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The creation of jazz through the 1920's
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Question-Describe how art changed in the 1920’s

Art in the 1920’s changed drastically because of these important events. First there was the great migration. Which was when African Americans were moving to the urban north during the First World War. This lead to the growth of music and literature.200, 000 thousand African Americans settled in Harlem. It became an area flourishing with culture and ideas. Then there was the jazz culture. It emerged in the south and Midwest; African Americans created it. The sound merged blues, ragtime, and popular music based on improvisation. Next came the Harlem renaissance. African Americans poets, artists began expressing the African American experience. Harlem New York City became the gathering point for African American artists wrote of the Joys of being an African American. Fourthly there was Marcus Garvey. He saw that everywhere African Americans were exploited and organized the “back to Africa movement”. He was later jailed for this. But at same time gave African Americans a sense of pride. Finally there is the modern art. Modern art reflected the mood. After World War 1 the idea of progress was questioned, how could society kill millions of people? Art began to experiment with these ideas and made into abstract styles. And these are the events that changed art in the 1920’s.

Some of the changes that happened in the art were because of the war. The war had so much emotional feeling to it, and it was something that everyone and everywhere was affected by. So people starting expressing their feelings and everything that was going on in their lives towards music and art, this was know as being abstract. That’s means being different. Like putting green and yellow clouds on racetrack with a robot serving food to animals. It’s just random. Then there was music. Such as jazz and the blues and ragtime. When your playing Jazz its like you can whomever you won’t and express yourself through your instrument. You can someone that you’re having a bad day without telling them with your words. You do it through your instrument. I feel like that if we look back on this age on art, we can learn a lot from it and get brand new ideas.
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Vocabulary List

Phonograph- an early sound reproducing machine that used cylinders to record as well as reproduce sound.

Flapper- A fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.

Improvisation- a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

Enthralled- past participle, past tense

Ragtime-
Music characterized by a syncopated melodic line and regularly accented accompaniment, evolved by black American musicians in the 1890s

Epicenters- The central point of something, typically a difficult or unpleasant situation

Disseminating- The spread of something

Speakeasies-Night clubs that sold liquor

Exuberant- Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.
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Comparison of the 1920s to Today - College Essays - Papergirl89(Connection to today #2)

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Scott Joplin - Music Biography, Credits and Discography :(Primary Source #2)

Scott Joplin - Music Biography, Credits and Discography :(Primary Source #2) | Creation Of Jazz Music | Scoop.it
Scott Joplin was "The King of Ragtime Writers," a composer who elevated "banjo piano playing," a low was "The King of Ragtime Writers," a composer who elevated "banjo piano playing," a lowly entertainment associated with saloons and brothels, into an American art form loved by millions. Born in Texas in either 1867 or 1868, Scott Joplin was raised in Texarkana, the son of a laborer and former slave. As a child, Joplin taught himself piano on an instrument belonging to a white family that granted him access to it, and ultimately studied with a local, German-born teacher who introduced Joplin to classical music. Joplin attended high school in Sedalia, MO, a town that would serve as Joplin's home base during his most prosperous years, and where a museum now bears his name.

Annotation: This website does tell when it was made.This document was created to inform people of famous writers and compositions of jazz when it first began. Scott Joplin was a very famous piano player. He wrote a lot of songs such as Maple leaf rag, pleasant moments and sun flower slow drag.
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Jazz in the 1920s - Life123(Website Over Historical topic #3)

Jazz in the 1920s - Life123(Website Over Historical topic #3) | Creation Of Jazz Music | Scoop.it

Jazz in the 1920s exploded in popular culture, so much so that the sound came to represent an entire decade. During this time, artists like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington entertained people who were facing tremendous societal changes after World War I.
The Jazz Mood
For many people, the lighthearted, improvisational sounds of jazz were like nothing they had ever heard, which made jazz a perfect backdrop for social change. Also, the music set the mood for a party, and the successful economy and resulting boost in disposable income and leisure time certainly gave many people a reason to be happy.
A Musical And Technological Revolution
Jazz epicenters included New Orleans, New York City and Chicago, but technological innovations like radio brought the music into many homes and gathering places across the United States. With more money changing hands and the rise of the middle class, Americans could buy radios and record players, and then they could go out, dance and listen to live acts.

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1920's Jazz Music(Website Over Historical topic #1)

By the mid-1920s, jazz was being played in dance halls and roadhouses and speakeasies all over the country. Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the music used by marching bands and dance bands of the day, which was the main form of popular concert music in the early twentieth century.

