Vocalese, vocalise and scat are terms that can get pretty confusing. As we use them as tags in the database, we needed to define them more properly. With the help of sebcat , microtherion , walt and Jeff Chamberlain , we have come up with the following:
- Vocal work & performance with words
- Root work is usually (not always) instrumental
- Lyrics usually (not always) added to previously improvised parts of the song
- By convention restricted to jazz
Added to the guidelines for work tags.
Currently, no works were tagged "Vocalese" yet.
- Vocal performance with nonsense words.
- Improvised (possibly also the melody)
- Example: Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub Yo da dub dub
Currently, 107 performances were tagged as scat, but I expect there are a fair number of vocalise versions in there. Please check your entries artsinspired (2), DashBoardDJ856 (52), Limbabwe (6), mduval32323 (1), microtherion (1), Oldiesmann (6), Oliver One (3), sebcat (3) and walt (2).
NB: The above misattributions are nobody's fault, unfortunately scat used to be clustered with vocalise before.
- Vocal performance without words, just one or more vowel sounds.
- Not improvised, the vocal melody is a part of the work.
- Example: lalalala lalalalala ooooo oooo lalalala
- Its work may or may not have lyrics.
Currently, 225 performances are tagged "Vocalise".
Added to the guidelines for performance tags.
FYI, the three definitions were also added in simplified version to the Glossary.
Thread in which the above was discussed.
We can further tweak the guideline if needed, share your thoughts below.
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