Jazz Appreciation Research Paper by Dodson

Jazz Appreciation
An analysis of the history of jazz music and how it can be used in urban-area education.
# 94997 | 3,273 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 13, 2007 in Education (Development Studies) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , History (General)

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This paper discusses the importance of jazz appreciation. It begins by discussing the history of jazz music and how its popularity has changed over time. The paper defines jazz music and discusses jazz musicians. It then goes on to discuss how music, in general, can be used in education and how jazz music, in particular, can be used as a vehicle for urban-area education.

From the Paper:

"Anyone in today's world can turn on the radio and find almost every genre of music, except for one: jazz. Jazz was a music form that dominated the billboard charts fifty to sixty years ago, and has slowly faded away, leaving the music industry as a money-interest only business, not very concerned about the music itself. Jazz as a whole today can be found in very few places such as small jazz clubs in big cities, private parties, and unfortunately, elevators. When music is restricted only to certain venues, it is bound to die out soon. Today's music world has pop and rap genres dominating. What many music followers fail to realize is that the roots of their "popular" music evolved from jazz. Jazz music is on a definite decline due to a lack of appreciation and media attention. The music of jazz brings along many positive aspects, most importantly, a vehicle for urban-area education. Through the different stages of the jazz period, and the influences that made a milestone in that period, this classic genre has made a landmark in our world's history."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Collier, James. Jazz: An American Saga. 1st ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997.
  • Erlich, Lillian. What Jazz is All About. New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1962.
  • Fredrickson, William E. "A Comparison of Music Majors' and Nonmajors' Perceptions of Tension for Two Selections of Jazz Music." Journal of Research in Music Education 51.3 (2003): 259-270.
  • Gioia, Ted. The History of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Grant, Rachel A., and Richard Ammon. "Jazzy possibilities in urban education." The Reading Teacher May 2003: 745-747.

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