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Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee - I got rhythm - YouTube

Jazz•Street / Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee - I got rhythm
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Please answer the following Question.

 

"In reference to structure, discuss the use of tone colour."

 

You may use your notes and complete the answer open book style. Please hand in to Miss Schirmer on monday in class so you can get feedback in preparation for the written exam. (The prefect induction has been cancelled so you will be in class P3)

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12th Street Rag by Euday L. Bowman ~ Aaron Robinson, piano - YouTube

What can be done with just a 3-note variation rag? Just listen and see how world renowned Ragtime pianist, Aaron Robinson, bridges the gap between the late R...
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For your listening: Ragtime Piano!
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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - The Lady Is A Tramp

Music video by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga performing "The Lady Is A Tramp".


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"The Lady Is a Tramp" is a 'swing style' show tune from the 1937  musical 'Babes in Arms' .This song is a spoof of New York high society and its strict etiquette. It has become a popular Jazz Standard and recorded by numerous artists over the years....even Lady Gaga!

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Henray's comment, May 30, 2012 8:45 PM
Sounds great!!
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Swing Music Documentary

History of Swing
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A nice Intro to the Swing Music of the 1930's.

Just watch this one =)

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USING PENTATONIC SCALES IN JAZZ

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Good explaination on how to use the pentatonic scale when soloing in a jazz style!

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New Orleans' Street Jazz

A modern example of New Orleans Jazz which stays true to the 1920's style.

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Listen to this modern take of New Orleans Jazz and then:

Q. With reference to the concepts of music, COMPARE and  CONTRAST this  New Orleans style from the Dixieland Jazz piece 'Tiger Rag' in the previous post.

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Jazz History: The Standards (1920s)(Website over historical topic #2)

Jazz History: The Standards (1920s)(Website over historical topic #2) | Jazz Music Stage 5 | Scoop.it

The decade of 1920s marked huge advances in the music industry. The phonograph record became the primary method of disseminating music, surpassing sales of sheet music and piano rolls. The music industry, ever keen to discover new ways of making profits, realized that record, sheet music and piano roll sales could all be tied together. The “song plugger” was born: a person who worked to make sure his company’s tunes would be performed by dance bands or by singers, live and on records, ever hopeful of a “hit.”The decade marked the beginning of independent (or indie) record companies, smaller operations that weren’t afraid to take a chance on music and artists that the bigger companies shied away from.


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Research and Discuss:

How the phonograph works

Its importance in the early 1900's.

Who was this technology available to?

Why did it loose popularity?

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Culture Shock: The TV Series and Beyond: The Devil's Music: 1920's Jazz(Connection to today #1)


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Some good background reading on the origins of Jazz and how it was received by the people.

Task: Write a paragraph addressing and summarising "How Jazz Music was initially received in America and discuss why you think this was the case." 

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Marco Monteiro's comment, June 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Jazz of the 1920s. Because of the racism black americans faced, Jazz music was initially received as the poisonous, associated with sexual activity. There was a lot of controversy towards the music: whilst many young people took towards the music, critics saw to pick at the music until it was destroyed. But Jazz didn't get destroyed, and after WWI, there was an influx of black workers to the industries. With the black people came the music. In 1920, Jazz was prohibited, but this brought the music into illegal bars. By 1933, even critics had to accept that Jazz was part of a new musical revolution, and Jazz was now longer prohibited.
Jaidon S's comment, June 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Jazz was original received with plentiful criticism. It emerged from the Black American population at a time in history rife with racism; improvisation is a defining aspect that upset many used to the conventional structured form. Jazz performers were barred from reputable venues, forced to play in the New Orleans Red Light District; this further contributed to the negative image of Jazz.
Irene Fang's comment, June 23, 2014 6:35 AM
Jazz music started to become popular at the turn of the 20th century and was a controversial music form as it broke the musical and social traditions of music during that era, such as improvisation instead of a structured form. The racial tension was further emphasised as jazz was popular among black people and musicians, and jazz was seen to be associated with sexual activity. Music critics and educators attempted to convince youths that classical music was the only good music, and jazz was named 'the devil's music'.
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Duke Ellington - It don't mean a thing (1943) - YouTube

Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is a 1931 composition by Duke Elling...
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14/8/14

Watch and listen to the amazing range of tone colours in this Jazz classic.

Then complete the analysis Question: "Write an aural response discussing the use of tone colour in the first 1minute 30 seconds of this piece."

(You may use your notes and watch the clip as many times as you need to write your answer - It needs to be thorough and detailed.)

To be handed in in class on MONDAY !

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A Passion for Jazz! Music History and Education

A Passion for Jazz! Music History and Education | Jazz Music Stage 5 | Scoop.it
History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring timeline, photos, festivals, glossary, guitar & piano chords, scales & online lessons.
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An excellent site which provdes a good range of information and helpful resources for you to look at.

 

TASK: A Passion For Jazz” - History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring timeline, photos, festivals, glossary, guitar & piano chords, scales & online lessons.

Jazz History – Timeline: Summarise and Make notes on Major Jazz styles

Circa 1885 – Ragtime1920 – Chicago Jazz and New Orleans/Dixieland Jazz1930 – Swing1940 – Bebop1950 – Cool Jazz1960 – Free Jazz1970 – Fusion Jazz

 

Alternative Group Activity – Students in small groups (2 or 3) investigate a different Style each and present their findings to the class.

Include information such as

When the style evolved and from whereMusical features of the style in relation to the concepts.Famous Musicians or composers of this styleA Youtube Clip/Song demonstrating the style.
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It had to be you - Harry Connick Jr.

with lyrics
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Lesson Part 1 - 14 July 2014:

 

Listen to the entire piece once for familiarisation, and then listen to the excerpt 0'28 - 1'58 (5 times with breaks between) and answer the question below (To be completed in your music books):

 

'"Discuss how Pitch is used to create interest in this piece""

 

Question may be completed as open book and you may use your Pitch notes - (Make sure your answer is detailed and thorough, should be at least a page long!!).

 

 You will have 30 minutes to complete your answer. 

  

 

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Scott Joplin - Trailer

Ragtime - Circ. 1885

Ragtime was Piano Music that was often played in bars.

This is the trailer from the Movie "Scott Joplin", showing a 'Piano Battle' allegedly involving Scott Joplin which is simillar to our "Rap Battles" of today. 

 

Interesting fact: Scott Joplin was the son of a slave.


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Miss Schirmer's comment, October 14, 2013 8:12 PM
Ragtime piano was popular in the late 1800's - early 1900's and largely influenced the early Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz styles.
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CIRCLE OF FIFTHS EXPLAINED.... once and for all

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Lesson Part 2: 14/7/14 (Monday Week 1)

 

Watch this Video - Most Jazz Standard chord progressions are based on a diatonic Circle of 5ths!! This is an excellent demonstration and explaination of how the Circle of 5ths is used!! Even though it is demonstrated on piano, it is relevant to all jazz instruments.

 

Observe the above Jazz Circle of 5ths in "Fly Me to the Moon" following the sheet music. - Look at the chordal movement!! (Teacher will give you the 'lead sheet' - [Melody, lyrics and chords])

 

Bring the Sheet Music to your next lesson for prac work.

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Nick LaRocca and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Tiger Rag - http://www.Chaylz.com

White Jazz groups such as "The Original Dixieland Jazz Band" first made Jazz popular with the white audiences around 1917. They developed a white New Orleans Jazz style we call 'Dixieland'. (While existing at the same time, 'Dixieland' generally refers to 'white jazz' and 'New Orleans Jazz' refers to the 'black' version.)

This 'white' style tended to be more harmonically correct, more technical and less expressive (less funky/soulful) and more orthodox in in its sound. The 'New Orleans jazz' tended to feature more expressive techniques such as - Slides between notes/ glissandi/vibrato/and solo improvisations.

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Listen to the 'Tiger Rag' by TODJB:

Q1. Identify the instruments you hear and

Q2. Identify their textural role.

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Flapper Music(Primary Source #1)

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Decor of the 1920s -- 

Annotation: The website was made by Carlton Higginbotham and was created in 1998.This document was created to inform people about the 'Flapper', technological advances in the 20's and how they impacted the spread of Jazz music; It further discusses the context in which Jazz music was viewed at the time.


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Question: What piece of technology is being discussed specifically? (which impacted the spread of Jazz Music to the public) and discuss HOW this technology works.

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