Jazz Theory

no responses. January 3, 2018 Natasha

Afro-Cuban Hall of Fame – A tribute to Dizzy Gillespie


Afro-Cuban Hall of Fame – A tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

By: Natasha Archary    The birth of Afro-Cuban jazz can be traced to trumpeter Mario Bauza. Buaza introduced Dizzy Gillespie to the Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo […]

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no responses. January 9, 2017 Trinisha

Jazz Owes Women


Jazz Owes Women

By Nomali Cele In a 2014 Interview with the Mail & Guardian, Nomfundo Xaluva, one of the best jazz instrumentalists and vocalists (not to mention composer […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords


Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords

Jazz Chords For this section, a prior knowledge of intervals and chord triads is necessary. In jazz styles, it is rare to see a chord that is […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Syncopation


Jazz Theory – Syncopation

Syncopation Despite the freedom and improvised nature of jazz music, there are several common elements that help to define something as being jazz. One of the […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – Improvisation


Jazz Theory – Improvisation

Improvisation Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The improviser may depend […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz


Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz

The Structure of Jazz Much of what happens in jazz is strongly influenced by the rather rigid structure of the genre. But, far from being an […]

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no responses. December 23, 2015 Trinisha

A Love Supreme — Jazz and its instruments


A Love Supreme — Jazz and its instruments

The Sounds of Jazz Lois Armstrong inspired an entirely new generation of musicians all thirsty for knowledge. It wasn’t anything that he said that moved the […]

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