Yariel Velez 1/11/19 08.10: Assignment Review Questions What is syncopation? Syncopation is the use of emphasis on beats that wouldn’t normally have emphasis. It can also mean not placing emphasis on beats that are normally expected to have emphasis. What is ragtime? How is it related to jazz? Ragtime was a genre of music that started developing in the late 19 th century. This genre of music featured an unexpected or “ragged” rhythm. Ragtime is related to jazz because the instruments used in Ragtime bands, would later be used to create jazz. Who was Buddy Bolden? What did his music sound like? Buddy Bolden was a cornetist who along with other individuals, helped develop the form of music known as “classic jazz.” Not much is known about what Buddy Bolden’s music sounded like, but some of his close contemporaries described it as being “loud” and “piercing” that could be heard from a distance. Scholars believe that Buddy’s sound could have sounded like improvised ragtime with some blues elements. What is bebop? Bebop was a subgenre of jazz that unlike its predecessors, was not meant to be danceable. Bebop featured faster rhythms and the incorporation of more complex harmonies. Compositions
Yariel Velez 1/11/19 08.10: Assignment often had frequent chord changes, and greater dissonance which shifted the jazz in the time from danceable jazz, to a musician’s jazz. It was intended to be listened to and not danced to. What is hot jazz? How does it differ from classic jazz? Hot jazz is a form of jazz that had a greater focus on improvisation. Hot jazz differs from classic jazz because in hot jazz, multiple musicians engaged in improvisation at the same
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- Winter '17
- Christopher Lundquist
- Yariel Velez