Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

MUSI 281 - Jazz Improvisation I

4.00 credit hours
Principles of jazz harmony, rhythmic style and melodic development utilized in jazz improvisation. Technical, ear training and improvisation exercises using the major scales, the dorian and mixolydian modes, the blues scales and form, the ii-V-I harmonic progression, the Aeolian and locrian modes and the minor ii-V-I progression. Transcription, analysis and performance of recorded jazz solos to illustrate these principles.

Prerequisite(s): MUSI 261 .


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