Elments of Jazz/Blues Music

  • Call and Response: a short phrase alternated between performers, or instruments etc.
  • Improvisation: creating new melodies over a chord progression
  • Clapping and drumming
  • Syncopation: Playing a beat that is not the main beat
  • Repetition of rhythm or melodic pattern
  • Pitch bending also called  (blue notes)= flatted 3rd, 5th and 7th scale degrees
  • Moans and shouts
  • 12 bars(measures) with  chord progression using combinations of the  I IV and V chords

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