• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course extends students' understanding of aural and theoretical techniques pertaining to jazz. Students will develop skills in the analysis 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): aural training for jazz, functional analysis of diatonic, chromatic, and modal harmonies in jazz music, chord-scale relationships, arranging techniques for jazz and popular instruments in small ensembles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of elements of jazz, including pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, and form;
  2. apply theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to jazz repertoire drawing on appropriate terminology and nomenclature;
  3. demonstrate an ability to fluently read, transcribe and interpret jazz rhythmic, melodic and harmonic elements; and
  4. apply knowledge of instruments common to jazz idioms in notation exercises and arranging tasks.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mid-semester 90 minute theory and aural exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Final end of semester 90 minute theory and aural exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Analysis, transcription and arranging Portfolio (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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 reading music, transcribing music, other aural tasks, and arranging music.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MUSI2204 or MUSI2504, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI3322.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
12
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3893 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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