Jazz Essay

analytical Essay
1266 words
1266 words

Jazz is a musical genre born in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States, which expanded globally over the twentieth century.
The genre developed in embryo from the traditions of West Africa, Europe and North America found their pot in the African American community living in the southern United States.
In the words of folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, jazz is a musical gumbo, a result of the melting pot, the melting pot that was the southern country.
Geographically, jazz emerged in the state of Louisiana, specifically in the area of influence of New Orleans (home of jazz musical style and main center during the early days of jazz), where large shipments arrived black slaves, mainly from the western …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the instruments used by the trombone, cornet, clarinet, banjo, tuba, battery, guitar, bass.
  • Describes jazz as a musical genre born in the second half of the nineteenth century, which expanded globally over the twentieth century.
  • Analyzes how the old plantation depicts enslaved african americans dancing to the sound of a banjo and percussion. there is little we know about the musical life between american blacks during the first century of independence
  • Explains that in many areas of south of the united states, the beating of drums was prohibited by law, so that black slaves had to resort to percussion using the palms of their hands and beat feet to enjoy their holidays.
  • Analyzes how the musical character of the african-american population manifested in the early days of jazz. the minstrel was a show that mixed elements of operetta with musical numbers based on the "plantation songs".
  • Explains that the civil war was a major change in american musical life. the minstrel lost its character parody of black music and incorporated actors, singers, and afro-american music.

In African-American music, the impact was even greater, as the war completely destroyed the social structure in which, until then, that had developed, so that the basis on which evolves is entirely different. In the words of musicologist Irving Sablosky:
The scattered musical energies that had been spread randomly in the first 50 years of the century, and is now focused on consolidating America´s institutions clearly. The minstrel, but remained almost to the end of the nineteenth century, lost its character parody of black music and incorporated actors, singers and really Afro-American music, introducing dances like the cakewalk. Some of these songs have remained as jazz standards such as "Carry me back to old Virginia" James Bland (1878). From this process, and especially rhythm "cakewalk", together with elements of European classical music, was born a new style called ragtime, which was originally played by groups of black, although it has remained in history as an eminently pianistic style edited by scores and piano rolls. His birth seems to be in the Midwest, in the area of San Luis, and his success came in the honky tonks and the barrelhouses, infamous bar and many customers. Their peak corresponded to the fall and disappearance own

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