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National 4 Music, Blues and Beyond

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ragtime
Features a syncopated melody against a steady vamped accompaniment.
vamp
A rhythmic accompaniment with a bass note on the beat and a chord off the beat.
syncopation
Accented notes are played off or against the beat.
anacrusis
The note or notes before the first strong beat of a phrase.
scat singing
Nonsense words and sounds are made up by the singer. Used in jazz.
bass guitar
A 4 string guitar which is pitched lower than a guitar.
electric guitar
A 6 string guitar which does require an amplifier to produce sound.
distortion
An electronic effect used in rock music to colour the sound of an electric guitar.
broken chord
The notes of a chord are played separately.
riff
A short repeated pattern.
swing
A jazz style which started in the 1930s. Played by a big band.
blues
Blues started as Afro-American folk music, developing from spirituals and work songs.
improvisation
Making it up during a performance.
rock
A style of popular music with a heavy driving beat.
rock 'n' roll
1950s American music which grew from the combined styles of jazz, blues and country.
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