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Comparing a Vocal Rendition of Jazz Style vs. a Jazz Arrangement
Find two separate recordings of the song from the Great American Songbook to research and analyze.
One recording must be a vocal rendition of any jazz style, with the second being an instrumental jazz arrangement of any style. Comparatively, analyze two different stylistic versions of the same song, and construct your individualized analysis. Learn the history, context, and setting of each composition. Explore each musical element in the recordings, drawing on research to explain features. Why would an artist cover this song? Does the cover version use the same lyrics, or have the lyrics in the cover version been altered in any way? How do the changes to lyrics or style impact the overall meaning of the song?