William Afro-American Instruments

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Composer are people who writes a music piece where music is needed, it should be properly notated so as a guide to the musicians. So their mainly writers, write an original composition for a specific project. Then they have it performed by a musician or an ensemble. The most influential style for many of the composers is classical. Unit William grant and Florence price come up and out as the first male and female African American composers. Florence price and William grant were the first to set the trend for African American composers. Florence was the first black women to a symphony by a major orchestra, William was one of the first black male to conduct a major symphony orchestra. William began his own orchestral by taking on blues. The elements…show more content…
When he had the most successful Afro-American symphony by richest philharmonic. It’s been only performed by 38 orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. He to los Angeles for a writing job, before he know it he was performing a major opera company. Troubled island, when still gives an African American character to the symphony by using a tenor banjo as part of the orchestra. The elements that recall spirituals and jazz tunes. Still “prefaced by lines from a poem by the African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar”. (14 William grant still). In William afro- American symphony number three called animato he made this a joyful piece. He did a lot with this piece by second melody fully orchestrated then the first, is reminiscent of a spiritual. Then includes two blue notes, the lowered third and seventh scale. Still’s best-known works, was composed in…show more content…
Wonder is often considered responsible for expanding the range of rhythm and blues music through his use of diverse musical elements; reggae, jazz, blues, and rock are all part of his repertoire. Wonder 's audience reflects this diversity; he was one of the first black artists to achieve the mass popularity and initial acclaim previously attributed to white performers. His keen sense of sound, perhaps enhanced by his blindness, steered him towards developing his musical interests as a young child. At the age of nine, he was under contract with Motown records, and was referred to as "the little boy wonder" around the studio, thus creating his recording name. A talented harmonica player, he soon mastered all the other instruments used as backup for his music, an accomplishment allowing for varied musical expression. As he matured both physically and stylistically, Wonder transcended the limiting image often set for Motown performers and their contract restrictions to develop a distinctive, personal approach. The year 1971 was pivotal for Wonder: he gained artistic control over his music, becoming one of the few artists who continues to govern his own creativity in this manner, and independently released Music of My Mind, an innovative album which set a precedent for all of his following recordings. Wonder 's life was greatly affected by a near fatal auto accident in 1973. This brush with death led to a spiritual rebirth which is

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