I do think racial origins did affect the way these pieces were performed. African music is highly syncopated and rhythmic, often utilizing accents and outgoing behavior to draw attention to the piece. In contrast, the European influences for jazz were more introverted and subdued, resulting in soothing pieces that, while rhythmic, don 't always give extra syncopation. I liked both pieces a lot and the trouble with picking a favorite depends a lot on my mood. Today, I would have to say that I would prefer Singin’ the Blues.
This is when two rhythms are played against each other and that’s how jazz gets its swing and like Duke Ellington says in his song "It don 't mean a thing if it ain 't got that swing. " Also in jazz blue notes take place when a musician plays through a scale and exaggerates some of the notes. While I’ve been listening to both albums it seems that her first one is more jazz while her second has more guitar in it. I personally believe this could be because Amy wanted to experiment with other styles such as soul, pop and reggae.
I do not know much about the intricacies of music, such as what a chord extension is or why moving from a focus on quarter notes to eighths is significant. But even to me, some of the innovations of bebop are noticeable. There is much more emphasis on individual creativeness and solo technique, which is different from the highly structured sets that characterized swing bands. Beboppers were often creative interpreters of existing jazz standards. For instance, in some of Charlie Parker’s work, he would keep a song’s harmonic structure but replace its melody with an inventive and technically dazzling improvisation, essentially creating a new song.
It was smooth without being complicated by drastic changes. “Still’s music incorporates styles derived from blues and jazz, and his songs, operas, ballets, and symphonic works return again and again to African American subjects and stories.” (Kerman and Tomlinson) Still was able to create a distinct sound and style by taking a mixture of different music. “He 's already amazingly assured in handling orchestral sounds and adept at mingling the idioms of the blues with the unwieldy forces of a full orchestra.”
So instead of chords, which are vertical, it requires scales, which are horizontal, to make it sound appealing. This method also makes the artist rely on things such as melody, rhythm, and emotion which give the song an entirely different sound. Miles Davis also was at the forefront of this style of jazz in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s. His song Milestones and even more so his album called Kind of Blue are excellent examples of the use of modal jazz and this work heavily influenced other jazz musicians of the era. In the 1960’s John Coltrane explored this style in his work with the pianist McCoy Tyner.
Different cultural music has greatly developed over time and will continue to do so. Take Jazz as an example, Jazz was originally an African form of Music. Then when the slave trade period started, Jazz was moved to American. It went from Blues all the way to Rock Jazz, due to the culture change the African people had when they moved to America. As the african people changed, so did their cultural music, Jazz.
In stark contrast, the B and C sections were much darker and developmental. These sections were also played forte, as compared to the A section being played at piano. The tempo varied between each section, but not by much; all sections were played at Moderato. However, Graff also used tempo rubato frequently throughout this piece, and most others as well. The melody was consistently on the treble clef, with arpeggios and chords in the bass.
It was very good experience to learn about him, and how he loves people and listen to them. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is the first musical play I've gone to. I thought it wouldn’t be very good, but when I saw it I liked it. There are some factors made the play successful which are the music, the stage, and the actors. Music and the songs played important roles in the play.
As I began to train in modern, hip-hop, and contemporary, I found a deep appreciation for contemporary, instrumental, pop, and jazz music, which can be substantially harder to dance to because of the rhythmic differences. Philip Glass and the Piano Guys are among my favorite composers to dance to. I also enjoy dancing to popular songs on the radio. These songs are interesting to dance to because sometimes I dance to the lyrics and other times I dance to emphasize the melodies behind the lyrics.
The Well Tuned Piano is a piece for solo piano and the entire duration of the work is 6 and a half hours. The music is composed of Just Intonation and is improvised by the composer La Monte Young. The composer also performs himself. During the song, the modern concert grand piano is played in just intonation pure toning. The sounds are completely controlled, and the composer exploits the constitution of pitch.
The piece chosen for performance in the April Honors Recital and as the topic for this research paper is “Yellow After the Rain” by Mitchell Peters. “Yellow After the Rain” is written for solo performance on the marimba and features the four mallet technique unique to mallet instruments. Mitchell Peters was born on August 17, 1935 and is a well-known percussionist and composer. He is known for having composed pieces such as “Sea Refractions” and “Yellow After the Rain” as well as writing percussion method books. Peters is also said to have had a prodigious sight-reading ability.
Sarena Chandler Dr. Wakeman Orchestration & Arranging Listening #3 The Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celeste written by Bartok, is theoretically unique and composed in a very different way. This piece is in four movements, Bartok intentionally makes the first and third movements slow, and the second and fourth fast. The first movement is a slow fugue, with a time signature that changes abruptly.
Jazz Ensemble Jazz is a musical genre which was originated from African Americans. The Jazz ensemble is the musical ensemble of Jazz band to play Jazz music. The most common family instruments used in playing Jazz are Percussion, Brass and Woodwind instruments. The Jazz band can vary from bigger to smaller bands. Jazz bands can vary in size from a big band, to a smaller trio or quartet.