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Funk Jazz

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Some soul music is called funk. Funk is derived from Congo-language lu-fuki, rather than the English word “frightened” or “dreadful,” and it can absorb sweat and body odor when performing or performing something well. It is a word to praise.

 Funk jazz is a repetitive bass form, drums that emphasize violently on the second and fourth beats of the bar (hi-hat cymbals are closed with these beats, following clapping), with clear melodies. Features simple harmony.

As a result, the sound is closer to gospel music than rhythm and blues.

Bebop (Modern Jazz)

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Bebop was music born during World War II, and many of its major performers had no military experience, but strikes, racism and various discriminations, and economic inequity. And they experienced living the homefront.

Many of the first black musicians who played Bebop came from the west and southwest, and their music developed under local culture and political climate.

Bebop’s band takes the form of a small knitting combo. They often play one unison with a trumpet and a saxophone.

Its purpose wasn’t solely for nightclub dancers and floor shows, nor was playing for the pop market.

Bebop’s melody phrases aren’t simply phrasing for pop singers or swing riff melodies (where the bar-by-measure phrases are arranged in a similar tone and balance). It is long and has few repetitions. Moreover, it has an uneven structure and irregular sound arrangement.

During this time, young singers such as Babbs Gonzales, Jo Carroll, and Sarah Vaughan brought the tradition of scat-style to the bebop style, rethinking the sound of the bebop rhythms and elegance.

Mode Jazz

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 Mode jazz in the 1960s picked up pop songs and used boldly simplified chord progressions. Jazz is composed and played based on one scale or one or two chords.

There were even more minimalist performers, improvising with one chord, using a single note, a sustained bass (drone), or a repetitive form called a vamp.

Free Jazz

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As jazz evolved, the musical arrangements musicians had to make in advance were minimal. Free jazz was first heard on the lower east side of Manhattan in the United States, a new town for musicians who had settled in the early 1960s.

Free jazz was very diverse music. Some screamed and argued, faced with newly electro-amplified rock music, and some surprisingly quiet and non-amplified chamber music. They used their bodies hard and appealed to their emotions.

Some amateur musicians were there, and the amateur spirit was cherished. Despite bringing a fresh sensation to the music, many free jazz players had the skills to represent them at the time.

Free jazz was open to all kinds of musical expressions without prejudice and did not give an easy characterization of such music.

At first, it was called “new thing”, followed by the term “free jazz”, taking into account the spirit of this era, that is, the political actions for human liberation and utopian idealism spread throughout the country.

New values ​​have been introduced to clarify the development and departure from jazz, with the most important being energy, spirituality, spirituality, metaphysics, freedom (freedom, liberation). It was drawn from the area of ​​concern.

Free jazz has rapidly expanded the musical expression of musicians around the world, especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the word freedom has become a lively sound and has become a means of releasing itself.