Development of a personal approach to improvisation through application of motivic development, harmolodic phrasing, and descriptive imagery through musical expression: dynamics, emotions, colors,
Application of modern and traditional techniques of improvisation for bass.
Chronological study of bass performance and styles in Latin America.
Application of modes and pentatonic scales in performance with prerecorded rhythm section tapes.
Continuation of PSGT-211. Application of altered scales derived from melodic and harmonic minor in performance with prerecorded rhythm section tapes.
Analysis of contemporary guitar styles and effects. Lectures by professionals in various styles. Focus on jazz, rock, and country, as well as styles of specific artists. Emphasis on performance.
Instrumental class for the guitar principal emphasizing chord solo guitar styles, traditional guitar literature employing right-hand pick techniques, and rhythm guitar styles applicable to small gr
Continuation of PSGT-212. Symmetric scales and additional altered modes; chord scale possibilities explored through harmonic analysis.
For advanced guitar principals, continuation of development of skills and techniques, with emphasis on guitar-centric group playing concepts and performing skills.
This lab will explore posture, movement, and breathing as they relate to the act of musical production.
The musician's environment, with its continual pressures and workload demands, is frequently intense.
With a firm foundation of the principles of yoga learned and practiced in Yoga for Musicians 1, this course goes deeper into the practice and its benefits.
This course will explore the fundamentals of qigong and how students can employ these practices in both their musical and daily lives.
Using experiential exercises, anatomical studies, and journal processes, this course will improve students' kinesthetic awareness and conceptual understanding of the process of respiration as
Continuing with the themes introduced in PSH-238, this class further explores posture, movement, and breathing as it relates to music production.
Tai chi can provide you with a way to maintain your sanity and health throughout life, both as a musician and as the person you are.
Exploration of the relationship between improvisation and harmonic context. Analysis of harmonically sophisticated music using analytical techniques from HR-212.
Continued exploration of the relationship between improvisation and harmonic context. Analysis of contemporary compositions and their harmonic implications applied to the craft of improvisation.
This course will introduce students to the theory of musical cultures in the eastern Mediterranean basin and North Africa.
A lecture class with discussion, illustration, and demonstration of the various techniques used in jazz improvisation.