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Sarah Friedman 6-7 Individual Assignment Early Jazz I believe I was very fortunate to learn about the development of jazz in such a progressive manner. I found I had a special appreciation of early jazz, immediately after extending my knowledge of ragtime. Ragtime was extremely popular, and its syncopated rhythms had a profound influence on early jazz. Dixieland music incorporated the fast and spirited nature of ragtime, and the use of trumpets, trombones, drums, saxophones, clarinets, and banjos. Also, contrasting with classical music and ragtime, there was an emphasis on improvisation as opposed to written arrangements. I was immediately able to discern early jazz from ragtime. Learning about The Original Dixieland Jazz Band let me make an immediate distinction from ragtime. ODJB’s “Dixie Jazz Band One-Step,” use of drums, piano, trombone, cornet, and clarinet all at once, shows many different sounds. The careful blending of each sound surprised me; the recording did not sound improvised at all. ODJB is an example of New Orleans style: it combined
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