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Academic Year 2005/2006
Theory of Jazz Improvisation
MUSC 210 FA
This course may be repeated for credit.
This course concentrates on the vocabulary of improvisation in the African American classical tradition. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic knowledge will be approached through the study of scales, chords, modes, ear
and transcription. Theoretical information will be applied to instruments in a workshop setting. Audition and permission of instructor are required at the first class. Intensive practice and listening are required.
course may not be repeated for credit.
Two Texts by David Baker, JAZZ IMPROVISATION and EAR TRAINING FOR JAZZ MUSICIANS as well as other texts such as POP AND JAZZ HARMONY and CONTEMPORARY SONG WRITING by D. Ricigliano.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Bi-weekly drills and two large composition and/or score analysis projects.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students should have familiarity with basic music vocabulary and analysis as per Music 103. The course is geared toward committed jazz students. Permission of instructor is based on assessment of skills and commitment.
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- Instructor(s): Hoggard,Jay Clinton
- Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: RHH001;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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