Wednesday, February 6, 2013

American Music: The Short Version

Here are a few examples of bluegrass music.
In the third video the musicians explain that bluegrass is a new form of music that really began in the 1950s after jazz, blues, and after country music.

Country Music
My favorite country singer was Hank Williams.

Blues Music
This is an example of blues music from the Mississippi delta.

Jazz Music
Before blues we have jazz. Improvization is the heart of jazz. In this song saxophonist Charlie Parker plays a familiar tune/song by George Gershwin.