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History of Jazz I

History of Jazz Vocab Part one

Barrel House or Honky Tonk extremely percussive and rhythmic blues piano style. Came from the buildings where loggers or other laborers went for entertainment.
Be-Bop Dominant jazz style of the 1940s, long melodic lines, complex rhythms and impressionistic harmonic patterns. Often ending on an upbeat
Blues Started as vocal music. Important in all jazz styles. Three basic chorsd to harmonize melodies.
Boogie-Woogie A blues piano style orginated by unschooled southern black pianists, recurring bass patterns. More folklike then ragtime.
Break A point in the performance where the rhythmic accompaniment stops and the soloist continues
Call and Response Solo music statement answered by an ensemble or other soloist.
Chord A combination of musical tones sounded simultaneously.
Church Modes arrangement of notes. Church modes refer to the scales orginally used to systematize early church music.
Concerto Grosso Seen with Third Stream, Musical form of the European classical tradition, small groups playing against the full orchestra.
Cool Jazz Jazz style of the 1940s and early 1950s featuring rhythms and syncopations more subtle than those of Bebop. Atonal souds and melodies similar to those of contemporary concert music.
Density Clusters of chords, often played in the lower register
Funky Jazz Very rhythmic, blues and gospel influenced jazz
Fusion The unuion or two or more styles into one: example ebing Afro-Cuban Jazz
Hard-Bop Bebop played with more emphatic rhythm
Impressionistic Music that suggests rather than states, using various chord combinations and other musical devices to provide a sense of atmosphere without struct attention to structure
Improvisation Alteration or revision of the rhythmic harmonic and melodic potentialities of a composition.
Jazz A way of playing musical repertory that defines and gives graphic examples of various aspects of that way of playing.
Minstrel Shows Theatrical presentations by white showmen who took credit for the minstrel songs and dances they imitated.
Vaudville Shows The terms used for variety shows early in the 20th century
Vibrato A fluctuation of pitch on sustained notes
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