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    The Chaparral Dixielanders

    Presented by The Chaparral Dixielanders at Carousel Lounge

    July 27, 2012


    The Chaparral Dixielanders

    Common instruments in a Dixieland jazz-style group included trumpet-cornet, clarinet, trombone, and occasionally the saxophone. The rhythm section could include the banjo, piano, drums, string bass, or tuba. Dixieland was usually performed without a vocalist. The music was characterized by a steady, often upbeat, tempo, 4/4 meter, and rhythms performed in an exaggerated triplet swing style. Frequently the tuba or string bass plays on the first and third beats of each measure, with the banjo or piano playing chords on beats two and four. This is known as "two-beat" style, and gives the music a sound similar to ragtime. The other instruments of the ensemble play melodies and countermelodies simultaneously and take turns playing solos. Musicians often play familiar melodies from memory adding their own bluesy inflections throughout the song.

    Carousel Lounge

    1110 E. 52nd St
    Austin, TX 78752

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    Free Admission

    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00 to 9:00 PM

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