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Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald (The Queen of Jazz) was a famous singer. She was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. Ella had a rough childhood her mother died when she was 15. At that young age she got into lots of trouble . But on Nov 21st,1934 Ella entered a dancing contest at the Apollo Theater. Once she got on the stage she got nervous and decide to sing instead. The crowd was amazed and she was awarded the $25.00 prize. She later meet bandleader and drummer Chick Webb and eventually join his group and became the lead singer. when Webb died she changed the band's name to Ella Fitzgerald and the famous orchestra.Then in 1936 she got a record deal for Decca records, for which she recorded a tisket a tasket. Throughout Ella's career she has accomplished alot like winning 13 grammys and selling over 40 million albums. Ella will always be remmeber for her beautiful voice and will always be know as the queen of jazz.
Ella Fitzgerald

"It isn't where you came from,It's where you're going that counts."-Ella Fitzgerald
1. "
A Tisket ,A Tasket"
2. "Somebody To Watch Over Me"
3. "A Fine Romance"
4. "Love For Sale"
5. "Mack The Knife"
6. "Miss Otis Regrets"
7. "Manhattan
8. "Cry Me A River"
9. "Summertime"
10. "My Reverie"





Art Of Jazz
by Nadia Saenz
Most Popular songs
" Just don't give up trying to do what you really want
to do.Where there is love and inspiration,I don't think
you can go wrong."- Ella Fitzgerald
" I sing like I feel."-Ella Fitzgerald
Facts
- She first wanted to become
a dancer
-She was the first african-
american woman to win a Grammy
Award.
-Ella's favorite artists as a child
where Louis Armstrong and Connee
Boswell.
- Throughout her career,Ella recorded
at least 200 albums
- As a child Ella enjoyed
playing baseball.
Music vocabulary
Beat-
The basic pulse of a piece of music;the unit by which muiscal time is measured.
Bebpop-
A style of music developed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,and others in the early 1940's which brought another sense of rythm, harmony, and melody of jazz.
Blues-
An African American music developed in the South during the mid- 1800's.
Call and Response-
A musical conversation in which instrumentalists and/or vocalists answer one another.
Diction-
The pronunciation of words.
Groove-
The interaction of rhythms to form a pattern.
Improvise-
Creating spontaneously as you go along, " making it up"
Instrumentalist-
A person who plays a musical instrument.
Lyrics-
The words of a song.
Melody-
A tune; a succession of notes that form a complete musical statement.
Phrasing-
The way of singing or playing a given musical instrument.
Rhythm-
The organized motion of sounds and rests;patterened repetition of a beat or accent.
Scat singing-
A vocal techique that uses nonsense syllables to improvise on a melody, often to help the singer sound like an instrumentalist.
Swing-
The basic rhythmic attitude of jazz, sustained by the rhythm sectiom that propels the music foward and is a defining characteristics of jazz.
Vibrato
- A slight, yet often rapid, fluctuation of pitch used to enrich or dramatize the sound.
Vocalese
- The creation of a song by writting lyrics to melody of pre-recorded instrumental improvisation.
Vocalist
- A singer



Inspiring Qutoes
Activity:Who Am I?

Video
Ella Fitzgerald singing Mack The Knife
Music Characteristics
1. I showed jazz muicians how to sing through their instruments and jazz singers how to improvise with their voices. My song "Heebie Jeebies" made scat singing the thing.
Louis Armstrong
2. Jazz audiences loved my scat singing, clear diction, and interpretations of great jazz standrads such "Lady Be Good". I was called the "First Lady Of Son"
Billie Holiday


3. I wrote words to Shorty Baker's trumpet solo on Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" and created a new song called "Shorty Indigo," using a method called vocalese.
Jon Hendricks
4. I didn't scat sing or solo. I didn't sing very high or low. But my sensitivity to lyrics and phrasing me me one of the best-loved singers of my time. I was called "Lady Day."
Billie Holiday
Ella a singer with clarity of tone, flexibility of range, fluency of rhythm, and, above all, a talent for improvisation that was equally effective on ballads and up-tempo tunes. Even when singing sad ballads Ella's voice would always seem to be joyful .




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