VPMB94 Lecture 4

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Department
Music and Culture
Course
VPMB94H3
Professor
Alan Stanbridge
Semester
Winter

Description
VPMB94 Jazz Lecture 4Swing Duke Ellington Count BasieEllingtons Cottentailbrassconsistent walking basssections play against one anothertenor saxophoneinterjectionmusic is tightly arrangedslight improvisationSwingemerges in early 1930shighly popular styleprimarily dance musicbig band rather than small groupgreat use of written arrangementsBasic Characteristics of Swingmore swing feeling use of eighthnote patternlooser smoother rhythmic feelingless collective improvisationhigh level of technical proficiencyInstrumentsaxophone becomes the predominant instrumentguitar replaces banjobanjo is loud enough to keep the rhythmacoustic bass replaces tubadrummer makes more use of high hat cymbalBig Band InstrumentationArrangementwritten arrangements require reading skillmusic is played in unisonsolo improvisation with rhythmic section beneathuse of melodic figure of riffjazz was popular based on melodieschord progression from Broadway showPianomelodic accompanimentcompingpianist Count Basie
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