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The blues evolved from hymns, work songs, and field hollers — music used to accompany non secular, work and social functions. Blues is the foundation of jazz as well as the prime supply of rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and nation music. Bolden can be credited with the invention of the “Big Four”, a key rhythmic innovation on the marching band beat, which gave embryonic jazz rather more room for individual improvisation. As Wynton Marsalis explains, the big 4 (beneath) was the primary syncopated bass drum sample to deviate from the usual on-the-beat march. The second half of the Big Four is the pattern commonly known as the hambone rhythm developed from sub-Saharan African music traditions.
• Jazz turned well-liked because of its use in TV dance shows, movies, and even Broadway musicals. After World War II, the new technology of jazz musicians sought its own … Read More