Venues were forced to make as much as they could at

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venues were forced to make as much as they could at the time in order to keep it alive. As another student said, I would have thought that during this time, people would have eliminated entertainment when money was low. This did not occur and the jazz genre actually continued to grow and get bigger. People did not have extra money sitting aside at this time so to me this is mind blowing. It really is interesting to think about because I think if I were tight with funds, music and entertainment may be something I would have to eliminate. I think I have similar thoughts on this situation as other students do after reading some other responses. Discussion Board #2 Blue Skies, Topic 1 Ella Fitzgerald is highly regarded as a wonderful scat singer and she showcases that skill in this song right off the bat. Through the song she continues to highlight this talent with a powerful introduction and Solo, she uses her voice as an instrumental medium rather than just vocals. The instrument that I think she is impersonating is a Saxophone, the way she moves up and down the note scale reminds me of this magical instrument and its wide array of sounds it can produce from the lowest alto to the highest soprano sound. I think that it is evident she is improvising, however I would not call the sounds she chooses to make random in any way. It is clear that the notes she hits have purpose and since the background music is following a chorus and expected sound she has the opportunity to stray and make her own melody that plays nicely on top of the music. At 1:33 it seems
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that Fitzgerald quotes another song, however I was not aware of what song this was so I did have to do some research. It seems she quotes the beginning of Wagner's Wedding March . Later in the song she quotes another piece as well, at 1:43, sadly I could not identify what song that may be. However, she quotes a final song at 2:54 which I was able to identify, which was Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue .
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  • Summer '07
  • SMITH,DANIELA
  • Music

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