Harmonic Considerations in Improvisation 1

PSHR-321
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
HR-212
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
Bass, brass, guitar, piano, string, vibraphone, and woodwind principal PERF majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Exploration of the relationship between improvisation and harmonic context. Analysis of harmonically sophisticated music using analytical techniques from HR-212. The use of chord scales in improvisation and analysis of recorded jazz solos. Discussion of specific harmonic idioms and their related improvising styles. Solos of John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, and other influential soloists.

Department: 
PERF
Course chair: 
Carl Riley