Fusion Styles - 25 or 6 to 4 (1970) o Tower of Power, What...

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Fusion Styles Fusion: merging two or more musical styles; hybrids o Folk rock, Country rock o Jazz rock o Art (Classical) rock (Progressive rock) Note: Fusion usually is reserved for a jazz style that is mixed with rock elements Rock elements include o Electric instruments o Distortion devices o Rock rhythm section o Loud volumes o Rock singing styles, techniques o Dependence on guitar as soloist o Rock guitar techniques Jazz elements include o Extensive improvisation o Extended chord progressions o Extended harmonies (9ths, 11ths) o Jazz-influenced rhythmic intricacies Syncopations Changing meters Jazz Rock, as a rock style, successfully (commercially) merged elements of rock and jazz o Blood, Sweat & Tears, Lucretia MacEvil (1973) o Chicago,
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Unformatted text preview: 25 or 6 to 4 (1970) o Tower of Power, What is Hip? (1973) o Steely Dan, Peg (1977) Art Rock, Progressive Rock (Prog Rock) o Classical instruments (orchestra, strings) o Heavy keyboards, synthesizers o Thick textures o Forms: Ternary forms Symphonic forms Opera Concept albums o Extended harmonic progressions o Extended chords (9ths, 11ths, etc.) o Unusual rhythms, meters (5/8, 6/8, 7/4) o Long lyrical melodies o Some melodies derived from classical works o Players are classically trained o Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin (1967) o Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Karn Evil 9 , 1 st Impression (1973) o Yes, Roundabout (1972) o Rick Wakeman, Chamber of Horrors (1977)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course MUSI 2060 taught by Professor Valdez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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