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    Slow melancholy jazz music of Black American origin, a typical piece consisting of three four-bar phrases and making use of blue notes.
  • Gospel Music: Topic Page
    A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains, and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.
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    An eclectic, expanding collection of 20th century styles, principally instrumental and of black American creation.
  • Spiritual: Topic Page
    A religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States.


  • Drum: Topic Page
    A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow frame with a skin or other membrane stretched tightly across its opening, sounding when struck.
  • Guitar: Topic Page
    A musical instrument with a body generally shaped like a figure eight, a long fretted neck and usually six strings that are plucked or strummed.
  • Piano: Topic Page

    Or pianoforte, musical instrument whose sound is produced by vibrating strings struck by felt hammers that are controlled from a keyboard.
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    Brass wind musical instrument of cylindrical bore, twice bent on itself, having a sliding section that lengthens or shortens it and thus regulates the pitch.
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    Brass wind musical instrument of part cylindrical, part conical bore, in the shape of a flattened loop and having three piston valves to regulate the pitch.



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