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Opinion Writing | Asynchronous Studio Lessons
Opinion Writing | Asynchronous Studio Lessons

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At the beginning of this video, Porterfield and Brooks will recap the GarageBand app and notes from the previous video, Creating the Song, Taking Notes. Porterfield and Brooks will review the glossary...
Gospel | Gullah Music
Gospel | Gullah Music

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After slavery ended, some African American churches shifted from traditional spirituals to a new kind of religious music called gospel. This style of music brought together the elements of the “shout”...
Rock and Roll | Gullah Music
Rock and Roll | Gullah Music

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Blues and country music contributed to a style called rhythm and blues. This was an early form of what we now call rock and roll. It appealed to a younger audience that liked to dance to the sounds of...
Jazz | Gullah Music
Jazz | Gullah Music

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Jazz music was born out of the blues. The key element was syncopation (syn-co-pa-tion) that stressed the off beats of the rhythm. In the same way that Gullah language is a mixture of African and...