Form - I Forms a Depend on a cycle i"A fixed unit of time repeated in a potentially endless progression ii An African musical concept 1 Cycle

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I. Forms a. Depend on a cycle i. “A fixed unit of time repeated in a potentially endless progression” ii. An African musical concept 1. Cycle- repeated rhythmic pattern 2. Time-line: foundation for all the improvisation iii. Form in jazz 1. Cycle- rhythmic structure and harmonic progression 2. Cyclic form- musical framework for improvisation a. Also known as a chorus b. As with rhythmic contrast: i. Rhythmic foundation ii. Variable layers 1. “Soloing” improvising within the cycle 2. Rhythm section: a. Comping (piano, guitar) b. Dropping bombs (drums) iv. Foundation of jazz rhythm and form 1. Keeping time in jazz: a. Walking bass (four beats to the bar) b. Ride cymbal 2. Harmonic progression (so you know where you are in the cycle) a. Harmony is crucial for a sense of rhythm b. Simple forms i. Repeating bass lines ii. Repeating harmonic progression iii. Herbie Hancock, “Chameleon” 1. Repeating bass line iv. The Blues 1. African-American folk tradition 2. Poetic and musical form
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course MUSI 212 taught by Professor Deveaux during the Fall '06 term at UVA.

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Form - I Forms a Depend on a cycle i"A fixed unit of time repeated in a potentially endless progression ii An African musical concept 1 Cycle

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