ethno 50a - Luis Armstrong muskat ramble, know...

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Luis Armstrong – muskat ramble, know artist/composer Jazz – two components – improv, jazz swing feeling Improv – compose and perform simultaneously Accompaniment – band, guitar bass drums key board, not featured part of the performance Solo/melody – featured, vocalist, horn players, sax, stands in front of accomp. Improv happens in both accomp and solo. Accmp improv is not as boundless and the solo role . Swing feeling – rhythmic bounce, makes u want to move. Syncopation – to accent notes that are off the beat Swing eigth notes – long and short alternations How to detect jazz – swing feeling, improv, has to have a combination of both Good improvisor = good jazz musician Stride – left hand one note then chord Trading – piano then voice switch Chord – multiple notes at the same time. Chord/harmonic progression – chord to chord to chord Making the changes – making the chord progression Improv – compose over the harmony, Harmony – chords Melody – single notes Jazz perf always have msuicians playing melody, the side band plays the harmony Form – designated length A A B A – 4 x 32- melody Cycle – then improvise Most popular form in the 60s, not just for jazz 12 bar blues progression – early rock, elvis, 12 bar cycle. 3 different chords, 3 common chords, 4 5 1.
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Key change Stop time Trading Musicans have to have command of their instrument to make good music – technique/chops Ear – play in tune/pitch Musicans need to adjust when they are not in tune. Transcription – listening to a piece of music, writing it down on paper – most useful tool for improvising – ear and trasciption closely tied. Phrasing – the way u link notes together, unique to musicians. Chord – 3 or more notes simultaneously Chord progression – progression of chords/harmony Melody – group of pitches that make a phrase Rhythm – variation of sounds and silences. Gives melody form, structure Tempo – speed/pace Timbre – color or sound of instrument Jazz performances have two forms – aaba 12 bar blues intro – melody ( singer/wind/horn) head – improvisation (solos, blowing, any melodic instrument) – taking the head out ( end the tune) leader can be piano, although it usually is an accompanying instrument accompanying – rhythm section – bass drum guitar piano sometimes instruments like piano can do both – john campbell banjo was very common in early jazz. Banjo is louder than acoustic guitar basic role of the piano guitar and banjo is to improvise chords in a syncopated fasion, to
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course POLI SCI 125 taught by Professor O'neill during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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