May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 University Catalogue

MUSC 632 Graduate Improvisation II

College of Performing Arts

2 credits 30.0 hours
500 level graduate course

Improvisational styles, techniques, and devices are studied. Intervallic improvisation, and advanced pentatonic concepts are addressed, as well as study of the pioneers of jazz improvisation through recorded solos that mark turning points of improvisation. Topics include melody embellishment, improvising in phrases, silence, time-feel, pacing, syncopation, chord tone soloing, dynamics, non-harmonic triads, contracting and expanding chord duration, tri-tonic cells, sustaining peak points, and unaccompanied soloing.

Prerequisites MUSC*631

Open to Masters in Jazz Studies only.
This course is not repeatable for credit.