Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Validating vocalese: An examination of an art form
by Keene, Colleen, M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 68; 1490299
Abstract (Summary)

The art of vocalese is an inevitable result of both modern recording technology and the African American oral tradition. Additionally, in-depth analyses of a few well-known vocaleses show that writing vocalese requires a high level of musical understanding and verbal dexterity—perhaps as much skill as was required by the original composer of the music. Ultimately, a well-written vocalese provides a deeper understanding of all the cultural, technological, and historical elements that contributed to its creation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jarvis, Jeff
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Music
Publication Number: 1490299
ISBN: 978-1-124-54575-2
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