Award Date

August 2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

First Committee Member

Barbara Hull

Second Committee Member

Bill Bernatis

Third Committee Member

Dave Loeb

Fourth Committee Member

Nathan Tanouye

Fifth Committee Member

Margot Mink Colbert

Number of Pages

76

Abstract

This document examines crossover trumpet playing: the ability to comfortably transition from classical to jazz style. Problems trumpeters face when shifting between classical and jazz styles and the importance of always performing idiomatically are discussed. There is no consensus regarding the best way to develop crossover ability, but experts agree that the proper use of articulation is vital for stylistically authentic performances. A review of the literature reveals fundamental differences in how articulation is taught in classical and jazz pedagogies. Additionally, jazz and classical musicians approach printed music differently. By detailing key elements of jazz articulation and interpretation the document provides a guide for classical trumpeters attempting to assimilate the nuances of jazz performance.

Keywords

articulation; back-tonguing; interpretation; performance practice; swing; trumpet mutes

Disciplines

Education | Music | Theatre and Performance Studies

Language

English


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