John Coltrane “Giant Steps”

Discographic Information

Instrument ts
Total Duration 147.5 s
Position in Track 00:23-02:51
Album Title Giant Steps
Label Atlantic Records (SD 1311)
Recording Date 1959
Line Up Paul Chambers (b); Art Taylor (dr); Tommy Flanagan (p); John Coltrane (ts)
Style HARDBOP
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID cc14d998-bf97-4c94-a835-d4ed9717bc7a
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Cbj7 D7 |Gj7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |A-7 D7 |Gj7 Bb7 |Ebj7 Gb7 |Cbj7   |F-7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |A-7 D7 |Gj7   |Db-7 Gb7 |Cbj7   |F-7 Bb7 |Ebj7   |Db-7 Gb7 ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 1127  
Number of Bars 178 bars  
Number of Choruses 11  
Mean Tempo 290.3 (UP)  
Event Density 7.64 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 6.32 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.4:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 2+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 19.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 51-75 (24) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.5 % Share of notes with direction reversal (i.e, minima and maxima of pitch contour).

Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class Histogram

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Extended Chordal Diatonic Pitch Class is calculated in reference to the underlying chord.

Pitch Class Histogram

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MIDI Pitch Histogram

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Semitone Interval Histogram

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Refined Contour Histogram

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Also known as “fuzzy intervals” or interval classification. See here for definition of classes

Metrical Circle Map (N=48) Histogram

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Metrical circle maps divides the bar duration into equal sized bins (48 in this case) and maps metrical positions to the corresponding bin. (Labels normalized to 4/4 measure).

Duration Class (Abs. and Rel.) Histogram

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Relative duration classes are based on the duration of the beat. Absolute duration classes are based on 120 bpm. See here for a definition of classes.

Midlevel Analysis Main Types Histogram

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Midlevel analysis is a qualitative annotation system of playing ideas, with nine different main categories, as defined in our paper

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