Jazz. 7 th Grade-Quarter 3. Musical Elements of Jazz. African Americans of N.O. created Jazz drawing upon their African background as well as some European musical customs . Syncopation: The accenting of beats that are not naturally accented.
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7th Grade-Quarter 3
Swing: Jazz form that came about in the 1930’s with the advent of the big bands in major northern cities (Chicago, Kansas City, New York). It is characterized by the use of written arrangements on top of which soloists would improvise, and by a “big band” (5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, & 4-piece rhythm section). It was the dominant form of American pop music from 1935-’45.
Cool Jazz: Style of jazz that developed in the 1950’s. It is characterized by a relaxed tempo, lighter tone, and the use of formal arrangements.