Jazz Improvisation Techniques 4
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSIJ-421
An upper-level course recommended for students with well-developed improvisation skills and concepts who are interested in further developing their own personal style through detailed application. Techniques covered include motive soloing, motive development soloing, and soloing with full and partial rhythm section accompaniment and also with no 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-322 or overall ensemble rating 6
Required of: None
Electable by: All