Duke Ellingtons

Black and Tan Fantasy

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  • Created by: charlotte
  • Created on: 22-06-11 13:37

Instrumentation

  • 10 piece band
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • three saxes
  • piano
  • banjo
  • drums
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Form

  • 12 bar blues
  • head arrangement
  • 16 bar section
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texture

  • melody dominated homophony
  • stride bass
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Tonality

  • b flat major
  • b flat minor
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Harmony

  • mostly diatonic
  • blues notes
  • added seventh and ninth chords
  • circle of 5ths
  • substitution chords
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Melody

  • improvised
  • some chromaticism
  • jazz ornamentation
  • little/no reference to melody in the chorus
  • blues ups
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rhythm

  • swung quavers
  • syncopation
  • anticipation
  • push rhythms
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metre

  • common time
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