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Music midterm - William A Dyer Music 150 Midterm 1 06 April...

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William A Dyer Music 150 Midterm 1 06 April 2008 Word Count: 548 Music: An Unstoppable Force of Change There are a few key factors I’ve developed to explain the proliferation of new American styles. Music, since its beginning, has been a cultural and social common ground that helps unite all ethnicities, races, and social classes. For example Africans Americans and Caucasians have been able to produce and enjoy the same styles of music, such as jazz, blues, and hip-hop, since American’s began developing their own styles of music separate from the rest of the world. America is also the most likely candidate of all other countries to have a proliferation of styles of music. America is the most diverse nation in the world and therefore is more inclined to adapt and accept varied styles of music due to the vast amount of cultural diversity in the nation. When America was struggling through the depression, they began to enjoy the finer things in life. Americans began setting priority in entertainment and pleasure rather than
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