Miles Davis- All Blues

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  • All Blues
    • Tempo
      • moderate
        • Jazz waltz
    • Rhythm
      • Swung Quavers
      • Lots of syncopation
    • Dynamics
      • No dynamics written due to it being improvised
      • however in the the solos the 'comping instruments are quiet
    • Context
      • Jazz developed during the early 20th Century
      • The main aspect of jazz is improvisation
      • The album 'Kind of Blues' was released in 1959
    • Metre
      • 6/4
    • Structure
      • 3. Solos
        • Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Piano
      • 2. Head
        • Repeated once
      • 4. Head
        • Repeated once
      • 1. Intro
        • Rhythm section
      • 5. Coda
        • Trumpet solo
    • Melody
      • played in the head
      • trumpet: short, synocpated
      • Alto sax: quicker and a wider range
      • Tenor sax: fast scales and quick runs
      • Piano: simple, leads to a string of parallel chords
    • Instrumentation
      • Trumpet muted in the Head
      • Alto sax
      • Tenor Sax
      • Tenor sax
      • Pizzicato bass guitar
      • Piano
    • Texture
      • Intro: just the rhythm section
        • Piano tremolo
        • Drum ostinato
        • Short bass riff
      • Saxaphone accompanies the rhythm section
      • Solos
        • Drum kit playing the ride cymbal
        • Piano 'comping
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • G major
        • Flattened 7th ( F# to F)
          • Mixolydian mode
      • Modal
      • G7 G7 G7 G7
        • 12 Bar Blues Structure
        • Gm7 Gm7 G7 G7
          • D7 E flat7 F F
            • 12 Bar Blues Structure
  • G7 G7 G7 G7
    • Gm7 Gm7 G7 G7
      • D7 E flat7 F F

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