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Music Term: Solo break

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Solo break


Definition and background:

a jazz term that instructs a lead player or rhythm section member to play an improvised solo cadenza for one or two measures (sometimes abbreviated as "break"), without any accompaniment. The solo part is often played in a rhythmically free manner, until the player performs a pickup or lead-in line, at which time the band recommences playing in the original tempo.


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