Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course offers an introduction to improvisation/articulation/composition in the jazz idiom and an opportunity for musical self-inventory within the context of a 20th-century world music environment. The course develops the cognitive, sensorimotor, and creative skills by stressing structure articulation, kinetic efficiency, and sensitive imagining. The aesthetic balance of performance and musical literacy is vital to the task. All instruments (including, of course, the human voice) are invited.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation and regular attendance, listening and research is required and will be the primary basis for grading. A final composition, a written report, and a final performance will be the basis for grading.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No pre-requisites, but permission of instructor and audition is required.
Monday, September 7, 2015
2:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Hall 003
All instruments (including the human voice) are welcome. Performance level proficiency is desired. Artists in other disciplines (dance, visual art, theater, literature) will be considered and requires discussion with the instructor.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Aklaff,Pheeroan Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: RHH003; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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