Bop Music Description

Uptempo, improvisational form of jazz that emerged as an offshoot of Swing in the 1940's. Served as an antithesis to the Swing / Big Band sound that was popular at the time by focusing on harmonies instead of melodies. Features complex chord progressions and freeform improvisation.

Also known as "bebop."


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