Miles Davis- All Blues

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  • Miles Davis- All Blues
    • Dynamics
      • Mainly p throughout
      • Although there is a diminuendo in the final "Head 4"
    • Melody
      • The main melody (head) and the solos are all played over the 12-bar blues chord sequence.
      • The improvisations are ornamented and combine riffs together
    • Tonaliy & Harmony
      • Repeated 12-bar blues chord sequence
      • Four-bar linking riff
      • Modal jazz, focuses on mode or scale, solos freer
      • G mixolydian mode
    • Tempo & Rhythm
      • Tempo of crotchet= 156
      • Rather fast, feels laid back tempo of dotted minim, 152
      • Rhythm section provides the harmony and rhythmic background
    • Form & Structure
      • Intro
      • Head
      • Link
      • Head 2
      • Solo 1
      • Solo 2
      • Solo 3
      • Solo 4
      • Head 3
      • Head 4
      • Outro
      • (link section after each section
    • Instrumentation
      • Frontline- Trumpet (Miles Davis)
      • Alto Sax (Julian Adderley)
      • Tenor Sax (John Coltrane)
      • Rhythm- Piano (Bill Evans)
      • Bass (Paul Chambers)
      • Drums (Jimmy Cobb
    • Texture
      • Made up of riffs- short rhythmic ostinato common in jazz.
      • 3 riffs are used in "All Blues"- GD ED F DED, on the double bass
      • 2nd- alto and tenor sax play in thirds (D/B, E/C, F/D, E/C)
    • Facts about set work
      • Call and response
      • Improvisation
      • Strong rhythmic content
      • Uses modes
      • Extending soloing
      • Longer songs

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