- Code MUSI2508
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Musicology, Music
- Academic career UGRD
- Brendan Clarke
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course extends students' theoretical knowledge of jazz through advanced analysis of a broad range of jazz repertory and creative practices. Students will further develop their skills in the analysis, composition, and arranging of jazz styles, skills which are necessary for pursuing both jazz performance and/or academic research in jazz. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): chord-scale relationships, arranging concepts for jazz and popular instruments in both small and large ensembles, functional analysis of diatonic, chromatic, and modal harmonies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of more complex elements of jazz, including pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, and form;
- apply more complex theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to jazz repertoire drawing on advanced terminology and nomenclature;
- demonstrate advanced understanding of the theoretical foundations of jazz composition and improvisation through either performance or prose exposition;
- apply advanced knowledge of instruments common to jazz idioms in creative adaptation, re-harmonisation, and arranging; and
- research jazz topics drawing on notated scores, recorded performances, and scholarly sources.
- Research project: a 12-minute presentation (with a 5-minute performance) and/or written paper of 2000 words (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Portfolio of compositions and arrangements (40) [LO 2,3,4]
- Final 90-minute written exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks including lectures and workshop-like activities
b) 82 hours of independent student study, including research, reading and writing
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