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

MUSC 631 - Graduate Improvisation I

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. Formerly MU 625

Prerequisites & Notes
Open to Masters in Jazz Studies only.

Credits: 2 cr, 2 hrs