The improvisational language of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: A performance study.

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Thirteen original transcriptions and subsequent analysis of improvised solos performed by Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. The transcriptions are analyzed in three categories: harmonic vocabulary, technical devices, and motivic use. Pervasive harmonic and melodic themes are presented and compared with phrases from improvisers such as Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker, as well as compositions by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms. Observations from the transcriptions regarding performance practice and techniques unique to Pedersen as well as the influence of the physical characteristics of the double bass are discussed. Pedersen's use of motivic development within a single solo is analyzed.

Creator(s): Butterfield, Craig
Creation Date: December 2008
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2008
  • Digitized: August 18, 2009
Description:

Thirteen original transcriptions and subsequent analysis of improvised solos performed by Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. The transcriptions are analyzed in three categories: harmonic vocabulary, technical devices, and motivic use. Pervasive harmonic and melodic themes are presented and compared with phrases from improvisers such as Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker, as well as compositions by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms. Observations from the transcriptions regarding performance practice and techniques unique to Pedersen as well as the influence of the physical characteristics of the double bass are discussed. Pedersen's use of motivic development within a single solo is analyzed.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Performance
Department: College of Music
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Keyword(s): Niels Pedersen | jazz | transcription | double bass
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 464581133 |
  • CALL-NO: ML418.O77 B8 2008
  • UNTCAT: b3801259 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc9790
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Butterfield, Craig
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