While music scholars have examined the significant musical interchange between white and black musicians in american music, mainstream vernacular tends to gloss over the presence of non-whites, especially in regard to string band and country music, which were. 3135-3136: history and analysis of musical styles the history of western music from 1100 to the present as an evolution of musical styles extensive analysis of the music, stylistic attributes, normative forms, and representative literature of each period. Mus 330 - the history of american folk and country music (majors/minors) (4 credit hours) this course examines the musical styles and cultural significance of country and folk musics in the united states, tracing its development from oral traditions through the present day.
The interaction between african and european musical traditions has been factor in creation of american pop music the birth of american pop music in 1850 1 songs of the 1850's had two distinctive qualities. Native american cruelty - for many years native american removal has caused a lot of pain and suffering for many indians in america how we have treated native americans in the past is an embarrassment to our history. Jazz: jazz, musical form, often improvisational, developed by african americans and influenced by both european harmonic structure and african rhythms it is often characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, and the use of original timbres.
Themes include: the continuation of africanisms in african-american music, transculturation between black and white american music, and the ever-changing sound of african-american music in the us there will be an emphasis on discussing music, listening to it, and attending concerts of live music for which there may be additional costs. After a quick review of the history of western music, the course proceeds to consider topics such as the many manifestations of songs through the centuries, music and dance, music and politics, and musical exoticism/globalization. A brief history of african music through the colonial period music before the 20th century was very different when compared to the music of the 21st century there were distinctive occasions for each type of african music. A detailed new introduction by leã³n and simonett both surveys and contextualizes the history of latin american ethnomusicology, opening the door for readers energized by the musical forms brought and nurtured by immigrants from throughout latin america. Musical forms (synthesis) the darwinian alternative to dialectics, which in its most reductionist form is becoming known as memetics, seeks to interpret the evolution of music by examining the adaptiveness of its various compo.
Analysis of the development of kessinger's playing across these eras sheds light on how the differing environments and expectations of the '20s and '60s shaped the performance of american folk music. An analysis of the song's, literary, political, and musical connections to the ideology and music of the civil rights movement, as well as subject matter, gives evidence that places the song within the tradition of the musical protest activities of the civil rights movement. Music has its technical basis in human voices and/or musical instruments that produce sounds with patterned acoustical characteristics religious traditions often stress a distinction between vocal and instrumental music and frequently assign higher value to vocal music. Difference between classical and folk music mass produced draws upon existing musical traditions listened to by many relates to people, places, socio-political condition, and institutions.
A survey course that explores the development of the various musical traditions that take root in the united states the focus of the course will be to examine the style and aesthetics of each musical tradition, as well as the cultural, sociological and sometimes political motivations behind it. An exploration of american musical practices and traditions in relation to america's political, social and racial history this course is a theme-based course open to all university students. The blues became marked as a distinctive musical genre around the turn of the 20 th century, developing throughout the southeast as a synthesis of the african american music traditions which preceded it, including work songs, field hollers, dance tunes, minstrel songs, and spirituals. 102 text, practice, performance the mexican american orquesta from the university of texas press covers the history of that ensemble from the bailes and fandan gos of the nineteenth century to the form's decline in the early 1980s.
The music of colombia exemplifies a mixture of african, native, and european (especially spanish) influences cumbia, colombia's national musical form, originally arose on the atlantic coast and is a mixture of african music (brought by slaves) and spanish influences. Musician mike seeger once famously commented that the definition of american folk music is all the music that fits between the cracks  roots music is a broad category of music including bluegrass , gospel , old time music , jug bands , appalachian folk , blues , cajun and native american music. These intersections between american cultural and musical life although the body of the course will focus on music between the civil war and the 2000s, we will investigate the role of music.
The musical traditions of jazz, blues, classical, musical theatre, folk, and popular music are considered, for instance, with respect to such issues as how historical events, race, and gender affect the production and reception of music, how philosophical beliefs shape musical composition, and how the development of new technologies have. The music of america is a distinct creation, based largely on a synthesis of african american and white european music and musical traditions primary storyline -- the pivotal character in our story is lesley riddle, who influenced the carter family: we'll investigate the following questions: how did riddle bring black music to the white. African-american musical activity, especially in detailing areas such as classical music and opera, long considered beyond the province of african-american culture. The simplicity of country music, white and black, along with the minimal requirements for musical accompaniment, a guitar or harmonica, made southern music easy to transport and perform in the barracks, aboard ships and in the informal gathering places where servicemen congregated.