The Triadic Chromatic Approach for the Performer 1

PS-633
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
CPGJ graduate students
Required of: 
None; elective course in CPGJ
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this hands-on seminar, students enrich their musical vocabulary by exploring alternatives to traditional improvisational techniques (i.e., playing inside the changes). Through analysis and performance exercises, students learn to improvise a free melodic line over structured harmonic continuity. Instruction focuses on the triad—major, minor, augmented, and diminished—as the building block for fluid, nonrepetitive chromatic lines. Students also learn to transcribe improvisations in an extended tonal context.

Department: 
CPRF
Course chair: 
Marco Pignataro
Taught By