2 Dr. Fred Binckes came to us from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, where he is a professor of music. He is a nationally known concert organist and composer, whom we are pleased to welcome to our school. This year he talked to our students about American music which we document in the following slides.
4 Dr. Binckes is a professor at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. He came to tell us about American Music
5 The Indians had the first music in America The Indians had the first music in America. The Pilgrims brought their music with them from Europe.
6 Dr. Binckes brought an authentic Indian Love Flute, and explained how a young brave played it very softly for the young lady of his choice, early in the morning. He played softly so no one else could hear it.
7 Some of the early people in America used shaped notes and syllables instead of the notes we know today. There are still people here who use this system. They are called FaSoLa Folk.
8 Dr. Binckes pointed out that the first truly American music was Jazz Dr. Binckes pointed out that the first truly American music was Jazz. Until then, our music was imported from other countries.
9 Dr. Binckes showed a DVD clip of Louis Armstrong, and pointed out that the players were not using any music, since true Jazz is made up as you go along.