Jazz - Jazz (read beginning of this chapter) 2/24/2008...

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Jazz (read beginning of this chapter) 24/02/2008 18:32:00 Questions: Ragtime and Blues were two styles that were the earliest influences on jazz. Who is the most famous ragtime composer?. ....Scott Joplin Ragtime is most associated with which instrument? ….piano Which instrument is not part of Dixieland music?. ..electric guitar (bass was,  banjo was, clarinet was) Characteristics of Dixieland Polyphonic texture – everyone does their own thing Melodies ragged, syncopated Quadruple Meter – flat four  1  2 3 4 (since it is so fast, beat 1 is about all you  can distinguish from the beats) Very Fast Tempo Silly sounding special effects – glissandos, unconventional percussion  instruments Chicago 1920’s Made first jazz recording, 1917 White, recorded in NYC o “Tiger Rag” CD1 track 5 Listen for: o Polyphony o Flat four meter
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o Occasional stop time riffs o Silly effects in instruments “Early Jazz” By 1910’s Dixieland catches on all over the country By 1920’s, Chicago is the center Again due to Great Migration Jazz pops up along with illegal alcohol Wider interest among white listeners, players Early Jazz Structure Intro         (that is brief) Head
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