Lab 2_Tin Pan Alley_revised

Lab 2_Tin Pan Alley_revised - Tin Pan Alley Both as the...

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Tin Pan Alley Both as the district and style Periods: 1920s to 1930s
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Most Common Form / Structure 2 parts: Verse + refrain Verse: shorter, set up the mood, no typical  format Refrain: 4 sections of equal length (AABA /  AA’BA”)
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Content and Subject Privacy and romance Crooning Composers / Songwriters Irving Berlin (1888-1989) Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) Cole Porter (1891-1964) George Gershwin (1898-1937)
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Example 1: My Blue Heaven Typical features of Tin Pan Alley  1.Instrumental introduction: refrain / hook 2.Verse: shorter 3.Refrain: heard 3 times AABA Section A: all ends with ‘my blue heaven’ Section B: new materials (bridge / release)
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Lyrics of the Refrain When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh,  I hurry to my Blue Heaven.  I turn to the right, a little bright light,  will lead you to my Blue Heaven.  A smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room, 
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course MUS 307 taught by Professor Heflin during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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