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Spring 2022 Music UN2582 section 001

Call Number 10796
Day & Time
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
112 Dodge Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ole Mathisen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course offers an introduction to jazz improvisation for instrumentalists. Through recordings, transcriptions, daily performance and selected readings, students will actively engage the history of jazz through their instruments and intellect. The idea of improvisation will be explored in an historical context, both as a musical phenomenon with its attendant theory and mechanics, and as a trope of American history and aesthetics. This class is for instrumentalists who wish to deepen their understanding of the theory, history and practice of jazz improvisation. The history of jazz will be used as a prism through which to view approaches to improvisation, from the cadences of the early Blues through the abstractions of Free Jazz and beyond. The student will be exposed to the theory and vocabularies of various jazz idioms, which they will also learn to place in their social and historical contexts.
Web Site Vergil
Department Music
Enrollment 11 students (25 max) as of 6:21PM Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Subject Music
Number UN2582
Section 001
Division Interschool
Campus Morningside
Note Class will be held in 112 Dodge.
Section key 20221MUSI2582V001

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