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ERIC Number: EJ940513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
An Analysis of Vocal Jazz Repertoire by Three Selected Publishing Companies
Baker, Wilbur R., Jr.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v30 n1 p54-63 Nov 2011
The purpose of this study was to analyze SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) vocal jazz octavos (N = 150) from three publishers in an effort to (a) identify the most prolific arrangers/composers, (b) cite improvisation opportunities, (c) document publisher improvisation markings, (d) indicate repeated titles, (e) identify most popular styles, and (f) investigate instrumental accompaniment combinations. Results revealed that the most prolific composers were Kirby Shaw, Steve Zegree, and Darmon Meader. Less than one fourth (22.6%) of the charts included improvisation opportunities for singers with transcribed notation (n = 18) or instructions (n = 16). Swing and Ballad styles were more prevalent than Latin and Contemporary. Categories for instrumental accompaniments included none/a cappella (n = 31), bass (n = 1), piano (n = 39), combo (n = 48), and augmented combo (n = 32). Further results and discussion are included. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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