Christopher Granger

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  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Gospel Music Culture
  •   Spiritual songs gained little importance prior to the civil war. After the war ended new interest in gospel songs flourished and the music slowly started to gain recognition outside of the slave circles. The abolishment of the slavery helped paved the way for the popularity of gospel music culture because by then slaves were allowed to sing their gospel music freely.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Gospel Music Culture
  •   Gospel music began with Thomas A. Dorsey, considered to be the Father of Gospel Music who composed such gospel landmarks as “There Will Be Peace in the Valley.” Dorsey was a consummate musician who often played the blues and performed with Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. Attending the gatherings of the National Baptist Convention led him to change his music preferences and he started writing gospel songs, among them “If You See My Savior”.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Gospel Music Culture
  •   A large part of gospel music employs the call and response technique, which is a technique between the soloist and the congregation. This is a direct influence of African music that was carried over to America by the slaves. The soloist was allowed to improvise with the text and the melody of the song during the call and response technique.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Gospel Music Culture
  •   Slaves developed work songs, which they sang while laboring out on the fields. As they got more Christianized the songs evolved into something more that held a deeper Biblical context while preserving the message of the harshness of life and labor and oppression under their White owners. Gospel music culture began to evolve even more when slaves began to gather in congregations in tents after work to hear the gospel being preached. There they learned about the old classic Christian hymns that they would later infuse with the musical techniques that they brought with them from Africa. Improvisations of old ad classic hymns led to totally different songs and new arrangements for the hymns.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › How to Start Small and Finish Big in Self Publishing
  •   Publishing. Three things to consider in publishing are the layout design, the book cover, and the pricing. You should have a lot imagination and creativity when dealing with these things. It is also advised not under price your books, because it will be harder to increase their price once they sell well.

      Marketing. The most important part of publishing is marketing. The sales of your book will greatly depend on how well you market it. You should set aside a lot of time and money for this process. Know of your target market and the places where you can sell your books. Build relationships with local bookstores and employ the support of at least a hundred people from the list of your contacts. Also, never underestimate the power of other forms of media. Send press releases to TV stations, community libraries, etc.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › How to Start Small and Finish Big in Self Publishing
  •   Writing. Being organized is the key step if you want to produce great material for your book. Answer first the pertinent questions about why you want to write, what is it you want to write about, and for whom before you even begin to write your first word. Once you’ve gotten that out of the way pick a topic to write about, make it something you are passionate about and then center all your brainstorming around that topic. It will also be good to have the essential tools any writer should have right within your reach.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › How to Start Small and Finish Big in Self Publishing
  •   Self publishing is for you if you have limited resources, if you want creative control over the whole process, and if you want the work done quickly. You may be thinking that this approach will greatly limit the impact and reach of your book, but consider these authors who previously self published - Benjamin Franklin, Thoreau, Mark Twain, Stephen King – they only show that it doesn’t matter whether you start small, the important thing is that you are able to finish big. And how exactly does one finish big in self publishing? Here are some key ideas that you can apply through each of the main steps of publishing.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Article Writing Help - Your Ultimate Guide
  •   After writing your paragraphs, you will need a strong concluding paragraph. You will summarize the key points of your article, so that they will stay with your readers long after they have finished reading your article. Following this simple article writing help will not only ensure an effective article; it will also make you feel confident in your writing.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Article Writing Help - Your Ultimate Guide
  •   After this, as you write more paragraphs that support your main thought, keep in mind that you need to use a pyramid format. This is where you will give the important information first, and the least, below. This is so that your readers will get the important details right away. You can also use quotations from people, if they seem to have given a statement supporting the article; never forget to cite your sources, be it the people you have interviewed, or from your own researches.
  • 10 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Christopher Granger › Article Writing Help - Your Ultimate Guide
  •   Your opening paragraph must be strong enough to capture your readers' attention. This should be able to give the key factors in your article, and it must be able to entice your readers into reading the rest of the article. So make sure you come up with a strong opening paragraph. It should have a sentence which illustrates your main idea, and this should be supported by the following sentences.
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