Bix Beiderbecke “Singin the Blues”

Discographic Information

Instrument cor
Total Duration 56.6 s
Position in Track 00:58-01:55
Album Title The Gold Collection - 40 Classic Performances
Label Proper/Retro (R2CD 40-23/2)
Recording Date 04.20.1927
Line Up Bix Beiderbecke (cor); Frank Trumbauer (ts-c); Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as); Miff Mole (tb); Paul Mertz (p); Eddie Lang (g); Chauncey Morehouse (dr)
Key Eb-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel TWOBEAT
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 7c31f102-1178-46d2-baf6-25f08e4a6e48
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||F-7   |F-7 Bb7 |Eb   |EbAbEbEbo|Bb7   |Bb7   |Eb   |Eb EboEb||
B1: ||G7  D-7|G7 CoFo|C7   |C7   |C- C-7 |F7   |Bb7   |Bb7  Ebo||
C1: ||F-7   |F-7 Bb7 |Eb   |Eb FoEbo|Eo   |Eo C7 |F-  C7|F- C7F-|F-7   |Ebo   |Eb   |Eo C7 |F7   |F7 Bb7 |Eb   |Eb   ||



Number of Notes 160  
Number of Bars 32 bars  
Number of Choruses 1  
Mean Tempo 134.0 (MEDIUM)  
Event Density 2.83 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 5.04 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.26:1 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 31.2 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 58-81 (23) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 47.5 % 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


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

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