History of Music

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Writing Assignment #1 1. In the three minute portion of this piece there appears to be eight sections. Yes, there is an introduction in this piece. 2. Yes there are some sections that repeat. I would label the sections A, B, A, B, C. 3. Syncopation is a disturbance or interruption in the flow of the rhythm. There is definitely very prevalent syncopation throughout the piece. 4. I think it is more elaborate than that because the piece could be performed by different. Therefore, the tempos could differ. 5. Yes, there are some portions that a more distinct 2/4 feel with the left hand. The counter numbers are: 2,2,3,4 Writing Assignment #2 1. Gordon’s counter numbers for the beginning and end of his solo were 1 2 3 4. Bunn’s counter numbers for the beginning and end of his sole were 2 2 3 4. Callender’s counter numbers for the beginning and end of his solo were 3 2 3 4. Thompson’s counter numbers for the beginning and end of his solo were 4 2 3 4. 2. Dexter starts off very up-tempo with a rapid fire of eighth notes. Bunn’s solo style is very rhythmic and smooth. Callender on the bass is very repetitive throughout. Lastly, Thompson maintains the beat, and his solo almost sounds like freestyle 3. Gordon has two solos. Bunn almost has one. Callender and Thompson don’t have any. 4. I thought this piece is very well done, and is fun to listen to. Bebop soloists are usually more rhythmically advanced than swing soloists. The swing big band arrangements play more melodies, and the bebop ensembles are more chromatic. 5. This band is for an audience that likes to listen to music rather than dance like swing. Writing Assigment #3 1. The counter numbers for the beginning and end of Coltrane’s solo are 2234. The counter numbers for the beginning and end of McCoy’s solo are 1234. The counter numbers for the beginning and end of

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