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Jazz By: Cathal O'Sullivan and Chris Wiegand
Transcript of Jazz By: Cathal O'Sullivan and Chris Wiegand
Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, within the American communities of the Southern United States. Its roots lie in the combining certain European harmonis and form elements, with existing African based music. Its African musical basis is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and swung notes. From its early development until the present day, jazz has also incorporated elements from popular music especially, in its early days, from American popular music.
What are the different types of Jazz?
There are many different types of Jazz but the types we are going to focus on are,
- Calypso - Traditional
- Chicago style
Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid 20th century.
Chicago Style Jazz
Chicago style, approach to jazz group instrumental playing that developed in Chicago during the 1920s and moved to New York City in the ’30s, being preserved in the music known as Dixieland.
By: Cathal O'Sullivan and Chris Wiegand
Traditional jazz refers to Dixieland or Ragtime jazz from the early 20th century. Traditional jazz was also used as a term to describe all the jazz created during the early 20th century.
Latin jazz is jazz with Latin American rhythms. Although musicians continually expand its parameters, the term Latin jazz is generally understood to have a more specific meaning than simply jazz from Latin America.
Gypsy jazz was created in the late 1920's through the early 1930's, and it was first played by guitarist Jean Reihnhart. Gypsy jazz is also called manouche jazz because of it's strog frech roots.
In conclusion jazz was a giant part of the 1920's and it continues to influence American culture and society.
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