All Blues

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  • Created on: 23-09-13 10:54
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  • Miles Davis - All Blues
    • Melody
      • Head - Muted Trumpet, uses 'Blue Notes' ?3, ?5, ?7
        • Use of ghost notes
        • Rising 6th idea
      • Mixolydian mode used for improvised scales
      • Trumpet Solo - Made of short syncopated motifs
      • Alto Sax solo - Quicker notes, wide range
      • Tenor Sax solo - Fast, scalic
      • Piano solo - calm, simple melody
    • Rhythm
      • 6/4 time signature
      • Jazz waltz (2 lots of 3/4)
      • Swung quavers
      • Lots of syncopation
    • Instruments
      • Rhythm section
        • Piano
        • Double Bass (pizzicato)
        • Drums (brushes)
      • Front Line
        • Trumpet (mute for head)
        • Alto Sax
        • Tenor Sax
    • Harmony
      • Extended & Altered chords
      • G7,G7, G7, G7, C7,C7, G7,G7, E?7?9/ D7?9, G7, G7
      • Modal Jazz
    • Structure
      • Intro
        • Rhythm section
      • Head 1
        • Head
        • Trumpet melody
        • Riff played by both saxes
      • Solos
        • Trumpet
        • Alto sax
        • Tenor sax
          • 4 chorus' 48 bars each
            • Piano
            • Alto sax
            • Trumpet
        • Piano
      • Head 2
        • Head
        • Trumpet melody
        • Riff played by both saxes
      • Coda
        • Trumpet solo
    • Context
      • Bebop infulence - Complex harmonies, - Virtuosic techniques
      • All recorded in one take
    • Tonality
      • Modal
    • Dynamics
      • Rhythm section softer during solos

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