The two chromatic notes [notes not in the original key] of a sharpened 4th and a flattened 7th appear in both keys, and the vocal melody ends on the flattened 7th of D major [C natural]. The augmented 4th interval [forming a tritone] is used frequently in West side Story. The flattened 7th is a blue note [the influence from jazz]. The harmony is tonal, but the chords contain added 6th,7ths, 9ths and 11ths. There is a dramatic neopolitan chord [the flattened supertonic- Eb major 1st inversion] in bar 95.
Introductions partis played with piano and then with xylophone. It starts off with four bar just about right rhythm. The first part, which is chorus with 32-bar form (A1 and A2), starts off slowly with the entire band without making the song boring. Right after the band plays the first chorus and interlude. I like the xylophone part because it felt like it was one part of the song.
Miles was one of the most influential trumpet players and band leaders. He was a musician who could hardly be categorized. He kept changing his style throughout his career and revolutionized music. Miles Davis was born in Alton, Illinois on May 26, 1926. One year later his family moved to East St Louis.
By 16, he made the successful choice to switch to the baritone saxophone and was then involved in the Lucky Thompson’s band in 1947. His music has been described as being “very long, tumbling, double-time melodic lines. And that raw, piercing, bark-like timbre”. He had an amazing ability to play the difficult baritone at very fast paces of hard bop music like no other player had before. Some of his most famous songs include; Binary, Alone Together, and Now in Our lives.
If you have ever heard the original versions of “Take The “A” Train”, “It Don’t Mean A Thing…”, “Satin Doll”, or “Stompin At The Savoy”, and the long list of jazz hits goes on and on, then you have undoubtedly had the pleasure of listening to one of the greatest composers and musicians that has ever lived. If you have heard those works performed live by the originator, then you have sat amongst greatness. Many great names come to mind when jazz is mentioned but there is one that leads the crowd and has left a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. While his birth certificate may read Edward Kennedy Ellington, he is more commonly known through out the world as “Duke”. He was born on 29 April 1899 to mother Daisy Kennedy Ellington and
Practice Final Exam for RDG 028 Name: Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) If the most influential musician in the entire span of jazz had to be chosen, the choice might be Louis Armstrong. “His heritage permeates all of jazz to this day . . . all that we may hear today has been touched by his genius.” The myth has always been that Daniel Louis Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900.
The live performance I had the pleasure of attending was the Falcon Jazz Band. It was Jazz concert on Nov. 26 2008, at 12.00 pm. These was the first jazz concert I have ever attended I wasn’t sure what to expect at the end I was glad I went. The instruments used were saxophone, trombone, tuba, trumpet, piano, drum set, guitar and bass guitar. The style of the concert was smooth jazz which have different elements from R&B, pop, jazz fusion and jazz.
One of the best songs he ever wrote was “Born to Run”. The song leads in with an epic and iconic drum roll into blending of a saxophone run and keyboards. The band wastes no time getting to the lyrics brought to life by Springsteen’s husky voice, drawing you into the story he has planned for you within the next four and half minutes. The song has a strong
He began playing the jazz saxophone, and by the time he graduated from high school, many considered him the best saxophonist in the city.”(Biography) Bill Clinton looked up to two people that inspired him dearly they were John F Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In High School Bill was selected to go to Washington D.C. for all Boys Nation it’s was a special youth event there. Bill was one of the first to meet John F. Kennedy and shake his hand. That same year he got to watch the famous speech from Dr. Martin Luther King “I have a dream” on television. Bill put a lot of work into his school work that he earned an academic scholarship and a music scholarship since he was great playing the saxophone.
It was something I could see being played on a peaceful night, as it's something I could enjoy and relax to. 4.) Title - Road Runner Artist - Bo Diddley Composer - Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Jerome Green, Ellas Mcdaniel Musical Traits - Not a very deep vocalist, the music was very up-tempo and he had somewhat of normal-high scream to his music, but sounded very well. The music was something that you could dance and swing around to at a pretty fast pace, as he was jamming on his guitar playing notes the entire time. Topic of Lyrics - The topic of this song is something that would go along with a party or dancing type of social event.