Take Five Musical Elements

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The musical elements

Rhythm is the pattern of consistent or inconsistent thumping caused in music by the occurrence of strong, weak melodic and harmonic beats. It is an essential element in creating music. In the piece, Take Five, rhythm is used to create appeal within the piece, and to keep it organised.
Dynamics is a component that refers to the volume or sound of a note and is usually used to communicate volume and strength of the musical composition. It is an important device when creating a piece of music. In Take Five, dynamics are used to make the music more interesting and exciting by differing the volume and the power of the music.

Tempo is the pace at which a passage of music is played. It is an important part
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The form of Take Five is usually the introduction, the chorus, the improvisation (drums, piano, saxophone or bass), another improvisation (drums, piano, saxophone or bass), head and the ending.

The texture is how the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece. It is the connection between the tune and the balance in a piece of music, it is an element. In Take Five, the texture is monophonic, it's very light and clear. The melody in the saxophone is explicit and noticeable from the piano, double bass and the drums.

The Performance Practices

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Styles of Jazz

Cool Jazz and Bebop Jazz
Cool jazz is often identified by lighter tones and relaxed tempos. It came into style soon after the end of WWII. It is the style of Jazz used in the performance, Take Five.

It is usually played a lot slower than Bebop and it sounds very arranged. For example, if there are more than one melodist, one can play the melody and the other one can play a harmony, long notes or another melody in the background. Generally, Cool Jazz has more complex arrangements than Bebop.

Bebop is usually a fast tempo piece, with a very uncomplicated arrangement or no arrangement at all. For example, if there is more than one melodist, they both generally play the same melody or sometimes they split for certain notes, however they don't play contrasting parts all together.

Bebop Jazz came before cool jazz, but the two styles of jazz are very different. It displays a fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation founded on the combination of the harmonic structure but cool jazz has lighter tones and slower

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