This song contains many music structures. Some people can argue that Brakeman’s Blues is composed more in through-composition rather than a verse from because of it 's the chronological ordering of musical events in the piece. Chris Thile incorporates blues in his piece Brakeman’s Blue, which helps show its form is through-composed. The lyrical structure of this song follows the bar form of, AAB. The first stanza of the song begins with “Portland main is just the same as sunny Tennessee / Portland main is just the same as sunny Tennessee / Any old place I hang my hat is, home sweet home to me.”
Robert Johnson was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi and travelled around wherever people enjoyed his music. Some famous songs he wrote were “Sweet Home Chicago,” “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom,” and “Love in Vain.” Most of the songs he performed were the type of blues called the Delta Blues. The Delta Blues are a style of music that comes from Mississippi. It usually consists of a single voice accompanied by a guitar. Most of the singers were African Americans and their songs expressed the racial discrimination that they faced.
According to him, ‘they are clean and quick and can handle fast transients’. For example, they were used on the kick and snare on some of the cuts on Need You Now. For the Acoustic Guitar Recording, Paul sent the microphones through a Gordon Preamp, and then through a Manley Vari‑mu, with some subtle compression, to add some air at the top. The acoustic piano was recorded with two Telefunken 251s, going into a GML preamp and GML EQ. Microphone Placement For the acoustic guitars, Paul used a Neumann/Gefell M582 close to the 12th fret, pointing downwards, and a Neumann U67 placed towards the body of the guitar, pointing upwards.
Introduction First published in 1957, Sonny’s Blues written by James Baldwin is a prose of two brothers. Sonny, the younger one, is a rebellious jazz musician who turns out to be a drug abuser, while the narrator, the elder brother, is a conservative mathematics teacher in Harlem. He, the narrator, refuses to understand Sonny whose life is distorted by imprisonment. In this way, Baldwin developed the major topic of music, the cornerstone of African American culture, alongside with the themes of brotherhood and salvation. How music develops the plot of the story Music is a leitmotif in Sonny’s Blues, which reflects and creates a new structure of music and drama (Bribitzer-Stull, 2015).
After Meeropol added melody to his poem, Billie Holiday, recorded the song. Billie Holiday was a very famous African American Jazz player, who uses rhymes, metaphors, and juxtaposition to explain the hardships of African Americans and demonstrates the horror of lynching in the South, in this song “Strange
This goes into the chorus with the sound of cymbals crashing, where there are short breaks of breath between lines 1-2 and 2-3. Between the chorus and the second verse, there is a break where the melody cuts out and all there is left are instrumentals, making it a polyphonic texture. The harmony accompaniment to Nick’s melody is a mix of drum beats and mild guitar riffs. The tone color represented through the use of instruments translates into a somber and earthy mood. The beginning starts off at a piano dynamic level and then crescendos into a forte by the chorus.
Musicologists Charles Seeger, John A Lomax, and Alan Lomax had researched, analyzed, notated, and recorded a large number of folk songs from the Appalachians (Charlton, 131). It is merely easy to obtain information with music since it was more about listening to music, rather study about it. There were multiple instruments that folk music was introduced to. The fiddle, recorder, and many people borrowed the banjo from the British. By avoiding the use of drums or electric music, folk music maintained its color and did not follow any other genres change what folk music already
Music Essay Aaliya Shafi 7B Jazz Rock 21/1/2017 Jazz-rock may be known as the loudest, wildest bands from jazz camp. This is also known as Jazz-fusion as a musical genre, which was developed, in the late 19’60s and the early 19’70s. This was when artists merged different characteristics of Jazz harmony, and improvisation with styles such as: rock, funk, blues and Latin Jazz. Different artists started experimenting and trying out electrical instruments for the very first time. Jazz-Rock is quite different from earlier Jazz in a number of ways: • Jazz’s rhythm is renowned by its “swing”, while on the other hand Jazz-fusion is more based on eighth or sixteenth note rhythms.
The Baroque period saw the creation of tonality and an approach to writing music in which a song or piece is written in a particular key. During the Baroque period, professional musicians were expected to be skilful improvisers of both solo melodic lines and accompaniment part. Baroque music was normally accompanied by a basso continuo group which consisted of chordal instrument such as harpsichordists and lute players who improvised chords from a figured bass part while a group of bass instruments such as viol, cello and double bass played the bass lines. One of the defining characteristics of Baroque music is the basso continuo, or figured bass, providing the harmonic structure of the music. The continuo is sometimes called figured bass because the composer would simply write chord figures below the musical staff and let the musician figure out how to realize the harmony.
A melodic instrument, it consists of pre-tuned keys which are hit with mallets to produce sound. Various types of xylophones are found in Africa, including those with free-floating keys. However the most common is that with hardwood keys attached to a framework, with a calabash resonator attached beneath each key, and is most notable in Mozambique where it is known as a tsimbila. Xylophone performances combine polyrhythm with melodic pitches to create highly complex music. (Ewens 1991: 20, 21–22; Miller & Shahriari 2012: 361.)
Introduction “For there 's Basie, Miller, Satchmo and the king of all Sir Duke.” Stevie Wonder. There is no bigger name in the history of American music, especially in Jazz, than Duke Ellington. But many don’t know the man behind many of Sir Duke’s timeless classics, that man is Billy Strayhorn. It is said these two had a symbiotic relationship where neither would have been as good without the other. Strayhorn, the genius composer and arranger, to Ellington the charismatic performer and band leader the world knew and loved.
Moreover, we both found similar escapes-- Melinda had art and I had music. When I was at a point where I could no longer verbalize the way I was feeling, I found melodies and lyrics that perfectly captured my thoughts. Music rehabilitated me when I found myself in a very dark place. It gave me strength and courage and helped me find the words that escaped me for so long. I began teaching myself to play guitar, and started writing songs and journals.
This in some ways paved the way for country music, and later on more types of music to introduce electric guitar into their bands. another example which involves blues is Muddy Waters. He used the electric guitar so that he could be heard over all the
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