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An ornamentation of a melody; adding notes for decoration according to established...
A synthesis of elements of jazz and rock. A style of modern jazz.
A stop of the music in a jazz piece during which a soloist improvises, usually for two bars.
Arrangements that are not notated but are worked out in rehersal and, eventually, played by...
The process of simultaneously composing, performing, and listening to music.
Big Band Jazz
Music for a large jazz ensemble, usually from 12 to 20 musicians.
A jazz bass line played on each beat, frequently with some embellishments and emphasizing the...
Improvised jazz singing using a variety of vocal sounds rather than lyrics. Its purpose is...
The occurrence of accents in unexpected places, usually on weak beats or on weak parts of beats.
A small jazz group, usually from three to six musicians.
An outgrowth of and reaction to bebop.
A style that is almost pure improvisation without adherence to predetermined chord structures,...
A rhythmic or melodic pattern repeated many times.
The bebop style of the 1950s and 1960s
The different instrumental or vocal groupings of an ensemble.
A style of music first popular in the first two decades of the 20th century.
The syncopated chords and melodi figures played by a jazz pianist while accompanying a solo...
In a jazz combo, a leader typically put the group together (hired the musicians)
Originally a solo piano style growing out of ragtime.
Short, sycopated patterns usually written for specific groups of instruments in a big band...
Melodic movement and embellishment in jazz while the main melody sustains a tone, such as at...
A device placed on an instrument to alter its tone usually to soften it.
The soloist in a jazz arrangement or performance.