AFR 242
Introduction to the Music of John Coltrane Fall 2016 Division II; Cross-listed as AFR242 / MUS252
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This course offers the serious music student an opportunity to study the unique body of work produced by saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (1926-1967). The course traces the evolution of Coltrane’s compositional and performance styles in the context of the musical and cultural environment in which they developed. Emphasis placed on Coltrane’s musical style, representing a unique synthesis of influences, including jazz, world, and European Classical music and spirituality. Substantial reading assignments, including a biography and related criticism, as well as detailed score analysis and study, are required.
The Class: Type: lecture
Limit: 19
Expected: 10
Class#: 1765
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on in-class participation and preparation, quizzes on assigned readings, midterm, final examinations and a final paper
Extra Info: evaluation partially based on participation in an in-class group analysis presentation, and a final paper involving musical analysis of a Coltrane composition or recorded performance
Prerequisites: MUS 103 and/or 203 strongly recommended; musical literacy sufficient to deal with the material and /or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: musically literate students and Music majors
Distributions: Division II;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives;

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