Benny Goodman “Handful of Keys”

Discographic Information

Instrument cl
Total Duration 13.7 s
Position in Track 01:48-02:01
Album Title  
Label ()
Recording Date 1937
Line Up Teddy Wilson (p); Lionel Hampton (vib); Gene Krupa (dr); Harry Goodman (b); Benny Goodman (cl)
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID c6db9985-bc89-42ca-8f23-3504b9425b7c
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||Eb F-7 |Eb6 Gbo |F- F-7 |F-6 Gbo |F- F-7 |F-6 Bb7 |Eb C-7 |F-7 Bb7 ||
A2: ||Eb F-7 |Eb6 Gbo |F- F-7 |F-6 Gbo |F- F-7 |F-6 Bb7 |Eb Bbm7b5 |Eb D7 ||



Number of Notes 81  
Number of Bars 17 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 303.1 (UP)  
Event Density 5.93 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.7 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 0.89:1 Ratio of longer to shorter eighth of beats with binary subdivision.
Metrical Centroid 4 Mean concentration of events in the bar, rounded and normalized to 4/4.
Syncopicity 18.5 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 62-87 (25) 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


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

Pitch Class Histogram


MIDI Pitch Histogram


Semitone Interval Histogram


Refined Contour Histogram


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

Metrical Circle Map (N=48) Histogram


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


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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