Meanwhile, radio and phonograph records — Americans bought more than 100 million of them in 1927 — were bringing jazz to locations so remote that no band could reach them. And the music itself was beginning to change — an exuberant, collective music was coming to place more and more emphasis on the innovations of supremely gifted individuals. Improvising soloists, struggling to find their own voices and to tell their own stories, were about to take center stage.

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Culture Shock: The TV Series and Beyond: The Devil's Music: 1920's Jazz(Connection to today #1)

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Marco Monteiro's comment, June 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Jazz of the 1920s. Because of the racism black americans faced, Jazz music was initially received as the poisonous, associated with sexual activity. There was a lot of controversy towards the music: whilst many young people took towards the music, critics saw to pick at the music until it was destroyed. But Jazz didn't get destroyed, and after WWI, there was an influx of black workers to the industries. With the black people came the music. In 1920, Jazz was prohibited, but this brought the music into illegal bars. By 1933, even critics had to accept that Jazz was part of a new musical revolution, and Jazz was now longer prohibited.
Jaidon S's comment, June 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Jazz was original received with plentiful criticism. It emerged from the Black American population at a time in history rife with racism; improvisation is a defining aspect that upset many used to the conventional structured form. Jazz performers were barred from reputable venues, forced to play in the New Orleans Red Light District; this further contributed to the negative image of Jazz.
Irene Fang's comment, June 23, 2014 6:35 AM
Jazz music started to become popular at the turn of the 20th century and was a controversial music form as it broke the musical and social traditions of music during that era, such as improvisation instead of a structured form. The racial tension was further emphasised as jazz was popular among black people and musicians, and jazz was seen to be associated with sexual activity. Music critics and educators attempted to convince youths that classical music was the only good music, and jazz was named 'the devil's music'.
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Armstrong, Louis Daniel (1901-1971) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed(Primary Source #3)

Armstrong, Louis Daniel (1901-1971) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed(Primary Source #3) | Creation Of Jazz Music | Scoop.it
Armstrong brought to New York City a new, flowing, improvisational style of jazz that spread rapidly and influenced countless jazz musicians who were enthralled by it. Soon he began recording backup for blues artists like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. In 1925 he began his highly successful “Hot 5” albums. These albums introduced New Orleans jazz to a national audience, highlighted Armstrong’s virtuoso trumpet playing (he switched from cornet in 1927) and featured his “scat” singing style. Among his many hits were “Heebie Jeebies,” “Potato Head Blues,” “West End Blues,” and “Weather Bird.”

Annotation: Website was made in 2007.Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in New orleans, it was in 1912 that he shot a pistol into the air, and got arrested and sent to a waif's home, it was there where he learned how to play the cornet. Website was also made to inform people of his great works. People would just go on and on about his ability to play Trumpet and the improvisation he would bring to crowd. Again coming from a Trumpet player and listening to him play , his like hearing an Angel sing. He is that good of a Trumpet player.
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Flapper Music(Primary Source #1)

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Decor of the 1920s -- 

Annotation: This website was made by Carlton Higginbotham.This was created in 1998.This document was created to inform people about jazz and how far it came from the 1920's to the present day. At first people back then thought jazz was for up scaled white people. I think that jazz is one of the greatest forms of music ever. Jazz feeds the soul of the listener and when your playing it , you can be whoever you wont to be. Its really fun to play comming a Trumpet player(i.e myself).

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Miss Schirmer's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:26 AM

Question: What piece of technology is being discussed specifically? (which impacted the spread of Jazz Music to the public) and discuss HOW this technology works.

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Jazz History: The Standards (1920s)(Website over historical topic #2)

Jazz History: The Standards (1920s)(Website over historical topic #2) | Creation Of Jazz Music | Scoop.it

The decade of 1920s marked huge advances in the music industry. The phonograph record became the primary method of disseminating music, surpassing sales of sheet music and piano rolls. The music industry, ever keen to discover new ways of making profits, realized that record, sheet music and piano roll sales could all be tied together. The “song plugger” was born: a person who worked to make sure his company’s tunes would be performed by dance bands or by singers, live and on records, ever hopeful of a “hit.”The decade marked the beginning of independent (or indie) record companies, smaller operations that weren’t afraid to take a chance on music and artists that the bigger companies shied away from.

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Miss Schirmer's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:48 AM

Research and Discuss:

How the phonograph works

Its importance in the early 1900's.

Who was this technology available to?

Why did it loose popularity?