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    diminished. He was a true believer in the greatness of King Oliver, as he was known in Chicago, and Oliver shaped his style. Oliver taught him the importance of simplicity, of appealing to the people” (Ibid). This would remain Armstrong’s rule for the remainder of his life as a musician. Clearly, the appreciation that Americans were giving Jazz in the 1920s made these previously poor, black men famous beyond belief. Before Armstrong joined Oliver in Chicago, he played Dixieland jazz music (UXL Biographies). By 1925, Armstrong changed from playing the cornet to the trumpet. This is when he stated playing with his own groups. One of these groups included the jazz pianist, Lillian Hardin, who would become his second wife (Ibid). She convinced Armstrong that he was good enough to work independently. “The next few years were enormously significant in the history of jazz because of Armstrong’s improvisations. As he experimented in his playing, giving his musical imagination full reign, he broke free from the rigid Dixieland style and set jazz on a new path” (Ibid). In addition to being the first solo jazz artist, Armstrong also invented scat singing, which is singing that uses syllables instead of actual words (Ibid). Because of this new style, people started to sing and dance to jazz, which had never been done before. “His first triumph with a popular song was when preforming Fat Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’”…” (Ibid). From then on, Louis Armstrong was known…

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    Dixieland Metal Roofing

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    As the prices of natural gas, heating oil, and electricity continue to rise, homeowners are seeking ways to lower their monthly energy burden in new and creative ways. Metal roofing and siding have proven to be extremely affordable and energy efficient alternatives to asphalt, slate, and other traditional materials. Dixieland Metals of Alabama, the premier purveyors of roofing materials in Dothan, AL, explain why metal roofing is such an environmentally friendly and cost effective choice for…

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    This report summarizes a concert performed at the Lincoln Center in New York in March 2016 by a Dixieland band “The Gotham Jazzmen”. This report will highlight the origin of the genre and the band, the characteristic features of Dixieland, The contribution of “Gothan Jazzzmen” to the genre, and an overview of the concert. When it comes to the origin of jazz, people tends to have some mixed opinion about its birth place although most research agreed on New Orleans being the motherland. It…

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    stone ages? Or is it more recent like the past century or so? Well, one of my favorite music styles has been around for many years, and it is one of the most soul-full types of music there is. Not only is the twentieth century Jazz the most soul-full genre of music, but it is also the biggest contributor to modern day music. From Dixieland to Swing to Bebop, Jazz has shaped the latest music styles into what they are today. Dixieland is one of the most popular Jazz genres there was in the…

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    Tiger Rag Music Analysis

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    After listening and reading about the different styles of jazz, I found they did infact have distinct difference. The first example provided in the module was "Tiger Rag" by La Rocca. This Dixieland jazz song provided an example of the techniques used in this type of jazz. I really enjoyed the upbeat feeling of this song. Listening to the notes played, they appeared to play a rather large scale from high to low. When the music cuts out to focus one instrument it really creates a unique sound.…

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    The Early Big Band Era

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    Blues artists were Pink Anderson, Ed Bell, and Bessie Smith. The 3rd form of music that evolved into jazz was Dixieland music, popular from 1917-1920s. Dixieland music was formed when Blues and ragtime music slowly merged together, in New Orleans, Louisiana. For this reason Dixieland jazz is also call New Orleans jazz or traditional jazz. When jazz as a whole gained popularity, Dixieland jazz spread north to Chicago, New York, Kansas City, and all the way over to California. Dixieland jazz got…

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    Although jazz was not notated and therefore was hard to dated exactly when the first renditions of the music were created, it was still thought to come around earliest; this jazz style was invented at the turn of the century and grew in popularity until the fifties. This style originated in New Orleans Louisiana and was created by African Americans who wanted to express their culture in the musical form. This style, otherwise known as the Traditional style or the Dixieland style, was created by…

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    History Of Jazz Music

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    their style of dance wasn’t received well. Some of the slaves later on went to Europe where their dancing was recognized. African jazz with European influences then made its way back to America. African Slaves→America→Europe Jazz→ Europe→America • Ragtime • Syncopated rhythms (marches, waltzes, other classic rhythms…) o Tommy Turpin (piano) Harlem Rag → the first Ragtime musical composition • 1900’s – Classic Jazz o Small musical ensemble, brass • Instruments from confederate war •…

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    are a huge part of the exploration of jazz. As African- Americans were creating jazz, their frustrations were also a major factor to their style. Ragtime is known for its piano use. Ragtime is when musicians play melody with variations. The left hand played melody while the other hand played a syncopated or steady melody. (“Birthplace”; Lawerence). Ragtime has no improvisation (Lawerence). This type of music was part of what helped jazz become very popular. Ragtime roots lay in…

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    Free Jazz Analysis

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    using March based syncopated piano music. This style of music began as dance music in the red light districts of many African American areas long before it was actually published as popular sheet music. Scott Joplin was the official ragtime composer who became famous the publication of his piano based song “Maple Leaf Rag” in 1899. At the start of the 20th Century, early jazz music was developing in New Orleans. The New Orleans jazz, also know as Dixieland music used well know songs like…

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