MUSI_2040_FALL_2008_EXAM_2_STUDY_GUIDE

MUSI_2040_FALL_2008_EXAM_2_STUDY_GUIDE - REQUIRED LISTENING...

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REQUIRED LISTENING EXAMPLES: Be able to aurally identify the song title, recording date, artists, genres and instrumentation The following songs are listed by CD and Track numbers 2/3 Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers Version) - 30’s Jimmie Rodgers – 1 st country superstar Father of Country Music had both vocal and instrumental skills invented blue yodel incorporated 12 bar blues country ethos – depression era ethos theme – earthy, poor, sad, sexual, hardship, and strength genre – early commercial country instrumentation – vocal and guitar 2/4 Cotton Eyed Joe - 40’s by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys updated square dance genre = western swing country and swing – fiddle and steel guitar = country piano and bass = swing instrumentation – fiddle, steel guitar, and “boom-chuck” accompaniment 2/5 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry – 40’s by Hank Williams genre – country 3/4 meter = waltz-like extreme sensibility – sobbing vocal breaks personification of inanimate objects = moon, willow tree, etc instrumentation – vocal and steel guitar 2/6 I'm Blue Again - 50’s by Patsy Cline Honky-Tonk + pop = genre Instrumentation = electric bass, piano, drum-set, back-up vocalists 2/7 Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain – 70’s by Willie Nelson
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genre = outlaw country instrumentation – vocal, guitar, bass, harmonica 2/8 Muleskinner Blues (Bill Monroe Version) – 40’s by Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys virtuosic fiddle playing and weeping blue yodel Bill Monroe – invented bluegrass No Banjo b/c Earl Scruggs had not joined the band yet Bluegrass – fast, instrumental dominant Improv and virtuosity basic instruments - slap bass, banjo, mandolin, fiddle 2/10 Countin' the Blues - 20’s by Ma Rainey and Her Georgia Jazz Band Genre - blue Show listening Guide and Lyrics 12 Bar blues Call and Response Pattern 2/11 Prison Cell Blues – 20’s by Blind Lemon Jefferson Genre - Texas Blues Unconventional Form: Eight bar blues, not 12 bar blues Show Photograph Instrumentation – vocal guitar 2/12 Preachin' Blues – 30’s by Robert Johnson Bottleneck/Slide Guitar Genre - Delta Blues – more improvisation than Texas Blues Instrumentation – vocal and guitar 2/13 Mr. Freddie Blues – 30’s by Lux Lewis instrumentation - piano Genre - Boogie Woogie also called Barrelhouse Blues
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2/15 Good Rockin' Tonight – 40’s by Wynonie Harris genre = rhythm and blues instrumentation – Starts the tune with honking saxophone, muted cornet, acoustic bass, drums, and piano (Stanzas 1-6) 12-bar blues pattern Instrument break featuring Saxophone over a 12-bar blues pattern Back Beat Boogie Woogie Bass Line (Walking Bass) Steady Beat 12-Bar Blues 2/16 Rock Around The Clock – 50’s by Bill Haley and His Comets genre – rock and roll instrumentation – vocal guitar piano
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2009 for the course MUSI 1211 taught by Professor Geller during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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