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Survey of Jazz Styles
Summer 2024
Section: 01  

This course is a study of how jazz works, aimed at developing the awareness and tools that allow us to understand and evaluate what we are hearing when we listen to live or recorded jazz, how and why the musicians do what they do, and the larger context into which a performance fits. We explore historical developments and chronology, the structures that govern jazz improvisation and other performance practices, and the instrument roles and sub-styles that typically make up the music. Though there will be ample relevant information for musicians, a background in music theory or performance is not necessary for this course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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