•Jazz influenced dance crazes throughout the decades, like The Shimmy, The Charleston, and The Toddle.•Jazz is the foundation of nearly every type of music that can be heard today.•The genre of jazz is something that is constantly evolving, even today.•Improvisation is the defining feature in jazz. http://youtu.be/ZJC21zzkwoE(if the video does not load here is the url)So.. What exactly isThe Charleston?
The MUSICThe Instruments When it comes to jazz the instruments make the music. There are many different types of jazz which all include distinct instruments giving each kind of jazz individuality. New Orleans Jazz Instruments- •The Rhythm Section•Drums •Bass•Piano•Banjo•The Front Line•Clarinet •Trombone•Trumpet
The MUSICThe InstrumentsThe Instruments of Big Band•The Rhythm Section•Piano•Guitar•Bass•Drums•The Brass Section•3-5 Trumpets•2-4 Trombones•The Reed Section•3-5 Saxophones•Clarinet •FluteTake a listen!Count Basie–Swingin’ the Blueshttp://
The MUSICThe INSTRUMENTSNot all jazz is the same. Latin and Afro – Cuban Jazz uses instruments that are not found in Big Band or New Orleans. •The Congas •The Bongos •The Claves•The Maracas•The Guiro •The Timbales •The Cowbells()..and what do you get when this is all put together? Click on the link to listen to Frank Grillo.http://
The MUSIC“"In Jazz, improvisation isn't a matter of just making any ol' thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammar and vocabulary. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others." - Wynton MarsalisOne way to recognize jazz is by hearing improvisation. Improvisation is when the musician creates fresh melodies and changes the tune up.When the composer uses improvisation, they really make the melody something special – something unlike anything else has ever heard before. IMPROVISATION
The MUSICIMPROVISATIONThe types of IMPROVISATION •Melodic Improvisation •Harmonic Improvisation •Motivic ImprovisationIMPROVISATION gives musicians freedomMusicians improvise when they feel it. They must all play together to at the same time to keep the rhythm smooth. http://lhttp://bq5izAj8– Listen to Duke Ellington as he masters the techniques of improvisation.
Types of JAZZThere are plenty of types of jazz – this is just another characteristic of this kind of music that makes it unlike any other. Here are a few..
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