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HISTORY OF JAZZ:
Pre-Jazz
Ragtime
Dixieland
Tin Pan Alley
Boogie-Woogie
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BeBop
Cool
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Jazz Dictonary

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Hard bop: The jazz style associated with the jazz groups of Art Blakey, Horace Oliver, A aggressive style of bop playing, originating on the east coast, and associated with musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Jay Jay Johnson, Lee Morgan (etc.).

Head: The melody or pre-written theme for a piece.

Head arrangement: A band arrangement that was created extemporaneously by the musicians, and is not written down.

Head voice: Technique of singing in the high range (not falsetto).

High hat (sock cymbal): A part of the conventional drum set, which brings two cymbals together by means of a foot pedal and is played with the foot, but may be struck with the drumsticks, mallets, brushes. Primarily a constant rhythm keeping component of the drum kit.

Harmony: Simultaneous sounding of two or more tones.

Higher harmony: Extended harmony the upper partials of a chord.

Homophonic: A single melody, usually in the highest voice part, with the harmony in the lower voices acting as an accompaniment.

Horn: A general label for any wind instrument; sometimes includes stringed and percussion instruments as well, (the most general slang term for all instruments is sax).

Hymn: A congregational song, whose words are not taken directly from the Bible, sung in praise of God

 


 

 

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