Home of Modern Music <ul>Do you like rap? Or reggaetón ? Or hiphop? Do you know where they are from? Most modern music comes from the music of the African- Americans in the USA in the 19 th century, but it's changed a lot! </ul>Contents
BLUES Blues- the father of all modern music Blues is a musical form and a music genre from African-American communities of the Deep South of the USA at the end of the 19th century. It comes from traditional songs, chants and ballads. From Blues comes all modern music- jazz, rock, pop etc. Blues music is often sad. Great names in Blues include Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf Contents
JAZZ <ul><li>Jazz starts at the start of the 20 th century, a mix of African-American and European music.
There's a soloist who improvises while the other players keep the rhythm.
The famous places for jazz are New Orleans and Chicago. </li></ul>Contents
ROCK (AND ROLL) <ul><li>Rock starts in the 50s and 60s. Its influences include jazz and blues.
A rock band has an electric guitarist and drums.
Originally, the music was only for African-Americans. Then Elvis Presley (“The King”) started singing for whites </li></ul>Contents
Pop <ul><li>Pop is from POPular music. It is more simple than rock, and is often for dancing and /or about love
In the 60s the big pop bands were British (the Beatles, the Rolling Stones). Now it's Lady Gaga and Beyonce . </li></ul>Contents ←
Hiphop and rap <ul>Rapping, also called MCing, is a vocal style in which the artist speaks lyrically, in rhyme and verse, to an instrumental beat. Hip hop refers to the culture, including music and dance. Big names in rapping are Eminem and 50 cents </ul>Contents