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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MUSC 451 - Jazz History

Study of jazz from its African and European roots through its emergence at the turn of the 20th century as a unique and distinctive American art form. The various styles of jazz are studied (ragtime, New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago style, swing, be-bop, cool, hard-bop, freeform, third stream), including their effect on the popular music with which jazz has coexisted. The course includes in-depth study of the primary exponents of the various styles. Audio and video materials are used to provide students with a better understanding of jazz and its influences on the music. Formerly MU 401A

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102 Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs