MUS 310
Brazilian and Latin Jazz: Theory, Analysis and Performance Fall 2009
Division I
Cross-listed MUS 310 / AFR 310
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Brazilian and Latin Jazz have long had an influence on the development of jazz in the United States. From Dizzy Gillespie’s famed collaborations with Chano Pozo, the Bossa Nova craze of the 1960’s to current artists like Danilo Perez, David Sanchez and Trio da Paz the rhythms of Brazil and Latin-America seem almost as common as the original North-American “swing.” We will analyze and perform repertoire from artists famous in the United States as well as traditional music from Brazil, Cuba and South America expanding our knowledge of jazz theory with rhythmic, harmonic and melodic practices from these countries.
The Class: Format: there will be three meetings a week including one lab for rehearsal; the other two meetings will be a combination of lecture/discussion/analysis and practical application with instruments
Limit: 10
Expected: 7
Class#: 1581
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly written assignments including analyses, transcriptions and arrangements, occasional quizzes and a mid-term examination; the final public concert will be an important factor in the grading process
Prerequisites: Music 212 or permission of the instructor, all students must have experience playing or singing jazz and skill on their respective instruments
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors and seniors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 310 Division I AFR 310 Division II

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