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Appalachian Music

  1. 1. APPALACHIAN MUSIC An Overview of Appalachian Musical History and Style. Created by: Donna Hentsch July 24, 2012SOURCE: http://article.wn.com/
  2. 2. LOCATION OF THE APPALACHIAN REGION  1500 Miles from Maine to Georgia  Area called “Back Country” in Colonial times  Residents share culture and musicSOURCE: http://www.mikalac.com/map/map2.html
  3. 3. APPALACHIAN HISTORY 17th Century settlers came to the Appalachian Region from:  England  Scotland  Ireland  Wales
  4. 4. APPALACHIAN LIFE  Life was hard in the Appalachian Region  Settlers to the area are called “Mountain People”  Mountain People are hardy and self-reliant due to their remote locations and isolation
  5. 5. APPALACHIAN MUSIC  Mountain People live in tight-knit communities  Mountain People are very religious and like to sing, dance and worship in groups  Musical traditions are passed down to younger generations SOURCE: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.20 0152683/default.html
  6. 6. APPALACHIAN MUSIC STYLE Appalachian music has Anglo Celtic roots Popular classic songs are sung without accompaniment of an instrument Some examples are: “Barbara Allen,” “Fair Ellender,” and “Lord Thomas”
  7. 7. APPALACHIAN MUSICINSTRUMENTATION Fiddle Irish Pipe Appalachian Dulcimer Banjo Guitar SOURCE: http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/as-i-wait-for- the-postman-to
  8. 8. APPALACHIAN MUSIC INFLUENCES Appalachian music was highly influenced by:  German Immigrants  Polish Immigrants  Czech Immigrants  African American music
  9. 9. APPALACHIAN MUSIC STYLE Appalachian music uses “Call and Response” style as seen in African American slave music Verse-and-refrain style popular for religious singing Banjo playing style called “Rocking the Bow”
  10. 10. APPALACHIAN MUSIC IN THE 1800’S  Less cultural isolation due to mobility, radio and phonographs  Mountain People’s music incorporates sounds heard on the radio/records into their own music SOURCE: http://ikawtube.com/2011/09/look- whats-coming-in-phonograph-records/
  11. 11. APPALACHIAN MUSIC IN THE 1900’S  Music of the Mountain People seen to be very English in heritage  Mountain People’s music also commonly defined as “pure American folk music” SOURCE: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natli b.ihas.200152683/default.html
  12. 12. APPALACHIAN MUSIC IN THE 1900’S  Appalachian music influence is seen today in: the following styles of American music:  Blues  Jazz  Bluegrass  Country  Gospel SOURCE:  Pop http://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-78- defining-your-style.aspx
  13. 13. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 1This is a wonderful short movie about the history ofAppalachian music. The first link is to Part 1 and the secondlink is to Part 2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVMi3MH0uRUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmAt22J-pbc&feature=relmfu
  14. 14. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 2Flat Mountain GirlsThis musical example is of an Appalachian group called the FlatMountain Girls:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLdXR5o3e_o&feature=related
  15. 15. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 3Whitetop Mountain BandThis example is an Appalachian group called the Whitetop MountainBand, singing the song “Sally Anne.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIF9s17yW8&feature=related
  16. 16. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 4Tribute to Appalachian Music HistoryThis is an excellent short movie about Appalachian music history:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLOapUS7t2U&feature=related
  17. 17. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 5Spank the PlankThis is an example of traditional Appalachian dance known as“spank the plank.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4HjuL0_VNw&feature=related
  18. 18. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 6Wayfaring Stranger, Strolling Down Memory LaneGinnie Grubb sings a traditional Appalachian favorite calledWayfaring Stranger, Strolling Down Memory Lane.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV3GOr_AMRY
  19. 19. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 7Oldtime Porch Music and Flatfoot DancingThis is an example of classical Appalachian music with footstomping dancing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHeMYn2OxI&feature=related
  20. 20. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 8Hobart SmithThis is an example of classical Appalachian music performed by anold-time Appalachian musician by the name of Hobart Smithhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dCSdfZFTHE
  21. 21. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 9Fiddle and Tin Whistle ExampleThis is an example of a traditional Appalachian song with fiddle andtin whistle.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROOzXdJ7SlY
  22. 22. APPALACHIAN MUSIC EXAMPLE 10Ada PowersThis is an interview with Ada Powers about the first Appalachianstring band:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1wDEOfx_00&feature=related
  23. 23. WORKS CITEDBarnhill, William A., photographer, c1920.http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200152683/default.htmlCurtis, Anne, http://ikawtube.com/2011/09/look-whats-coming-in-phonograph-records/Ed, Easy, http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/as-i-wait-for-the-postman-toMikalac, Norman, http://www.mikalac.com/map/map2.html
  24. 24. WORKS CITEDPhoto, http://article.wn.com/0.jpgThe McGraw Hill Company,http://spotlightonmusic.macmillanmh.com/n/teachers/articles/folk-and-traditional-styles/appalachian-folk-musicMusic Clout, http://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-78-defining-your-style.aspxVarious YouTube videos with full links in slides

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