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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of elements of jazz, including pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, and form;
- apply theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to jazz repertoire drawing on appropriate terminology and nomenclature;
- demonstrate an ability to fluently read, transcribe and interpret jazz rhythmic, melodic and harmonic elements; and
- apply knowledge of instruments common to jazz idioms in notation exercises and arranging tasks.
- Mid-semester 90 minute theory and aural exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final end of semester 90 minute theory and aural exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Analysis, transcription and arranging Portfolio (40) [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 reading music, transcribing music, other aural tasks, and arranging music.
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