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Sarah Friedman Final Exam Short Answer Big-band swing style of jazz includes larger ensembles, but with solo improvisations over an arrangement over a rhythm section. The usual structures for most swing performances are 12-bar blues or 32-bar pop songs. Performances began with an arranged introduction, and then proceeded with one or two arranged choruses, and improvised solos with or without riff accompaniment. Following the solos would be one or two more arranged choruses; these choruses, however, were louder and livelier, which marked the climax of the concert. Finally, the performance ended with a coda section. A swing era big band usually had three to five trumpets, two to five trombones, five saxophones, piano, bass, drums, and sometimes a guitar. Chicago style jazz is often applied to more of a swing-style. As opposed to New Orleans style, Chicago style was in favor of solos. Chicago style jazz also added the saxophone to the front-line, used the guitar instead of the banjo, and employed a more regular use of piano and bass in the rhythm section. Finally, Chicago style jazz usually utilized a 2/4 meter. The characteristics of jazz music include improvisation, syncopated
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