Elements of Jazz

Elements of Jazz - Thursday Elements of Jazz Improvisation...

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Unformatted text preview: Thursday, January 10, 2008 Elements of Jazz Improvisation Chords o Cluster chords Scales/Modes o Succession of notes in a particular directions Song Form o AABA AABA AABA... Bar o Grouping of Beats o Early song form, 4 beats. 32 bars. o 8 bars, 8 bars, 8 bars, 8 bars. Ragtime o `not' jazz o No improv o Popular music before jazz o Chords led to jazz (improv versions) o AABBACCDD Structure of a march 16 bars per part o Ragtime Band Piano, bass, banjo, tuba Rhythm section (left hand) Coronet, trumpet, trombone, clarinet Front Line (right hand) Dixie Land o Improv of ragtime bands Blues o Simplest structure o 1-1-1-1-4-4-1-1-5-5-1-1 usually o 12 bar blues Tuesday, January 15, 2008 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUSIC 145 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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