10 - Conceptual Approaches - Olly Wilson link African...

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9/27/07 1 Lecture 10, September 27 African American Conceptual Approaches 12-Bar Blues: Lyrics, Chord Progression 9/27/07 2 Conceptual Approaches - Olly Wilson musics • rhythmic/metrical contrast - clashes or sung over that • high density - fill up musical space • body motion integral to music making heterogeneous sound ideal = variety of timbres in ensembles 9/27/07 3 Sonny Terry Shouts the Blues 9/27/07 4 Harmonica free reed aerophone: blades of metal vibrate
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9/27/07 5 Harmonica History performance practices harmonica invented in Germany in mid-19th century industrial age — mass-produced “anyone” can play musicians standard harmonica has pitches arranged to fit adapted to new musical practice by blues musicians 9/27/07 6 Blues “harp” (harmonica) blues musicians appropriated harmonica blues players’ innovations: playing “cross harp” - not in the original key of the harmonica bending notes to alter pitch,
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course MUSIC 26AC taught by Professor Brinner during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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