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  • Jazz : The Emergence Of Jazz

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    Jazz: the Emergence Jazz is a form of music that originated in the United States during the early 1900s. It was a form of music that influenced generations, started the music careers of many great musicians, and its ties are in the melting pot of New Orleans. Jazz has a variety of styles to listen to and also has many diverse musicians to experience these diverse sounds from. Jazz is a great form of music. Its different styles and musicians give it diversity, while strengthening ties to the African

  • Jazz Influence On Jazz

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    The Influence of Jazz in Toni Morrison’s Novel Jazz “It is only in his music [ ... ] that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.” James Baldwin. “Jazz has been a part of a proud African American tradition for over 100 years. A robust, rhythmic under-structure, blue notes, solos, “call-and response” patterns, and improvisation of melody all characterize jazz music.” In Jürgen Grandt’s analysis, he states that in order to use jazz to look at African American literature, the critical

  • Cool Jazz : Music And Jazz

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    Cool Jazz originated in the late 1940 's. It was created from the mix of classical music and jazz music. Miles Davis is known as the creator of cool jazz and his most important album was "Birth of Cool". People also say that cool jazz was a smoother style of bebop. The rhythm of cool jazz is more of a melodic flow. Cool jazz also originated in New York While a lot of jazz music used instruments like a saxophone, cool jazz didn 't. The main instruments in cool jazz were French horns, flutes, tuba

  • Jazz And Jazz Culture

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    is culture? What is African culture? What is Jazz music and where did it come from? How can one culture, in a sense, impact the musical landscape of the whole Western world and eventually assimilate into ‘pop’ culture? If we want to truly understand jazz and it’s concepts, we have to navigate through history and explore it’s roots. Simply put, jazz is African American music, and the genre, as we know, formed in New Orleans. However, the origins of jazz started well before then, in Africa. The powerful

  • The Music Of Jazz And Jazz Essay

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    Jazz had started, when musicians came to New Orleans to play, most of the people that came to play were former slaves of African descent. The African American people had traced their ancestry back to West Africa, and with this knowledge they began to make a new kind of genre of music called jazz, based on ancient African tribal music, that people in Africa had been played for years. Some things that the tribal music and jazz have in common is a strong drum beat, voices imitating instruments, and

  • Jazz Commandments : Jazz Commandments

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    Elements: New Studies For Trumpet by Darren Fellows All winning publications will be part of a display that will be circulating this year among major university libraries around the nation. Jazz Commandments • Jerry Tolson This book with MP3s addresses articulation and style situations that are commonly found in jazz music by introducing a set of guidelines that can be used to make decisions regarding the treatment of notes and rhythms in the swing style. It includes exercises and catchy tunes that

  • Jazz Music : The Jazz Age

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    In the 1920s, jazz music started to gain popularity in America. Taking place during the Harlem Renaissance, jazz music helped define this time and the 1920s as the “jazz age”. The new upbeat and exuberant style of music attracted many young people looking for change. Jazz broke the customary rules of classical music and allowed musicians to improvise. Famous artists like Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong took the country by storm with their talent. Soon speakeasies around cities

  • Essay on Jazz

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    Early Jazz The earliest easily available jazz recordings are from the 1920's and early 1930's. Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong ("Pops", "Satchmo") was by far the most important figure of this period. He played with groups called the Hot Five and the Hot Seven; any recordings you can find of these groups are recommended. The style of these groups, and many others of the period, is often referred to as New Orleans jazz or Dixieland. It is characterized by collective

  • Similarities And Differences Between Jazz And Jazz

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    about music especially in America with referencing Jazz or the Blues. The two genres of music are synonymous with the American music scene originating from Southern America. Their similar point of origin has caused much confusion in distinguishing the two mainly due to the way today’s artists’ music crossover. Both Jazz and Blues, are two independent genres that formed concurrently in the 20th century and were produced at the same time. Origination Jazz music originated from New Orleans America and

  • Jazz: The History And History Of Jazz Dance

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    Jazz dance is a form of dancing that can be very well identified by the emphasis on offbeat rhythms and body parts moving in isolation. Jazz dance has various dance styles that are characterized by fast as well as slow, smooth as well as sharp, hidden as well as large movements. The origin of this dance form relates back to Africa. During the time of slavery in America, it came with the African slaves. Africans used to dance in a very fluid style with looser body unlike the elite dance moves which

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