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FUSION 16:10 The 1960s boasted the greatest expansion of the music industry to date Umbrella under popular music (all kinds)  Power Chord: Avant Garde/Rock in the 1960 Technology in Rock Change to the  solid-body  electric guitar Electric bass Fender Rhodes- electric piano  Greater amplication! (microphone) *the guitarist discovered to  overdrive  and slash the cone of his amp to produce added  distortion The Rock Aesthetic (general tendencies) Aggressive, confrontational, and sometimes political Focus on sound and inflection, and less concern for intricate harmony and pitch  (excluding some groups like the Beatles)  Drug culture and sexual revolution  Beethoven’s: constantly coming up with new ideas
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MILES DAVIS IS JUST LIKE BEETHOVEN IN HIS MIND SET!!  Cant repeat what has already been done or do what other musicians are doing! Said “The Jazz is dead”  INVENTED FUSION  Stops playing in 1975. Reason: couldn’t hear the music  Returned to studio in 1980  Saw the popularity of the rock stars and wished to stimulate the rock… Fusion aesthetic: jazz + rock + avant-garde Had rock star hair and clothes, platform boots etc  Influenced Sly and others  4 keyboardists played with Miles During Fusion Era Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Joe Zawinul  Herbie Hancock: “Chameleon”- Forms change: long vamps first jazz album to go platinum  Chick Corea: (“Return to Forever” album and the band name)
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course MUSC 145 taught by Professor Dr.smith during the Fall '11 term at UNC.

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