Browse School of Music by Contributor "Pugh, Jim"
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(School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)This research explores the practical and performance challenges and advantages of jazz singing and improvising in two contrasting contexts: vocalists accompanied by a separate piano player and rhythm section ...
Compositional elements in the music of Ken Schaphorst: A detailed analysis of four works for jazz ensemble (2020-07-08)This dissertation highlights the compositional elements found in four original compositions by Ken Schaphorst: Jobim, Uprising, Mbira 2, and How to Say Goodbye. Detailed analysis sheds light into extensive motivic and ...
How to Harpo: A performer's guide and analysis of compositional and theatrical techniques in the cinematic, televised, and recorded pedal harp performances of Harpo Marx (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019)Harpo Marx, née Arthur Marx, was one of the most important harpists in the twentieth century. Although he began as a self-taught musician and never learned to read music, he introduced the harp to millions of people ...
Improvisational and creative techniques employed by baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber on the blues and its variants (School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018)Ronnie Cuber stands out as one of the most notable baritone saxophonists in recent history. Throughout his career he has worked alongside a variety of notable musicians such as Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Eddie ...