All Blues

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PoppyG
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287319
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All Blues
Updated:
2014-10-28 09:47:52
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GCSE music setwork All Blues
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  1. Who is the composer?
    • Miles Davis
    • 1926
  2. What instrument does the composer play?
    The trumpet
  3. What album is All Blues taken from?
    Kind of Blue
  4. What style is All Blues written in?
    Modal jazz
  5. Give three examples of things Blues would include.
    • Call and response
    • Improvisation
    • Strong rhythmic content
  6. Give two examples of things popular jazz includes.
    • Ragtime
    • Swing
  7. What does modal jazz include?
    • There is a scale or mode to use so it is less restricted
    • Longer, freer improvisations
    • Significantly longer
    • More advanced improvisations
  8. What is the time signature?
    • 6/4
    • Jazz waltz
  9. What is the tonality?
    • Modal jazz
    • G mixolydian scale
  10. What is the texture?
    • Made up of riffs
    • Played on bass, alto sax and tenor sax
  11. Describe the pitch and melody.
    • Played over 12 bar chord sequence
    • Improvisations are ornamented and combine riffs together
  12. Describe the dynamics.
    • Mainly piano throughout
    • Diminuendo in final Head
  13. Describe the rhythm.
    • Drums, bass and piano
    • Provides the comping
  14. Describe the instrumentation.
    • Frontline - trumpet
    • Alto sax
    • Tenor sax
    • Rhythm - piano
    • Bass
    • Drums
  15. Who plays the trumpet?
    Miles Davis
  16. Who plays the alto sax?
    Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley
  17. Who plays the tenor sax?
    John Coltrane
  18. Who plays the piano?
    Bill Evans
  19. Who plays the bass?
    Paul Chambers
  20. Who plays the drums?
    Jimmy Cobb
  21. What is the tempo?
    • 156 bpm
    • Feels like dotted minim - 152 bpm
  22. Describe the harmony.
    • Repeated 12 bar chord sequence
    • Four-bar linking riff between each section
  23. What is the 12 bar chord sequence?
    • G7
    • G7
    • G7
    • G7
    • C7
    • C7
    • G7
    • G7
    • D7#9
    • Eb#9/D7#9
    • G7
    • G7
  24. What is the structure?
    • Head
    • Link
    • Head 2
    • Solo - trumpet
    • Solo - alto sax
    • Solo - tenor sax
    • Solo - piano
    • Head 3
    • Head 4
    • Outro

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