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    History of American Jazz Appendix A: Understanding Jazz -Americas art form -European- African musical traditions -Hard to define Defining Jazz Improvisation- spontaneous and simultaneous composing and performing Rhythm- a unique interaction with time involving: -syncopation‚ -jazz swing rhythm Dissonance- extending common rules of music; “pushing the envelope” Jazz interpretation- a unique way of producing sound and phrasing melodies Interaction- listening to and reacting to musical

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  • Jazz

    Lm89Jazz Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. It emerged in many parts of the United States in the form of independent popular musical styles‚ and it is linked with African American and European American music. Jazz since its birth have changed and faced with improvisations starting from ragtime till the modern style of the jazz. The birth of Jazz in the multicultural society of America has led intellectuals from around

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    Jazz Concert Review #2 I attended a jazz concert on November 3rd at the Frontenac Grill. The band‚ Joe Bozzi and I‚ played all kinds of music for us while this place was filled with various groups of people eating‚ drinking and chatting. This band played their songs by using three guitars‚ drums‚ saxophone‚ trumpet‚ xylophone and the piano throughout the whole entire time. The first song called‚ “Through the Eyes of Love‚” was played from the movie called The Ice Castles. This song started off

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  • The History Of Jazz

    Jazz is a mix of music from marching bands as well as blues and Ragtime. Jazz is a type of music genre that has black American origin and is characterized by a regular or forceful rhythm‚ improvisation‚ and syncopation. Jazz’s most common instruments are brass and woodwind instruments and piano although the guitar and violin are occasionally used. Some different styles of Jazz are Dixieland‚ swing‚ bebop‚ and free jazz. The history of Jazz started in the South in the United States. The foundation

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  • History of Jazz

    The music of Jazz is said to have been conceived in New Orleans and moved up the Mississippi River to Memphis‚ St. Louis and finally Chicago. Of course that seems to be the history of what we now refer to as jazz‚ however‚ the influences of what led to those early New Orleans sounds goes back to tribal African drum beats and European musical structures. To Me Jazz is the form of expressing yourself in many different styles and various ways. Jazz is said to be the fundamental rhythms of human life

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  • The Jazz Age

    The Jazz music of the Big Band Era was the peak of over thirty years of musical development. Jazz was so innovative and different that it could literally sweep the world‚ changing the musical styles of nearly every country. Big band Jazz that makes the feet tap and the heart race with excitement that it is recognized with nearly every type of music. The musical and cultural revolution that brought about Jazz was a direct result of African-Americans pursuing careers in the arts following the United

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  • Jazz Critique

    and sounds of the Etowah Jazz Society. The concert was from 9pm to 12 am in the morning. There look is like a big band but they have a swing feel to them. The bands whole persona is that of a big band that you would see on a dance television show back in the older days. There sound was very mellow and not loud at all. After Monique talked to a couple of the members in the band I found out that there influences on music where commonly set around the swing era‚ big band jazz‚ and Natalie Cole. The band

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  • Jazz Fusion

    The controversy involving the question of Fusions belonging in the Jazz genre parallels the age old question concerning new forms of music fitting into existing musical paradigms. In examining the question of Fusion belonging to the Jazz genre‚ one observes that various critics in the jazz community perceived jazz music "as” high art” in contrast with the more commercial and less sophisticated rock music which Fusion merges with. “It is just noise‚” it has no melody” and “you cannot have artistic

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  • The History of Jazz

    The History Of Jazz The first jazz was played in the early 20th century. The work chants and folk music of black Americans are among the sources of jazz‚ which reflects the rhythms and expressions of West African song. Ragtime‚ an Afro-American music that first appeared in the 1890s‚ was composed for the piano‚ and each rag is a composition with several themes. The leading ragtime composer was Scott Joplin. The first improvising jazz musician was the cornetist Buddy Bolden‚ leader of a band in

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  • The Definition of Jazz

    What is the definition of Jazz? Jazz music is a genre that is very hard to define‚ because it encompasses so much over the course of a very long time. It has been around for a century – over 100 years now! – and has permeated different facets of our nation throughout different fulcrums in time as well as other crucial moments within our history. All in all‚ jazz should undoubtedly be considered an art form for a variety of reasons‚ stemming from its interpretive and improvisational nature‚ all

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