Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Improving the singer's understanding of bebop language: Transcription application
by Calderwood, Andrea, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 64; 1569377
Abstract (Summary)

This project report analyzes the content of line construction and development in founding bebop instrumental solos, and then compares them to bebop vocal solos. Performers examined include Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Chet Baker. Attention will be paid to harmonic content, vocal technique, syllable selection, and consideration given to language synthesis principals. This paper is intended as an impetus for further study of method improvements for developing vocalists' line construction through the study and incorporation of bebop-era instrumental transcriptions.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bremer, Carolyn
Commitee: Guter, Christine, Jarvis, Jeffrey
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Music
Keywords: Bebop, Improvisation, Jazz, Line-construction, Music, Vocalists
Publication Number: 1569377
ISBN: 978-1-321-34806-4
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