Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation I|
Fall 2009 not offered
|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.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Designing, creating, and realizing: The course teaches students primarily to perform, but also to discuss and analyze this specific music. Emphasis will be on the original design and presentation of certain genres and styles. A concert at the end of the semester will be part of the assignments.
Intercultural Literacy: By studying music from different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(MUSC)
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Student must have some fluency with notation, some knowledge of elementary theory, some facility as performer. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
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