Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:Bebop drumming: A historical, technical, and coordinative approach
Author(s):Binder, Eric
Advisor(s):Spencer, Joel
Contributor(s):Spencer, Joel; Flores, Ricardo; Gray, Larry; Lund, Erik
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Shadow Wilson
Kenny Clarke
Max Roach
Roy Haynes
Abstract:The Bebop era is arguably the most influential era in jazz history. Bebop vocabulary was an innovation which grew from Swing music and would eventually revolutionize the jazz language. The chromatic embellishments of the melodies, the intense and complex rhythmic vocabulary, the aggressive energy, the call-­and-­response conversation, and collective group improvisation are amongst the qualities musicians today still study and imitate. Based on these musical developments, the Bebop era was particularly important with regard to the development of jazz drumming style. The focus of this project is to survey and discuss the preeminent literature on Bebop drumming, and to compose content that will contribute constructively to this existing literature.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Eric Binder
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-10

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