MUS 207 JAZZ IMPROVISATION
An introduction to jazz improvisational practice from both a performance and theoretical perspective. Students will learn or refine basic techniques in a variety of idioms, focusing on matters of harmony, scales and modes, rhythm, and style. The course includes listening and transcription, historical investigation, technical studies, repertoire development, and ear training. Appropriate for students with instrumental or vocal skills and sound theoretical knowledge of keys, scales, intervals, and chords. Parallel registration in Jazz Ensemble recommended.
or MUS 131
, or a qualifying score on a placement examination.
Enrollment limited to 18 students.