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Compare the Differences and Similarities of Jazz and Classical Music In this essay I will be analysing some of the differences in background between two popular styles of music, Jazz and Classical music. Firstly let us take a look at the history of Jazz music at a glance. Jazz Originating in southern USA early 1900, and is a combination of African and European music traditions. It puts together the use of blue notes, improvisation techniques, and syncopation and swing notes.[1] Furthermore, Black slaves from early America used to sing and play music as a form of spiritual or ritualistic hymns, which set its roots around the time of segregation in USA. Classical music was also related to religious acts and events which is a similarity of both styles despite their many differences. Although jazz descended from an African background, it did not take long for the white minority to start imitating it. The new genre exploded into full effect during the period of the 1920’s when leaders of famous jazz bands Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton started to become known by becoming jazz legends. Along with the arrival of jazz icons people found another way of expressing their emotions during these depressing times in the form of dancing. Bands began to play in an alternate form of jazz called Dixieland and other styles so people can dance[2]. From a contrasting point of view Classical music has an alternate beginning and a very controversial development. The root of its origin date way back in the 1750’s, where the patronage system of the Baroque began to die out and was replaced by the first public concerts where people paid to attend. However, in this modern day society classical music spans from over a much longer time frame from 1600 up to the present day. Instead of the sudden changes in style and trills like its predecessor

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