Materials and Principles of Jazz Improvisation II|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will examine various strategies for the integration of composition and improvisation explored by creative music pioneers over the past 50 years. Musical examples may include Albert Ayler, Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Bill Dixon, Jimmy Giuffre, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, and John Zorn, among others, with an emphasis on contemporary performers and original compositions. Students will investigate existing structural models as a means to begin developing their own ideas, compositions, and improvisational voices.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Examination and assignments: Class participation and regular attendance is required and will be the primary basis for grading. Regular listening (with comments in a listening diary) will also be required, along with either a final composition or written report.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No pre-requisites, but permission of instructor required. All instruments (including the human voice) are welcome, basic proficiency is required. Artists in other disciplines (dance, visual art, theater, literature) may be considered upon 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): Bynum,Taylor Ho Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; 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.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 0||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|