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This paper explores the origins and history of jazz music from its early beginnings in New Orleans to the more well-known and popular forms we hear today. The paper explains how the earlier forms, known as ragtime and Dixieland, started in the late 1800's and were well formed by the early 1920's. The paper also shows the development of jazz into what we know as blues music today.
From the Paper:"One theory about how Jazz began to coalesce into a recognizable music style relates to the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898. Some historians note that military bands came to New Orleans to be decommissioned, and many of the band instruments were sold to African-Americans and others. Most of these people taught themselves to play (Morgan, 2003), so from the very beginning, jazz did not have strong ties to European styles of musical sound, form, instrumentalization, rhythm and melody. Because of New Orleans' ethnic mix of Spanish, French, Creole and others in addition to Caucasian and African-American (Morgan, 2003), New Orleans was in a position to meld many influences together into a new form."
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Jazz (2004, January 26) Retrieved December 04, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/jazz-46900/
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