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  • Modern Music
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    Modernism and Post Modernism Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the modernism and post modernism? It seems like it would be easy to describe what they are by the words and what they are usually associated with. Yet, it's actually a lot different then your thinking. Modernism is the movement in visual arts, music, literature, and drama, which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be made, consumed, and what it should mean. Modernists want the absolute truth i...
  • Jazz Before Whiteman
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    There was an awkward period in the history of Jazz. When it comes to the entry of Paul Whiteman, authors face the issue of his nickname 'The King of Jazz'. Many ignore the title, some play it down, and others berate it. Although he himself tried to change his introduction's to 'The Dean of Modern American Music' on the later radio shows. The 'King' Whiteman continued to stick with the fans. How was Paul Whiteman crowned the King of Jazz? According to the movie, 'The King of Jazz', he was game-hu...
  • Popularity Of Jazz Dance
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    History of Jazz Dance "Jazz dance is a form of personal expression created and sustained though improvisation... it has certain defining characteristics, including improvisation, isolation, a centrifugal explosion of energy that radiates outward from the hips, and a propulsive rhythm that gives a swinging quality to the movement". -Bob Bo ross Jazz is a crossbreed of north American cultures, a music and dance of the slaves of Africa, and old European Jigs and its, Minstrel shows and presumably, ...
  • Solos Of The Bop Era
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    Charlie Parker at Storyville The set by Charlie Parker, at Storyville is a perfect example of bop or bebop. It fits almost all of the criteria we use to define bop. These criteria include, but are not limited to: fast tempo, display of instrumental virtuosity, complex melodies and harmonies, an unresolved character, highly syncopated and masterful improvisations. These were all shown throughout this set. The compact disc I chose is actually a compilation of two different live sets 6 months apart...
  • New Form Of Jazz
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    Early History of Jazz Jazz is a style of music that began and has been revolutionized within the United States. Jazz music first appeared in the city of New Orleans and eventually moved onto Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New York City. Jazz unites different elements of African, African- American, religious, brass brand, and blues style of music. The music of Jazz, and its changes through the years, is now a form of music that is known and respected throughout this nation and the world. Ja...
  • Form Of Jazz Dance
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    Jazz Jazz dance began as the popular dance moves of the early 1900's. Most of the music that was played was Jazz and the steps just fit with the sounds. Jazz dance is an American tradition, it reflects to the speed of American's and there life styles more then any other type of dance. One of the first persons to create a form of Jazz dance was Jack Cole know to be the father of Jazz (James Robey). Cole brought a low sense of gravity a used a deep pile giving jazz its power and explosion in the p...
  • Flappers Like Louise Brooks And Josephine Baker
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    In the 1920's, a new and popular model of modern womanhood dominated the American cultural scene. Although not all American women of the early twentieth century would emulate the flapper model, that model quickly came to represent the youthful exuberance of the post-World War I period. According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author whose novels set a tone for the 1920's, the ideal flapper, representing the ideal modern woman, was lovely, expensive, and about nineteen. Originally, merely a symbol o...
  • Origins Of Jazz Music
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    Title: The origin and growth of Jazz music The Jazz music of the twenties, comparable to the rock of the sixties and the disco of the seventies, was the sound of a new revolution. It was something that America had never heard before. The time came to be known the Jazz Age. F. Scott Fitzgerald named the era, Louis Armstrong dominated it, and the 1929 crash of the stock market ended it. This new music created a style filled with strong rhythms and syncopation, a sound that was a memory of the slav...
  • Jazz Music
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    Spanning the worlds of jazz and contemporary rock and pop, Herbie Hancock was, and still is a very influential pianist in jazz today. He has made several jazz albums, in his 1960's relationship with Blue Note, defined jazz funk with his Head Hunters band of the 1970's, and topped the pop charts with Rockit in the 1980's. He was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago. He was a child prodigy and began studying classical piano at the age of seven. At 11, he performed the first movement of a Mozart conce...
  • Great Trumpet Soloist With Ellington Band
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    Music of The swing Era, The Five Most Significant Big Bands and Their Theme Songs Duke Ellington (Take The A Train) Count Basie (April In Paris) Benny Goodman (Let's Dance) Jimmy Lunceford (Lunceford Swing) Glen Miller (In The Mood) Important Facts To Remember- These bands were the refined versions of the seminal work of Flecther Henderson, the architect of the big band style. henderson was know not only as a bandleader but as a great arranger and was hired in the latter capacity to write arrang...
  • Louis Armstrong
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    In Southern America, beside thinking about culture, food, racism! Ketc. However, Music is one of the most important things in Southern America, they have Elvis Presley's Rock! yen n! | Roll; Gospel, blue! Ketc. in the early century, Jazz was also playing an important role of music, when we talk about Jazz, Louis Armstrong will be best fit to call him! SS the father of Jazz!" . On August 4, 1901. A baby boy was born in one of the poorest section of New Orel and, his name is Louis Armstrong. "He w...

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