• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The History of Jazz

Extracts from this document...


The History of Jazz Jazz is a type of music that was firstly developed around the year 1895 in New Orleans. To create this type of music, elements from many types of music were mixed, including Ragtime, marching band music, and blues. The difference between this newly developed music called Jazz, and the earlier styles of music was the improvising that was done to the music, by many of the players in each band or orchestra. ...read more.


This is what made Jazz so unique, how every instrument would be playing their own separate, individual melody, but the instruments were able to fit together as a few notes would be given, and every instrument would be playing in the same key. The first Jazz was played by African-American and Creole musicians in New Orleans. The cornet player, Buddy Bolden was considered to be the first musician to play Jazz music ever. ...read more.


As these bands became more common, Jazz began to grow more popular, and was widely spread. This type of Jazz was soon named "Hot jazz," because of the improvisation in polyphony, and because the music was played at a different speed and pace. Louis Armstrong, from was a cornet player, who became the greatest Jazz musician in his era., and soon one of the biggest stars in the world. It was because of this music that people liked, that Jazz became heard internationally. These African Developed styles are still used in 20th century modern music. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Music section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Music essays

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven, his life story and music from the Bonn peroid.

    Bernadotte's sojourn in Vienna was brief, but he is said to have suggested to Beethoven the idea of writing a 'heroic' symphony on the theme of the young General Bonaparte. Later in the year (the exact date is unknown) Beethoven visited Prague and gave two public concerts, as well as a private recital.

  2. The history of Music

    Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form originally derived from African American work songs. A form of American roots music, blues has been a major influence on later American popular music, finding expression in jazz, big bands, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and country music as well as conventional pop songs and even modern classical music.

  1. The Blues - socio-political context & influence on culture

    Bessie eventually became one of the greatest black recording and theatre artists, and gained respect from white intellectuals. Throughout the 1920's, Ma was mainly running her own shows, and travelled in a home made house-trailer based on an old car chassis, loaded with trunks full of costumes and scenery, or brightly painted railroad carriages.

  2. My chosen genre is Jazz Saxophone.

    The three pieces differ quite a lot from each other in the performing techniques. They are all different styles of jazz: Bluesy Ballad Performance which comes from you. They all need different things in the way in which you play and perform them.

  1. Critically examine the role of improvisation in Jazz, in particular the improvisational technique of ...

    It is interesting to note that most early classical composers (such as Aaron Copland, John Alden Carpenter-and even Igor Stravinsky) who became smitten with jazz, were drawn to its instrumental sounds and timbres, the unusual effects and inflections of jazz playing (brass mutes, glissandos, scoops, bends, and stringless ensembles),

  2. The History of the Dj

    The next Dj, Paul Oakenfold has accomplished things that any other Dj would die for. Paul started out playing cool sounding soul cuts in a wine bar located in Convent Garden, late seventies with Trevor Fung a close mate. He travelled to NYC and at that time Hip Hop was really hitting out.

  1. A Brief History of the Blues

    Following the Civil War (according to Rolling Stone), the blues arose as "a distillate of the African music brought over by slaves. Field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups evolved into a music for a singer who would engage in call-and-response with his guitar.

  2. Rock And Roll - analysis of the different styles of Rock.

    Mumford and Sons uses bluegrass and folk instrumentation; the banjo, the stand-up bass, the mandolin and the piano, is played with a rhythmic style which makes their music genre Alternative Rock and Folk Rock. The lyrics to their songs have a strong literary influence.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work