African and Black-American Music

This paper discusses the influence of African music on the music of B;lack Americans: Spirituals, jazz, folk music, rhythms, scales, instruments, melodies and harmony.

OUTLINE
Introduction
Combination of musical strains in black American
music
Modern research
Attitudes of the past towards African culture
Actual contribution of African culture
Black music of today and African music
Relationship
Characteristics that have been retained
melodic concepts
voices
instrumental sound
conflicts with Western scales

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