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Reading 802 Fall 11 ella assign 2

Great attributes her range also helped her to go

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great attributes, her range also helped her to go places in songs that were unexpected and exciting to the listener. In her rendition of “The Girl From Ipanema” she manages to jump all over the scale with a great deal of chromaticism yet nothing sounded out of place. This is seen in Ex. 5, after singing the tune straight through with slight liberties, she begins her second take of the song and takes everyone by surprise by sliding down the scale using notes outside of the scale and then eventually going back to using diatonic notes briefly later using chromatics for her inflections later on in the recordings. Her surprises and leaping of the scale can also be seen I Ex.6 of her take on the tune “All
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of Me”. In this recording she leaps octaves, and uses the brightness of her voice and a hint of Louis’s brassy sound to emote the feelings of the song. Some of my favorite moments from Ella include the B section towards the ending in the second take of “All of Me”. I just love the way she trills the notes( measures 1 and 2 of Ex. 7), shown in Ex7. and phrases the entire section. I also love the mini sequence ( measures 1 and 2 of Ex. 8) that she uses in the last A section shown in Ex. 8. Both excerpts just mesh very well with the fast swing time feel so nicely. The note choices are also very colorful and creative. It makes the song sound very flirty and playful and is a
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