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November 25, 2008

Analysis of Jam Band

The following is an analysis of a jam band song by Absolute Gruv titled "Bottle of Jack." This song is an excellent example of songs in the jam band genre. It has a simple melody that is broken down into two eight bar phrases that are repeated and varied slightly to make up the song. There is an extensive solo section that features keyboard, bass, and guitar solos. The soloist use common techniques of improvisation as well as some that are characteristic of the jam band genre.

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