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Improvisation, swing rhythmic feel, a historical lineage of innovators and associated styles.
creating music on the spot, composing and performing at the same time. no 2 improvised performances are exactly the same.
integrate formaly written melodies, rhythyms and harmonies with sections devoted to improvisation.
A rythm that makes people want to move, dance, or snap their fingers. easy to feel, difficult to notate and define. when the music feels like it is going faster but is not.
Take a series of even beats lengthing the first and shortening the second to create a of pairs of long and short notes.
swing is NOT found in all Jazz
avante garde-jazz with very few rules
jazz blended with rock
jazz can be defined in terms of historical contributions
jazz linege contributers*Important
Louis Armstrong, Duke ellington, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John coltrane...they expanded new musical directions that many other musicians followed and expanded on.
late 19th century- significantly contributed to the evolution of jazz. We would call alot of these jazz but the term had not yet been coined. the 2 genres overlapped and influenced one another.
piano based music in which musicians mixed complex syncopated rythms with traditional european marches, parlor songs, and light classical music in a style called "ragging." ragged (syncopated) rythms they created.
influence on ragtime. A cuban dance rythm popular in the u.s. in the early 1870's. at the turn of the century (1800's-1900's) it was the most popular music in the country.
ragtimes greatest innovator was at the columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. HIs attendance helped shape the music. 1897-wrote maple leaf rag, the piece of sheet music to sell over a million copies.
maple leaf rag
written by Scott Joplin, it was the first piece of sheet music to sell over 1 million copies.
also called the pianola-it was the first mechanism for recording and reproducing music with a good fidelity. it was operated by a means of small holes punched onto a roll of paper that trigger a pneumatic lifter to strike the appropriate key on a specific manufactured piano.
potato head blues
written by louis Armstrong
passed up the oppurtunity to be the first jazz artist to ever record.
name of the first jazz band to ever record
original dixieland jazz band-first to record a jazz record, they claimed that black people had nothing to do with the creation of jazz.
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