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1920's Music Project

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Molly Pines

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of 1920's Music Project

Music of the 1920's Lizetta Gidakos, Sway Nagar, and Molly Pines Jazz Sources
Ragtime Broadway Jazz music became popular in the 1920s.
Jazz is the combination of a variety of musical styles, incorporating European popular and classical forms with West African folk music.
It is based largely on improvisation and the use of syncopation.
Louis Armstrong contributed greatly to the evolution of jazz music in the emphasis of the solo musician (often on trumpet, cornet, clarinet, saxophone, or trombone) and the use of improvised melodies accompanied by a rhythm section featuring instruments such as the piano, double bass, tuba, and drums.
Jazz music impacted 1920s' America in that it both promoted the urbanization of musicians and provided a rhythmic beat that was easy for people to dance to.
Jazz music is a distinctly American style of music that currently is both an inspiration to chord progressions in modern music as well as being enjoyed in its own right. Although Broadway had been around since the 1750s, the theaters became very popular in the 1920s
Broadway was completely changed in the 1920s
The musical theater was now for viewing current events as entertainment
There were many shows about WWI and about prohibition
For the first time, African Americans began to receive roles in shows
Some popular shows were: Sally; Lady Be Good; Sunny; No, No, Nanette; Harlem; Oh, Kay!; and Funny Face
Jazz was incorporated into the shows so people could experience music, dancing, and a story all at once
The theater was also changed because in the 1920s, films gained popularity as a medium for storytelling, and began to incorporate sound towards the end of the decade. Because of this, film became the primary medium for entertainment
Theater shows became musical revues, showcasing the lead actors and actresses.
Broadway became a form of entertainment for the public that continues to retain popularity today Jazz
Broadway Ragtime Combination of African American and European sound which inspired a purely American style of music
Scott Joplin was known as the king of Ragtime
Located in Missouri “Heartland of Ragtime”
By the 1900’s it was very popular and by the 1920’s it was heard all around as a classic tune
Influenced early Jazz artists
Revived in the 1940's and 1970's
Ragtime was called so because of the syncopated rhythm which made it ideal for dancing
Impacted Americans started in dances
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