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Sarah Friedman Individual Assignment 8-9 I enjoyed listening to the swing bands more than any other genre thus far, because of their bright and loud songs. As I listen to each song, I can even imagine the slinky concert, nightclub and dance hall settings. Swing music is a very lively and distinctive style, yet hard to define. Swing characteristics include 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 would begin with an arranged introduction, and then proceed 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 usually louder and livelier, which marked the height of the performance. Finally, the performance ended with a coda section. Swing differed from Dixieland in several ways. The most obvious
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