Thursday, June 6, 2013

MUSIC DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION

During the 20s, the time of the great depression, the most famous music was jazz.

It is defined as a way of musical art which its origins came from USA between the confrontations of the black people with the European music. The instrumentation, melody and harmony of the jazz are derived from the Occidental music.


The record in 1917 of "La Original Dixieland Jass Band" (Jass with two “s”) opened the first records of the jazz record companies.  In spite of the technical deficiencies of sound of the first jazz records, it allows us to observe how in few minutes that artists could create great masterpieces of music.






3 comments:

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Pilar,

The Great Depression took place mainly in the 30s, not in the 20s. Write Great Depression in capital letters.

Another music styles of that period were big band music and mainly swing. I love a film called Swing Kids( Rebeldes del Swing in Spanish. Here you have two videos of this film. The film takes place in Germany, during the Nazi period, but the music is all from the USA. You can include it on your post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqUEkRNuRd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BJ3-pkBlUQ

See you!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Swing and jazz were forbidden by the Nazis. They said it was "niggers'" music. They were really ignorant.

Gema Ortiz said...

Hi pilar!
I think your post is very interesting!! I can´t find more mistakes than Paqui has found! Good Post!!
See you at nine o´clock in your hause!
Bye Bye and good afternoon ;)