Manteca Dizzy Gillespie Analysis

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Jimmie Lunceford “Manteca” by Dizzy Gillespie starts with the intro part, which has 8-bar form. The trombone and the drum start the introduction with up beat. The First chorus starts with trumpet and in background the drum keep playing the beat. I think this music is A(16) A(16) form. If you listen to it you might say A(8) but if you listen to the music Carefully, the music is slightly different which makes it same part to be A(16). And then the second chorus starts with slightly changing the note with trumpet. Second chrorus has same beat form which A(16) A(16) A(16). Then the third chorus starts. Dizzy Gillespie started adding the solos to the music. Dizzy Gillespie might meant to make he first three choruses to be introduction to this music. The pitch of each chorus is high to low. But if you listen to the music numerous times, you can find out that the whole music’s pitch it low to high. “Manteca” by Dizzy Gillespie is not really that exiting music. The mood of the music is relaxed but also have loudness. I think there are seven choruses total. Each chorus were giving different feeling and rhythmic expressions. The solos were amazing. In this music the solos were trumpets and saxophones. The trumpets help the music to be shouting for spirits of the music. The saxophones’…show more content…
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. In the second chorus, which is also a 32-bar form, repeats what was played in first chorus. In the music, it seems like that the piano is the main instrument. The entire band seems to be a main instrument for the background

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