Charlie Parker “Ornithology”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 35.1 s
Position in Track 00:37-01:12
Album Title Boss Bird Disc 1
Label Proper Records (P1281)
Recording Date 1946-07-29
Line Up Howard McGhee (tp); Charlie Parker (as); Jimmy Bunn (p); Bob Kesterton (b); Roy Porter (dr)
Style BEBOP
Key G-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: ||Gj7   |Gj7   |G-7 C7 |G-7 C7 |Fj7   |Fj7   |F-7   |Bb7   ||
B1: ||Eb7   |D7   |G-   |Cm7b5 D7 |B-7   |E7   |A-7   |D7   ||
A2: ||Gj7   |Gj7   |G-7 C7 |G-7 C7 |Fj7   |Fj7   |F-7   |Bb7   ||
B2: ||Eb7   |D7   |G   |A-7 D7 |G/B Bb7 |A-7 Ab7 |Gj7   |A-7 D7 ||
I1:

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 194  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 221.0 (UP)  
Event Density 5.53 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.99 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.78:1 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 29.4 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 55-77 (22) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 38.1 % 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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