Advisor

Kovalcheck, Steven G.

Committee Member

Caffey, H. David

Committee Member

Garcia, Socrates

Committee Member

Schuttler, Mary

Department

Jazz Studies

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2018

Extent

228 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This study examines the musical vocabulary of Blue Note Records guitarist Grant Green. By analyzing transcribed solos recorded between the years 1961 to 1965, this study seeks to establish a consensus of rhythmic and harmonic vocabulary that can be attributed to the jazz guitarist. Green’s harmonic vocabulary has been discussed in relation to elements outlined in the Jerry Coker book, “Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improviser.” Elements of rhythmic vocabulary, time feel, phrasing, and sound concept have been discussed as stand-alone subjects. Sections are addressed with a foundation of theoretical and historical context, as well as with musical examples. Detailed analysis of the transcriptions seeks to secure Green’s place in jazz history alongside his contemporaries.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Bechtel_unco_0161D_10649

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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