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Study Guide for Final Exam

by: Michael Camal

Study Guide for Final Exam MUS 17

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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Michael Camal on Friday August 19, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to MUS 17 at University of Rhode Island taught by Mark Berney in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see History of Jazz in Music History at University of Rhode Island.


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Date Created: 08/19/16
MUS 106 Final Exam Review The final exam will be 60 multiple­choice questions. This will include 8  listening examples from the selections listed below. For each example you  will be asked to identify the artist, title of piece, and style. The next 27 questions will cover topics from chapters 7­9. The 9 remaining questions will be a part of a second listening exam  described at the end of this review sheet. Understand the characteristics and main musicians associated with the  following styles: Bebop - Intellectual art music - New vocabulary - Becomes less popular  - Is both revolutionary and evolutionary Cool - Slow medium tempo - Complex, classically inspired, focus on original compositions Modal - Miles Davis was the innovator of Modal Jazz - "Kind of Blue" by Miles Davis launched Modal Jazz - Ultimate horizontal style of improvisation What did the rhythm section focus on in Modal Jazz?  - The swing feel What is a mode? Staying on one scale for a long time Hard Bop - Quartet to septet (small) - Baselines and drum beats (R&B, soul, gospel, early Rock 'N Roll) to  compete with those styles Third Stream Free jazz/avant­garde - Had a scatter time idea with new flexible approach to beat drummers  and bass players - Collective improvisation Fusion - Introduced by "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis - The same characteristics as free jazz but with electronic instruments - Mixed Rock n Roll beats with free jazz.  Soul Jazz - John Coltrane’s “A love supreme”  - Mixed religious aspects into jazz lyrics and style - Bossa Nova  Be familiar with:  o The difference between scat singing and vocalese.  Scat singing makes no sense and is gibberish whereas  vocalese incorporates actual lyrics o The fusion band, Weather Report, of the 1970’s  Career lasting sixteen years between 1970 and 1986.  Weather Report is considered to be one of the pre­ eminent early jazz fusion bands o Kind of Blue by Miles Davis     Best­selling instrumental jazz album  Mostly modal jazz  Bill Evans played the  piano for this album and john  Coltrane played the saxophone o What the Gerry Mulligan Quartet was famous for  Mulligan's piano less quartet  Cool Jazz Style  o Thelonious Monk’s playing style  Unorthodox style of playing the piano  Abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations. o Miles Davis Nonet (pp 137­8)  Birth of Cool album  9 musicians  o Characteristics of Charlie Parker  Saxophonist and essential to creation of bebop  Nickname “bird”  Worked many jobs in New York City    In and out of heroin addiction o Ornette Coleman’s influence on John Coltrane and the Avant­ garde  Invented “free jazz” which is used in Avant­garde Jazz History Final Exam Listening List  Title of piece o Name of artist, instrument o Style o Listening guide page # Chapter 7  Koko o Charlie Parker, alto sax o Bebop o Page 122  Manteca o Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet o Afro­Cuban Jazz o Page 125  Thelonious o Thelonious Monk, piano o Bebop o Page 127  Lemon Drop o Ella Fitzgerald, vocals o Scat o Page 133 Chapter 8  Boplicity o Miles Davis, trumpet o Cool Jazz o Page 139  Corcovado o Stan Getz, tenor sax o Bossa Nova o Page 144  Backstage Sally o Art Blakey, drums o Hard Bop o Page 145  Milestones o Bill Evans, piano o Piano Trio o Page 152  So What o Miles Davis o Modal Jazz o Page 155 Chapter 9  Lonely Woman o Ornette Coleman, alto sax o Free Jazz o Page 163  Acknowledgement o John Coltrane, tenor sax o Avant­garde o Page 173  Palladium o Weather Report o Fusion o Page 176 Listening Exam Part II: There will be a second part to the listening exam. You will be played  9 examples of musicians we have studied in class, but NOT  NECESSARILY recordings we have specifically listened to. You will be  asked to identify the soloist on each example.  Saxophone: The first 3 examples will be a choice of Coleman  Hawkins(not the answer), Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and John  Coltrane. KNOW WHAT BARATONE SAX SOUNDS LIKE – GERRY  MULLIGAN Trumpet: The next 3 examples will be a choice of Louis Armstrong,  Bix Beiderbecke(not the answer), Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Piano: The final 3 examples will be a choice of Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, and Bill Evans(is the answer for one of the  questions).


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