Definition of jazz standards ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Definition of jazz standards

What is a jazz standard? One definition is:

A "jazz standard" is a composition that is held in continuing esteem and is commonly used as the basis of jazz arrangements or improvisations.

A fantastic place to learn more about jazz standards is
There you can learn all about:
  • the composers who wrote the jazz standard
  • the writer of lyrics
  • the history behind the song
  • how the melody is built musically with chord progressions
  • cds where you can find this particular jazz standard
  • biographies of composers and performers

What is your favorite jazz standard? Tell me.

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