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    The University of the Arts
  Jan 17, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 632 - Graduate Improvisation II

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.

Prerequisites MUSC*631

Open to Masters in Jazz Studies only.