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 training, 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. This course may not be repeated for credit.
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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
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.
|Examination 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.
|Instructor(s): Hoggard,Jay Clinton Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: RHH001; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|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.|