Jazz Notes Study Guide Ch 1

Jazz Notes Study Guide Ch 1 - Transcribe: To transcribe a...

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Transcribe: To transcribe a piece of music is to write in standard European musical notation what the listener, or transcriber, hears. Transcription: The transcriber’s notated version is called transcription. Transcriptions of the same piece of music can vary widely. Transcribers vary on skill, what they want to include etc… Call-and-Response: A music procedure in which a sing voice or instrument states a melodic phrase – the call – and a group of voices or instruments follow with a responding or completing phrase – the response. Metronomic Sense: A steady rhythmic pulse, often associated with drums and with music from Africa. Banjo: the banjo, which lost favor is subsequent jazz styles, was common in early jazz and most likely has African roots, although it’s origins are controversial. Polyphony: Describes music with at least two distinct and simultaneous melodic lines. Another name for polyphonic texture is counterpoint. Ring Shout: Rhythmic dance performed in a circular figure. Worshippers moved counterclockwise while singing spirituals and accompanying themselves by clapping and stamping. The worshippers ingeniously circumvented the prohibition against dancing – strictly speaking, to lift and cross the feet = by shuffling. Contributes to the essence of African song, dance, and spirit to African-American music. Spiritual:
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