Music Revision - Features (Jazz (Quite fast, Swung, Improvisation,…
Music Revision - Features
Blues scale (flattened 3rd, 5th, 7th)
Instruments: harmonica, guitar, banjo, violin, piano
Instruments: trumpet, trombone, clarinet, piano, drums, double bass, (guitar).
Range of dynamics
Music structured with rhythmic cycles of varying lengths, with accents on particular beats.
Emphasis on notes not on a strong beat give syncopated effect.
Instruments: steel pans, guiro, maracas, guitar, bongos, claves.
2-2 or 4-4 time.
3-3-2 pattern rhythm.
Homophonic with a main melody and accompaniment. or polyphonic with melodies and countermelodies.
Mento - Jamaican folk music
instruments: acoustic guitar
Aaron Copland - American Composer
Features of his music
Simple melody and rhythm, resembling American folk tunes.
Hoe down - homophonic texture with a clear melody.
Music built out of repeated patterns (cells)
No clear melody
Cells change gradually.
Gradually changing notes in pattern.
Adding or removing rests.
Layering patterns of different lengths together.