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Harmony
Armonía
Melody
Melodía
Improvisation
Improvisación
Trumpet
Trompeta
Saxophone
Saxofón

The Birthplace of Jazz; New-Orleans; Part I

Jazz music has a rich history. Do you know were did jazz originate? Read this article about the origins of jazz in New Orleans.

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The Birthplace of Jazz; New-Orleans; Part I

Jazz music has a rich history. Do you know were did jazz originate? Read this article about the origins of jazz in New Orleans.

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Jazz originated in the late-19th to early-20th century among the African American communities in the southern United States.
This musical style is a mixture of African and European musical elements. In general terms, jazz got its harmony from European music; its rhythm is influenced by African music while its melody is a blend of European and African influences.

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