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Music 187 Test 4 Notes

Music 187 Test 4 Notes - Art Form The unending...

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Art Form - The unending Bridge (1967-)     o "Back in the N.Y.C" (1974) Genesis General Characteristics of Art Rock     o Like cool jazz, an umbrella covering several styles o The bridge between psychedelic rock and mainstream o Grandiose themes and concerts, often dismissed by critics as pretentious o Surreal lyrics, but with more clarity than psychedelic rock o Many bands did rock versions of classical pieces o Use of classical compositions techniques (theme and development, sonata-rondo form, ground bass, counterpoint,  etc) o Use of orchestra with rock band o Extreme virtuosity in many bands o "Icarus: Wings of Steel" (1978) Kansas But could Art Rock Rock?     o "Young Lust" (1979) Pink Floyd o "Roundabout" (1972) Yes Procol Harum     o "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967) Compositional Technique: Ground Bass The Moody Blues     o "Days of Future Passed" (1967) Compositional technique: Recurring Themes "The Day Begins (Overture)" (1967) "The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" (1967) "The Night: Nights in White Satin" (1967) "Question" (1970) Genesis: The Peter Gabriel Years     o "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" (1974) Use of classical oriented piano Yes     o "Cans and Brahms" (1972) (From Brahms 4th Symphony) o "Heart of the Sunrise" (1972) Complex Polyrhythm o "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (1983) only #1 hit Emerson, Lake, and Palmer     o "Hoedown" (1972) (From Aaron Copland's Ballet Rodeo )"Karn Evil 9, First  Impression, Part Two" (1973) o "Still…You Turn Me On" (1973) Designed for commercial Radio Jethro Tull    
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o "Bouree" (1969) (Composed by Bach) o "Locomotive Breath" (1971) Fusion of classical and Blues Techniques Kansas     o "Carry on my Wayward Son" (1976) Compositional Technique: Rondo Form o "Dust in the wind" (1977) Compositional Technique: Counterpoint Jazz Rock     o America's answer to British Art Rock Characteristics     o Rock: Rock (straight 8th) beats (not Swing) Rhythm section: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard Remnants of Psychedelia - Distortion, surrealism o Jazz: Jazz Harmonies Improvisation -more than typical rock bands Horn Section - prominent, often featured Typical: trumpet, trombone & Saxophone Sophisticated Arrangements -often longer works Older post-psychedelic audience Blood, Sweat & Tears     o Founded by Al Kooper and Steve Katz, of The Blues Project o Seasoned Veterans o David Clayton - Thomas o Sophisticated Arrangements o Odd meters, groove changes o Music for listening (vs. dancing to) o Horns take on role of background singers in other groups o Winner of Billboard Trendsetter Award - 1970 o 2nd album (self titled) reached #1 on pop chart o "Spinning Wheel"
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