Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The art of delivering lyrics: Inspired by Carmen McRae
by Van Der Sluys, Jaime, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 27; 10263118
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Guter, Christine
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
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 10263118
ISBN: 9781369773781
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