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[ETHNOMUS 50A] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (25 pages long)


Department
Ethnomusicology
Course Code
ETHNOMUS 50A
Professor
Harrison Charley
Study Guide
Final

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UCLA
ETHNOMUS 50A
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
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Week 1 Thursday - 1/8/15
Jazz must have swing feeling and improvisation
Improvisation
oMake music on spot = Compose and perform simultaneously
oImportant because it allows expression of creativity
Jazz swing
oFeeling transferred that gives rhythmic bounce (tap foot)
oIn order to have swing feeling, must contain syncopation ( = accent off
beats)
oOne of two components in order to classify as jazz
Rag time
oOne of first popular genre to incorporate syncopation
oMajor contributor to forming jazz
Melody
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Composition doesn’t dictate whether it’s jazz or not
Goals for listening
o In a group, there is a leader and sidemen; implies that leader is more
important but in actuality sidemen are also important in overall
sound
Chorus
Chord changes = chord progression
Harmonic progression
oHarmonic foundation is the chords
RECOGNIZE TITLE, LEADER, SUBGENRE, SOME SIDEMEN
ASSOCIATE LEWIS ARMSTRONG TO TITLE
Improvisers
oNeed command of instrument (extension of body)
oHighly developed ear
oRead music
Week 2 Tuesday - 1/13/15
Jazz is an ensemble art many musicians interacting together to produce
music
Start with melody  improvisation (usually longest section)/ solos  final
statement of melody {might have little extra at beginning and end}
Two common song forms
oA-A-B-A
Refer to distinct sections in the form
Each section are usually 8 measures long  total 32 measures
Ex: Georgia
o12 bar blues
Form is 12 bars long
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