For example, the band “Atlas Genius” uses instruments as a way to enhance their music because the instruments are the main components that build a strong meaningful song. The rythme of the guitar can be translated in a lot of ways. For instance, the guitar represents a lot of different things to a lot different people however main thing that the guitar represents is music in which it expresses how the person is feeling. Overall the guitar represents joy and an outlet to say ... ... middle of paper ... ...t is passed down to further generations. Rituals are in a way like traditions, but are different because its more like a routine.
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The blues is a musical genre that was created in the fields by slaves as a way of communication that was not understood by their master’s and overseers. Slaves sang about their misfortunes, the sadness and abuse they received on the plantations. This music would eventually evolve into lyrics that had a one line stance that would repeat four times. Blues were more of an emotion driven by long lost love, betrayal, adultery, and sadness. The blues progressed in the Mississippi Delta to New Orleans.
In the world of Cold Mountain as well as the historical South, music is an extremely powerful force. Even though there is only one scene in this novel that involves a church, hymn music is one of the most prominent themes in Cold Mountain. Even more surprisingly, Frazier’s usage of hymn music throughout the novel is very accurate. Hymn music during the Civil War was extremely important to the Christian churches as well as to society as a whole. Religious music was a wonderful representation of the values and culture of the times (Squire 237).
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African slaves had a natural affinity for musical expression, the traditional and cultural roots of West Africa were assimilated into the musical styles of African immigrants in America, the music of West Africa provided social solidity and many songs were sung with merriment and unified daily life. A precedent to the spirituals were works songs devised on the cotton, tobacco, and rice plantations of the rural South and field hollers, which are partly grievances, but also... ... middle of paper ... ...n mistreatment and their willpower to persist, likewise it can be a form of cries and hollers, which were the initial work songs. Therefore, work songs were a precursor to the blues for they voice African American obstruction and cynicism. The notion that African American slaves interpreted songs as spiritual and powerful art is supported by the evolvement of music. Musical genres resonated with African stories, myths, and hardships, which is part of the blues music allure.
It’s an entity to our culture; it shapes us to who we are today. Music has the ability to create passion in a person. Music has a distinct aspect being that the melodies travel throughout our minds and alter our emotional state. Through the accomplishments made by the Yardbirds, music can be appreciated for the effects it conveys in listeners. All records written by the Yardbirds have the aptitude to be embraced as a story, which can be related to all existence.
Further, this piece is a type of acoustic jazz because each instrument played is acoustic; however, the piece can't be solely classified as acoustic. In fact, there isn... ... middle of paper ... ...ay took a step towards establishing a healthier society by acknowledging the fact that America has severe cultural issues that need to be addressed before we can come together as a trusting, morally dignified, and righteous nation. In conclusion, music is influenced and modified by many artists. The history of music is unique and diverse. Music is a way for millions of musicians and singers to openly express them selves even if it is not socially acceptable by the dominant paradigm.