Jazz Improvisation Techniques 2
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSIJ-321
An expansion of the fundamental improvisational skills developed in PSIJ-221, with the introduction of techniques that will further enhance the student's personal improvisational style. Techniques covered include rhythmic feels, accents and ghost notes, rhythmic syncopation, lower structure triads, phrase lengths, and soloing with full and partial rhythm section accompaniment. Development of effective practice skills. Music from various periods of jazz (swing, bop, postbop, and contemporary) will be used for demonstration, practice, and performance activities. Classes are leveled and instrumentally balanced; students perform weekly.
Course Chair: Ron Savage
Prerequisites: PSIJ-221, PSIM-231, or overall ensemble rating 6
Required of: None
Electable by: All