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Elements of Culture

The 12 elements of culture.

Luke Haas

on 19 December 2010

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The Elements of Culture! Food, a delicious invention.
Food is an adaptive element,
but can differ greatly in meats,
vegetables, and the flavors
native to that culture. Transportation, easy traveling. Transportation varies due
to climate and terrain, it
can be locomotives, types
of cars or even by foot. Sports & Entertainment,
because tackling
people is fun. Sports and Entertainment
entertain lots of people, but
they can be very different or
similar in different cultures. Arts & Music, to
be or not to be,
that is the question. Arts and Music are very
adaptive through culture.
Styles are passed on, but
still, are different per person. Shelter, though the
weather outside is
frightful, the fire is so
delightful. Shelter differs based on mainly
climate, terrain and type of living.
It can be poor or great, but all of it
is different. Holidays & Celebrations
jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way! Holidays and celebrations are
broad elements of culture,
that mainly differ from one
another. It is usually based on
religion. Religion, because we
know everything
about the earth... or
we're just guessing. Religion is an important,
key part of culture. It was
created to try and wrap our
brains around the
supernatural, and we all think
differently. Economy, because
nobody doesn't like
cash, do they? Economy is made to
establish ways of
handling goods and
services. Culture
relies on it partially. Government, so I
can tell you what
to do when. Government is used
enforce laws and
institutions of a
society. It is another
one of the big elements
of culture. Clothing, like
portable shelter
that makes you look
good, or really bad. Clothing is a unique
part of culture. A lot
can be the same, I
personally think it
depends on the person.
But do know it can
change within culture. Language, Qua'sao,
de frui' do der leich?
(Could someone tell
me if that was French?) Language is a key part
of culture. It is connected
to many other parts of
culture like Religion,
Race & Ethnicity and so forth.
It's always different, but can be
influenced by other cultures. Race & Ethnicity, the
"doozy." Race and ethnicity is
sort of said to be an
intricate element, but
all you need to know is;
Race: Color of a person's
skin. Ethnicity: A
person's origin. It is
innate to culture. Say "goodbye" to the elements
and "hello" to depth on... Arts & Music! I've studied
the history of jazz and
would like to show YOU
guys. Check out some
facts I learned about it: Jazz was originated in
the U.S.A. The first drum-sets
were made by Jazz
musicians. The term "cool"
was made by
Jazz musicians,
so was "hip" and
many others. "Cool," huh? Now,
you may be wondering;
"Well, what's Jazz?
Actually, probably not,
but I think you'll learn
something anyway... Jazz was developed in America, just around
the corner of the 1900's. It roots to
many american types of music;
Hip-Hop, Reggae, Rap, and many more.
There are many instruments rooted to Jazz,
also. Saxophone, Bass, Trumpet, and others. You can still hear Jazz everywhere;
Radio, Street performers, records, and so on and so forth. But even with all these examples of current Jazz, it isn't as living as it was in the early 1900s. Who knows, maybe it will come back one day. :) Jazz was started by Afro-americans.
Or, by a believed story, was named by a single Afro-american. The story of how Jazz became Jazz, was when a young man was invited onstage in a club with his friends to tag along with him. He was very excited, and when he came to perform he said "Jazz it up, boys. Jazz it up." Which became a well-known statement, and named Jazz, Jazz. No joke! Now, I said Jazz was originated in America, right? You could be thinking
that, yeah, and they say rock was originated in America, but remember the Beatles? Besides, Jazz just doesn't seem american. Well, you're wrong. It actually began in the 1800s, started by slaves of the rich. You're thinking; "Wait weren't slaves African?" Yes. However, when brought over the american border, they were defined as american slaves, so it was started by Afro-americans. Jazz developed and populated long before it did in any other country. Well, I assume you have an idea
of what Jazz is, now. But, how did
it begin? Let me show you... Remember how I talked about the african slaves?
It's accepted they started Jazz, in the South. It's
also accepted that Jazz was influenced by African
music, and of course other americans genres. Jazz
and African music have a similar tempo and
rhythm. Actually, African music affected american
music greatly. This is why you don't see many
early white jazz musicians. Weird twist. Of course, another huge factor of Jazz was dancing.
When you think of a Jazz dance, what do you think
of? I bet that none of your thoughts were african
animals, even though they are based of them!
During the 1920s, music was classified; Happy, sad,
fast or slow. So, to add a little zest, afro-american
composers added to their dance, not only rhythm
and a fast tempo, but some wild movements. I
never would've figured that. If you don't believe the Afro-americans began Jazz, you've got to believe this: Lots of people believe Jazz began because of WW1. In sadness, people started the blues, which evolved to happier music when forgetting the war, and became Jazz and its many styles. In fact, some old Jazz tunes are actually about the war themselves. So, I guess you could say the Blues could have been the first Jazz style. Pretty awesome, huh? You guys are probably thinking
"When will he show us some major
Jazz figures?!" Look no further, pal,
here they are... Let's start with the styles:
Late 1800's: Ragtime.1900-1920: Folk blues,New Orleans. 1920-
1930: Hot Jazz, Chicago, Boogie Blues. 1930-
1940: Swing, Kansas City, Classic Blues,
Gypsy Jazz. 1940-1950: Bebop, Rhythm & Blues, Vocalese. 1950-1960: Mainstream, Cool,
Southern Blues, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova. 1960-1970: Modal, Free Jazz, Soul Jazz Soul Blues, Groove. 1970-1980: Blues funk, Jazz Fusion, Modern Mainstream. 1980-1990: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Post Bop, Return Classic Blues, Acid Jazz. 1990-2000: Hard Bop Revival, Classicism, Smooth Jazz, Jump Blues, Retro Swing. 2000-Present: European. Note-These are in time order. How about one of the greatest jazz pianests; Duke Ellington.
Born 1899, he was raised in Washington, D.C. He took piano lessons at 7, and realised he loved piano. 10 years later, he dropped out of high school to become a professional. At 24, he moved to NYC, and became the house musician of the Cotton Club. Featured in radio broadcasts, he composed popular songs, e.g. "Take the A Train." Living a 75-year long life, he is honored in compositions by Stevie Wonder (Sir Duke) and Miles Davis (He loved him madly.) and so forth. And now we learn about someone just mentioned; Miles Davis... Miles was born son of a dentist in 1926. He learned trumpet
in his early teen years. After playing in jazz bands in the St.
Louis area, he moved to NYC when he was 17 to learn at the
Julliard School of Art, even though he mainly learned from
Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie. Davis expieremented
with rhythm, harmonies and phrasing of improvisations in
the 50s, but a year earlier, Birth of Cool was released by his
band, formed a year before that. In the early 50s, he had a
drug addiction, but he still managed some of his best
albums. He capped the period in 1959, releasing Kind of
Blue. In 1972, Miles got in an auto-accident, retiring him
from 1975-1980. Afterwards in 1991, he performed with
Quincy Jones, but died 3 months later. And now, we've finished "All that jazz!" This has been the



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