In My Life Lesson 2

In My Life Lesson 2 - In order to really understand and...

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In order to really understand and appreciate rock and roll one must understand the complex chain of event that brings us to where we are today. Aristotle once said, “If you were to understand anything, observe it’s beginning and it’s development.” The same is true for rock and roll. The roots of rock have been explained really well in the opening chapters of Campbell and Brody’s book. I found it very interesting how the roles of race and origins have each had their affect on what we call Rock and Roll music. Being a child of generation Y, naturally I have not really heard or experience much of the early forms of music leading up to rock. The African American influence has greatly affected the way rock and roll music is composed today. The authors do a great job of showing us how African Americans have contributed to the drums and beats of rock music. I feel they really do it justice. People like Bessie Smith and her elegant voice paved the way for the Jazz era. She prevailed in an era of change. It was the roaring twenties and people were looking to cut loose and jazz was there answer. I think it great the author give credit to all the black
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course MUS 1013 taught by Professor Alexlubet during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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