The Difference Between Classical and Jazz

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Differences or Similarities Arts/ 100 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts Brian Robinson In the ongoing stages of life and also arts, there is a lot of controversy with music, dance and performing arts; but people don’t realize that it is art. I like all types of music but that is just me, music tells a story in a certain way that no one else can see or say. I think as we as young kids or juveniles, we like certain types of music and it can vary but the fact remains that all music comes from classical at some point. A comparison of classical and jazz music will yield some interesting results and could also lead to an appreciation of the abilities needed to perform or compose these kinds of music. History of Classical Music The music called classical, found in stores and performed regularly by symphonies around the world, spans a length of time from 1600 up to the present. This time frame includes the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. The classical period of music actually spans a time from of 1750 to 1800; thus, the term Classical is a misnomer and could more correctly be changed to Western Art Music or European Art Music. The instruments used in most classical music were largely invented before the mid-19th century (often much earlier), and codified in the 18th and 19th centuries. History of Jazz Music Jazz is a distinctively American form of music, and its history occupies a much smaller span of time. Its origins are found in the early 1900s as some dance band leaders in the southern U.S. began playing music that combined ragtime and blues. The terms "Jazz" and "Jazz Band" first surfaced in the year 1900. After World War I, Jazz music had evolved and was aided by the development of the recording industry. The small dance band ensemble grew into the larger orchestra

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