Jazz


When it comes to music, most people don't say they like it. People say
they like heavy metal, pop, rhythm and blues, or any other type of music,
since they have their own preference to what type of music they like, not
just enjoying the broad area of music. One of those types of music which
many enjoy is jazz. Actually right now jazz is really big and popular in
Europe, and is rising in its popularity in the USA through its many forms.
Jazz does have many forms, so many that some people wouldn't consider just
saying they like jazz, they would say they enjoyed bebop, ragtime, blues,
or other types of jazz. Jazz has survived longer than many types of music,
and it has always influenced the ...

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it was
created by Afro-Americans who descended from ancestors in Africa. These
Afro-Americans learned how to play these European instruments well,
including percussion or the drum set, trumpet, cornet, saxophone, trombone,
tuba, and many other instruments. They wanted to show what they were like
to other races, so they attempted to express themselves and their feelings
through music and the instruments which were so foreign to them. A lot of
the music which they played came from black folk music. Jazz did have a
part of it come from Europe. The instruments of course, and the basic
beginning forms of music helped jazz to be created. Another part of jazz
which is not of African origin is improvisation, which is similar to
interpretation but has no melodic restrictions. Improvisation began with
the Greeks and their music over 2,000 years ago, before the many emotional
and creative types of music were even composed. At one time, baroque and
classical music used a lot of ...

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also changed the way jazz was
looked at. The 50s through the 70s created a few types of jazz which were
very loose and had no limits, but could be critized. The 80s and to the
present developed a type of jazz which was more calm and smooth than other
types of jazz. The present has brought back all the forms of jazz, and now
is experimenting with the many different instruments from the orchestra,
including the french horn, bassoon, or violin. There are so many styles in
jazz that jazz could not be defined clearly without ignoring one of its
forms. It included vocals, ragtime, blues, New Orleans jazz, Chicago and
New York City jazz, Big Band, bebop, modal or free jazz, fusion, and ...

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