This paper is a study of Carmen McRae’s unique style of delivering lyrics by analyzing her use of phrasing, stylistic elements, and personal connection, in an effort to apply these techniques to a modern-day vocal performance. The paper provides vocalists with a guideline in order to understand, emulate, and implement Carmen McRae’s techniques. Analyzing McRae’s interpretation of a song is important in today’s musical climate because the modern jazz singer has limited resources pertaining to how to perform a song with lyric interpretation as the primary focus.
|Commitee:||Briggs, Ray, Jarvis, Jeff|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Bob Cole Conservatory of Music|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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