All Blues - Miles Davis

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All Blues - Miles Davis
  1. Rhythmic devices
    1. Swung rhythms
      1. Syncopation
        1. Time signature is 6/4
          1. 156bpm
            1. The feel is laid back because the bars are split into 2 slow beats
            2. Performers
              1. Miles Davis - Trumpet
                1. Cannonball Adderley - Alto Sax
                  1. John Coltrane - Tenor Sax
                    1. Bill Evans - Piano
                      1. Paul Chambers - Double Bass
                        1. Jimmy Cobb - Drums
                        2. Melody
                          1. The head is the main melody and it is played by the trumpet
                            1. 2 saxophones play the riff in the head
                            2. The melody is modal
                              1. Chromatic notes are used in the melody
                              2. Dynamics
                                1. The intro is quite soft
                                  1. In the head, the trumpet uses a mute to make it sound quieter
                                    1. The first trumpet solo has lots of dynamic variety as he plays with expression
                                      1. Usually the trumpet solo is quite loud
                                      2. Style
                                        1. Uses a 12 bar blues chord sequence
                                          1. All chords have added notes, either 7th or 9th
                                          2. The piece was recorded in one go so performers needed to know...
                                            1. Basic structure
                                              1. Chord sequence
                                                1. Number of solo's
                                                  1. How long to improvise for
                                                    1. Which modes to play
                                                  2. Timbre and Texture
                                                    1. Melody and accompaniment
                                                      1. The rhythm section of drums, piano and bass
                                                        1. Alto sax, tenor sax, piano and trumpet have solo's
                                                      2. Structure
                                                        1. Intro (2x8 bars)
                                                          1. Intro 1 - piano
                                                            1. Intro 2 - Saxes
                                                            2. Head (32 bars)
                                                              1. Muted trumpet plays head
                                                                1. Saxes play main riff
                                                                2. Improvised solo's
                                                                  1. Trumpet (48 bars)
                                                                    1. Alto sax (48 bars)
                                                                      1. Piano (24 bars)
                                                                        1. Tenor sax (48 bars)
                                                                        2. Head (32 bars)
                                                                          1. Outro
                                                                            1. Fades out
                                                                              1. Saxes play main riff
                                                                                1. Trumpet plays a main riff
                                                                              2. Tonality and Harmony
                                                                                1. The term 'changes' is the chord sequence in a jazz piece
                                                                                  1. Chords are extended, substitutes or substituted
                                                                                    1. Key of G
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