Advanced Concepts in Jazz Improvisation: Creating Fresh Vocabulary Fall 2021 - MUS 340

This course will help students to develop new approaches as an improviser via transcribing solos of various jazz icons and analyzing their melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic content. We will also implement analytical tools from modern classical music (not typical used in jazz) and discuss how these techniques can be reverse-engineered to create fresh ideas and new modalities in how we organize improvisational scenarios. We will also be engaged by classroom visits of contemporary jazz luminaries who will discuss their unique approaches to improvisation.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule
W, 01:30 PM - 04:20 PM
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