Inside the storm of Summertime Rain

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Devon L. McDonald (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: My original composition Summertime Rain explores themes related to the lived experience and musical culture of the African-American community through foundations based on rhythm and blues (R&B), hip-hop, jazz and other popular music forms. The paper details these influences through a discussion of the work’s chord structures and song format. It is hoped that this discussion will provide inspiration and instruction for others. In future work, I plan to exploit the techniques developed further, to more richly achieve the goal of creating concert music rooted in African-American musical traditions.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2022
African-American, Music, Music Composition, R&B, School of Music, Structure
Songs $v Scores
Rhythm and blues music $z United States
African Americans $x Marriage $v Songs and music

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