23. Jazz - Jazz History Styles Pre-Jazz Ragtime Dixieland...

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Jazz History
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Styles Pre-Jazz Ragtime Dixieland Tin Pan Alley Boogie-Woogie Swing Big Band Scat BeBop Cool Hard Bop West Coast Free Jazz Bossa Nova Fusion Neobop Soul Jazz Afro-Latin Acid Jazz World Fusion Neoclassical
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The music that we call jazz originated around the end of the 19th century in New Orleans . It welded together the elements of Ragtime, marching band music, and the Blues. What made Jazz significantly different from the other earlier forms of music was the use of improvisation .
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Jazz displayed a break from traditional music where a composer wrote an entire piece of music on paper, leaving the musicians to play exactly what was written on the score. In a Jazz piece, however, the song is simply a starting point, or sort of a skeletal guide for the Jazz musicians to improvise around.
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The song being played may have been popular and well-known that the musicians themselves didn't compose, but once they
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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23. Jazz - Jazz History Styles Pre-Jazz Ragtime Dixieland...

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