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Week 8 Assignment3 Video 1: Blues Documentary - List as many names of artists mentioned as you can Keith Richards Taj Mahal W.C. Handy The Ebony Hillbillies Perry Bradford Mamie Smith Ida Cox Ma Rainey Bessie Smith Chuck D Blind Lemon Jefferson Blind Boy Paxton Charley Patton Howlin’ Wolf Muddy Waters (Mckinley Morganfield) B.B. King Skip James Son House John and Alan Lomax Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) Count Basie Band Robert Johnson John Hammond Big Bill Broonzy Fats Waller Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Video 2: New Orleans Jazz - List as many names as artists mentioned as you can
Louis Armstrong King Oliver Jelly Roll Morton Papa Celestin Paul Barbarin Tommy Ladner Charles “Buddy” Bolden Clarence Williams Bill Robinson Edward “Kid” Ory Johnny Dods Jack Lane Nick LaRocca Dixieland Jazz Band a) Composer information (Short biography, work status, nationality) b) Include the bold lettered Genre name and its definition.
c) Description (What do you hear in the piece? i.e. instrumentation, voices, etc.) d)Analysis (What is the piece about? The story if any.) e) Opinion (How did you like it or not and why?) 1. George Crumb: Caballito Negro a. George Crumb studied at Mason College of Fine Arts in Charleston, West Virginia. He earned his graduate degree at the University of Illinois and University of Michigan. Before he was appointed to the University of Pennsylvania, he taught in Colorado and New York. Crumb’s music is focused on creating new sonorities. It also explored theatrical concepts. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for Echoes of Time and the River . His use of contemporary techniques for expressive ends is extremely effective with audiences. b. Avant-garde : new and unusual experimental ideas in the arts c. In this piece I heard a soprano voice, piccolo, marimba, glockenspiel, and antique cymbals. The piccolo player is playing a technique here called flutter-tonguing: quickly moving the tongue as though “rolling an R” while blowing into the instrument. d. This piece is based off of poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca. This piece creates a hair-raising image of death. Crumb uses two refrains from the poem and he alternates between them: “Little black horse, where are you taking your dead rider? Little cold horse. What a scent of knife-blossom!” e. I liked this piece. I really liked the animated feel it had.

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