Monday, October 15, 2012

let's see how much of this crap i have actually retained.

so this is just going to be me using my readers, as a way of studying.......i'm just going to vomit information in this post.

louis armstrong is basically know as the father of jazz. he played the cornet and the trumpet AND he sang.

He was born in New Orleans. He had the chance to join Kings Oliver’s band in Chicago and stayed with them for a while before branching off and doing his own thing.

Some more well known pieces of his- “now you has jazz”, “hot like this”, and one more that i can’t remember

Bix Biderbecke was the white verision of Louis Armstrong. pretty fantastic trumpet player.

Benny Goodman had a great big band band and played a song for some movie called “sing sing sing”

Scott Joplin played the “Maple Leaf Rag”

Django Reinhardt was a phenomenal jazz guitarist. he injured one of his hands, the hand that plays the chords, in a fire and learned to play guitar with only two finger.

Nat King Cole, well…everyone knows who that is, i should hope. He sang and played “Unforgettable” and my personal favorite “When I Grow to Old to Dream”.

“Trading Fours/ Eighths” is when throughout a song, each musician plays a four to eight measure solo. basically taking turns.

“12 bar blues” are what i call “stereotypical blues”. you count through them, going ONE, 2, 3, 4, TWO, 2, 3, 4, ETC” till you get to twelve. the Beatles white Album is an example of this.

Syncopation- when notes are accented right before or right after the actual beat. “accenteing off beats”

and then i have to be able to name song songs just from listening to them, and i have to know theory, which is easy for me because i have taken piano and some sort of music somthing for a REALLY LONG TIME. theory shouldn’t be a problem.

but yeah…this is what i can remember. so maybe i’ll do alright? i hope so.

i hate midterms.

i hate exams in general.


becca said...

yay for knowing what you learned!

Caroline Gant said...

oh becca!

you are so sweet for actually even looking at this post!

thanks! <3