Melody #2 – The Duke

Melodic Invention in The Duke In the arrangement The Duke from Miles Ahead, Gil invents some new melodic material in the introduction, backings and shout chorus. This post will analyze the new melodies, uncovering how they are related to the original and each other. Introduction Here is the introduction to The Duke. The melody and … Continue reading Melody #2 – The Duke


Melody #1

Use of double time to modify a melody Changing a melody is commonplace in Jazz arranging. It is used to add excitement to what might otherwise be a predictable melody. Gil employs a variety of techniques when developing a melody, one of which is his use of double time. My Ship audio example is below. … Continue reading Melody #1