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wk_4___bebop_2___American_Artistic_Renaissance - Music 1313...

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Music 1313 Study Questions Week 4:  Bebop Aesthetics; American Artistic Renaissance Informational questions:  1. In  Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Listening and Loving Jazz  (New York: 2000) John  Szwed links bop’s appearance as “the most unique and clearly differentiated style in  jazz” to the 1942 recording ban, which discontinued the development from Swing to Bop  (p. 161). On the next page, he states that “[a] case could be made for swing and bebop  having more in common than any other two styles in jazz”. Szwed goes on to discuss the  general   stylistic   traits   of   bebop   as   opposed   to   swing,   in   terms   of   several   musical  parameters:   performance   forces,   harmony,   melody,   phrasing,   tonality,   thematic  treatment,   etc.     Please   listen   closely   to   Duke   Ellington’s   Cotton   Tail   and   Dizzy  Gillespie’s  Shaw ’Nuff
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