music always kept him on the straight and narrow and he is admired by many for his strong drive, motivation and willingness to put in the effort to make himself big and his name heard.
Meanwhile McFerrin’s song “Hallucinations”, he uses the same bebop style and melody throughout the whole song while sounding out the base and trumpet using his voice. I found McFerrin’s techniques to be very impressive because he pioneered the use of an octave-jumping technique moving from bass notes to falsetto, creating multiple sounds. Although, Wright’s music is more soulful, and she uses her raw voice to extend words and notes but also fuses gospel with jazz by using the guitar drums and piano. In my opinion, Wright and McFerrin’s tempo is very distant from one another. Wright’s tempo can be slow and have a feel-good gospel jazz vibe, whereas McFerrin’s is very fast and hard to keep up with, I do not believe his audience would use his song “Hallucinations” to kick back and relax to, contradicting its euphoric title.
When Berlin was at Tin Pan Ally, her wrote a tune call “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” that took the ways of old style ragtime with the more popular beat at the time. The song solidified Tin Pan Alley by making “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” a greatest achievement for them and Irving Berlin. When Americans heard “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” it made them change how they would listen to how it was played. Berlin song help put sales in radios and the phonographs, watch made Tin Pan Ally more because they made even more music. The next is George Gershwin; at 15 he left school and started playing nightclubs before working at Tin Pan Alley.
Willis began playing in the Berlin Phil’s wind ensemble, but soon later gained the courage to become a soloist. One of her famous performances, Rossini 's "La Danza”, including a low horn solo, caught the views of many people because she performed the piece “as strong and loud as the guys”. I chose these particular sites because it reveals the importance of the French Horn and how it was implemented in many famous pieces, including movies and
Mariachi Music Mariachi music is a widely admired genre in the world now, but just recently it has risen in popularity. The word “mariachi” either means “marriage” in French or is an indigenous word for a wooden stage used by musical group performances. Before European conquest, natives used rattles, drums, flutes, and conch horns for religious occasions. When the Spanish arrived, they brought along violins, guitars, harps, brass horns, woodwind instruments, and colonial dancing, which eventually blended with the music of the natives. With these new additions, indigenous peoples and mestizos began to play European instruments along with their own musical inventions.
The Roaring Twenties was a time for people to make their dreams come true and for people to try new things. This included three childhood best friends, Paul Mares, George Brunis, and Leon Roppolo, who created one of the most influential jazz bands of the early to mid 1920s (Yanow). It all started with them in a jazz venue located in the basement of Friar’s Inn in Chicago that what was popular for gangsters, businessmen, and just regular people who loved jazz. ( "Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Over time their group slowly grew into a larger orchestra.
He moved permanently to New York in 1943. In 1946, Armstrong made an appearance in the film "New Orleans," in which he performed works from the repertoire of classical jazz. In 1947, Armstrong cut his band to six instruments (trombone, clarinet, bass, piano and drums), thus returning to the Dixieland style that made him famous early in his career. This group was called All Stars. During this new stage with the band, he made countless recordings and appeared in film productions on several
They engage the audience by performing as though they were on Broadway. Miranda would take a step back and doing that would put more emphasis on those that are singing. Also, when Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Hercules Mulligan(Okieriete Onaodowan) introduced each other in the song they would use different voices. Diggs uses a thick French accent and made the audience in the White House chuckle. Onaodowan was using a husky voice that truly defined his character.