Title

Studies In Jazz Style For The Double Bassist: Twelve Original Etudes Derived From Twenty-Two Transcribed Solos

Date of Award

1984

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to expand the study repertory of double bass literature through the introduction of twelve original etudes based twenty-two transcribed solos in jazz style. The pedagogical value of these studies is that they provide tools for the expansion of technical and interpretive skills in this style. Brief annotations include biographical, historical, and analytical information to aid interpretation.Chapter I is an introduction stating the purpose of the study. An historical background of jazz comprises Chapter II. The main body of the dissertation, Chapter III, includes the twelve original etudes in jazz notation with commentaries and cross-references to the transcriptions. Chapter IV summarizes the previous material. The twenty-two annotated transcriptions taken from representative recordings and including song title, composer, bassist, record label, catalog number, recording date and place, metronome marking and key, are arranged in chronological sequence (by style and performance dates) in the Appendix.

Keywords

Music

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