Four Decades Of Jazz

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Four decades of Jazz.

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  • African Musical Features
    • Complicated, syncopated rhythms
      • Scales with similar Blues notes
        • Improvisation
          • Call and response
  • Slides
    • Using music and dance to work up a frenzy
  • Sung in harmony
    • Could lead to trance-like state
      • Amazing Grace
        • Michael Rowed de Boat Ashore
  • Use of blue notes- flattened 3rd, 7th and sometimes 5th
  • LH stride pattern
    • RH ragged syncopation
      • Regular 16 bar sections from more classical dance music
        • Occasional use of dimished 7th chord
          • Short tags act as intro
            • No blues notes
  • Maple Leaf Rag Scott Joplin
    • Ragtime
    • Ragtime musical composition for piano
      • Model for ragtime compositions
        • Associated wih city of Sedalia,Missouri
    • Structure
  • AA BB A CC DD
    • Structure
    • Multi-strain ragtime march
      • Bass line + off beat melodies
        • Each four parts- recurring striding bass line with 7th chords
  • Structure basis for other rags
  • Syncopations- in transition between 1st and 2nd straing
    • Not considered difficult - VG LH coordination
      • Trio - involves leaps of 2 octaves
  • Four Decades of Jazz
    • Origins Of Jazz
      • Ragtime
      • African Musical Features
        • Complicated, syncopated rhythms
          • Scales with similar Blues notes
            • Improvisation
              • Call and response
      • Spirituals
        • Slave hymns
          • Pentatonic melodies
      • Tin Pan Alley
        • Source of most popular songs
      • Blues
    • New York 30's Early Swing
      • Duke Ellington 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
        • 1931 - composed by Duke
          • Lyrics by Irving Mills
            • Vocalist - Ivie Anderson
        • Solos
          • Muted Trumpet
          • Trombone
          • Alto Sax
  • New Orleans / Dixieland / Trad Jazz
    • Four Decades of Jazz
      • Origins Of Jazz
        • Spirituals
          • Slave hymns
            • Pentatonic melodies
        • Tin Pan Alley
          • Source of most popular songs
        • Blues
      • New York 30's Early Swing
        • Duke Ellington 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
          • 1931 - composed by Duke
            • Lyrics by Irving Mills
              • Vocalist - Ivie Anderson
          • Solos
            • Muted Trumpet
            • Trombone
            • Alto Sax
  • West End Blues
    • Multi-strain 12 bar blues composition by Joe 'King' Oliver
    • New Orleans / Dixieland / Trad Jazz
      • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five/Seven
    • Multi-strain 12 bar blues composition by Joe 'King' Oliver
    • West End , New Orleans
      • Louis Armstrong plays trumpet (and some relaxed scat singing)
        • West End , New Orleans
        • Also in high regard is the  trumpet introduction by Armstrong.
          • Louis Armstrong plays trumpet (and some relaxed scat singing)

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