In module 5, you heard two examples of New Orleans Jazz: the “Tiger Rag” performed by the original Dixieland Jazz Band and the “Dipper mouth Blues”, performed by Joe King Oliver.
What would you choose if you had to pick one of these pieces to share with a friend to convince them that this kind of music is worth learning?
What specific qualities and features of the piece did you choose that would make it an exceptional example of New Orleans Jazz (style)?
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band composed the iconic jazz composition Tiger Rag in 1917.
The Tiger Rag is the most loved Jazz Genre composition.
The composition was actually entered into the National Recording Registry of the US Library of Congress in 2003.
This song is a great choice to share with a friend because it is used often by college and high school sports teams in America.
The song is also known as a “fight song” in sports.
Numerous colleges and high schools have adopted Tiger Rag as their first sport fight song to motivate.
Musicians have successfully created many different versions of the composition over the years.
Musicians have the ability to alter the chords and create new renditions of the composition due to the composition’s inherent qualities.
The greatest achievement of the composition is that it has brought together musicians from around the globe.
You can see the evolution of jazz music over the centuries through the various versions of Tiger Rag.
It is therefore only natural that Tiger Rag should be chosen over other jazz genre compositions.
New Orleans rhythm and blues.
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