Advanced Vocal Improvisation Techniques

PSVC-425
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
HR-212 or PSVC-325
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
Voice 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.

An advanced-level course for vocalists designed to improve improvisation skills through application of ear training and harmonic concepts including intervals, scales, and chord patterns. Students will study standard vocabulary of prescribed melodic patterns and rhythmic grooves played by instrumentalists, transcribe a variety of solos, and write original solo assignments. Note: Two sections are offered. Section 001 is primarily for jazz vocalists; section 002 is primarily for pop, rock, and R&B vocalists.

Department: 
VOICE
Course chair: 
Anne Peckham