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Long listening assignment

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The first solo commences from 1:32. Dzzy Gillespie plays the first solo that sets the expectations from this musical piece. Once Dizzy starts playing the timbre, txture and original tonal quality of the trumpet can be identified. H starts playing from the higher octave. Te notes played by Dizzy are clear, bld and distinct from one another. Hs style represents clarity and confidence. He does well in varying the amplitude and therefore the emphasis on certain notes by controlling the air pressure through light whistles and hard blows trumpet pipe.

Dzzy remain calm, cmposed and relaxed throughout the performance. H takes time from until 2:02 seconds playing with the tempo and at a slow pace. H is seen smiling at the audience and his fellow-performers, trning left to Sonny and saying something to him between 2:00 and 2:03 seconds of the video. H demonstrates stunning control over his instrument at 2:16 playing an impromptu solo, mnoeuvring the trumpet keys and weaving a fantastic note progression involving chromatic note progression (i. ,playing consecutive notes to create a dissonance).

to 2:45 Dizzy moves along with the rhythm and creates beautiful composition and at 2:46 he plays a dissonant pattern. Oce again at 3:16 Dizzy pulls off an incredibly fast and tough solo putting the audience at awe. Fom 3:35 till 3:40 amplitude modulation is brought out in its best form by regulating the air pressure. Dzzy modulates the pitch and frequency with ease. A 3:46 he gracefully pulls of another sweep of note progression. Agradual descent in the form 4 repetitions down the higher and middle conclude solo at 4:00 of the video.

A this point in time Sonny Stitt takes the centre stage with his solo on the saxophone. Te audience now has high expectations from the musical piece and Sonny doest perfect justice to it through his individual style and mastery on the instrument. Te part played from 4:10 to 4:25 has a lot of chromatic notes and awkward note patterns/ progressions woven together into the solo. I incorporates jumping notes and a staccato style of playing with intermediate legato to connect the and introduce in it.

Snny walks a thin rope between complexity and musicality. Fom 4:26 he demonstrates his power of breath by blowing long and deep gusts of air into the saxophone mouthpiece. H...

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  • Pages: 8 (2000 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Music
  • Level: Undergraduate
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