July6 - Vocal inflections “Blue” notes “Bending”...

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July 6, 2006 Continuous Vocal Style Continuous Forms Evolution of motives or musical ideas Benjamin Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and strings, opus 31 Strophic, song cycle, through-composed Peter pears – tenor Denis brain – horn Night, death imagery Prologue and epilogue Natural horn Style Remakes/Covers Unwritten rules, what we hear Crossover styles, do they work or not? Jazz Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Aaron Copland, Hoe Down Tabla from India Steel Drums In and around New Orleans at the turn of the 20 th century A blending of 3 musical styles Folk music Celtic-English-French African-American (slave songs) Popular music “Gay 90s” songs Vaudeville songs Minstrel songs Light classical music Parlor songs Operettas Chautauqua Instrumental/Stylistic Influences Military Bands (cheap musical instruments) Ragtime (syncopation) The Blues (call and response) Important musical elements in jazz
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Unformatted text preview: Vocal inflections “Blue” notes “Bending” pitches (melismas) Street Vendor Miles Davis: Cadenza Rhythmic elements Steady tempo (pulse) Syncopation Extensive repetition of short patterns (riffs) Call and response Hunter’s Dance (Guinea) One Day (Gospel) One O’Clock Jump (Count Basie) Birdland (Weather Report) Scott Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag Syncopation Al Jolson, April Showers Parlor Songs Sophie Tucker, Some of These Days Vaudeville From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. Ma Rainey, Countin’ The Blues Early Blues: 1924 Call and Response Ma Rainey – vocals Louis Armstrong – trumpet Charlie Green – trombone Buster Bailey – clarinet Fletcher Henderson - piano...
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