Harmony #3 – Boplicity 1st B section

Harmonic analysis of the 1st B section of Boplicity If you haven't already, read the analysis of the first A section first. It has definitions for my terms. Other than the first bar, the B section is similar in texture and orchestration to the opening of Boplicity. The chord symbols above the bass part are … Continue reading Harmony #3 – Boplicity 1st B section

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Harmony #2 – Boplicity 1st A section

Harmonic analysis of the first A section of Boplicity Boplicity's A sections are particularly interesting as almost every melody note is harmonised with 4 other pitch classes to create a 5-part chord. At a moderate swinging tempo the melody and harmony advance rather quickly creating a dense and rich sound. Some clarification of terms is … Continue reading Harmony #2 – Boplicity 1st A section