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Unformatted text preview: ransition between the two. Now listen to it a second time use the timing guide below to follow the form: Herbie Hancock and Bobbie McFerrin’s “Round Midnight” Timing Section Description 0- :40 A Snare intro to vocals accompanied by rhythm section for 8 bars in quadruple meter and slow tempo :41- 1:17 A Repeat of basic 8- bar melodic phrase, but varied 1:18- 1:57 B 8- bar “Bridge” with contrasting melodic phrase 22 Crossroads: Music of American Cultures (Barkley) Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013 1:58- 2:34 2:35 A Transition 2:50 3:28 4:06 4:48 A A B A Return of 8- bar“A” phrase, but varied Vocal drops out and piano chords with drums move into purely instrumental section Piano improvises on melody/harmonic progression of “A” phrase Piano continues improvisation on repeat of “A” phrase Vocal Returns with variation of “B” phrase Conclusion with a fairly straightforward vocal rendition of the “A” phrase To further enhance your understanding of jazz’s complexity and stylistic variations, consider listening to the following versions of “Round Midnight.” Thelonius Monk (the composer of the piece) Miles Davis Ella Fitzgerald Linda Rondstadt Amy Winehouse STYLISTIC CATEGORIES Since its origins in the late 19th century, jazz has had a rich stylistic evolution. Today there are so many different kinds of music that we call jazz, no single description can be accurate and encompass all its various styles. The following describes the most influential of the styles. Ragtime This is a style of piano playing that emerged in the 1880s that was very popular from about 1895 to 1917. The African American composer Scott Joplin is the most famous composer of ragtime music, and “The Maple Leaf Rag” is perhaps the most famous single piece of ragtime music. Listen for the steady, metrical bass line and harmonies played by the left hand, and the syncopated (“ragged”) melody that is played by the right hand. Listening Example: “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin New Orleans Style and Dixieland “New Orleans Jazz” is a term that refers to the earliest fully documented jazz style. It emerged in New Orleans at the turn of the century, and bands playing in this style consisted of six instruments: a trio of cornet or trumpet, clarinet, an...
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