Music- Miles Davis

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Harriet
  • Created on: 04-12-14 21:17
What year was 'All Blues' orginally recorded?
1959
1 of 19
What is the jazz form that 'All Blues' is an example of?
a head arrangement
2 of 19
On what type of chord progression are the choruses in this piece based?
12-bar blues progression
3 of 19
Describe the instrumental techniques used by the double bass
plays pizzicato throughout
4 of 19
Describe the instrumental techniques used by the trumpet when it first plays
It plays with a Harmen mute
5 of 19
Describe the instrumental techniques used by the snare drum at the beginning
played with wire brushes at the start
6 of 19
What is the four bar section that seperates each chorus called?
riff
7 of 19
Explain the terms 'frontline' and 'rhythm section'
Frontline are the instruments that play the main melody and have prominent solos. The rhythm section provides harmonic and rhythmic backing
8 of 19
What is improvisation?
musical ideas that are developed spontaneously having not been written down previously
9 of 19
Why can this piece be describe as modal jazz?
The improvisations are based on modes, the music is more laidback and uncompicated compared the bebop
10 of 19
What is the difference between the quavers written in the score and the ones that are actually played?
'All Blues' is performed with swing quavers so each pair of quavers is played with the first a little longer than the second
11 of 19
What does the word 'comping' mean? Which instrument does it apply to?
It means accompanying with chords and short melodic ideas- this applies to the piano
12 of 19
Which instrument does Miles Davis play?
Trumpet
13 of 19
Paul Chambers plays...
double bass
14 of 19
Jimmy Cobb plays...
drums
15 of 19
John Coltrane plays...
Tenor Sax
16 of 19
'Cannonball' Adderley plays...
Alto sax
17 of 19
Bill Evans plays...
piano
18 of 19
Where and when did blues originate?
it originated in the southern states of America during the early 20th century
19 of 19

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What is the jazz form that 'All Blues' is an example of?

Back

a head arrangement

Card 3

Front

On what type of chord progression are the choruses in this piece based?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Describe the instrumental techniques used by the double bass

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Describe the instrumental techniques used by the trumpet when it first plays

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Music resources:

See all Music resources »See all Miles Davis resources »