Browse School of Music by Subject "Jazz"

  • Escobar, Adrian Herrera (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Jazz piano students spend most of their time practicing improvisation. However, in a performance situation, between 80 and 90% of the time, the jazz pianist is responsible for accompanying melodies and solos. ...

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  • Binder, Eric (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The Bebop era is arguably the most influential era in jazz history. Bebop vocabulary was an innovation which grew from Swing music and would eventually ...

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  • Barnett, Adrian Arthur (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    Ronnie Cuber stands out as one of the most notable baritone saxophonists in recent history. Throughout his career he has worked alongside a variety of notable musicians such as Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Eddie ...

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  • Tomski, Ryan (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The goal of this study is to test the practicality and effectiveness of supplementing traditional jazz improvisation pedagogy with a method book that centers around rhetorical devices more commonly associated with the ...

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  • VanHemert, Jordan (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    In 2014, Patricia Shehan Campbell convened the College Music Society’s Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major (TFUMM). The task force, including lead author Ed Sarath, published a report called Transforming Music ...

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  • Felix, Brian M. (2010-08-09)
    The advent of rock and roll changed the jazz world’s relationship to itself and its musical public. The popularity of jazz, in decline since the rise of bebop in the mid-1940s, was further eroded by rock and roll’s rise ...

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  • Wheelock, Andrew Robert (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)
    The purpose of this research is to gain insight into the current state of jazz drum education at the middle and high school level, thereby identifying methodology that will better prepare jazz band directors to teach ...

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