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Evolution of American Music

Music has had a large impact on The United States, being a major product of it's cultural development. Music in America has defined eras, described ideas, and defended beliefs, constantly helping to shape the country into what it is today.

Maddie Gust

on 3 June 2013

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America Music Evolution By Maddie Gust Works Cited Page Thesis Statement Music has had a large impact on The United States, being a major product of it's cultural development. Music in America has defined eras, described ideas, and defended beliefs, constantly helping to shape the country into what it is today. Here is how it all started! American Music Roots
Early 1700's Native American African America Appalachian Folk Immigrant Colonial Music Spirituals (1729) Classical Colonial Choirs War Music Revolution Music
(1775) psychological weapon Star-Spangled Banner
(1815) Fun Fact #1 The Classic American tune Yankee Doodle was actually created by the British to mock American soldiers or "Yankees". During the revolution Americans decided they liked it and sung it themselves to taunt their British Foes. Since then the song lyrics have been changed to fit a new enemy in almost every American war (Printed 1775) The Boom!
Orchestras and Symphonies Grow Philharmonic (1842)
New York Symphony Orchestra
The First American Symphony
Boston Orchestra (1881)
Metropolitan Opera House (1883)
Carnegie Hall (1891)
Columbia Records (1888) Music Spreading in the South Ragtime Craze
(1896) Jazz is born in New Orleans
(1900) Fun Fact #2 At this point Jazz music was seen as the "Devil's Music" and it was frowned upon in most places. Country Music Starts up
In 1900's Western
Folk songs
The Singing Cowboys Jazz and Blues Fun Fact #3 William Christopher Handy was known as the "Father of Blues." Trail blazing the way for Blues music and it's artists with song such as "St. Louis Blues," "Memphis Blues" and "Aunt Hagar's Blues." William Christopher Handy
(1912) Jazz Becomes Popular! Swing becomes a thing
Duke Ellington (1927) Popular Artists
Armstrong (1920)
Jelly Roll Martin Fact #4 At this time cities across the country where adopting jazz. From the music in club to the artwork and graffiti on the streets Two of the biggest jazz hubs were Chicago and New York Rock n' Roll The British Invasion The Beatles
The Who
The Rolling Stones Rock n' Roll
Counter Culture Who attended? Jimi Hendrix
The Who Woodstock in 1969 Fun Fact #5 The ideals and values behind Woodstock didn't die out, they led the way to may other preferences in the same fashion. One such festival is Wheatland. At this festival people camp out in fields, sit on the grass and blankets to listen to live music as it plays nonstop for an entire week in the summer. Hip Hop Begins Poetry Michael Jackson
(King of Pop) (1982) Beginning of Rap (1979) Fact #6 The East V. West Battle in the 1990's The focuses of many rap battles involve disputes between East Coast and West Coast artists. The artists most commonly associated with the East Coast vs. West Coast are Tupac (2Pac) Shakur from the West Coast and Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls) from the East Coast. These battles led to the creation of many popular rap songs as well as the start for quite a few rappers. The Technological evolution Oral Songs Records C.Ds and other recording devices iPod Internet Music Craze iTunes (2003) Illegal downloads "The King"
(1955) Janis Joplin 1909, 1914, 1916 (1963) (1978) (2001) (1985) (1950) (since people could hum a bar) The 70's Disco Fever Saturday Night Fever (1977) Death of Disco (July 12Th 1979) Characteristics electric guitars and synthesizers
pretty much any instrument
Straight beat Today's Music
(2000's) Alterations in most topics R&B and Soul Started in 1949 but became popular in 1950 Influenced the creation of... Dance and Rap:
Funk and Disco
Motown and Soul Pop
Contemporary R&B
Jazz Country
Latin Works Cited page Two Two Types Great Awakening American Style American Civil War Two types Spiritual Drums and Bugles Musical Expression improvising, call and response, blues notes, and swing. Scat singing dance and party music Effected the culture of America R&B and Soul later became one Soul- more voice R&B- screaming behind big bands Rebels Mix of pretty much everything MTV popular From the French-Canadian Cajuns and Creols "About Early American Music." About Early American Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "Bluegrass Music from Foggy Mountain Boys to Nickle Creek." About.com Folk Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "The Evolution of African-American Gospel Music in America." - WriteWork. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "The History of American Folk Music." About.com Folk Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "House Music Article | The History of Disco Music." House Music Article | The History of Disco Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013 "IIP Digital | U.S. Department of State." The Ragtime Craze, 1896-1918. N.p., 26 July 2008. Web. 02 June 2013. "Introduction." Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "THE MBG TOP FORTY." Top Hits Of The 2000'S Decade. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. "Music Styles." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 02 June 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. "W.C. Handy Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 02 June 2013.
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