In the liner notes to the reissue of the complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman, Loren Schoenberg boldly outlined the cultural importance and strength of jazz: Jazz flowered in this country in the s during a period of universal social upheaval.
In defiance of the crippling economic depression that gripped the world's economy, this music became the rallying cry for a young generation that less than a decade later, in World War II, would go on to thwart the megalomaniac fascist leaders of Europe and Asia. Anyone doubting the justification of a context this grand need look only as far some of the Hollywood films that came out in support of the war effort.
The Andrews Sisters teamed up with Abbott and Costello in 's Buck Privates, perhaps Back Bay Shuffle - LeRoy Holmes And His Orchestra* - A Hi Fi Salute To The Great Ones (Vinyl best remembered of these movies.
Several decades of nostalgia and tribute bands have, for a time, obscured the intensity and optimistic ferocity of swing era LP), but if we put ourselves back in time for a moment imaginatively, we hear how full of courage, swagger, and unyielding brilliance performances like the Andrews Sisters' were.
Attempting to sing or play 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' as they did reveals everything: there is no room for sentimentality. The music punches, rolls, and swings on perpetually--it is clear, crisp emotional, and strong. Musicnotes Pro Send a Gift Card. Click to view our Accessibility Statement or contact us with accessibility-related questions. Toggle navigation. Save on Every Order! Musicnotes Pro Premium. Add to Cart. Transpose 0. No transpositions available. Add to Cart 2.
But, at the beginning of the music it will tell you to interpret the 8th notes as shuffle eighth notes. A common marking for shuffle 8th notes is a little equation written at the beginning expressing 2 eighth notes are to be played like a triplet with the first two notes tied.
Or, the first two 8th notes of the triplet are written as a quarter note. See Shuffle Markings diagram. I'm sure you'll see why it is common practice to notate shuffle LP) this way. LP) the Equivalent Shuffle Notation diagram the two rhythms are identical. By adding the shuffle marking at the beginning of the music we can avoid a busy mess of notes and end up with an easier-to-read line of music. It's also an easier way to think of these rhythms in your head.
Another very common way of indicating shuffle or swing in music is by just writing "shuffle" or "swing" at the beginning of the music. How easy is that? Be sure to go over the exercises to get a good grasp of the sound of shuffle 8th note rhythms.
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