Rhythm and Blues Term Paper by GCavaletto

Rhythm and Blues
An overview of the history of jazz and its connection to blues music.
# 102297 | 760 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 23, 2008 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Music Studies (History)

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This paper looks at how the 1920s was a huge decade for "jazz" and how due to the closing of the seaport in New Orleans, musicians were forced to travel up the Mississippi to find work. It also discusses the four major types of jazz: boogie-woogie, Chicago jazz, urban blues, and society dance bands and explains the difference between jazz chords and blues chords.

From the Paper:

"To clarify the chord structure between Jazz chords and blues chords, you must first understand that a chord is built on the first, third, and the fifth with an added seventh. A blues song is always centered on three chords, the first chord, the fourth chord, and the fifth chord example, in the key of C the one chord is CEG based on the C scale. The fourth chord is FAC based on the F scale. The five chord is GBD based on the G scale with the added seventh making the chord GBDF. Blues is much more simple because a blues song consist of only three chords. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • JAZZ World Book Encyclopedia 1992ed. Pg.68-74.
  • www.hotjazz.com

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