Chapter 6 Assignment

Chapter 6 Assignment - Wayne Kocher MHL 145 Durant 10-29-10...

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Wayne Kocher MHL 145 – Durant 10-29-10 Chapter 6 Assignment A. Study Questions 1. Swing music and popular culture were interrelated during the time known as the swing era in a few different ways. One way was that swing fans starting wearing different clothes to identify themselves as swing fans, like wearing bobby sox and white buck shoes. Another way was the language used by swing fans would change, referring to one another as ‘hepcats,’ etc. One of the more prominent ways swing music and pop culture were interrelated was dancing; numerous dance crazes would come and go, each being more athletic than the previous. Additionally, swing bands became as popular as baseball players and movie stars, and had fans following them as such by reading certain magazines like Down Beat . 3. Duke Ellington was credited with bringing a few key innovations to jazz in the 1930’s and 1940’s. One of these innovations was cross-sectional voicing, which was used to achieve new tonal shadings by having two instruments from different sections play the same written melody; additionally, he would use mutes on brass instruments to also achieve more interesting tonal effects. Duke was also the first arranger to use a wordless vocal, where the vocal line is sung without words, just “oohs” and “aahs.” 4.
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