MUS 307 STUDY GUIDE_2 - MUS 307 STUDY GUIDE #2 Terms to be...

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MUS 307 STUDY GUIDE #2 Terms to be familiar with: Sheets of sound Harmon mute Modal Jazz Cool Jazz Free Jazz Soprano Saxophone (and it’s relation to John Coltrane) (all terms can be found in the reading) 1. Know how to accurately describe Miles Davis’ trumpet style. (text book, lecture notes) 2. Be familiar with Miles Davis’ 3 major stylistic periods (cool jazz, modal, second great quintet) You should be able to accurately describe Miles’ approach to improvisation in all three contexts as well as what any musical similarities/ dissimilarities between the two. Also be able to explain the significance of his record “Birth of the Cool”(lecture notes) 3. Be familiar with the individual characteristics of John Coltrane’s 2 major stylistic periods (pre-1960, and the 1960’s) For example; In Coltrane’s first period, he was infatuated with complex harmonic structures (chord changes). In his second era, he explored free jazz concepts and formed a very influential jazz quartet. (text
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course MUS 307 taught by Professor Heflin during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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