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Soul music

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Paul Armit

on 3 March 2014

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Transcript of Soul music

Soul....
Players
James Brown - The godfather of soul
Otis Redding
Aretha Franklin
Ray Charles
Bobby Womack
Record Labels
Role of labels - like a backing band for artists
Stax, Motown, Atlantic
Helped unify the "soul" sound
Features of Soul music
Syncopated rhythms - Bass and Drums
Role of the singer - similar to the role of a preacher
Horn sections
Musical elements of Jazz and Gospel music
Precursor of "Funk"
What is soul?
Developed in the 1950-60's
Borrowed from church music - Gospel
Predominantly African American invention
From R&B to soul
Listening
Forms - Verse (A), Chorus (B), Bridge (C)

Timbre - listen for:
Muted
bass
Flat
drums
Rough
vocals
Dull
horns
Smooth
vocal harmonies

Dynamics - listen for:
Crescendos
Accents - "stabbing" lines
Loud-soft sections
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