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The 1920's
All That Jazz - Looking for Fun in the 20s

The 1920's
The 1920's


All That Jazz - Looking for Fun in the 20s
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.67

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    caper, flagpole, flocked, hyde, jekyll, loveable, publicity, soulful, staid, bulky, listeners, stuffy, finding, various, supplied, text
     content words:    Great War, New Orleans, Mah Jongg, This Chinese, Charlie Chaplin, Clara Bow, Al Jolson, Jazz Singer, John Barrymore


All That Jazz - Looking for Fun in the 20s
By Toni Lee Robinson
  

1     The Great War was finally over. American soldiers came home. The country was very tired of war. People were convinced of one thing. The U.S. should never go to war again! They wanted to put the bad times behind them. They wanted life to be light and happy.
 
2     There was a new kind of music finding its way into night clubs and dance halls. Its sparkling rhythm fit right in with the mood of the times. It was called jazz. Born in the melting pot of New Orleans, it was a truly American sound.
 
3     Jazz began in the black culture. It was birthed from an older type of music - the blues. Like blues, jazz is intense and soulful. Jazz can wail and pound. It can swing and skip. In the 20s, the sizzling new music spread like wildfire.
 
4     The sounds of jazz can be played in various ways. String instruments like piano and guitar are jazz basics. Brasses like the trumpet give jazz a smooth sound. The sax and other woodwinds add a breezy note. Drums put rhythm and sparkle in the music. Rhythm is the heart of jazz. The lush, often quirky rhythms make it perfect for dancing.

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