During the jazz ensembles performance they played six different songs. They played Acha by Bob Mintzer, And another thing by Tom Garling, Boppin to P-Town by Doug Stone, Bumps by Ladd McIntosh, Doozy by Benny Carter and Extensions by Patty Darling. Acha was played as a tribute to Bob who is a jazz artist who had come and played at Columbia Basin College in previous years. In his song there were some solos from the trombone and saxophone. I could hear some syncopation coming from the guitar and the song had more of a slow tempo mood.
Jazz technique is something that can be interpreted differently to each individual, but generally the following are summarized methods that can greatly influence overall exceptional execution. Your voice quality is your own, but most aim for an earthy or breathy sound, similar to your normal speaking voice. Blossom Dearie is a great example of this, as her banter after singing sounds the exact same as the soft voice that she uses while singing. Breath control is a very important aspect, as when improvising you don't always foresee where your next breath spot will be placed. Your range and flexibility is also an aspect that is important while improvising, as a large range is often desired.
To me, this piece coveys happiness, excitement, and more; it is a very fun, yet challenging to play. In Morosco’s famous composition Blue Caprice, There are 14 unaccompanied sections that he uses to express the aesthetic values of the jazz style. One of the sections in this composition is conveyed as a free rhythm section; meaning the player can play the melody of a given line of music freely and take it at the speed of their choosing. In this section the notes are played in a very legato style and don’t have a set tempo. He wants it to be played as fast as
The style of the concert was smooth jazz which have different elements from R&B, pop, jazz fusion and jazz. I enjoyed the live performance all performers were highly skilled, some of the songs had slow and fast tempo. The brass section were seating in three rolls the position of the front line, first seated was four young men playing saxophone some played tenor sax and alto sax, second roll were five men of four played trombone, and one played tuba. The last roll standing was the trumpet players. Rhythm section comprises of a guitarist, a pianist, a drummer and a music director.
The piece In the Hall of the Mountain King has a very familiar melody, so it was very enjoyable to listen to. By starting off with a low bassoon timbre, the scene was set very well. The mood of an eerie, spooky night was set well with the low register notes. As the piece goes on the melody is apparent throughout, but the tempo speeds up. By speeding up the tempo and adding more instruments every time the melody is played, the composer is able to depict the increased fear of the “character” in the “story” portrayed through the piece.
Most commonly Trombone refers to the tenor trombone which has a fundamental tone of B^aE. The trombone plays in the key of C which is the same as a piano (Samuel and Johnson N.P.). The trombone is an interesting and ingenious idea, who would have thought to buzz your lips in a cylindrical bore of metal to create such deep and rich tones. My favorite
Music was another way people got away from the bad times. “In the 1930s, big bands and swing music were popular with Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller popular bandleaders.”(Loc.Gov) But unfortunately these music artist started to break up. Then band singers like Sarah Vaughan went solo. Not too long after swing bands, blues artists started show up along with war songs. They were popular during that time because it was a way to express the way they felt about the depression era and the war.
A standard is a song that most musicians know the head and melody to. Jazz standards are numerous and most jazz musicians know a great many. These jazz standards are a solid structure for newly organized groups, or bands to play together, with little or no practice at all. A freedom in jazz music, is syncopation. Syncopation is the act of accenting before or after a beat, to alter the pattern of a previously steady rhythm.
These songs are well known and are about faith and hope. Swing Low Chariot& Go Down Moses are two of the famous Spiritual songs. (Johnson, 1925). One of the most famous and well known types of music is blues jazz. Jazz is one of the only music types to be created strictly in the United States.
The saxophone started to be used in little orchestras in the 1800’s. It was also popular in military bands. It gained greater popularity in the 1920’s because of jazz music.The reason a saxophone is considered a woodwind is because the way it is played is very similar to the clarinet. It is made of brass, and is the only woodwind that has never been made of wood. It has a single reed mouthpiece.