New Orleans Jazz ... ?
Traditional Jazz ... ?
If you're an aspiring student of Dixieland jazz the pages around here should interest you.
They're all about how jazz is played.
Have a look at the site map here to help find your way around.
There are four projects -
Louis Armstrong Transcriptions.
Around 1900 something dramatic happened in New Orleans, a new music emerged which developed to an influential peak with the Hot 5 & Hot 7 recordings of Louis Armstrong. This was amazing music with an instant and lasting appeal.
How on earth did he do it? Find out here
Listening to music is a pleasure but learning to play is much much more satisfying. Nobody said it was easy but it's well worth all the hard work!
How can you do it? Find out here
American Popular Songs, 'Band in a Box' Songs & Lead Sheets
Dixieland Jazz has a strong tradition which builds on the wonderful American popular songs written during the first half of the twentieth century.
What are these songs? Find out here
The Jazz Tradition
A great tree of popular music has evolved from the early innovations in New Orleans. An initial attempt to map and piece together the network of pleasure that has emerged is here
Have a go, doing your own thing, making your own music in a rehearsal band.