MUS 204 Spring 2013 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II

Cross Listed as AFR214
A continuation of Music 203, this course builds upon theoretical knowledge, performance and aural skills developed previously. Students will deal with more complex theoretical and performance issues, such as modal interchange and minor key harmony, use of symmetric scales, commonly-used reharmonizations of the blues and "I Got Rhythm" chord progressions, and Coltrane's "Three Tonic" harmonic system.
Class Format: the format is the same as for Music 203, with two weekly meetings, alternating between theory and performance sessions, and including a final recital
Requirements/Evaluation: two transcription projects and two original compositions, as well as a midterm and final exams, and participation in a recital at the end of the semester
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Prerequisites: Music 203 (formerly Mus 212) or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Music majors and Jazz Ensemble members
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses,MUS Group B Electives
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 5-8
Class Number: 3483
MUS204-01(S) SEM Jazz Theory & Improvisation II Division 1: Languages and the Arts Andrew W. Jaffe
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Bernhard Shainman Rehearsal H 3483
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