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1945
AABA 32-bar song form.
Bepop- smaller groups
Fast , virtuoso solos
Improvisation
Irregular phrasing and off-beat accents
Walking bass
Rapid twists in melodies that cover a wide range.
Introduction is only accompanied by drums and consists of 4
phrases of 8 bars.
Frequent use of non-chord notes in the…

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Chromatic notes mirror changes in chords.
Solo is made up of different motifs.
Formulaic improvisation (weaving melodic formulae).
Parker often places accents on weak beats.

Chorus 2
Parker begins with a 2 bar quotation from `High Society'
A ­ `high society'.
Moves rapidly across a 2 octave range.
Pizz. Walking…

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