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Title:Polymodality, counterpoint, and heptatonic synthetic scales in jazz composition; and its application in an original piece "Polymodal Jazz Suite for Quartet”
Author(s):Celi Ramos, Diego Alejandro
Director of Research:Pugh, James E
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gray, Lawrence W
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Carrillo, Carlos R; Carrillo, Tito
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Jazz
Jazz Composition
Polymodality
Polytonality
Jazz Counterpoint
Synthetic Scales
Contemporary Jazz
Abstract:This dissertation explores the application of polymodality through contrapuntal and homophonic means, combined with heptatonic synthetic scales in jazz composition. The research concentrates on three main areas: polymodality, as developed by Western art composers of the first half of the twentieth century; jazz counterpoint; and heptatonic synthetic scales. The last chapter of the dissertation shows the use of these techniques in the composition of an original jazz suite in four movements for quartet. The appendix contains the complete scores for the entire suite.
Issue Date:2016-04-14
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/90533
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Diego Celi
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-07-07
Date Deposited:2016-05


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