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  • BeBop

    BeBop is a jazz style from New York which revolutionised music in the mid forties by introducing new concepts of harmony and improvisation and, thereby, influenced a whole new generation of musicians. Typically fast lines written over existing musical sequences; classic exponents of which are Charlie "Bird" ParkerDizzie GillespieThelonius Monk, etc.

    The following drummers are closely associated with the bebop style of jazz:

  • Jazz

    Jazz is a music genre that originated in Black/African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It emerged in the form of independent traditional music and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African American and European American musical parentage with a performance orientation.

    Jazz spans a period of over a hundred years, encompassing a range of music from ragtime to jazz-rock fusion of the 1970s and 1980s, and has proved to be difficult to define. Jazz makes heavy use of improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note, as well as aspects of European harmony, American popular music, the brass band tradition, and African musical elements such as blue notes and African-American styles such as ragtime. The birth of jazz in the multicultural society of America has led intellectuals from around the world to hail jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

  • Ostinato

    An ostinato is a continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm.

    Below are drum/percussion lessons and studies that address one or more ostinatos.

  • Play-Along

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