Advanced Vocal Improvisation Techniques: Mixed Contemporary Styles

PSVC-426
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
HR-212 or PSVC-323
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 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.

Department: 
VOICE
Course chair: 
Anne Peckham