A standard is a song that most musicians know the head and melody to. Jazz standards are numerous and most jazz musicians know a great many. These jazz standards are a solid structure for newly organized groups, or bands to play together, with little or no practice at all. A freedom in jazz music, is syncopation. Syncopation is the act of accenting before or after a beat, to alter the pattern of a previously steady rhythm.
Jazz CVolk October 26, 2008 MUS 252 Grand Canyon University Jazz Jazz has its similarities and its differences to music of previous eras. Being able to have an interest in all the different types of music and being able to accept it is something that takes the effort of an individual. However, if one is willing to make the effort they may find an interest in a style of music that they may not have otherwise known that they enjoyed. Jazz is similar to music of previous eras in that it, like previous styles carries a rhythm. This characteristic of jazz rhythm is syncopation, which is accenting offbeats or an unstressed beat.
The earliest forms of Jazz featured collective improvisation. Improvisation was the ability to come up with a rhythm that was not prepared ahead of time. This was due to the fact that all members of the band played
Jazz Jazz is an American music style which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the south from a mix of African and European music traditions. The word jazz began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain origin and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915. “The word may have originally been spelled “jass, or jast”. Jazz has branched out into a variety of styles, from the early 1910s to the ‘60s, jazz rock fusion from the ‘70s and later developments such as acid jazz, and it continues, (like all forms of music), to be in a constant state of evolution; New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, etc…” Dixieland is an umbrella to indicate musical styles of the
Jazz which began as ragtime and blues was a very popular style in the clubs. “Dance wars” and “Jazz-a-thons” were the big thing for the Harlem nightlife at the time (Haskins, 1984) Though The Cotton Club had many bands and famous singers play there, its most famous band was Duke Ellington and the Washingtonians. They broke tradition by being the first band that was not from the area. Though all bands of the time were breaking tradition by being black (Haskins, 1984). The band brought the club to its peak.
That’s why music is so much heavier than anything you ever felt” (Sinclair 31). That attitude resonants throughout his music and is the challenge that makes it impossible to put Hendrix to rest. Through it all the music is just as fresh now as it was then with its grasp of emphatic technique and bluesy lyricism that people just keep coming back to. By blending all of his musical qualities like jazz, blues, and rock together Hendrix opened music up to a tremendous audience of rising musicians in his era and now today. Of all the performers of the 60's, Hendrix was the most influential in the world of music.
Soul could be defined as a lot of different things. To me "Soul Music" is like high beat form of Gospel music that will have everyone dancing and singing along. It's like a fun way to tell people how you feel and who you are. I also believe that it is a combination of all different type of music like, Blues, gospel, and R&B. I love "Soul Music" because there is never a time when I can just sit there and listen to it. I always want to dance and it changes my mood instantly.
This band consisted of Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones, Piano, Bass, Guitar and Drums. Like the Calypso Band the concert was a great one. The playlist included, that old Black Magic, Salt Peanuts, down for the Count, Jungle Gym, Badger Blues and Christmas song O Tannenbaum and O Come All Ye Faithful. The Jazz concert for me was more of a personal stroll down memory lane for me. I was first introduced to Jazz by my father who only listens to Jazz.
Hamidi Brown Jazz History 2/24/13 Swing Era It never occurred to me that so many great influential musicians emerged during the swing era. Coleman Hawkins was the first musician I read about, His recording of “Body and Soul” emerged him to the forefront of national jazz, as referred to on (p.259). Hawkins worked in Europe with Benny Carter, Django Reinhardt, and others before he returned to the US. Soon after Hawkins was finish recording “Body and Soul” World War II began. Some of Hawkins ideas were seen as transitional, but many Americans loved his double time outburst over the chorus pattern, usually performed by Louis Armstrong 20 years earlier.
A couple of examples would be the 60s style, with the long hair, ballad type music that promoted peace, love and drugs. Hence, the hippie was born. Then we had the age of Disco, where the music culminated a cult of cocaine using disco dancing people. This type of music had vocals singing to a steady beat that was easy to dance to. After that came the early Metal music which started an entirely different breed of listener, which dressed provocatively and partied all night.