How to Listen to Jazz (Paperback)

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How to Listen to Jazz (Paperback)

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today`s leading jazz musicians.

From Louis Armstrong`s innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music`s history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation.

A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who`s ever wanted to understand America`s greatest contribution to music.

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (September 19, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches

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Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.



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