Advanced Vocal Improvisation Techniques: Mixed Contemporary Styles
An advanced-level improvisation course for vocalists specializing in r&b, gospel, and other contemporary music styles. This course is designed to improve improvisation skills through application of ear training and harmonic concepts including intervals, scales, and chord patterns. Students study standard vocabulary used in contemporary music idioms, including prescribed melodic patterns and rhythmic grooves played by instrumentalists. They also transcribe a variety of solos, and write original solo assignments.