MUSIC 240 Lecture 1: Lecture #1 Notes

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Lecture #1
Solo voices try to disrupt the rhythm or the groove (or rut)
All American Rhythm section: Freddy green (acoustic guitar), Count Basie (piano) ,
Walter page (bass), Joe jones (drums)  modern swing sound
Polyrhythm  two or more layers of rhythm playing simultaneously, African
American aspect
Verse for a vocalist  sets the tone (performed out of time)
For an instrumentalist 
Bebop era changed the way songs went  eliminated verses and only played main
body of song and the improvise-able part
Rhythm change  changes are the chords, very recurring in jazz. **** ASK AGAIN
 1-6-2-5  I’ve got Rhythm  32 bars: AABA
Teddy Wilson  plays really fast
Just because it's the same song doesn't mean you can rely on the melody to identify
it  see Lester “Pres” Young’s version of “I’ve Got Rhythm”
Blues
1. Harmonic chord progression (12 bar)
2. 3-line stanza AAB
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