Jazz Improvisation Techniques 6
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - PSIJ-423
An advanced course offering sophisticated approaches and concepts. Techniques covered include metric modulation, melodic curve, continuous motive development, nonharmonic triads, alternate tempos, extreme tempos with rhythmic syncopation, and soloing with full, partial, and no rhythm section accompaniment. 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-422 or overall ensemble rating 7
Required of: None
Electable by: All