The At The San Jose State University Music Hall Essay

792 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
The location of the performance was at the San Jose State University Music Hall. The audience dressed casually. At the concert, I was a casual and referential listener. Like my previous assessment, I was a casual listener because I didn’t know the name of the song or artist, but I paid attention to the piece. Furthermore, I was a referential listener because I pictured some scenes while listening to the jazz music. When the trumpet played, it reminded me of a scene where a band is playing jazz music in the background at a bar and people are dancing to the beat and melody of the jazz music.

The performance played 7 pieces: “Beautiful Love” by Victor Young, “Alice and Wonderland” by Sammy Fain, “Truth and Beauty” by Sam Yahel, “Misty” by Erroll Garner, “I’ll Close My Eyes” by Blue Mitchell, “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kasma, and “Bessie’s Blues” by John Coltrane. All of these pieces were in the jazz music genre. This performance consisted of 4 instruments: a piano, bass, drums, and trumpet. The piano was located to the left and the trumpet was at the front. The bass was at the back and the drums were located to the back right.

The first piece played was “Beautiful Love” by Victor Young. This piece is jazz music and has no movement. The piece’s purpose is entertainment (dance) due to the smooth melody and progressive beat. Throughout the song, the tempo was moderato and the dynamic was piano. The plucking of the bass and tapping of the drums offered a really nice background…

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