Jass Essay

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Jazz


Open Listening Report


"Donít worry, be happy"

Donít worry, be happy was by Played by Bobby Mcferrin in the seventies . The in this piece
the texture changes a lot as the work progresses. Every time the music would take a
slower beat the texture would become thicker and the dynamic or the volume becomes lower.
When the dynamic slows, one instrument would only be playing, and all at once when the
tempo picks up more, and than three or more instrument would be playing. It seemed that
when there are more than one instrument playing, they would all have a solo part to
contribute. For example, the violin would play a fast tempo and the clarinet would play a
slower tempo.

The instrument that I most noticed in this piece is the violin. Throughout the piece the
violin keeps on changing tempo and dynamic. What I liked most about this piece this how
the instruments answer each other with a different beat, and dynamics.



Jazz

Open Listening Report

"All I Want"

The piece called "All I want" was written by Bobby Mcferrin.. In this piece I would say
that the texture stayed the same most of the time. It starts out with a very slow tempo.
It is like walking in a desert without water. The tempo keeps on dragging you to a faster
and more dynamic sound. When that happens it is like taking the first taste of water
after a long walk in the desert. The violin plays as the main instrument when it comes to
the faster tempo and dynamic part. The clarinet on the other hand takes the slower mood
in the piece. The volume would get louder as the tempo picks up. What I liked about this
particular piece is the way it changed its tempo from vary slow to vary fast. What I did
not like is that their are not enough instruments involved. The only instrument that
stood out I would have to say is the violin.
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