JAZZ: HISTORY• Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States.• Jazz has a lot of subgenres.
STYLES: BLUES• It’s based on the use of blues notes and a repetitive pattern, which usually follows a twelve compass structure.• The concept “the blues” refers to the blue devils (devils blue or fallen spirits), depression and sadness C7 C7 o F7 C7 C7 F7 F7 C7 C7 G7 F7 C7 C7 o F7
STYLES: SWING• Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums, medium to fast tempos, and a "lilting“ swing time rhythm.• Compared to the styles of the 1920s, the overall effect was a more sophisticated sound, but with an exciting feel of its own.• Musicians: Lester Young, Louis Armstrong…
STYLES: LATIN JAZZ• Latin jazz rarely employs a backbeat, using a form of the clave instead.• Latin jazz music, like most types of jazz music, can be played in small or large groups.• the musicians play a standard melody, many of the musicians play an improvised solo, and then everyone plays the melody again. In Latin jazz bands, percussion often takes a center stage during a solo, and a conga or
EXAMPLES OF JAZZ• Blues:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq8vDvi02 Nghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNtmM7 Hc2X8&feature=related• Swing:(dance): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myJj0m NNe1Y(music):