Four decades of Jazz and Blues 1910-1950 A2 AQA Student Guide (ZigZag Education)

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Four decades of Jazz and Blues 1910-1950 A2 AQA Student Guide
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Four decades of Jazz and Blues 1910-1950 A2 AQA Student Guide

This in-depth guide provides a comprehensive overview of the period and the different musical features of relevant jazz eras, as well as detailed notes on a wide range of pieces.

  • Analyses of 16 carefully selected jazz pieces from key musicians provide a variety of examples to refer to in the exam
  • Detailed exploration of style, structure and musical features ensures in-depth understanding of each piece
  • Listening diary and further reading and listening suggestions encourage independent learning
  • Practice questions, essay tips and an annotated sample answer prepare students to apply their knowledge in the exam
Track List:
  • Jelly Roll Blues
  • West End Blues
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Creole Love Call
  • Black and Tan Fantasy
  • One O’Clock Jump
  • Tiger Rag
  • At the Dark Town Strutters’ Ball
  • The Glory of Love
  • American Patrol
  • An American in Paris
  • Ragtime for Eleven Instruments
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Stompin’ at the Savoy
  • Ko-Ko
  • Rhapsody in Blue

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5513)
"This resource contains a lot of useful information and the author has a good and detailed understanding of the genre... The use of specific music examples is helpful, as is the section on exam-style questions... The time-lines are a very good idea." - S Lloyd-Jones, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer
Explains very clearly the beginnings of Jazz and Blues both historically and musically. The language used is clear and precise... The progressive detail about the twelve bar blues is also very easy to read and understand for students... Very good. - V James, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
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