Jazz of course, never seems to be the same. B.B. liked to tell stories and talk to his guitar Lucille, but he set a great example for young guitarists all over the world. Something else that I believe is important in the evolution of jazz is the ability to read and understand musical notation. I was surprised to find out how many rock musicians were classically trained.
This push and pull between bass drum and snare drum is the beating heart of the song and contributes to create one of the best grooves of James Brown (Brown and Tucker, 2014). But syncopation is not performed only by percussive instruments, also guitar players, horns section and singers use syncopation to create groove. According to Abel (2011) syncopation can also be seen as a sort of anticipation, an embellishment of a musical phrase that creates tension and release, that otherwise would sound empty. Then he gives a clear example of a vocal lines in ‘No Women, No Cry’ (1974) by Bob Marley and the Wailers, where the final note of the phrase is anticipated on the 4
I think I liked it more because it had no singers it was just the instruments. I got more of a jazz feeling with listening to the instruments. I know the jazz we had been learning had singers, but I feel like it is better with just instruments. I feel like the instruments itself tell a story. The feeling I got with this performance was energy, a feeling of wanting to play
The work was originally written for violin and piano but in 1919 after World War 1 he revised and orchestrated the work. He changed and rewrote the soloist’s part by adding cadenzas without bar lines to imitate the bird song. The violin-piano version was premiered in the year 1920 at Shirehampton, Gloucestershire featuring Marie Hall as the violinist. Within the same year, Vaughan Williams worked with Marie Hall to revised the orchestration and dedicated the work to her. In 1921, the final orchestral version was performed by Marie Hall together with the British Symphony
In the movie, The Seville Concert created by John Williams, who he himself is part of the movie, including Andrés Segovia, both great guitarist and composers. The movie focuses on John williams how he came to be with his talents as a guitarist, the aspect of learning how to play the guitar and the role. At a young age, John was introduced to guitar around the age of 4 by his father, who was a Jazz player and a teacher. His mother, who very much liked Jazz clubs met John 's father. As he began to grow up, until his teen years, he met Andrés Segovia, one of the most amazing guitarist in the world, and he got advice from him.
Therefore, they created a new style of music that would appeal to white adults who didn’t prefer rock and roll or country. They found singers with smooth voices and had them sing sweet ballads over orchestral strings and choirs. Surprisingly, the plan worked and sales of records from Nashville companies soon began to increase. In the mid-60s another style called country rock emerged. Gram Parsons was known for adding the rock and roll piano, rock guitar and elements of folk rock to his band’s country music sound.
We may be creative but did you know that listening to music helps you be creative? Research has shown that if you are listening to music at a moderate sound level that it can decrease difficulty and increase processing and can lead to creativity (Beth, 2013). Also that by the genre of music you listen to studies have shown that it can show part of your personality. To name a few Blues fans have high self esteem, are creative and outgoing, and also are gentle and at ease. Jazz fans have high self esteem, are creative and outgoing and are at ease.
I began to listen to the radio and search for music that was different to the normal show tunes and novelty ballets at the time. I and other teenagers hungered for music with a beat that we could dance to. I heard his voice on the radio and my family thought that he was black, but it was announced that he is not. I followed up on him and was able to experience him on the television. I then received the opportunity to see one of his concerts, and he was incredible.
Performing jazz is not as easy as it seems, my first jazz performance to audiences from French was a disaster as the tempo of every song is so precise that if you were to miss just a single note, it will ruin the whole song. As time goes by, I then started to understand how jazz arrangement flows, although my knowledge in jazz is not as much, but it is a genre that is worth to spend some time and learn more about. Lately, I noticed that I no longer favour hanging out at the club with loud songs. My lifestyle had changed to spending my time at the jazz bar, listening to some local talents and if I’m lucky enough, I will be able to catch international jazz singers like Tompi from Indonesia. In addition, even my alarm music is a jazz song instead of other loud genres.