An original American music style that originated in the early 20th century. Some of its distinctive elements include a "swung" or syncopated rhythmic feel, an emphasis on live improvization, and an adaptability that lends itself both to be influenced by and to influence other musical styles.
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In both classical music and jazz, we often encounter the concept of voice leading. What is it? What does it do?
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