Charlie Parker “Yardbird Suite”

Discographic Information

Instrument as
Total Duration 37.1 s
Position in Track 00:39-01:17
Album Title Boss Bird Disc 1
Label Proper Records (P1281)
Recording Date 1946-03-28
Line Up Miles Davis (tp); Charlie Parker (as); Lucky Thompson (ts); Dodo Marmarosa (p); Arvin Garrison (g); Vic Mcmillan (b); Roy Porter (dr)
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-7 Bb7 |C7 Bb7 |A7   |D7   |G7   |E-7 A7 |D-7 G7 ||
A2: ||C6   |F-7 Bb7 |C7 Bb7 |A7   |D7   |G7   |C6   |F#m7b5 B79b ||
B1: ||E-7   |F#m7b5 B79b |E-7   |A7   |D-7   |Em7b5 A7 |D7   |D-7 G7 ||
A3: ||C6   |F-7 Bb7 |C7 Bb7 |A7   |D7   |G7   |C6   |D-7 G7 ||

Statistics

Features

Number of Notes 192  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 209.8 (UP)  
Event Density 5.17 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.92 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.73:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 1 Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 26.6 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 53-74 (21) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 39.6 % 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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