The twentieth century marked a major revolution in the American music, whereby, different developments based on the American multicultural setting led to the development of music as both an art, as well as a social tool that was and has still been used in entertainment, education, rebuking, and sensitization and as a way of societal information.
Charles Ives and Aaron Copland are some of the monumental persons that played a major role in shaping the American music.
However, it is necessary to note the fact that the second half of the twenty first century recorded a major change in the music art.
This is due to the fact that the United States is a multicultural state, and as a result, there have been a lot of changes and developments in music. This is due to the fact that each of the cultures introduced their own form of music, characterized by different rhythms, messages and even differences in tempo. However, among the monumental persons that played a considerably large role in developing the American music sound include Reich, Charles Ives and Aaron Copland.
Based on the fact that they based their music writing and direction in performance on the day to day aspects that affected the people of America, the three songwriters played a major role in shaping the American music, by developing a unique music sound.
This was also characterized by the arrangement of the rhythm and tempos. However, the second half of the twenty first century saw the dilution of the American sound as a distinct and unique sound of the American music. This is due to factors such as immigration into the United States, which led to the introduction of different cultures, whereby each of the culture introduced a new sound into the American music.
Greeves, John. The development of the music sound: Reich, Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2010. Print.