Talk:Jazz
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First description

The opening

"Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime," is a bit bland. There is another way of approaching the topic, by describing the music in objective ways, for example:
"Jazz is a music genre of intellectual and melancholy melodies and complex and often dance-able rhythms that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States,in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime." Or,
"Jazz is a music genre of intellectual and often melacholy motifs and improvised melodies, combined with complex and energetic rhythms, that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States.." -Inowen (nlfte) 04:32, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
What is the basis of the text you are proposing? According to whom is jazz these things? Dan56 (talk) 05:04, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

4/2 ragtime?

Why is the excerpt from Maple Leaf Rag incorrectly written with a 4/2 time signature instead of the correct 2/4? That's a pretty bad error. Someone needs to fix the Commons file: link. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:38, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Overlong

Usually in Wikipedia, when an article gets too long, sections are deleted and given their own articles. Unfortunately, in this case, that won't work. There are already articles about all the genres of jazz, the divisions, subdivisions, branches, off-ramps, nooks, and crannies. But this article goes on and on until there's little content but a header that says "Latin jazz" and a few unsourced sentences, not to mention pictures, audio clips, examples of sheet music, pictures of sheet music, and blockquotes. More like graffiti than prose. I suggest we try to avoid making this an article about everything. There are always limits. I suggest we avoid having separate sections for every form of jazz that exists. There's a time to know when to quit. This article has to have an end. I'm guessing that few people are willing to sit down and read the whole thing. It's more of a book than an encyclopedia article. To interested contributors: Please don't add any more unsourced material or poorly sourced material. See the documentation if you need help. Or ask someone. Everyone has to start somewhere. Writing a proper citation is easy. If you have an ISBN or URL, you copy and paste it (or type it), click a button, and sometimes most of the information fills in automatically.
Vmavanti (talk) 03:07, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

A note to contributors

When you add or subtract material from articles in Wikipedia, please read the entire article rather than just the small part that interests you. This will tell you, among other things, whether you are linking something that has already been linked, whether you are saying something that has already been said, and whether you are using a source that has already been used. If you use the same source, please do so according the rules of Wikipedia. Thank you and have a swinging new year.
Vmavanti (talk) 19:38, 2 January 2019 (UTC)


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