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Which instruments are used and who plays them?
Miles Davis - Trumpet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley – Alto Sax, John Coltrane – Tenor Sax, Bill Evans – Piano, Paul Chambers – Double Bass, Jimmy Cobb – Drums
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Which kind of mute is used on the trumpet?
Harmon - this mute is used in the head section, yet is removed when Davis plays his solo.
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Which style of music is this set work from?
Blues - but not the normal 12-bar blues.
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How many takes was this set work recorded in?
One.
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Describe the intro of this set work.
Intro 8 bars Intro – 8 bars Two four bar sections (called Intro 1 and Intro 2). Intro 1 – piano tremolo Intro 2 – saxes join in with the main riff (interval is a third).
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Describe the head melody.
Head 32 bars Muted trumpet plays 12-bar theme or ‘head’ whilst saxes play main riff in the background Link (based on Intro 2) 12- bar head again on muted trumpet Link (based on Intro 2).
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Which order do the solos go in?
Trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, piano. All solos are separated by a link based on intro 2 and are 48 bars each (apart from the piano solo which is only 24 bars long).
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Describe the outro.
12 bars. Fades out, saxes play main riff again, trumpet plays a new riff
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Which key is this set work in?
G major, yet the set work uses a mixolydian mode.
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Describe the chord pattern.
G7 / / / / / G7 / / / / / G7 / / / / / G7 / / / / / C7 / / / / / C7 / / / / / G7 / / / / / G7 / / / / / D7#9 / / / / / Eflat7#9 / / D7#9 / /G
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How is the standard twelve-bar blues altered in this set work?
All chords use added 7ths and 9ths. (Extended chords)
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Which instruments make up the rhythm section?
Drum kit, piano, double bass.
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Which texture does this set work use/
Melody dominated homophony.
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Which instruments drop out in the link between solos?
The frontline instruments.
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Where are notes that are not in they key of the piece used?
Chromatic notes are used in the melody of this piece.
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Which rhythmic devices are used in this set work?
Swung rhythms and syncopation.
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What is the time signature of this piece?
6/4.
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How many beats per minute are there in this piece?
156.
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How does the piece have a laid-back feel?
The bars are split into two slow beats.
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Which kind of mute is used on the trumpet?

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Harmon - this mute is used in the head section, yet is removed when Davis plays his solo.

Card 3

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Which style of music is this set work from?

Back

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Card 4

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How many takes was this set work recorded in?

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Card 5

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Describe the intro of this set work.

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