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Music in the 1920’s. Richard Martinez. Jazz/Big Band. Jazz was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. Mainstream 1920s—1970s.

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music in the 1920 s

Music in the 1920’s

Richard Martinez

jazz big band
Jazz/Big Band
  • Jazz was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions.
  • Mainstream 1920s—1970s.
  • Heads – the composed part of the jazz performance. The head contains the melody and the chord changes of a piece, and in most cases, the soloist improvises while adhering to the structure of the head.
harlem renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
  • Cultural movement
  • Known as “New Negro Movement”, named after 1925 anthology by Alain Locke.
  • The Harlem Renaissance is unofficially recognized to have spanned form about 1919 until the early or mid 1930s.
  • The zenith of this “flowering of Negro literature”. As James Weldon Johnson preferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, was placed between 1924 and 1929.
  • One of the greatest contributions African Americans have made to the world is the exceptional quality of their music, especially the highly skilled art of jazz.
  • While the ancestors of today’s African Americans were living in Africa, music was a vital part of their culture.
  • Ancient African religion heavily emphasized improvisation of lyrics, call-and-response patterns, rhythmic complexity, and vocal styles that included great freedom of vocal color in their songs.
  • When these native African were brought as slaves to North America, they brought music with them.
  • This music provided the slaves with ameans of effectively packing their work in addition to psychological relief from the degradation of slavery.
types of music in 1920 s
Types of Music IN 1920’S
  • Winter Guard/Indoor Color Guard
  • Battery/Drumline/Indoor Percussion
  • Marching/Drum Corps.
  • Jazz/Classic
  • Blues
  • Swing
  • Classic
  • Orchestral
  • Bee Bop
  • Jump Blues
  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Ska
  • Funk/Nasty Funk
  • Dixieland
  • Hot Jazz
  • Chicago Style
  • Folk Blues
  • Boogie Blues