Stefan Caris Love

Assistant Professor of Music Theory, has an MA/PhD in Theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and an AB with Honors in Music from Brown University.


"Possible Paths": Schemata of Phrasing and Melody in Charlie Parker's Blues
Music Theory Online (2012) Vol. 18, pp. np

This paper proposes a schematic approach to analyzing Charlie Parker's improvisations on the twelve-bar blues. Schemata are pre-learned, recurring solutions to the problems of high-speed improvisation. Phrasing schemata solve the meter problem: they are templates for the chorus-level organization of ...