Origins and Influences on Modern Popular Music

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1. Class Notes on Jazz (by the Instructor)  

2. Concepts: Textual Erasure; Appropriation (see Course Glossary)  

3. What is Jazz? (National Museum of American History)    

4. Lincoln Center: Jazz Academy  
5. History (Continued)
6. From Rock N' Roll to Rock (Examples)
7. Form  (Music Theory by Dave Conservatoire)   8. Examples of Scat Singing
9. Examples of Improvisation
  • (a) Rahman / Thee Thee--performance with India's Mohini Dey (Berklee College of Music--Boston)
  • (b) Mohini Dey and Gergo Borlai
  • (c) Young drummer in a mall in Japan
  • (d) Extreme improvisation: music of Vangelis--example: Rosetta Mission Album
  • (e) Vangelis in concert with African American sopranos Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle (celebrating Mars Odyssey 2001)
10. Blue Grass and the Banjo
11. Globalization of Jazz (and U.S. Rock)--Examples
  • (a) Music that would not exist without black people. (0:00-3:07)
  • (b) Louis Armstrong--The jazz ambassador (Blueberry Hill)
  • (c) Chick Corea (piano) and Gary Burton (xylophone) (0:00--3:00)
  • (d) Lee Ritenour (guitar) & Dave Grusin in Java, Indonesia (0:00--4:00)
  • (e) African High Life I (0:00-2:52)
  • (f) African High Life II (14:06-18:40)
  • (g) African High Life III (0:0--2:51) Wazimbo & Orchestra
  • (h) Jazz in Japan I (0:00-3:55)
  • (i) Jazz in Japan II (0:00-3:00)
  • (j) Afro-Jewish Jazz I (0:00-2:40)
  • (k) Jewish Jazz II (1:00-4:00)
  • (l) Indo-Jazz-Rock Fusion (2:32-4:32) Jiya Jale-Dil Se
  • (m) Afro-Celtic Music I (0:00-4:00)
  • (n) Afro-Celtic Music II (0:00-3:00)
  • (o) Afro-Latin Jazz (1:07:26--1:16:11--Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite) 
12. Indo-Jazz-Rock Fusion (a one person phenomenon)

13. Other Relevant Aspects of Music in General
(a) Orchestration sheet music (0:00--2:00) arranging and arrangements
(b) Film music  (scroll down when the page comes up)
(c) Western classical music (indirect influence on Jazz and Rock)