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HISTORY OF JAZZ:
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Ragtime
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JAZZ DICTONARY:
Jazz Dictonary

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Vamp: A transitional chord or rhythmic progression of indefinite duration used as a filler until the soloist is ready to continue on.

Verse: The introductory section of a popular song as distinguished from the chorus. The latter consists commonly of 32 bars, while the verse may have an irregular number of bars and may be sung or played in a free tempo.

Vertical thinking: Block chords that accompany a melodic part; opposite of horizontal thinking.

Vibrato: Refers to the artificial wavering of a tone; rapidly recurring the fluctuations of pitch. Most jazz uses vibrato for warmth and interpretation in imitation the human voice.

Voicing: The manner of organizing, doubling, omitting, or adding to the notes of a chord.

 


 

 

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