It Don't Mean a Thing by Ella Fitzgerald
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The name of the song discussed in this essay is It Don't Mean a Thing by Ella Fitzgerald. The musical instruments used in Fitzgerald’s song are the drum set, guitar, piano, bass guitar, the trumpet, along with the trombone (Peterson, Ellis, Brown, Jones and Eldridge 1). The singer, Ella Fitzgerald, incorporated a Bebop style of jazz characterized by fast tempo or rhythm in the song. The song incorporated group techniques such as riffs and trading whereby, at some instance, people were doing their own solos and, at times, people were playing their roles all together to come up with the melody. The instruments had different roles. The piano brought out the song’s m...