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Unformatted text preview: Block voicing • Giving chords to different sections which gives I different sounds o Melody Tuneful Conjunct Sometimes riff based o Texture Mostly homophonic Harmony – smooth, predictable \ o Rhythm Swing Conservative o Form Song form – 32 AABA Head – solo – Head o Duke Ellington Genius in terms of harmony Bringing in chromatic notes Good at arranging and using timbre to create color “exotic” arranging style Innovative harmony Composed over 2000 songs Original distinctive piano style Led one of the longest running big bands o Emphasis on arrangement Riffs Sectional block chords Little improvisation...
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- Spring '08
- Melody Tuneful Conjunct, style Innovative harmony, ragtime Dixieland Swing, blues/ modal Jazz, 12-bar blues form