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  • Contributions Of Louis Armstrong

    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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  • Music's Influence On Modern Day Music

    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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  • The Early Big Band Era

    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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  • Characteristics Of New Orleans Style Jazz

    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

    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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  • Slavery, Pain, And Consequences Of Jazz Music

    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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  • Jazz Music In The 1920s

    was exposed to many of the things that African Americans stood for, such as the longing for freedom and overcoming hardships. New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City were prominent cities that allowed jazz music to flourish. Music produced in these cities differed from each other in terms of style, purpose, and sound. It is said that New Orleans is “the Mecca of jazz”(United States, National Parks Service). Dixieland, also referred to as New Orleans jazz, combined polyphonic improvisation,…

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  • Free Jazz Analysis

    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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  • Louis Armstrong Research Paper

    The Soul of American Jazz Name: Louis Armstrong Born: New Orleans Died: New York August 4th, 1901 July 6th, 1971 (age 69) Mention of jazz music, the first people to associate people, is likely to be a clown image, nicknamed Uncle Satchmo (Uncle Satchmo), little cute. He is a husky singer, with a small hand often. His New Orleans jazz style, in Dick Dixieland peiqu, playing the advantages of simple structure, dramatic works. This is Luis Armstrong. He is a huge jazz musician that everyone…

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  • Jazz Music

    new music at a certain time. During the time of Baroque composers like Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, doing anything that is not a charming melody, accompanied by a simple chord progression, with a genuine figured, would be considered un-listenable. Later, in the classical era, composers like Mozart and Beethoven came in and presented compositions with more emotion, contrast, and harmonic difference. At the time they were not approved because they broke the box of musical representation. Fast…

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