Melodic Organization in Four Solos by Ornette Coleman

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The thesis presents annotated transcriptions and detailed analyses of four improvised solos by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, a leading figure within the free jazz movement. The four solos, all of which were recorded in 1959, are: "Ramblin', " "Lonely Woman," "Congeniality," and "Free." -The focus of the analyses is upon Coleman's techniques for creating melodic continuity and development. Introductory chapters survey Coleman's career and examine his original theoretical system, "Harmolodics. " The thesis concludes with an annotated bibliography and discography.

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viii, 146 leaves: music

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Cogswell, Michael August 1989.

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The thesis presents annotated transcriptions and detailed analyses of four improvised solos by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, a leading figure within the free jazz movement. The four solos, all of which were recorded in 1959, are: "Ramblin', " "Lonely Woman," "Congeniality," and "Free." -The focus of the analyses is upon Coleman's techniques for creating melodic continuity and development. Introductory chapters survey Coleman's career and examine his original theoretical system, "Harmolodics. " The thesis concludes with an annotated bibliography and discography.

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Cogswell, Michael. Melodic Organization in Four Solos by Ornette Coleman, thesis, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501207/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .