The 20's Era in Music History Essay

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Some music of the 20th century can be seen as an extension of the Romantic Music Period. However, composers of the 20th century rebelled against the techniques used before. They created their own style that was more freely and open-minded. They made their music more refined and mysterious. Since this type of music does not have the standard technique, it fits into its own category. They created Jazz, Rock and Roll, Hip/Hop, Rap, Pop, etc. This gave a huge influence to Europe and the United States. A lot of people liked this new style because it was catchy and different. It has its own way to present music. Impressionism is one of the more significant differences between Romantic and 20th Century Music. Impressionism is vague in form, delicate in nature, and has a mysterious atmosphere to it. That is not the only change however. Twentieth-century music brought new freedom and wide experimentation with new musical styles and forms. Also the music is more lively and upbeat. Since more inventions were being used, there was faster transportation. This allowed world touring which is very popular today. Also in concerts, there are bigger speakers which allowed more people to show up at a concert. People could hear the music over a distance. Jazz music is one of the first changes between the Romantic Music Period and the 20th Century. Jazz is a type of music that includes blue notes (which are notes that are slightly lower than the pitch of the major scale) Syncopation (a shifting of the normal accent, usually by stressing the normally unaccented beats) Swing (form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States) Call and Response (a succession of two distinct phrases usually played by different musicians, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or response to the first) and Polyrhythms (many different rhythms) It started in West Africa and was brought rapidly to the United States. Blues and