From Ragtime To Rock Documentary – An Introduction to 100 Years of American Popular Music

From Ragtime to Rock is an educational DVD from award-winning drummer, author, and educator Daniel Glass. This 2-disc package offers a sweeping look at 100 years of music evolution, covering the end of the Civil War (1865) to the dawn of the British Invasion (1965).

From Ragtime to Rock is an educational DVD from award-winning drummer, author, and educator Daniel Glass. This 2-disc package offers a sweeping look at 100 years of music evolution, covering the end of the Civil War (1865) to the dawn of the British Invasion (1965). The goal? To show musicians and music students here in the 21st Century just how much they have in common with the past. Includes teaching guides and reproducible activity sheets for students at the Junior High, High School, and College levels.

The enthusiasm for history and the dedication to preserving said history that Daniel Glass displays, Ragtime to Rock is of the same caliber as The Century Project & TRAPS movies.

Ragtime to Rock covers the following musical eras:

– Brass Bands/March Music
– Ragtime/Syncopation
– Early Jazz (New Orleans)
– Blues and Blues Singers
– 1920s Jazz (Chicago-style)
– Great American Songbook
– Big Band Swing
– Bebop Jazz
– Rhythm & Blues
– Country/Rockabilly
– Early Rock’n’Roll
– The British Invasion

The Swing Era Teaser

To bring this fascinating story to life, Ragtime to Rock incorporates eight high-energy performances from an all-star band featuring members of Royal Crown Revue, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Michael Buble band, Conan O’Brien’s house hand, and Bette Midler’s “Kiss My Brass” Revue.

Check out this Swing Era Teaser

 Rock and Roll Teaser

In addition to a 100+ minute video, this package includes a 69-page eBook that contains reproducible sets of Teacher/Student Guides and Activity Sheets.

Available as a 2-Disc DVD, Get it here.

 

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History of the Drumset – A Century of Drumming Evolution 1865 to 1965 Documentary

The Century Project is the culmination of a journey that begun a dozen years ago when Daniel Glass started researching the evolution of the drums and the way we play them.

History of the Drumset - A Century of Drumming Evolution 1865 to 1965 DocumentaryThe Century Project is the culmination of a journey that begun in 1994 when Daniel Glass started researching the evolution of the drums and the way we play them. Through his research, he came to a startling conclusion: “If we understand more about the drum set, we can understand the origin of every style of popular music we play and listen to today: jazz, rock, blues, hip-hop, funk, reggae, etc.”

The History of the Drumset.

The Century Project 100 Years of American Music From Behind The Drums Documentary takes the viewer on a 100-year thrill ride, from 1865 at the end of the Civil War right up to 1965 and the dawn of the British Invasion. It shows how drums and pop music evolved hand-in-hand, and how, by 1965, the drumming blueprint that we still follow to this day had been cemented.

While this documentary is geared more towards drummers, this would be good for people interested in music and its history. Daniel Glass has also produced a film called “From Ragtime To Rock” which would appeal more to the general music fan as well.

Did you know fly swatters were originally used before brushes?

Before amplifiers, drummers needed a way to play quietly so they began using fly swatters. This eventually leads to the invention of brushes.

Take a trip back in time to learn more.

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