Monthly Archives: January 2009

Jazz Videos of Interest Part II, Two, 2

1. Please compare the techniques used in Early Jazz to those used in Big Band Swing. What are the differences in instrumentation? What does an arranger do? 2. What are some of the characteristics of songs from the American Songbook? … Continue reading

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Classical Music Videos of Interest-II

1. What are the three principal types of harmony discussed? 2. What is their historical order? 3. Define, provide a diagram and an example for each. 4. Discuss the beginnings of opera. 5. What is recitative? 6. What is word-painting? … Continue reading

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Jazz Videos of Interest,

JAZZ VIDEOS OF INTEREST 1. The history of the jazz trumpet may trace the history of jazz better than any single instrument, even the jazz piano. Chris Botti cool salute to Miles Davis. Clark Terry, master of swing, and, well….mumbling! … Continue reading

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Basic Theory Checklist

1. Construct major and minor key signatures. 2. Identify major and minor key signatures. 3. Construct parallel and relative scales. 4. Identify simple intervals, or intervals an octave or less. 5. Construct simple inter vals. 5. Provide the beat unit … Continue reading

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Classical Music Videos of Interest, No. 1

1. Brass Quintet: Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba 2. Woodwind Quintet: FLute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon. 3. String Quartet: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola & ‘cello. 4. Piano Trio: Piano, Violin & ‘cello. 5. Piano … Continue reading

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Classical Music Videos of Interest-III

1. Austrian “Papa” Haydn wrote a theme and variation on what would become the German National Anthem. Please begin listening at 5 minutes in… 2. B. B. King, a master of the blues, explains why “The Thrill Is Gone“.. 3. … Continue reading

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