Mus 106 Extra Credit Chapter 1

Mus 106 Extra Credit Chapter 1 - F rancesca Mainiero M US...

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Francesca Mainiero MUS 106 Section 1 Extra Credit: Chapter 1 1. Why is jazz hard to define? Describe some reasons why it is sometimes difficult to determine if a musical recording or a performance qualifies as jazz. Jazz is hard to define because of the various styles it can be performed as. Also, because jazz influences many other types of music and, therefore, it can be heard in various genres. One reason jazz is sometimes hard to definitely define in a song is due to the fact that many musical genres, such as, hip-hop, rock, country and the blues, incorporates jazz’s swing rhythm into their songs. 2. Describe the relationship between the rules rhythm section instruments must adhere to and the freedoms they have to play what they want in fulfilling their specific roles. There are three main portions that make up the rhythm section; they are the piano or guitar, the bass, and the drums. The piano or guitar is responsible for playing the chords that go along with the melody of the song. However, they are free
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2011 for the course MUS 106 taught by Professor Markberney during the Spring '09 term at Rhode Island.

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