4-19 - How is it different form Elviss version? o Stronger...

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Music 005 Notes 4-19 Blue Grass Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys o Formed in 1939 Instrumentation: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass o Country’s answer to New Orleans jazz? Regular performances on the Grand Ole Opry o The radio as performing venue/advising tool “Why Did You Wander?” (4/11) Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt Virtuosic instrumental playing o Very fast temp, with long strings of flat notes Solo improvisation between the vocal sessions Vocal harmony: the harmony part is above the melody o Thus is a tenor sings the harmony LOTS of repetition: too much? Rhythm and Blues Along with country music( “hillbilly music”), one of the principal ingredients of early rock and roll Music performed by African Americans, for African Americans o The music targeted only that market, but whites discovered it o Large companies where slow to recognize what was happening; small independent companies drove this development (at first) Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” (1953) (4/12)
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Unformatted text preview: How is it different form Elviss version? o Stronger blues influence o More relaxed tempo o Suggestive lyrics What is the same? o 12-bar blues o Verse/chorus form: the same music is used for the verses and the chorus Composed by a white songwriting team The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) (4/13) A cover of a Bob Dylan song form 1964 Whats new about the cover version? o Elaborate orchestration o Rich vocal harmonies o Even the acoustic atmosphere is rich (echo) o Bottom line: they Beatle-ized Bob Dylan (in their own opinion) Why not give the song a real ending? The Album is an experience, not just songs put back to back The Beatles as Collage Did the Beatles evolve, or did they draw on whatever interested them, regardless of chronology ? The manipulation of allusions is a principal characteristics of much twentieth-century art-music: Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Shostakovich, Mahler, ect...
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