Essays Tagged: "european music"

A Brief History of the Blues.

Joseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both ... l tradition is traced through oral tradition as far back as the 1860s. (Kennedy 79)When African and European music first began to merge to create what eventually became the blues, the slaves sang song ...

(10 pages) 121 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

A hostory of cuban music

e Cuban sound has a strong melodic element that comes from Spanish roots. A marriage of traditional European music, Flamenco and Yoruba drums have given Cuban music the power to sweep the world.When t ... dapt well to the conditions of virtual slavery.The same scourges that plagued most of the Americas, European diseases, greatly decimated their numbers. The Taino rose in revolt against their new maste ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Medieval Music

Medieval music refers to European music written during the Middle Ages. This era begins with the fall of the Roman Empire (47 ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Describe the main characteristics of a specific style or period in jazz since World War II

entury in the Southern United States within the African American communities, combining African and European music traditions. It was in 1880, when the Atlantic slave trade brought Africans to the Uni ... e early nineteenth century numerous black musicians learned to play Western instruments and in turn European American minstrel show performers combined syncopation with European harmonic accompaniment ...

(7 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


Renaissance GenreRenaissance music is European music created during the Renaissance times. Characteristics of the Renaissance music were g ... e interval of the third as a consonance is one of the most pronounced features of early Renaissance European art music. This differs from the Middle Ages, thirds had been considered dissonances. Polyp ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies