Experiencing Jazz

ISBN-10: 0073313254
ISBN-13: 9780073313252
Edition: 2007
Authors: Richard J. Lawn
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Description: "Experiencing Jazz," as the title suggests, provides an immersive experience using an integrated text, CD-ROM, and audio CD anthology designed for the non-musician or musician whose primary focus is not jazz. Listening to seminal recordings,  More...

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List price: $85.94
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/9/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

"Experiencing Jazz," as the title suggests, provides an immersive experience using an integrated text, CD-ROM, and audio CD anthology designed for the non-musician or musician whose primary focus is not jazz. Listening to seminal recordings, learning about how musicians create the music, and hearing the music first hand through an interactive companion CD-ROM rich in helpful tutorials as well as audio and video examples helps the non-musician to fully appreciate and become involved in the jazz experience. The CD-ROM offers excerpts of interviews with many of the performers who made jazz history, as well as other valuable information designed to create active, informed and discerning listeners. The textbook helps to place important musical trends in a larger cultural and historical context, helping the reader to relate jazz history to other familiar events. It does not overwhelm with long lists of musicians, but focuses on the primary innovators who moved the music in new directions.

Preface
Understanding Jazz
The Nature of Jazz That Four Letter Word Defining Jazz Jazz Styles Timeline
Chapter Summary
The Elements of Jazz Rhythm Meter and Tempo Rhythmic Devices Important to Jazz Swing as an Aspect of Jazz Rhythm Melody Blues Harmony Texture Form Improvisation Something Borrowed
The European Tradition Something New, Something Blue
The Jazz Tradition
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Listening to Jazz Performance Practice Instruments of Jazz
The Drum Set and Swing A Jazz Veteran Discusses the Rhythm Section Orchestration and Instrumentation
The Arrangement Instrumental Techniques Special Effects –
The Sounds of Jazz Understanding Improvisation Understanding the Performance Describing the Performance
The Jam Session What Happens in a Jam Session? Video Blues
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
The Roots of Jazz Out of Africa: The Significance of African Music to Jazz Musical Aesthetic Rhythm in African Music Melody in African Music African Music as a Means of Communication Improvisation in African Music Form in African Music Early American Vocal Music Getting the Blues
Ragtime Brass Bands Jazz in Perspective
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Suggested Supplementary Listening
Classic Jazz
Jazz Takes Root New Orleans
The Birthplace of Jazz Dixieland Jazz Band Instrumentation Early Artists and Their Recordings Original Dixieland Jazz Band Kid Ory (1890-1973)
The Pianists
The Reception of Early Jazz Jazz in Perspective
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Suggested Supplementary Listening
The Jazz Age: From Chicago to New York South Side of Chicago And On the Other Side of Town
The Chicago Sound New Orleans Rhythm Kings (N.O.R.K.) A Few Among Many Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)
The Decline of the Chicago Era New York and the Harlem Renaissance Marketing Jazz Jazz in Perspective
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Suggested Supplementary Listening
The Swing Era: Jazz at Its Peak
The Depths of the Depression
The Country Recovers
The Anatomy of Swing Era Jazz Band Instrumentation Repertoire and Arrangement Swing in the East Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952)
The “King of Swing” (1909-1986)
Popular White Swing Bands Artie Shaw Jazz in Perspective
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Suggested Supplementary Listening
Mid-West Swing and A Few More Among Many Mid-West and Southwest Swing Territory Bands
The Success of Big Bands A Few More Among Many: The Swing Era Singers and Pianists Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
The First Lady of Song Art Tatum (1909-1956)
Traditional Jazz Revival Conclusion Jazz in Perspective
Chapter Summary
Study Questions
Suggested Supplementary Listening
Modern Jazz
The Bebop Revolution
The End of An Era Summary
The Life-Style and Musical Characteristics
The Birth of Bebop: The First Recordings Characteristics o

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