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Stop-time (jazz)locked

  • Barry Kernfeld

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A technique used to focus attention on a singer or an instrumental soloist. An ensemble or pianist repeats in rhythmic unison a simple one- or two-bar pattern consisting of sharp accents and rests, while the soloist takes command. Meter and tempo remain intact; only the texture of the accompaniment changes. An unusual instance in ragtime may be found in Scott Joplin’s ...

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