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    The Blues Music

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    other forms of music, blues was only recorded by memory and passed down through generations through live performances. The blues began in the North Mississippi Delta post Civil War times. It was heavily influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups. This eventually developed into music that was set up in a call-and- response way so that the singer would sing a line and he would then respond with his guitar. The blues, a uniquely American

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    The contribution of Blues music to the development of many other genres of music is very significant. Jazz, rock music and country and western are just some of the styles that owe a lot of their progression from the original blues. Blues was originally grown out of the hardships endured by many generations of African Americans, and first arose from the rural Mississippi region, around about the time of the dawn of the 20th century. The style developed from work shouts (known as arhoolies), and became

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    The Importance of Music in “Sonny’s Blues” James Baldwin, an African-American writer, was born to a minister in 1924 and survived his childhood in New York City. The author is infamous for his pieces involving racial separatism with support from the blues. Readers can understand Harlem as a negative, unsafe environment from Baldwin’s writings and description of his hometown as a “dreadful place…a kind of concentration camp” (Hicks). Until the writer was at the age of twenty-four, he lived in a

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    Music Gives Me the Blues

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    Music Gives Me the Blues “The Blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits”-Willie Dixon. The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African-American history. How can something so simple become a massive tree whose roots transcended through different genres? According to Biography.com, W.C. Handy, “the father of the Blues,” brought the Blues to the mainstream in1912 with the hit “Memphis Blues.” After the public heard the twelve note structure with the deep bass lines, the

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    Blues Music Essay

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    Every other day in music history, the teacher would tell us that everything comes from something no matter what it may be. When our class got the topic of blues, we watched a documentary explaining how blues brought the many different cultures together and how it was originated. Blues also known as ragtime is a type of jazz created with a twelve bar pattern. It had rhythms and melodies that had a specific style. Blues did not just affect people, but it was added to other genres of music that we listen

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    exposure to music history of any type, including blues music. It is quickly becoming apparent how significantly music reflects and explains American history and culture. I find all aspects of this new and interesting, but I am particularly fascinated by the connection of American Blues Music with suffering. The duality of this suffering is what makes it interesting - that both black and white pain created and shaped blues music. Originating out of the African slave trade, blues music is intrinsically

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    Stable Blues is one of the most important moments in the jazz history, which helped this genre of music get wide recognition outside of New Orleans. In New Orleans, where the jazz music started, music was not a luxury, it was a necessity. Ethnicities represented in New Orleans were as follows: French, Spanish, and African, Italian, German, and Irish (Herbert Asbury, 1938). This unique combination provided a unique mix of cultural influences which gave birth to such unique styles of music: ragtime

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    rhythm and blues as a type of music. It also aims at creating a clear and deeper understanding of this type of music, the nature, the style and the vocals involved. It may be very relevant to those who aims at soaring in this art but lacks understanding of what it entails. It will also be informative to those who like this kind of music, but lacks deeper understanding of the music. The research will be through research from books, journals and websites. Introduction Rhythm and Blues mostly abbreviated

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    The interaction between Blues and Jazz can be discerned when the origins of both music are scrutinized. The development of one is hidden in the roots of one another and both use similar sound patterns for instance. In this paper the readers will be presented a brief history of Blues & Jazz within the similarities of the two. If we trace back to the history of Blues music, the impact of African-American tradition is seen quite apparently. Blues music evolved from the songs sung by West African

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    Blues music is very similar to jazz music and is a part of it, although it has a distinctive count, since it is 12 bars usually. The two genres developed around the same time. Blues tunes usually express hardship and their roots can be traced to work songs and spirituals. On Monday February 5th 2018, I was able to attend the “Ain’t I a woman” concert held by the school of music. This program was the 22nd annual African American Heritage Institute Concert. The concert was a chamber music theater which

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