MUS 305 Spring 2015 Jazz Ear Training Tutorial

This tutorial is designed for jazz performers, composers and arrangers who have taken Music 212 or 104b and who seek further work in the area of aural development. The focus of the tutorial will be on the development of advanced aural skills specific to the disciplines of jazz performance and arranging/composition. Its format will involve two weekly meetings. In the first, tutorial pairs will meet individually with the instructor to present transcriptions of approved improvised solos, which will be thoroughly notated and performed by the students. A critique of both the performance and notation of these transcription projects will be offered by the partnered students for one another, as well as by the instructor, with revisions and corrections incorporated into an edited performance for the entire class the following week. In the other weekly meeting, all of the tutorial pairs will meet jointly with the instructor in order to do group assignments involving sight-singing (both rhythmic and melodic), and advanced harmonic and melodic dictation. During these sessions the instructor will offer a critique of the past week's performances as well, based on the following criteria: 1.) notational technique, 2.) observations relating to performance practice, 3.) how such factors contributed to the evolution of the given soloists' style, and, 4.) historical significance of the given performance and its relationship to the overall evolution of the given performer's personal voice.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on assessment of weekly assignments as described above
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: MUS 212 or MUS 104b - functional jazz keyboard skills, and permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: those students judged by the instructor to be best prepared
Department Notes: MUS Group B Electives --classes 2015 and 2016
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: MUS Group B Electives
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 8
Class Number: 3839
MUS 305 - T1 (S) TUT Jazz Ear Training Tutorial Division 1: Languages and the Arts Andrew W. Jaffe
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Bernhard 29 3839
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