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Type: Thesis
Title: Strings Can Swing: Redefining the Role of Large String Ensembles in the Jazz Context
Author: Ferraretto, Julian Peter
Issue Date: 2020
School/Discipline: Elder Conservatorium of Music
Abstract: The aim of this dissertation is to enable the large string ensemble to develop a more meaningful engagement with jazz and jazz-related genres. It accomplishes this through a combination of pedagogy, composition and performance based research. The transcription and analysis of the playing styles of jazz violin masters Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith underpins the generation of a pedagogical approach for the large string ensemble equipping its players with necessary technical and stylistic tools. These tools are then applied to new original works by the author, resulting in recordings and performances for both string and symphony orchestras which demonstrate their effectiveness while contributing to the available jazz repertoire for string sections.
Advisor: Dowdall, Peter
Gray, Lyndon
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2020
Keywords: Jazz
Description: Part A: Exegesis -- Part B: Composition: ‘Have Violin Will Travel’ and ‘[big] String at WOMADelaide.’ -- Part C: Sound & Video Recordings CD 1-3
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Ferraretto2020_PhD.pdfPart A: Exegesis30.46 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
1. The Cameraman.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel274.17 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
2. Entabeni.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel423.6 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
3. Kalavatiwood.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel185.34 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
4. Korma.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel209.07 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
5. Two Australians In Algiers.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel334.16 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
6. Bulerias.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel490.12 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
7. Duckett Blues.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel332.42 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
8. Grand Bazaar.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel309.22 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
9. Somma Vesuviana.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel344.75 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
10. Bound For South Australia.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel191.24 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
11. Latin Mass - Sanctus.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel328.35 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
12. The Norwood.pdfPart B: Have Violin Will Travel614.77 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
1. Entabeni (WOMAD).pdfPart B: [big] String at WOMADelaide195.34 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
2. Two Australians In Algiers (WOMAD).pdfPart B: [big] String at WOMADelaide95.41 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
3. Never Would If I Could (WOMAD).pdfPart B: [big] String at WOMADelaide186.13 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
4. Latin Mass - Sanctus (WOMAD).pdfPart B: [big] String at WOMADelaide141.37 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
5. Little One Little One (WOMAD).pdfPart B: [big] String at WOMADelaide117.35 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
CD 1 Have Violin Will Travel.zipPart C: Sound & Video Recordings1.13 GBZip fileView/Open
CD 2 [big] String WOMADelaide.zipPart C: Sound & Video Recordings369.43 MBZip fileView/Open
CD 3 Pedagogy.zipPart C: Sound & Video Recordings15.23 MBZip fileView/Open

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