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Title: The Birth of Jazz


1
The Birth of Jazz
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Dixieland
  • Boogie Woogie
  • Ragtime
  • Swing

2
The Origin of Blues
  • African origin
  • Slaves
  • Slow and sad
  • YouTube - Big Bill Broonzy - Just A Dream
  • Improvisation
  • Question and answer
  • YouTube - Sesame Street - Hoots the Owl teaches
    scat singing
  • Scat singing
  • YouTube - Ella Fitzgerald One note Samba (scat
    singing) 1969

3
Blues and Jazz Instruments
  • Dixieland Bands YouTube - Louis Armstrong - When
    The Saints Go Marching In
  • Trumpet muted (con sordino) YouTube - LEE
    MORGAN ON MUTED TRUMPET.mp4
  • Trombone - glissando
  • Clarinet
  • String Bass Pizzicato
  • YouTube - George Mraz Walking Bass Line (
    Relaxin' at Camerillo)
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Drums

4
Dixieland Jazz
  • Original jazz
  • Uses small dixieland band

5
Boogie Woogie
  • 12-bar blues sequence
  • Repetitive left-hand bass
  • Syncopated rhythms between hands
  • YouTube - Boogie Woogie Piano Tommy Johnson

6
Ragtime
  • Style from 1890s
  • Usually on piano
  • Moderate speed
  • Scott Joplin
  • Right hand syncopated melody
  • Left hand chordal part
  • YouTube - Scott Joplin - The Entertainer

7
Swing
  • Form of Jazz
  • Big bands
  • Vocals
  • YouTube - In The Mood

8
Concepts to remember
  • Syncopation
  • Walking bass
  • Ostinato/riff
  • Glissando
  • Backing vocals
  • Improvisation
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