Jazz Improvisation Techniques 3
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSIJ-322
An intermediate-level course introducing approaches to improvisation that require a solid background in harmonic and tonal concepts. Techniques covered include rhythmic activity, chord tone soloing, articulation, upper structure triads, dynamics, and soloing with full and partial rhythmic section accompaniment and also with hi-hat only. 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-321 or overall ensemble rating 6
Required of: None
Electable by: All