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Calypso: Tradition and Creativity
In this thesis, I will research the history of calypso music from the early origins to present times with an emphasis on form and structure, melodic shape and line, textural energy, instrumentation, and various other ...
A Collection of Afro and Latin-Caribbean Jazz Compositions
This thesis explores the use of steelpan in the jazz idiom. It includes reflections on the history of the instrument in the jazz context and experiences of steelpan jazz pioneers Othello Molineaux, Andy Narell and Rudy ...
The Application of Tapping Techniques in Compositions for the Solo Electric Bass
This thesis is an investigation into the application of tapping techniques in compositions for the solo electric bass. Through the detailed analysis of seven compositions, an understanding of the technical merit of tapping, ...
The equal tempered scale may be divided equally into twelve, six, four, three and two equal parts. From each division, symmetrical harmonic environments may be created that sound and function in different ways than diatonic ...