Comparing Song Compositions Of Mccoy Tyner And John Coltrane's

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1. Provide counter numbers for the beginnings and ends of the solos by McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane. (The order of solos in this piece is: Coltrane (melody), Tyner, and Coltrane.) Coltrane’s melody starts at 0:22 and goes to 1:01. Tyner’s solo starts at 1:02 and continues to 1:29. Coltrane’s melodic solo begins at 1:31and ends at 1:56. However, this is a very long song (approximately 13 minutes) so there are probably more melodies and solos within. 2. Tyner plays the A section and then "vamps" with the pedal point in the bass before he begins to solo. A vamp is when one or two chords are repeated, usually with a pedal point. Coltrane also states the A section in his solo. Describe their solo styles. The styles of these soloists are very…show more content…
I recognize the modal characteristics as: slow-moving harmonic rhythm where single chords may last four to sixteen or more measures, pedal points and drones, absent or suppressed standard functional chord progressions, and quartal harmonies or melodies . 5. Describe the rhythmic feel of drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Steve Davis during Coltrane 's solo. Would you describe the style of these soloists as bop, hard bop, modal, elements of all or something else? Explain in detail using what you’ve learned from the Lessons about these particular styles. Elvin Jones’ drumming and the bassist, Steve Davis, really add dimension to Coltrane’s solo. I would describe the style of these soloists as bop and hard bop. Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. Hard bop is a style of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music. It incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in saxophone and piano playing. Modal jazz is jazz that uses musical modes rather than chord progressions as a harmonic framework. I used Wikipedia for some of my definitions.

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