MUS 180 - Jazz Improvisation
Basic concepts of soloing in the jazz idiom for instrumentalists. Teach students to interpret chord symbols and understand the sounds that they represent in a meaningful way to create a jazz solo with their instrument.
Prerequisite: MUS 105 Music Theory I or permission of instructor; May be repeated for credit once
2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
Attendance at jazz concerts required.
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Construct a solo in the jazz style.
2. Employ digital playing over chord changes.
3. Utilize modes in soloing.
4. Demonstrate chord extensions and altered chords in their soloing.
5. Perform five jazz "standards" from memory.
6. Integrate the blues form and style into soloing.
7. Demonstrate "turn arounds" in their playing.
8. Plan the creation of a solo as it relates to range and rhythmic intensity.
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