Jazz question, measures form Charlie parker songs?

This is for a jazz class. I have to do a cd review on The Best of Charlie Parker. I don't understand how the measures work, i really just wanna get this report over with. If someone can tell me how many measures and what form these songs are in (for example AABA) It would make this so much easier. Or a website that I can search any song and it gives me the form and measures. Here are the song names

The Bird


Just Friends


K.C. Blues

Star Eyes

She Rote

My Little Suede Shoes


Autumn In New York

Now's the time


Or if there is an easy way to just listen to the song and tell that would be helpful as well. Just any help at all is appreciated.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Okay. A measure is the time it takes you to tap your foot four times. Count how many times you count to four between the beginning of the song and when the solo begins.

    Form can be determined by listening to what parts ot the song sound similar. If its 8 measures of something , then 8 more similar measures, followed by a contrasting 8 measures, followed by 8 measures of material similar to the first two, it would be AABA.

    If it is one section of music that sounds one way, then a different sounding section, followed by a still different sounding section, it would be ABC.

    If you are still confused, don't be afraid to go to your teacher or another student and ask for help. It is better to do that than to cheat or fake the answers or just ignore the problem

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  • regula
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    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You don't mean the measures, you mean the form.

    1) You should be able to simply listen to a song and analyze it with your ears, recognizing the verse vs. bridge, etc.

    1B) Why are you taking a 'jazz class' if you don't know some basic Bird?!?!!?

    You ruined it with 'get this report over with'. Bird had a very interesting life, and his music is brilliant. You should be glad you get to write one on him. Shame on you!

    That being said, here's your answer you pseudo-jazz fan: JazzStandards.com

    And don't ***** that several of those aren't on the site. Bird re-worked songs with a more complex melody on top of them, ie: How High The Moon = Ornithology (in structure, that is). If you know the original tune, look that one up. Or you could listen (what a concept!) to the song (music?!?) and figure it out like anyone else.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes you just want the rest of the world to do your homework!

    Study you loser. You will fail in life with that attitude.

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