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syncopation

accenting just before or just after a beat

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head

melody or prewritten theme for a piece

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walking bass

style of bass line in which each beat of each measure receives a separate tone, thus creating a moving sequence or quarter note in bass range

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chorus

single playing through of the structure being used to organize the music in an improvisation

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bridge

B part of an AABA composition

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collective improvisation

simultaneous improvisation by all members of group together

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strude

left-hand style used by early jazz pianists

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modal

music in which melody and/or harmony is based on an arrangement of modes

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riff

phrase, melodic fragment, theme

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blue note

pitch somewhere between major 3rd and minor 3rd or between major 7th and minor 7th

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comping

syncopated chording which provides improvised accompaniment for simultaneously improvised solos, flexibly complementing the rhythms and implied harmonies of the solo line

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chord progression

when one chord changes or progresses to another chord

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double time

feeling that a piece of music or a plated is going twice as fast as the tempo, although chord progressions continue at original rate

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locked-hands style

style of piano playing in which separate chord parallels each note of melody because both hands are used as though there are locked together

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shaw-nuff

dizzy
bebop

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misterioso

12 bar blues
bebop

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no figs

cool jazz

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blue Rondo

12 bar blues
cool jazz

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boplicity

cool jazz

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sneor blues

Sunny Rolling
hard bop

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Charlie Parker

also saxophonist
created new system of music

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Dizzy Gillespie

most important bebop trumpeter
known for command over his instrument agility high register

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Lennie Tristano

pianist/composer/bandleader
smoother, less jumpy lines

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Lee Konitzo

first and only alternative to Charlie
typified cool jazz

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Dave Brybeck

pianist/composer
international fame in 1900s

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Miles Davis

most influential post Coltrane
tenor sax
most important composer in 1960-70s

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John Coltrance

played in variety of soul and r&b bands
worked with Dizzy's Big Band