Jul 22, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUSC 263 - Experiencing Jazz

3 credits
This course is designed as an in-depth survey of the evolution of jazz styles and their relationship to the social, economic and political moods of the period. Class time is divided between lectures, recordings, discussions, and films, all stressing the development of the art form and its key innovators. Students will learn about the essence of jazz through discussions, readings and listening assignments. A study of the elements of music as they relate to jazz including instrument roles, improvisation, and the sounds unique to jazz will help lead to a deeper appreciation of the music and performers role in creating it.