"Blues" Essays and Research Papers

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  • The Blue

    The Blues is a musical form and genre‚ which originated in South America within the African-American communities. It originated near the end of the 19th century‚ and was rooted from spirituals‚ work songs‚ field hollers (which are very similar to work songs‚ but some do not have lyrics)‚ shouts and rhymes. The blues form in jazz‚ rhythm and blues and rock and roll; and each is characterised by a specific chord progression‚ the most common being the twelve bar blues. The blues notes‚ are played or

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  • The Blues

    16 October 2013 The Blues Chicago has been branded as the “Blues Capital of the World”‚ with nearly all of the genre’s most prominent and clever musicians as either natives of Chicago or securing their careers once moving to the city. However‚ Chicago is not the origin of the Blues. Though the exact derivation of the Blues was on no account confirmed‚ customarily‚ it is acknowledged that it was sustained in the North Mississippi River Delta in the late nineteenth century following the Civil War

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  • Blues and Ragtime

    it more freedom‚ especially in the bass line. This resulted in what is known as ``stomp’’ piano. Charles "Cow-Cow" Davenport‚ who pioneered the Boogie-Woogie style‚ was trained in ragtime but recorded many blues pieces. James P. Johnson was instrumental in moving ragtime toward jazz and blues‚ creating Stride Piano. Other developments led to the ``trumpet-piano’’ style of Earl Hines and Teddy Weatherford and to the swing style of Duke Ellington. Some Historians consider ragtime to be the very first

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  • Blue Sky

    Why is the Sky Blue? Did you know that the sky wasn’t always blue? The story goes thousands of years back. It all went like this… It was just another day in Aika village. The sky was gray and dim(Put it here or remove it from myth). There weren’t a lot of people walking around town‚ and the only sounds heard were the soft autumn wind and rustling leaves. One girl‚ named Ai‚ was sitting alone on a knoll. Every day she hoped for a change in the village‚ as everything was always dark and gloomy. No

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  • Blues music

    Blues Executive Summary The blues music has gone through a massive evolution since it first started out as a musical tradition for the African Americans and their slave culture. Since then we have seen many important improvements and milestones for when it comes to human rights and black music. The end of slave import and the end of segregation lead to black music in the radio among others. It became possible to record and possess music by African Americans with help from record labels like

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  • Sonny's blues

    1 – What statement dos the story make about the relationship of art to life or about the relationship of art to suffering? Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin is a short story written in 1957. It is a story about Sonny‚ and his relationship to music‚ his brother‚ the narrator and the society he is living in. This story takes place in Harlem‚ New York‚ which is known to be a major African-Americans residential and cultural place. It is also known for its poverty and place where drugs are frequently

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  • The Weary Blues

    In Langston Hughes’s poem titled “The Weary Blues”‚ the speaker describes an evening spent listening to a blues musician in Lenox Avenue‚ Harlem. With the help of certain poetic and acoustic techniques‚ the poem manages to evoke the same lamenting and woeful tone and mood of blues music. This essay will be a critical appreciation of this poem in which I will discuss it in the context of the Harlem Renaissance as well as examine how the Blues music functions as a means of articulating personal and

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  • Blues Music

    A Study of History‚ Forms‚ and Influence of Blues Music John Elmer C. Bayangos Communication 2 Professor Cynthia S. Sanguyu March 29‚ 2012 Abstract This study describes how important the blues is as a type or genre of music It aims to discuss the origin of blues music and how it evolved through time. It also intends to identify‚ enumerate‚ and evaluate the differences of each forms of blues music. It will show why and how the blues affects the formation of different genres of music

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  • Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the blue in their life. Mr. Toastmaster‚ Fellow Toastmasters and Dear Guests Intro A natural color‚ from the blue of the sky‚ it is a universal color. Its cool‚ calming effect makes time pass more quickly and it can help you sleep. It’s a good color for bedrooms. At the negative side‚ too much blue could dampen spirits though. In many diverse cultures blue is significant

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  • Sonny's Blues

    Sonny ’s Blues A captivating tale of a relationship between two troubling brothers in Harlem‚ "Sonny ’s Blues" is told from the perception of Sonny ’s brother‚ whose name is never mentioned. Baldwin ’s choice of Sonny ’s brother as a narrator is what makes "Sonny ’s Blues" significant in terms of illustrating the relationship and emotional complications of Sonny and his brother. The significance of "Sonny ’s Blues" lies in the way Sonny ’s brother describes their relationship based on what he

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