A comparison of embellishments in performances of bebop with those in the music of Chopin

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Title:
A comparison of embellishments in performances of bebop with those in the music of Chopin
Author:
Mitchell, David William, 1960-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Significant similarities can be found in the origins of the music of the bebop style of jazz of the 1940s and '50s and the music of Chopin. Chopin's music, like that of the beboppers, has an improvisatory quality. And many of the bebopper's complex embellishment figures have significant corollaries in the music of Chopin. In comparing bebop embellishments with those in the music of Chopin, the author has selected Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Clifford Brown as exponents of the bebop style. This study finds similarities between Chopin's use of embellishments and that of Parker, Gillespie, and Brown which include the use of delayed passing motion, the use of consecutive embellishing tones, the use of figures which converge on a note from both sides, and the frequent use of changing tone figures of all types.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Music.
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kolosick, J. Timothy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA comparison of embellishments in performances of bebop with those in the music of Chopinen_US
dc.creatorMitchell, David William, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, David William, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSignificant similarities can be found in the origins of the music of the bebop style of jazz of the 1940s and '50s and the music of Chopin. Chopin's music, like that of the beboppers, has an improvisatory quality. And many of the bebopper's complex embellishment figures have significant corollaries in the music of Chopin. In comparing bebop embellishments with those in the music of Chopin, the author has selected Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Clifford Brown as exponents of the bebop style. This study finds similarities between Chopin's use of embellishments and that of Parker, Gillespie, and Brown which include the use of delayed passing motion, the use of consecutive embellishing tones, the use of figures which converge on a note from both sides, and the frequent use of changing tone figures of all types.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMusic.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKolosick, J. Timothyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351346en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27148439en_US
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