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Piece:
I'm
Leavin'
You

Composer:
Howlin'
Wolf



Melody

Point
Bar
number

Vocal
melody
consists
of
series
of
1
Bar
3
and
4

bar
phrases
­
working
from
Dominant

to
Tonic

(bar
3)
and
sometimes
to

Subdominant
(bar
4)

Blue
notes
of
Bb
and
F
natural,
clash


with
diatonic
harmonies

Pentatonic…

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Rhythm

Point
Bar
number

4/4
time
with
shuffle
rhythm


Triplets


Scotch
snap
Bar
21

Snare
drum
backbeats
on
beats
2
and


4

Syncopation
in
all
parts
at
times


Bass
guitar
plays
root
of
chords
in


`swung'
quavers



Texture

Point
Bar
number

Mostly
homophonic
in
the
verses


Dialogue
between
voice
and…

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Stop
time
at
opening

Coda
(fade)
51-end

Improv
vocal
lines
over
repeated
guitar

riff



Instrumentation

Point
Bar
number

Wordless
`whoo'
vocalizes
accompany


the
1st
part
of
the
guitar
solo

Guitar
solo
punctuates
texture
with


characteristic
chords

Rhythm
guitar
plays
shuffle
rhythm


Lead
guitar
opens
with
typical
Blues


introductory
figure

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