Mar 19, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 631 - Graduate Improvisation I

2 credits
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.

Open to Masters in Jazz Studies only.