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CLIP 4785

Jazz styles

Jazz styles

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Key Info
  • Jazz styles
  • Duration: 05:49
  • What is jazz and why is it important to so many musicians? Jazz is a constantly evolving genre which has influenced a great many styles of music. Several jazz musicians including Ray Charles and Allen Toussaint share their opinions and knowledge of jazz. This provides an interesting range of experiences from which young people can learn.
  • Subject:



    Music in Context

  • Keywords: jazz, classical, country, blues, rhythm and blues
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to develop students' understanding of jazz as a style of music. Use to develop students' understanding of how musical styles develop and evolve.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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