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Jazz Standards, Jazz History, Musicology, Biographies and Books

Jazz Standards, Jazz History, Musicology, Biographies and Books
The Evolution of Jazz Standards What is a jazz standard? Who decides what songs are best to play? Jason Wolbach’s The Evolution of Jazz Standards: Realizing the Interpretation of Repertoire in Jazz Music sheds light on the history of the jazz standard repertoire, as well as possibilities for future adoptions into the collection (Kindle edition). More... I Walked with Giants

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Music Theory & Analysis Thoughts about Maj 6/9 (no preview text) This post contains the following attachment types: -audio/mp3 4 by 5 -image/tiff Scott Faragher: The Hammond (Pt. 1) Few instruments excite music fans as much as the Hammond organ. Yet everyone hears something different. The jazz fan hears a textured sound approximating that of a big band. The soul fan hears shades of gospel. jazz chord substitution chord substitution concepts Harmonic substitution is simply about replacing one chordal sound with another, or as I need to think of it, as one color for another. Whether it is in the written harmony from sheet music or the harmony implied by the melody, the theoretical concepts behind chord substitution becomes "search" tools for the learner. The coolness here is that we can create different shades of color, allowing for a variety of ways to blend the melody and harmony of a song together.

15 Most Influential Jazz Artists The Arts As one of the most well respected American art forms, jazz has shaped the music industry spawning both the careers of various musical geniuses, and an abundance of elemental new music genres. Jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave folk songs. These songs were played to a syncopated rhythm, and from this emerged ragtime, then Dixieland and subsequently Big Band, what many consider to be the beginning of modern jazz.

Chords Analysis and Guitar Examples All the Things You Are is one the most commonly played jazz standards and is often one of the first tunes called at any jazz jam session. Because of the tune's popularity many guitarists learn to play All The Things You Are at a fairly early stage in their development. What most guitarists fail to realize is that the piece actually has a fairly intricate harmonic structure that can pose quite a few problems for the novice improviser or comper. By understanding the relationship between each section of the tune, and the chords within those sections, we can develop a greater appreciation for the overall formation of the harmony, which will allow us to better navigate the changes in both a solo and chordal fashion. ATTYA Key Center Breakdown All the Things You Are can be divided into four sections, with the first two being sub-sections of one larger section:

Jazz Timeline The timeline of Jazz style development has evolved significantly spanning three centuries. Since its birth, well over two dozen distinct Jazz styles have emerged, all of which are actively played today. The origins of Jazz are attributed to turn of the 20th century New Orleans, although this unique, artistic medium occurred almost simultaneously in other North American areas like Kansas City, Saint Louis and Chicago. Traits carried from West African black folk music developed in the Americas, joined with European popular and light classical music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, became the syncopated rhythms of Ragtime and minor chord voicings characteristic of the Blues . Most early Jazz was played in small marching bands or by solo banjo or piano. The dynamic of Jazz improvisation arose quickly but as an ornament of melody and was not to come into its own soloing styles until circa 1925.

Jazz Progressions Jazz Progressions are simply common chord progressions in jazz music. One of the most common progressions is the ii-V-I progression. The ii-V-I sounds at its best when you use seventh chords and their expanded voicings. As you already know from past lessons, the ii chord is a minor chord, the V chord is a dominant chord, and the I chord is a major chord. So the most basic Jazz progression is the ii minor 7 - V dominant 7 - I major 7. In the key of C, this progression is Dm7-G7-Cmaj7. How to Play Bluesette - Anatomy of a Tune How to play Bluesette on guitar is an installment in my Anatomy of a Tune series, where I take famous Standards and break them down from a specific standpoint such as improvisation, chord melody, comping, arranging or phrasing/rhythm. In this article, we will be breaking down how to play Bluesette from the perspective of analyzing the melody/harmony, improvising using the melody and comping using voice leading. One of the most famous 3/4 jazz standards, Bluesette is one of the first waltz tunes, besides Someday My Prince Will Come that most guitarists tackle in the practice room. Because it is so popular, and full of juicy melody line and harmonic movement, it is a great tune to work on as you continue your development as a jazz guitarist.

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