Concert Report

Kevin Johnson

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Speak about the melodies or lack thereof. How is it treated? Call and response? Scat? Improvisation? Other African American sounds you recognize?

Speak about the rhythm or lack thereof. How is it treated? Call and response? Swing? Improvisation? Free? Bebop? Other African American sounds you recognize?

Speak about the harmony or lack thereof. How is it treated? Call and response? Intervals? Dissonance? Harmonic Improvisation? Free? Other African American sounds you recognize?

Does it swing? How? Be specific.

Is there improvisation? Every instrument? Minor/Major element of the music? 

Is there dancing?

Can You Hear the Polyrhythm? (two different feels at the same time)

Is this creative? How can you tell?  Are the artists expressing freely?

Point out the black performance style elements.

Give the concert a review.

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