Name Instructor Course Date Duke Ellington Career and adult life Duke Ellington was a real innovator; he used his band to influence the growth of jazz and the American music sector. Like Hajdu noted, I believe Duke Ellington’s music made the real sound of America (72). He was an American bandleader, jazz composer, and pianist, who served for long as leader of big-band jazz. Born to a negro Butler, Ellington took up his the piano at the age of seven searching for dignity, attention, and generational fame. He joined the Elmer Snowden, the Washingtonians in New York (Collier, 46).
This starts the age of Blacks being a mainstream in American culture. By 1900s and 1910s banjos helped with the creation of ragtime music. Ragtime is a type of lively music that is often played on the piano and banjo and that was very popular in the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. This type of music was based in the Black Midwest. 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.
Throughout my school career, I have been in various bands, vocal ensembles, and vocal classes. My favorite ensemble by far, is marching band. Marching band was one of the biggest experiences of my life because I was given the opportunity to travel and play music in a way that I had never done before. Marching band gave me a leadership experience I will never forget. As section leader of the alto saxophones, it was not easy to teach six underclassmen how to march and memorize music, along with keeping all fifteen members of my section in order.
He began from here experimenting with this new sound which was stressed on sonority of instruments. This eventually evolved the transformation of the sound of brass instruments through the use of newly modified mutes.Saxophonist Russell Procope said that "Mood Indigo" was the band 's greatest popular number, and they played it every night for twenty-eight years. It is a sincere tone poem, and its original sound shaped the
Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano.At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition.The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.”The song was inspired by his job as a soda jerk.Ellington was given an art scholorship to Pratt Institate in Brooklyn,New York, but instead persevered with his devotion for ragtime.Duke started playing professioally at age 17. (Duke Ellington Biography). Ellington was performing in Broadway
After graduating, he worked as a mechanist, but soon he would get his big break in the music industry and acting business. Elvis cut his first demo record at Sun Studio; from there, Sam Phillips, the record owner, took him under his wing. Soon, Elvis made his first single “That’s All Right (Mama)” in 1954. In 1955, he signed with RCA Records which was worked out by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. His first number one hit was “Heartbreak Hotel”, and his first number one album was Elvis Presley.
Little Richards’s full name is Richard Penniman. Little Richard was born on December 5 1932 in Macon, GA. Little Richard grew up in a poor family. However, Little Richard was able to rise above the struggles that occurred early on in his life and be able to leaf an impact on American music. There were a lot of things that Little Richard did that helped him leave an impact on American music. These things include his early influences, the musical training and background that he had, his performances, and the contributions that he made to the music industry.
“The good ole days weren't as always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Billy Joel went from an average class worker to a well know piano player. He impacted pop music by focusing on his piano, won multiple Grammys and awards, was inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most influenced pop artists in the 20th century. Billy Joel started music since he was a little little boy. When he was 4 his dad made him start piano lessons, and the piano lesson kept going for 10 more years (Stambler, 1989). When Billy was younger he decided he liked boxing and music, but he liked music so much he wanted to start a career on music (Schlesinger, 2008).
He was ambitious and wrote his first drama at the age of 11. He was working on musical compositions when he turned 16. Some people thought he was conceited and narcissistic; his friends knew he was simply confident in himself and his abilities. After he finished high school, Wagner entered the adult world of busyness and work. In 1831, he
Before he was a doctor, he was a pianist. From age three, he played the piano. By the time he was 20 and entering medical school, he was not only good at playing the instrument but was very accomplished. He loved classical music, and music would help mould him into a very good doctor. Love for piano Enrique “Buddy” Ostrea Jr is one of five children.
Born in the small town Earle, Arkansas, Moody Jones interest in music started at a very early age when he learned how to play the guitar after his brother bought him a broken guitar for $3, which Moody fixed and started to develop an interest for. In this rural farming town only 2,400 people reside, 88.7% being African American and 10.8% being caucasian (Komara, E. M. 2006). As the years went by Moody Jones played guitar for country dances and at his local church. Jones moved to East St. Louis in the late 20’s, by which he was already making music from homemade instruments. Later Moody leaned the guitar in 1938, so he moved to Chicago and joined the blues circuits along with his cousins Floyd Jones and Snooky Pryor.
Elvis was given his very first guitar by his parents, soon after he started teaching himself how to play. In 1948, Elvis’s family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis entered L.C. Humes High School. Presley played guitar and sang in several talent shows all throughout high school, and the appreciation that the audience gave him is what inspired him to work more on music. After he graduated,
Professor Davis taught Louis how to play the cornet correctly and set him on the path of being a pro. Louis wrote years later, “My whole musical success goes back to the time I was arrested…. because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.” (McDonough, 26-27) Louis Armstrong was the most influential person of the 1920’s because he was the most important figure in jazz during the 1920’s, he influenced civil rights through his jazz, and he helped transform jazz in 1920’s giving it a