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Music Composition Brief

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COMPOSITION BRIEF I will compose a piece of music for my instrument keyboard My composition will be in a blues story. Blues, type of music was first developed during the late 19th century by African American performers, as a form the first recording of the blues was in 1895 George W. Johnson's recording of "laughing Song" which was the first song to be recorded, which all was after a civil war. 12 bar blues: The most common musical form of blues is the 12-bar blues. The term "12-bar" refers to the number of measures, or musical bars, used to express the theme of a typical blues song. ...read more.

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Bar 5-6 are the same as bar 1-4 but with shortened rhythms (diminutia) using the C blues scale C Eb F C G Bb C the bass line also uses notes Melody use 3rds, 2 notes are played together CE, FA, GBb Keyboard Techniques Staccato - bass notes are played short sharp Right hand had accents, certain notes are played louder than others when the bass changes to Eb/F there is a crescendo getting louder. Struttin 120bpm Swing Feel Key of C Bars 1-4 repeated variation bass line 2nd time bass line - walking bass pattern C E F G note becomes Eb. With an F in the bass this makes an F chord. ...read more.

Conclusion

Structure AA BA C A - is a bar phrase repeated section b bars 9-12 Bars 9-10 Continue walking bass line 11-12 melody is a descending blues scale. End on Cm chord Features I will us in my computer are: Syncopated melody accenting notes that aren't on the beat Staccato - short, sharp notes Accenting - thumb needs to pass beneath fingers to play melody 12 bar blues Descending scales Techniques for my instrument I will use are: * Staccato (short, sharp notes) * Chords * Syncopated notes * Accented notes (notes are louder than other notes) * Movement of hand position ?? ?? ?? ?? Serkan Colak ...read more.

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This is a good analysis of three pieces of music. I feel that the writer could have gone into more detail about what they planned to do in their own composition.

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