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(HD 720p) "Big Band Medley", Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Big band. In contrast to smaller jazz combos, in which most of the music is improvised, or created spontaneously, music played by big bands is highly "arranged", or prepared in advance and notated on sheet music. The music is traditionally called 'charts'. Improvised solos may be played only when called for by the arranger. History and style[edit] There are two distinct periods in the history of popular bands. Beginning in the mid-1920s, big bands, then typically consisting of 10–25 pieces, came to dominate popular music.

At that time they usually played a form of jazz that involved very little improvisation, which included a string section with violins, which was dropped after the introduction of swing in 1935. Many of these artists changed styles or retired after the introduction of swing music. Towards the end of the 1920s, a new form of Big Band emerged which was more authentically "jazz," in that more space was given to improvised soloing. Radio and movies[edit] Rise and fall of swing[edit] Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon Live 1964. Frank Sinatra "Come Dance With Me!" (Swing) 1959 [Remastered Stereo] Swing | music. Classic Jazz. Jazzy Instrumental Music - Upbeat Pulse. Jazzinamerica.

Untitled. Louisiana Cajun Music. Cajun Music: The Savoy Family Band. Cajun Music: Alive and Well in Louisiana. By Ann Savoy One of French Louisiana's most vital attractions is its music. Acadian music has undergone vast changes since arriving in Louisiana, to a large extent because those who play it today live so differently from earlier residents. Understanding Cajun music in all its variety is a large undertaking but an important one. Today, we in Louisiana are fortunate to have living representatives of many of its various styles and stages. A look at Cajun music and its development offers a glimpse into Louisiana's different cultures, its fascinating history, and the variety which exists within a traditional culture. The scheduled musical performances at the Louisiana Folklife Festival give the visitor the opportunity to trace the historical development of Cajun music styles.

Excerpt, J'ai Ete Au Bal: Cajun and Zydeco Music of Louisiana. One of the earliest forms of music in Louisiana was the unaccompanied ballad. In time, the settings in which much of the music was played changed, too. Texas Tornados, Hey Baby Que Paso? Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls. Tejano music - Wikipedia. Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas. With roots in the late 19th century, it became a music genre with a wider audience in the late 20th century thanks to artists such as Selena (often referred to as "The Queen of Tejano"), Mazz, La Mafia, La Sombra, Elida Reyna, Elsa García, Laura Canales, Oscar Estrada, Jay Perez, Emilio Navaira, Gary Hobbs, Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel, David Lee Garza, Jennifer Peña, and La Fiebre.

Origins[edit] Europeans from Germany (first during Spanish time and 1830s), Poland, and what is now the Czech Republic migrated to Texas and Mexico, bringing with them their style of music and dance. They brought with them the waltz, polkas, and other popular forms of music and dance. At the turn of the century, Tejanos were mostly involved in ranching and agriculture.

Elements[edit] Tejano music was born in Texas. Video VuHaus: Gina Chavez - Miles De Millas (Salsa) Video VuHaus: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars - Reggae Sounds the Message. Celia Cruz - Quimbara. Salsa music. 2008/9 Schools Wikipedia Selection. Related subjects: Musical genres, styles, eras and events Salsa music is a diverse and predominantly Spanish Caribbean genre that is popular across Latin America and among Latinos abroad. Salsa incorporates multiple styles and variations; the term can be used to describe most any form of popular Cuban-derived genre, such as chachachá and mambo. Most specifically, however, salsa refers to a particular style developed in the 1960s and '70s by Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants to the New York City area, and stylistic descendants like 1980s salsa romantica. The style is now practiced throughout Latin America, and abroad. Salsa is essentially Cuban in stylistic origin., though it is also a hybrid of Puerto Rican and other Latin styles mixed with pop, jazz, rock, and R&B.

The word salsa Salsa means sauce in the Spanish language, and carries connotations of the spiciness common in Latin and Caribbean cuisine. Characteristics Songs and instrumentation Rhythm. The History of Salsa Music. By Tijana Ilich Updated September 11, 2016. Salsa is a word that inspires an instant reaction in Latin music lovers everywhere. It is the rhythm, the dance, the musical excitement that sends millions of normally sedate non-Latinos to the dance floor where they meet their Latin neighbors, who are too busy enjoying the music to notice.

Birthplace of Salsa There’s a lot of debate about the place where salsa was born. But there’s little doubt that if salsa had a passport, the date of birth would be the 1960s and stamped under place of birth would be New York, New York. Evolution of Salsa Between 1930 and 1960 there were musicians from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and South America coming to New York to perform. continue reading below our video They brought their own native rhythms and musical forms with them, but as they listened to each other and played music together, the musical influences mixed, fused and evolved. Of course, this musical hybridization was not a one-way street. The Name ‘Salsa’ Blinkx Video. Instruments Used for Reggae Music. Reggae was developed by Jamaicans mixing ska and American soul in the late 1960s. The rhythmic style of reggae is off-beat, relaxed and slower than other music genres such as disco, soul, jazz and pop. Common instruments found in other genres are also used in reggae music.

The way each instrument is played reinforces sound of reggae. Bass Guitar Played in tandem with the drums, the bass guitar provides the "riddim" (rhythm) of a reggae song. The bass in reggae is usually played as a simple riff, but it's often thick and pronounced. Drums Most reggae songs use a standard drum kit, but the pieces are played in a specific way. Guitar An electric or acoustic guitar in reggae tends to stress chords over individual notes in a pattern. Horn Sections Horn sections play the introductions, instrumental breaks, solos or counter melodies. Sponsored LinksDownload a MATLAB trial for Deep Learning. Related Searches Scaruffi; A Brief Summary of Jamaican Music; Piero Scaruffi; 2002 Promoted By Zergnet Comments. A History of Reggae Music. Jamaica: the mento TM, ®, Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved. (See Background: The 20th Century) The first Jamaican recording studio opened in 1951 and recorded "mento" music, a fusion of European and African folk dance music.

The island was awash in rhythm'n'blues records imported by the so called "sound systems", eccentric traveling dance-halls run by no less eccentric disc-jockeys such as Clement Dodd (the "Downbeat") and Duke Reid (the "Trojan"). The poor people of the Jamaican ghettos, who could not afford to hire a band for their parties, had to content themselves with these "sound systems". The "selectors", the Jamaican disc-jockeys who operated those sound systems, became the real entertainers. In 1954 Ken Khouri started Jamaica's first record label, "Federal Records".

Soon the bass became the dominant instrument, and the sound evolved into the "ska". Ska TM, ®, Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved. (See The Age of Revivals) Reggae (See Re-alignment) Dub. Reggae | music. Traditional Navajo Love Song by Herman and Radmilla Cody. Music of the Navajo Indians - Corn Grinding Songs - From the album American Indian Pow Wow. Oldest Native American Dancing Ceremony Ever Recorded in New Mexico. Native American music - Musical instruments in the Americas.