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Unformatted text preview: st person) anyone can experience/sing/appreciate/buy Bing Crosby (1904-1977) #1 recording star prior to 1950 (300-500 mil records) legendary crooner starts with Paul Whiteman then goes solo everyman sound Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1931) unofficial theme song of the Great Depression (exception to typical TPA songs) lyrics: bewilderment, betrayal music: how does music reflect the theme of the song? George Gershwin (1898-1937) pianist, songwriter, composer TPA, Broadway, Hollywood interest in jazz, blues, syncopation I Got Rhythm (1930) singer: Ethel Merman Built on short, syncopated 4-note riff Verse/Refrain form Verse = minor, slower, sets up contrast Refrain (AABA) = major, uptempo, optimistic. Famous chord pattern (rhythm changes) TPA song influences jazz practice...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '11