Francesca Mainiero Extra Credit Chapter 3

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Francesca Mainiero MUS 106 Section 1 Extra Credit: Chapter 3 1. Why did New Orleans play an important role in the birth of jazz? New Orleans had a wide range of cultures and ethnicities, which all contributed to the birth of Jazz. The European music, Caribbean music from the slaves, ragtime music from Missouri, and the blues, all collaborated to create what we now know today as jazz music. Also, the town’s general aura of wildness, seductiveness, and corruption played into the birth of jazz as well. 2. What is the difference between ragtime, stride piano and boogie-woogie? Ragtime music used unique syncopated rhythms and focused on brass bands, to give people great music to dance to. Harlem stride on the other hand used the piano as their primary instrument choice. Unlike ragtime, Harlem stride incorporated the use of improvisation to embellish their musical sound. Boogie-woogie, however, was known for its rhythmic complexity, opposed to the harmonic complexity of Harlem stride. 3. What did the earliest jazz probably sound like? The earliest jazz was said to have the New Orleans style, which included an upbeat rhythm, lots of improvisation, heavy emphasis on the rhythm sections (drums, bass, guitar, and violin) and the front line (cornet, clarinet, and trombone).
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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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