May 20, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

MMED 699 Amadie Jazz Harmony for Educators

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

A unique harmonic concept for popular music, standards, and jazz, the Amadien Creed is a method that will enable one to creatively learn to construct jazz/commercial harmony. Topics include: chord notation; chord construction, interpretation and embellishment; chord voicing using the method to harmonize a melody including the treatment of ‘no-related’ melody notes; the use of passing chords and chord substitution. This is a ‘hands-on course that uses a keyboard approach, however, the course is for both pianists and non-pianists. No prior knowledge of jazz harmony is required. Students who play instruments other than piano are encouraged to bring their instruments to experience how this method can be used for orchestration. Students work at their own level in a noncompetitive collegial atmosphere.”

This course is not repeatable for credit.