Advanced Vocal Improvisation Techniques
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSVC-425
An advanced-level course for vocalists designed to improve improvisation skills through application of ear training and harmonic concepts including intervals, scales, and chord patterns. Students will study standard vocabulary of prescribed melodic patterns and rhythmic grooves played by instrumentalists, transcribe a variety of solos, and write original solo assignments. Note: Two sections are offered. Section 001 is primarily for jazz vocalists; section 002 is primarily for pop, rock, and R&B vocalists.
Course Chair: Anne Peckham
Prerequisites: HR-212 or PSVC-325
Required of: Voice principal PERF majors
Electable by: All