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Slapping (Bass)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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... Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke, have added the style to the vocabulary of the bass guitar. Bibliography Alyn Shipton . 1976. ‘Styles...

House Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘House band’ denotes the resident band at a club, theater or ballroom. The term also refers to the backing musicians used by a particular record label at the majority of its sessions. In Chicago during the 1920s, certain musicians became...

Jamming

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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... Danny Barker . 1988. A Life in Jazz , ed. Alyn Shipton . New York : Oxford University Press. (First published London:...

Reed Section

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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...A reed section is the part of a jazz orchestra or big band that is constituted of woodwind instruments – generally saxophones, clarinets and flutes. The term was not used to describe the woodwinds of the symphony orchestra, but came...

Big Band

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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...The term ‘big band’ can be applied to any large jazz or dance orchestra, usually with a minimum of 10 players, and averaging 14, although some larger ensembles have expanded to more than twice that number. The term has remained in use...

Jazz Ensemble

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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...A jazz ensemble is a group made up of any number of jazz instrumentalists or vocalists, from a duo upward. By the late 1920s, the established form of ‘classic’ jazz band or ensemble was a septet: trumpet, trombone, clarinet or saxophone...

Reading

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

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... Alyn Shipton . New York : Oxford University Press. (First published London: Macmillan, 1986.) Danny Barker . 1998....

Gig

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Gig’ is a commonplace colloquial popular music term, used initially by jazz musicians and subsequently adopted widely in popular music in connection with freelance playing activities. The derivation of the term is obscure, although...

Scat Singing

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Scat singing is a style of wordless jazz singing in which meaningless syllables are sung as part of an improvised melodic line, generally over a preexisting harmonic structure. This form of vocalization allows the voice to assume the role...

Horn Section

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A horn section, within the context of rock and pop music, denotes a backing group of brass and reed instruments added to the standard rhythm instruments of a band. The term derives from jazz argot and, specifically, the use of the word...