Improvisation Techniques for the Blues Player
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSIM-221
Performance-based class in blues improvisation using recordings and transcriptions of traditional and Chicago blues, swing and bop blues, gospel, funk, and rock styles as principal resources. Emphasis on adapting those techniques to develop a personal style. Weekly assignments include practicing blues-based exercises and learning solo transcriptions. Other performance skills covered include turnarounds, pacing of solos, and implying reharmonizations in improvisation.
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Required of: None
Electable by: All