Listening Activity #13 - It Don't Mean A Thing!
Duke Ellington is regarded as one of the most influential African-American composers of the 20th century. This song entitled 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' was composed by Ellington in 1931 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.
What style of music is this?
What instrument is Duke Ellington playing?
What is the trombone player at 1:02 using to make that sound?
What is the time signature of this piece?
Why do you think there are no white players in the band?