GCSE Edexcel Music All Blues

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1959
Year it was composed
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Slave trade/ working rebellion
Origins of blues
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Trumpet
Miles Davis' instrument
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Modal jazz
Style of the piece
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Front line
Trumpet and saxophones
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Rhythm section
Piano, drum kit and bass
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G major mixolydian mode
Tonality
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Flattened 7ths
Typically blues feature
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Syncopation
Where notes are played off the beat
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Melody
The head sections
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Rising sixths
D-B
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Muted trumpet
A typical blues timbre
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Riff
Repeated phrase
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First 5 sections
Introductory, intro riff, head, intro riff, head
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Second 5 sections
Intro riff, trumpet solos 1, 2, 3, 4
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Third 5 sections
Intro riff, alto sax solos 1, 2, 3, 4
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Fourth 5 sections
Intro riff, tenor sax solos 1, 2, 3, 4
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Fifth 5 sections
Intro riff, piano solos 1, 2, intro riff, head
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Last 5 sections
Intro riff, head, intro riff, coda (tpt solo), fades
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12 bar blues
I I I I IV IV I I V IV I I/V - basic chord sequence
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Triplets
3 notes in the space of one beat
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4 bar riff
Also known as the intro riff as it comes before each section
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Comping
Where the piano fills in short melodic phrases in between the chords
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Staccato
Short and detatched notes
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Acciaccatura
A grace note used frequently in the piece
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Crescendo
Gradually getting louder
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Diminuendo
Gradually getting quieter
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sfz
Sforzando - suddenly getting louder
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Sweep
A technique used on the drums with brushes
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Pizzicato
Where the double bass plucks the strings
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Swing
The rhythm
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6/4
Metre
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piano (p)
The main dynamic marking used in the piece is...
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156 crotchet bpm
Tempo
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Improvisation
Making up a melody based only on the chords used in the accompaniment
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Card 2

Front

Origins of blues

Back

Slave trade/ working rebellion

Card 3

Front

Miles Davis' instrument

Back

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Card 4

Front

Style of the piece

Back

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Card 5

Front

Trumpet and saxophones

Back

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