An Introduction to Jazz 1. What is the relaxed easy rhythmic flow of Jazz music called? 2. Another important element of Jazz music is the ability of the performer to make up the words or melody as they go along. They are not “reading”, the music on the page but doing as they feel at the moment. What is the name for this important feature of Jazz music? 3. What three instruments make up the heartbeat or rhythm section in Jazz music? 4. Jazz music has been around for almost 80 years. What two kinds of music came together to start it? 5. Why were black people brought to the U.S.? 6. Ragtime is Jazz in its earliest form. How did it begin? 7. In what U.S. city did Jazz begin? Please answer all questions in full sentence form on a separate sheet of paper.
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