New Orleans Jazz Overview

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  • New Orleans Jazz
    • Harmony/ Tonality
      • Chromatic harmonies
      • 12 bar blues
      • Extended chords e.g. 7ths
      • 'Blues' notes
      • Few modulations
      • Emphasis on tonic, dominant and subdominant chords
    • Melody/ Techniques
      • Trumpet plays main melody
      • Melody improvised on chords
      • Added 'blues' notes
      • Techniques
        • Smear
        • Rip
        • Fall-off
      • **** singing
      • Virtuosic players
    • Texture
      • Collective polyphonic improvisation
      • Rhythm section comping on crotchet beats
      • Trumpet plays main meody
        • Clarinet plays upper harmonies
        • Trombone plays lower harmonies
    • Timbres
      • Frontline
        • Clarinet
        • Trumpet/ Cornet
        • Trombone
      • Rhythm section
        • Banjo
          • Later guitar
        • Tuba
          • Later double bass
        • Piano
        • Drums
    • Rhythm
      • Polyrhythms
      • Syncopation
      • Comping on the beat
    • Structure
      • 32 bar song form
      • 12 bar blues

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