The Big Band Swing Era The Glenn Miller Orchestra by ewghwehws

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									 The Big Band Swing Era:
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
          Ms. Purcell’s
     High School Jazz Band
        Big Band Swing
                                           During the late
                                           1930s and early
                                           1940s, Big Band
                                           swing was the most
                                           popular music in
                                           America.
          Qu ic kTime ™ a nd a
TIFF (Unco mpres sed ) de co mpress or
   are n eed ed to se e th is p i cture.
            Big Band Swing
 The Big Bands of the       The instrumentation of
  1930s and 1940s             these ensembles
  brought a new sound to      included clarinets,
  jazz, one that was much     saxophones, trumpets,
  louder, faster, raucous     trombones, piano,
  than its predecessor.       double bass, and
  Improvised melodies         drums.
  became an important        Swing music is known
  element of this kind of     for its strong rhythm
  music.                      section.
                Swing Style
 Swing style is most       For example, in
  defined by its
  unmistakable               swing music, the
  “swinging” rhythm.         rhythm         Qui ckTi me™ and a
                                    TIFF (Uncompres sed) decompres sor
                                      are needed to see thi s pi cture.




 Eighth notes are           would be played 
  “swung”. In other
  words, eighth notes in           
  swing music are played   
  instead as a dotted
  eighth-sixteenth
  rhythm.
               Swing Style
 Special emphasis is     Vibrato is also used
  also placed on the       widely in Big Band
  “and” of the beat in     Swing repertoire.
  swing. While the
  downbeat of any
  eighth note pattern
  is elongated, the
  upbeats are
  accented.
                Bandleaders
 Some famous bandleaders of the Big Band
  Swing Era include:
     Benny Goodman
     The Dorsey Brothers
     Count Basie
     Duke Ellington
     Woody Herman
     Cab Calloway
     Glenn Miller
   The Glenn Miller Orchestra
 During the years
  1938 through 1941,
  The Glenn Miller
  Orchestra was the
  most popular band
  in the United States.
  The Glenn Miller Orchestra
 Led by bandleader Alton Glenn Miller,
  the band included many swing greats
  such as:
   Tex Beneke
   Jimmy Henderson
   Henry Mancini
              In the Mood
 The song “In the        The piece was first
  Mood”, which             recorded by
  topped the charts in     bandleader Wingy
  1940, is now one of      Manone in 1929 and
  the best-known           1930. Miller’s band,
  arrangements of the      however, was the
  big band era.            one that made this
                           song so popular.
             In the Mood
 The saxophone        Soloists include two tenor
  section begins the   saxes with opposing parts
                       and a 16 measure trumpet
  piece with a soli.
                       solo.
  This part is very
  well-known.
 Next the trumpets
  and trombones are
  added in bar 4.
           Question # 1
 Name at least 3 bandleaders that were
  part of the Big Band Swing Era.
                  Answer #1
 Your list could include:
      Benny Goodman
      The Dorsey Brothers
      Count Basie
      Duke Ellington
      Woody Herman
      Cab Calloway
      Glenn Miller
                Question #2
   Swing music is characterized by:
    a)   A loud, fast-moving wind section
    b)   A strong rhythm section
    c)   “swung” eighth notes
    d)   All of the above
    e)   None of the above
             Question #3
 In swing music, how would the
  following rhythm be played? Notate the
  rhythm as it would sound. Then sing
  the rhythm using proper accents.

                Qui ckTi me™ and a
        TIFF (Uncompres sed) decompres sor
          are needed to see thi s pi cture.
Answer #3
                Question #4
   In swing music, what part of the beat
    is emphasized or accented?
    a)   The downbeat
    b)   The upbeat or the “and” of the beat
    c)   All downbeats and upbeats
    d)   Only the first downbeat of every measure
             Answer #4
 The upbeat or the “and” of the beat is
  always emphasized in swing music.
               Question #5
   Which of these bandleaders was
    famous for popularizing “In the
    Mood”?
    a)   Cab Calloway
    b)   Count Basie
    c)   Glenn Miller
    d)   Benny Goodman
             Answer #5
 C) Glenn Miller and the Glenn Miller
  Orchestra
                     References

 Shenkle, Kathryn. Historical Information: Glenn Miller. Nov. 4,
       2007, from
       http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/text/glenn_miller_text.htm
  l..
 Swing Era Photos. Nov. 4, 2007, from
       http://www.swingmusic.net/Swing_Era_Pics.html.
 Wikipedia. (Nov. 4, 2007). In the Mood. Nov. 5, 2007, from
       http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=In_the_Mood&prin
  table=yes.
 Wikipedia. (Oct. 31, 2007). Swing Music. Nov. 4, 2007, from
       http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Swing_music&prin
  table=yes

								
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