Directed Study in Improvisation
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - PS-498
This course is a high-level playing class that explores the various melodic roles of the instruments. Course materials and instruction address how to construct and improvise pattern-organized melody lines on the chord progressions of standard jazz songs using symmetric scales, chord couplings, interval patterns, and melodic cells. Emphasis is placed upon students learning how to practice and perform music that includes the techniques learned in the classroom and from the recommended reading.
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Prerequisites: Written approval of instructor and course chair
Required of: None
Electable by: All