Class Notes (839,116)
Canada (511,194)
Music (898)
MUSIC 1AA3 (137)
Lecture

Duke Ellington, Cotton Tail.pdf

1 Page
278 Views

Department
Music
Course Code
MUSIC 1AA3
Professor
Matthew Woolhouse

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
Description
Duke Ellington (1899 (Washington D.C.) - 1974, age 75) • Studied piano as child, became interested in ragtime (Scott Joplin - "The Entertainer") • From 1927-1930 bandleader at most vibrant jazz club, famous Cotton Club in NY (upscale nightclub in Harlem) • Brass players were famous for using "wha-wha" and the "growl style" as part of their technique • 1930s and early 1940s golden age for big band music - Ellington's band among the best • During this time many classic Ellington recordings were made, such as Cottontail, or Baby • Wrote fim scores, concertos, concert pieces, theatre • Considered to be america's best jazz composer Cotton Tail • Written and recorded by Ellington in 1940 (big-band music) • Big Band: trumpets, coronet, trombones, saxes, clarinet, guitar, bass, and drums. Duke was on the piano z z a•J ◦ evolved from ragtimes, blues, and other styles ◦ African-American musical style ◦ Improvisation using syncopation ▪ Syncopation: unexpected off beat rhythms  • Duke wrote basic chords (actually stole it from someone else), but most melodies were improvised (all band members are bosses) • Rhythm changes (chord progression) ◦ "borrowed" from Gershwin's "I got Rhythm" ◦ uses sequence (short passage repeated at higher or
More Less
Unlock Document

Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit