Darian’s essay You may examine one style of music exclusively (blues, gospel, jazz, hip hop, etc.). If you choose this option I expect you to address the historical roots of the selected musical genre, identify some of its key innovators, and discuss its impact on American music. You also should identify at least two or three compositions or recordings that in your opinion help to define and represent the genre, and identify two or more musicians who you feel exemplify the style.
This assignment also requires you to use at least three (3) scholarly sources (journal articles, books). Use the EBSCO, JSTOR, and other electronic databases available via the University Libraries to search for journal articles. Use the University Libraries to identify books. Cite all the sources in your reference list using APA style for the citations.
Use the Blues or Jazz as the music style. Paper should be very detailed and thought out with examples of how the music genre has contributed to American music today and as a whole. Instructions are specific and should be followed thoroughly. APA is strictly required. site references as follows:
Citation for a journal article:
Boulukos, G. E. (2007). Olaudah Equiano & the Eighteenth-Century debate on Africa. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 40(2), 241-255.
APA requires an author-date style for in-text citations. For example: (Sweet, 2003). If you quote from a reference you must include the page number. Example: (Sweet, 2003, p. 12).
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