Charlie Parker “Don’t Blame Me”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 122.0 s
Position in Track 00:09-02:11
Album Title Boss Bird Disc 2
Label Proper Records (P1282)
Recording Date 1947-11-04
Line Up Miles Davis (tp); Duke Jordan (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (dr); Charlie Parker (as)
Style BEBOP
Key C-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID
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Piano Roll

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MIDI

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Transcription

Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||C6 F-7Bb7|E-7 A7 |D-7 G7 |Cj7 A-7 |D-7 G7 |Em7b5 A7 |D-7 G7 |C6A7D-7G7||
A2: ||C6 F-7Bb7|E-7 A7 |D-7 G7 |Cj7 A-7 |D-7 G7 |Em7b5 A7 |D-7 G7 |C6 G-7C7||
B1: ||Fj7   |E7   |A-7   |A-7   |D7   |D7   |D-7 Ab7 |G7   ||
A3: ||C6 F-7Bb7|A7   |D-7 G7 |Cj7 A-7 |D-7 G7 |Em7b5 A7 |D-7 G7 |C6A7D-7G7||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 516  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 63.7 (SLOW)  
Event Density 4.23 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 15.95 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.67:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 3+ Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 45.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 52-79 (27) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 37.0 % 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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