Compositional Techniques of Bob Brookmeyer
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - PW-P240
This course is about the study and application of compositional techniques of Bob Brookmeyer as demonstrated through his compositions, improvisations, and teaching methods. Students will study musical examples of Brookmeyer and other composers who have utilized his techniques. The techniques will be put into use as weekly assignments and two projects. These composition methods include melody writing, form, unconventional and organic formation of harmony, rhythmic development, and voice-leading. The application of the techniques is not specific to any single musical genre; rather, they are meant to help the composer achieve an original and organic sound.
Course Chair: Eric Gould
Prerequisites: HR-212 and AR-112
Required of: None
Electable by: All