Introduction to Historical Study in Music – Jazz 1920 to 1960
OCR AS: prescribed works for June 2013 to January 2015.
This resource provides context and analysis for jazz set works in OCR's Jazz 1920-1960 unit, plus activities and essay questions.
Since these prescribed jazz recordings serve as a basis for questions in two distinct sections of the ‘Introduction to Historical Study in Music’ paper, I shall begin by examining each work in some detail – with a few exercises on the way – and then provide a list of questions of the kind that generally recur for the contextual essays in Section 3 of the paper. These will hopefully be helpful both for group discussion and individual research and essay practice.