History Of Jazz

THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR
THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelth-century, where it?s versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound of a bowstring could be enhanced by attaching a resonating chamber -most like a tortiseshell- to the bow. From the bow came essentially three main ty
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930?s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930?s to mend America?s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the
Popular Music
Popular Music
Popular Music Popular music is: music that is enjoyed by the largest possible audience. It includes country music, folk music, rhythm and blues ( R & B), musical comedy, jazz, marches, rock n' roll, and ragtime. Popular music is primarily listened to by young people. In his book, Sound Effects, Simon Frith said that popular music has been about growing up, and that it has been like this since the beginning of the century.1 However, the popular music industry is based largely on the sale of rec
Glenn Miller And The Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller And The Swing/Big Band Era
Glenn Miller and the Swing/Big Band Era Glenn Miller led the most popular big band in the world during 1939-42 and the most beloved of all the swing-era orchestras. His big band played a wide variety of melodic music and had tremendous success in every area of music. He was with the group for two years, and put together an enjoyable and well-rounded show. Glenn Miller was a man who influenced bands greatly for years. Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904 in Clarinda Iowa. His family had a
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don?t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for
Paraphrasing Exercise
Paraphrasing Exercise
Paraphrasing Exercise Directions: On a separate piece of paper, write a paraphrase of each of the following passages. Feel free to read each passage a couple times. Try not to look back at the original passage. 1. The Antarctic is the vast source of cold on our planet, just as the sun is the source of our heat, and it exerts tremendous control on our climate, [Jacques] Cousteau told the camera. The cold ocean water around Antarctica flows north to mix with warmer water from the tropics, and its
Kuumba Project: Topic 3
Kuumba Project: Topic 3
Byron Williams AFRO 201 April 19, 2011 Kuumba Project: Topic 3 Introduction As a Negro in the slave trade during the 1800s, religion was more than an aspect in your life. It was a lifestyle. With a harsh everyday reality to cope with, slaves needed motivation to live. Belief in a God had already been a part of African culture and tradition, but times had become much harder for the people of Africa. And with difficult times, comes the need for a more passionate type of religion. It was defined b
Benigno Simeon  HYPERLINK http://www.noynoy-aqui
Benigno Simeon HYPERLINK http://www.noynoy-aqui
Benigno Simeon HYPERLINK http://www.noynoy-aquino.com/ Noynoy Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Senator of the Philippines and a candidate for President of the Philippines in the 2010 election, as the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party. He is the only son of former President Corazon Aquino and formerĀ  Senator Benigno Aquino , Jr. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, he was seriously wounded by rebel soldiers in a failed coup attempt during his mother's presidency.
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon (or simply The Bard). His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed