Woody Shaw “If I Were a Bell”

Discographic Information

Instrument tp
Total Duration 60.9 s
Position in Track 00:34-01:35
Album Title Imagination
Label 32 Jazz (32090)
Recording Date 1987-06-24
Line Up Kirk Lightsey (p); Steve Turre (tb); Ray Drummond (b); Carl Allen (dr); Woody Shaw (tp)
Key F-maj
Signature 4/4
Groove/Feel SWING
Tonality Class FUNCTIONAL
MusicBrainz ID 3b65d801-9cfa-4614-9b64-0f2f8009d38d
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Chord changes of solo:

A1: ||G7   |G-7 C7 |Fj7   |Fj7   |Am7b5   |D7   |G7   |G-7 C7 ||
B1: ||F7   |Bb7   |F7   |A+7   |D-7   |B-7 E7 |Aj7 E7 |Aj7 D7 ||
A2: ||G7   |G-7 C7 |Fj7   |Fj7   |Am7b5   |D7   |G7   |G-7 C7 ||
B2: ||F7   |Bb7 Bo |F E+7 |Eb7 D7 |G-7   |C7   |F   |D+7   ||



Number of Notes 306  
Number of Bars 64 bars  
Number of Choruses 2  
Mean Tempo 252.3 (UP)  
Event Density 5.02 Notes/s  
Metrical Event Density 4.77 Notes/bar  
Median Swing Ratio 1.05:1 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 38.9 % Share of syncopated notes.
Ambitus 57-83 (26) Min/max and range of MIDI pitches.
Extrema ratio 41.8 % 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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