"All Blues" Miles Davis MAD T-SHIRT

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RIFFS- Repeated musical MOTIFS which are developed to extend them
M COMPING- Underlying piano chords under the melody
IMPROVISED MODAL- Saxophone would not play to a key to make them more FREE
TENUTO- On the saxophones opening riff on the minim (sustain) contrast by the quaver
A MUTE-
after making it sound like a grace note
Removed on the second part of the song clearer sound
CONSTANT- mf largely throughout
D DYNAMIC SHADING- Subtle edgings to volumes of mp to f
SOLOIST-
...ENDOS-
Most prominent in the song
Diminuendos and crescendos mad notes feel longer like minims
more relaxed
CONTANT- fairly THIN and light
T BASS- delicate rhythm section
DRUM KIT- unimposing and delicate simply providing rhythm
STROPHIC- 19 verses
S Intro ­ the head (verse 1: 4 bars, link to verse 2 then link...) ­ Trumpet solo for 4 verses
by Miles Davis ­ Link ­ Alto saxophone solo for four verses ­ Link ­ Tenor saxophone
solo for four verses ­ Link ­ Piano solo for two verses ­ Head returns ­ Outro: 19th verse
for fade out ending
COMBINATION OF:
H MIXOLYDIAN MODE on G & C
The BLUES SCALE
G MAJOR SCALE
ACOUSTIC BASS
I
DRUM KIT
PIANO
ALTO/TENOR SAXOPHONE
TRUMPET
TIES- create percussive feel of music and keeps the texture light and free
R SWUNG RHYTHM (QUAVERS) - unique rhythm Jazz inspired
DECORATIVE DEVICES- Quick runs, turns and trills
156 crotchets per minute or 52 dotted minims per minute in 6/4 time
T Overal tempo moderate
METRE- 6/4 but published as 6/8

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