Upper Structure Triad Applications
Offered - Fall, Spring
Course number - ILPN-235
This course involves the in-depth study of upper structure triads (USTs) in all chord types and triad combinations. Content and exercises focus on identification of triads for specific tension combinations, the study of techniques for comping in a group using a variety of USTs, and application of the knowledge of USTs in a linear fashion for jazz improvisation, and applying USTs as a technique for harmonizing melodies in a solo piano format.
Course Chair: Stephany Tiernan
Prerequisites: ILPN-122 or overall ensemble rating 3
Required of: None
Electable by: Piano principals