MUS 112 SU Charlie Parker Bil

he purpose of this assignment is to engage in close musical listening by creating your own listening guide like those featured in your textbook and discussed in class. For this assignment, create a listening guide for one of the following songs:

Benny Goodman Sextet, “Flying Home” (1939)

Charlie Parker, “Billie’s Bounce” (1945)

Use the listening guides in your textbook as a guide/model for your own guides. Refer also to the in-depth discussions on musical form included in the attached pdfs.

First, listen to the songs many times to determine the basic form (12-bar blues? AABA? Other? Hybrid?). Next, identify all of the instruments you hear in the entire recording. Once you have determined the form, create an outline using timings to demarcate the individual sections (choruses of a blues form or the verses/bridges of AABA designs and its repetition(s)). Be sure to include timings with your guides. I (and other people) should be able to follow along with the song accompanied by your guide. For each of the smaller/interior sections, be sure to describe the texture, who has the melody or who is doing the soloing. Also pay careful attention to the tone/timbre of the instruments. Is there a rough growl (as in blues) or a clear, singing tone? Are mutes used to alter the timbre? What is the tempo? Can you determine sections of call and response? Describe what the accompanying instruments are doing when supporting a soloist. Pay particular attention to the rhythm section.

Expect to do multiple, repeated listenings. On each listen, pay attention to a different instrument and be able to describe what they are doing and why they are doing whatever it is that they are doing. The attached pdfs provide all of the terms and concepts that you need to use when producing your guide(s). Do not make up words or use vague language. When in doubt, consult the attached readings.

DO NOT PROVIDE PROSE DESCRIPTIONS-YOUR GUIDE SHOULD RESEMBLE THOSE THAT APPEAR IN YOUR TEXTBOOK!!

DO NOT CONSULT OUTSIDE SOURCES; THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO REFER TO ARE THE SONGS THEMSELVES. LISTEN!!!

Benny Goodman Sextet-Flying Home (1939).mp3 Benny Goodman Sextet-Flying Home (1939).mp3

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Charlie Parker, Billlies Bounce.m4a Charlie Parker, Billlies Bounce.m4a

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Jazz - Chapter 1.pdf Jazz – Chapter 1.pdf

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Jazz - Chapter 2.pdf Jazz – Chapter 2.pdf

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