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Jazz Terms

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2.in bass playing, to play mostly one note per beat, making a smooth, continuous quarter-note line.
5.a phrase beginning that comes before the beginning of the first bar.
6.the process of displacing 'expected' beats by anticipation or delay of one-half a beat. The natural melodic accent which would fall, in 'square' music, on the beat, is thus heard on the off-beat. Thi
10.one in which the chord tones are spread out over a greater range.
11.jazz term referring to a note that slides to an indefinite pitch chromatically upwards.
12.the interval of three whole steps, i.e. an augmented 4th or diminished 5th.
13.a style of piano playing very popular in the thirties. Blues, with continuous repeated eighth note patterns in left hand and exciting but often stereotyped blues riffs and figures in the right hand
16.the jazz term for 'tenor' (q.v.). A line played by the pianist's left thumb.
17.a jocular term for coda; an added ending section
19.jazz term referring either to establishing a pitch, sliding down half a step and returning to the original pitch or sliding up half a step from the original note.
21.a note of definite pitch sliding downwards to another note of definite pitch.
22.a transitional passage in which a soloist plays unaccompanied.
24.a fast tempo.
1.a well-known tune by a jazz musician.
3.to practice diligently
4.a style developed in the late 60s by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Chick Corea and others, partly as a reaction to the eclipse of jazz on the music scene by rock. Incorporated elements
7.a definite series of chords, forming a passage with some harmonic unity or dramatic meaning.
8.singing without instrumental accompaniment
9.a relatively simple, catchy repeated phrase. May be played b
14.a snatch of some other well-known tune thrown into a solo.
15.a bass line that stays mainly on one note (or its octaves) under several changes of harmony
16.tone quality, characteristic instrumental sound. Not especially a jazz term, but note that timbre is one of the basic dimensions of music along with rhythm, melody and harmony.
18.a jazz term describing a trill between one note and its minor third; or, with brass instruments, between a note and its next overblown harmonic.
20.a note that slides to an indefinite pitch chromatically downwards.
23.a rapid descending, or ascending, usually right-hand passage on the piano in the form of a continuous scale, or a scale with variations

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