Group Project One

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Group Project One Group Members: Heidi Belitz, summary writer Shannon Burris Sarah Friedman Bradley Lewis Micheala Willger Jim Zuperku Part 1 – Definition of Jazz Swing  America, specifically New Orleans, is known as the birthplace of jazz.  The word “Jazz”  encompasses many elements and characteristics.  Jazz music is known for its frequent  use of improvisation, syncopated rhythms, individual tone quality or “tone color” that  each musician possesses, and individual performance techniques. Jazz swing makes  the listener want to tap along, dance, or “swing” to the music. The use of the swing  eighth note pattern along with a steady tempo and syncopation help make jazz swing.  Another element that makes jazz swing is the continuous rising and falling motion in a  melody line. Rhythm is important aspect in jazz music. It is set by a piano, drum, bass,  or combination of instruments. Other instruments commonly used in the playing of jazz  music are the woodwind instruments: saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Brass instruments  include the trumpet, trombone, cornet, flugelhorn, and tuba. String instruments include 
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course MUSIC 273 taught by Professor Forgot during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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