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Walking Bass: A musical technique in which the bass player articulates all four beats in a 4/4 bar. Akin to regular alteration of feet while walking. Ride Rhythm (or Pattern): A constant cymbal pattern that includes all four beats. Stride: A left hand accompaniment technique employing an alternating bass note and a chord. Comping: Irregular (or syncopated) playing of chords by a piano or guitar. Collective Improvisation: In New Orleans jazz. A trumpet (or cornet), clarinet and trombone often play interweaving melodic lines. The trumpet (cornet) plays the song’s melody, the clarinet improvises a high counter-melody and the trombone improvises a low counter-melody. Front Line: The lead (melody) instruments in early jazz bands. The front line usually included trumpet (or cornet), trombone, and clarinet. Creole of Color (“nigga of color”): People of mixed black and white ancestry. Often from New Orleans. Rhythm section: A part of a jazz band that provides the rhythmic pulse, harmonies, and bass line. It may
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Unformatted text preview: include any of the following: piano, guitar, bass or drums. Early jazz bands sometimes included banjo and tuba in place of the guitar and bass. Hot Bands: Jazz bands that featured fast tempos and dramatic solo and group performances, usually with more improvisation that sweet bands had. Cool Jazz: More complex compositions, slower tempos, and less overt emotional involvement. Explicit: Fully and clearly expressed leaving nothing implied. Implicit: Implied or understood, yet not directly expressed. Third Stream: A blend of jazz and European concert music. Break: A short pause in a band’s playing to feature a soloist. Harlem Renaissance: A period (roughly 1921-1929) of outstanding artistic activity among African Americans. Classic Blues Style: Developed in cities after country blues developed. Always featured a female vocalist. Uses 12-bar blues form and other pop song forms....
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course MUS 350 taught by Professor Carlwoideck during the Fall '08 term at University of Oregon.

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