Ella Fitzgerald Scat Singing Style

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This paper explores how Ella Fitzgerald’s hopeful attitude has had an effect on the of her scat singing style development that made her a successful artist. Ella Fitzgerald is a jazz singer most known for her style of scat singing (Bauer). She did not have a background in singing or music as a child, but has great techniques including vocal textures, perfect pitch, three octave range, and near beautiful intonation (Ulanov 277). It is a wonder to all how she developed her style and one explanation is her positive attitude. With a positive attitude, the singer could solely focus on singing and being creative. As Fitzgerald was not disturbed by anything and focused on her career, she came to develop her style of scat singing. Scat singing is when…show more content…
The band was forced to disband with World War II taking place, and Fitzgerald became a solo artist singing bebop (“Ella Fitzgerald Tribute”). This was the height of the singer’s career when she focused only on singing. Ella Fitzgerald became known as “The First Lady of Song,” and won many awards, including 13 Grammys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Oliver). Fitzgerald was so talented and a bright singer who never failed to bring warmth to her audience. She would sing a sad song in a sweet tone that brought smiles to her listeners (Gourse 30). As time went on, the singer grew older and developed health conditions. Fitzgerald had cataract surgery, heart surgery, fluid filled lungs, and diabetes that resulted amputating both of her legs (Gilmore). Before her amputation, the 70-year-old singer went on a tour for more than 40 weeks during one year (Macnie). Ella Fitzgerald was 78 years old when she passed away in 1996; her singing career lasted for about 60 years. Fitzgerald is a legend in the jazz world and it all started with her hopeful, positive attitude. With a great attitude, and passion for music, Fitzgerald became one of the biggest names in jazz

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