Trad Jazz Examples

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  • Trad Jazz Examples
    • Chicago
      • Hotter Than That - Louis Armstrong 1927
        • Structure
          • 32 bar chord pattern based on Scott Joplin 'Tiger Rag'
          • 8 bar intro + 4 bar coda
          • 4 choruses defined by solo instruments
          • 4 bar piano solo link to chorus 4
        • Harmony
          • At first uses only Eb major, Bb7, Ab
          • Octaves in bass piano left hand
          • Stop time chorus 4
          • Ends on diminished chord
        • Timbres
          • No drumkit
          • Bass split between trombone and piano left hand
          • Solos for trumpet/ voice/ clarinet/ guitar/ trombone
          • **** singing
          • Clarinet solo plays in 'Clarino range'
        • Texture
          • Collective polyphonic improvisation
          • Call and response voice and guitar
          • Homophony in antiphonal voice and guitar duet
        • Melody
          • Improvised
          • Virtuosic players
          • Clarinet plays countermelody in intro
          • Trombone glissandi
          • Vibrato/ rips/ fall-offs/ smears
        • Rhythm
          • Swing
          • Syncopation
    • New Orleans
      • Alligator Crawl - Louis Armstrong 1927
        • Timbres
          • Trumpet
          • Piano
          • Trombone
          • Clarinet
          • Guitar
          • Tuba
          • Drums
        • Structure
          • 12 bar blues in F
          • 4 choruses
          • Middle section in C
        • Melody
          • Middle section solo based on Fats Waller Alligator Crawl
            • Paraphrase improvisation
          • Techniques used for decoration
            • Smear
            • Scoops
            • Rip-offs
            • Glissandi
            • Vibrato
          • Arpeggio sextuplets bar 10
          • Short 1 bar phrases
          • Virtuosic solos
        • Harmony
          • Based on 12 bar blues
          • Primary triads
          • Comping on the beat
        • Textures
          • Collective polyphonic improvisation
          • Monophonic guitar solo chorus 3
        • Rhythm
          • Syncopation
          • Suspended notes in trombone

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