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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 ...
Chamber Jazz Concepts and Techniques as Applied to Six Original Compositions
Chamber jazz was introduced in the 1950s with artists like Ahmad Jamal and the Modern Jazz Quartet leading the way in this new genre. It is a fusion of elements from both Western Art Music and Jazz, combining to form a ...
The Mosley Street Suite: A Third Stream Chamber Work for Six Players
In 1957 Gunther Schuller coined the term Third Stream as a description of a developing trend wherein elements of jazz and 20th century art music were being combined, creating a new body of compositions, performances and ...