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Essexdan Essexdan 31-35, M 11 Answers Jan 9 in Hobbies

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There is no point to it. It is play in musical form. One has to be quite skilled as a musician to play jazz. There is a lot of creativity, spontaneity and trying new things.

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There is no point other than the fact that some people find the collection of pitches that the genre produces is pleasing to a large number of people. The same as with any other music.

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if you don't get it, no point trying to explain it

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to do an arm full of hash and to make some cool music man.

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To perform great music for people to enjoy! Dance to! And listen to in a high class club that you should bring a date to!

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I think maybe when you see the men in white jackets coming you may do better by making a run for it... They're comng to take you away!

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I never could figure it out for sure... and I'm a musician. Near as I can figure, it useful in helping white people feel very cosmopolitan. ;}

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Hey, don't mock my wicked beats or my smooth tracks. :)

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I'm not mocking; I'm just trying to understand. A lot of jazz I seem to hear seems to be someone going for it on an instrument but with no structure usually associated with music. I don't understand a lot of musical genres so figured the community could help me out :)

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I figured as much ... hence my ":)" - I think Jazz is difficult to define honestly. When asked, I play something I enjoy. I choose my music based on my current mood, Jazz for me is relaxing.

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Jazz actually has a TON of structure to it. It all has to do with what your ear is conditioned to listen to. Jazz is based off of 7 chords which makes it sound more musically unstable to people who, say, listen to classical or pop music. To people used to the structure, those 7 chords add color and interest rather than pure dissonance. That's why older generations associate more with jazzy ideas rather than, say, metal or dubstep.

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It's music, enjoyed by millions

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