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Week 7 Listening Questions JAZZ 1. In the following chart—and using the listening examples—fill in details about the three forms of jazz we discussed. Think about their chronological relationships, ways in which instruments are used, textures, and other distinguishing features. Dixieland Swing Bebop Musical features (ensemble size, instrumentation, nature of improvisation, rhythm, type of texture, form, etc.) collective, polyphonic improv flexible but smaller ensemble size trumpet bigger ensemble size stron swing, small faster tempo virtuosic solos Performance context(s) (where performed, by whom, etc.) New Orleans and Chicago Performed by smaller ensembles New York and Kansas city bigger group younger generation of jazz musicians Historical features (time frame, degree of popularity, circulation, relation to preceding jazz styles, etc.) 1910 earliest recorded jazz style most popular style 1940 swing era rejection of swing commercialism and
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Unformatted text preview: formula mider 1940 Other relevant information (issues of representation, effects of music industry and technology, etc.) White bands group dance very influencial in modern genres 2. Why and how is jazz "American"? What portrait of the U.S. and American history does jazz present? Even though the elements of jazz go back to the Afriancan and Eupropean music, much of jazz is seen to have orignated from New Orleans. It was a city full of nightlige and people played music together. 3. How does the inclusion of Asian Americans into jazz history present a new angle to the story or of the U.S. in general? By seeing that Asians can be part of jazz, it tells us that music should not just belong to a particular race. Jazz was seen to be only for White or Black people but it shouldn't be like that and that everyone can enjoy and play any kind of music. 2...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course MUSIC 26AC taught by Professor Brinner during the Spring '07 term at Berkeley.

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