miles davis quick study gcse music

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  • Created on: 28-05-15 11:42
structure
head arrangment: intro (8 bars), head (12 bars) solos, Head 2, coda
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harmony
12 bar blues chorus, uses 7ths (rich and extended chords) to distort 12 bar blues, G7 G7 G7 G7, Gm7 Gm7 Gm7 Gm7 Gm7, D7, Eb7/D7, F/G, F/G, copming also used
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tonality
G myxolidian (F instead of F sharp) - modal jazz, cross rhythms
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rhythm/ tempo
6/4 time sig., tempo is a jazz waltz, performed with swung quavers, syncopated
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melody
improvisations that are based on overall tonality scales rather than chords - gives soloist more freedom, chromatic notes, vibrato, ghost notes, trumpet mutes, frontline soloists
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instruments
double bases play pizzicato, piano plays riffs, snare with brushes and cymbal plays steady beat
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dynamics
soloists always louder, 2nd part of head hs crescendoes and diminuendos, making notes seem augmented (longer) and more relaxed
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texture
thin to start, ticknes as instruments are added, homophonic
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harmony

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12 bar blues chorus, uses 7ths (rich and extended chords) to distort 12 bar blues, G7 G7 G7 G7, Gm7 Gm7 Gm7 Gm7 Gm7, D7, Eb7/D7, F/G, F/G, copming also used

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tonality

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rhythm/ tempo

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Card 5

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melody

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