What Was The Role Of Jazz In The 19th Century

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In the late 19th century Emile Berliner introduced the Gramophone which was a swing off of the Phonograph, the art of sound recordings, replacing sheet music making it a lot easier and quicker for artists. Jazz would not be at the point it is now without this invention. Having recording equipment meant that during live performances the solos would be able to be re-listened to and learnt by other artists ameture or professionals. Also by recording parts of the performance first meant it would be a lot easier instead of using instruments like the banjo and tuba this also meant if they didn 't have access to those instruments their shows could still go easier. This meant that Jazz could adapt a little more with every listen and practice but also it meant that Jazz could travel a lot further around the world than it would have had it just been live music. It also meant that you could appreciate a solo or improvisation in a lot more detail. This meant jazz was appreciated a lot more once people realised how amazing and talented jazz players were. Music technology gave us the chance to upgrade our instruments and music to a new form also meaning we could have access to more instruments and choice for our music. The use of the radio has also helped to distribute jazz when it started but also all of the changes throughout the years.…show more content…
The use of midi and mixing boards means that even on live gigs jazz players can still have an A* performance and their live gigs will sound like their recorded versions, and also if they want to record their live performances to use in the studio or at another performance they have the choice to do this, also if for some reason one of their players cannot attend a gig they can use recordings to step in meaning they could carry on with their gigs and have a lot more
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