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What do you think about the idea of jazz being considered America’s Classical Music? Is it an accuratedescription? Does the term serve jazz?I feel that jazz, although somewhat derived from classical music, is still its own separate genre.This is because they still sound so much different than each other. To my ears, jazz has thesecatchy, enjoyable tunes. The styles kind of pop out for me. Classical music, even when it's good,doesn't share the same types of vibes that jazz does. For me, classical music doesn't have thesame pop, the same catchiness that jazz so well has. Truthfully, the only similarity I see betweenthe two genres is that there is no singing during the pieces, only instruments.Also, compared to the dissonance and the staccato of jazz, the smoothness and the temperedintonation of classical music are really at odds with each other. Also, classical music is almost allprecomposed, and sheet music is very much the main way of playing music. For jazz, there areplenty times where improvisation has become the main way of playing music. Jazz has also beenthe local genre, playing in nightclubs and informal events. This is much more different thanclassical music, which is usually connected with formal events, such as concerts.Although they are somewhat similar, jazz shouldn't be given the "classical" music stamp. It'srisen up from people in the ghetto and people from the slave trade. It has been repeatedly revisedand separated to create different forms of jazz. It is always improving to this very day. It deservesto be known as its own genre.I would have to agree with you in that jazz is its own separate genre. I think what attracts me to jazz isthat "pop" that you are talking about. There is almost a kind of raw energy and immersion in jazz that ishard to get in a classical performance. I also love the fact that jazz is not all precomposed. One thing thatalways irked me when playing classical music was that everything had to be exactly as written on thesheet music. However, with jazz, some things are improvised and it is exciting to hear new versions.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Libman
Tags
Music, classical music

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