AFR 214
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II Spring 2017
Division II
Cross-listed MUS 204 / AFR 214
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A continuation of MUS 104b, this course builds upon theoretical knowledge, performance and aural skills developed previously. Students will deal with more complex theoretical and performance issues, including the use of symmetric scales, strategies for chord reharmonization, pentatonic and hexatonic scale shapes, and Coltrane’s “Three Tonic” harmonic system.
The Class: Format: two weekly seminar meetings, alternating between theory and performance sessions
Limit: 12
Expected: 5-8
Class#: 4050
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly compositional, analysis, transcription or performance exercises and final transcription project
Prerequisites: MUS 104b or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Music majors and Jazz Ensemble members
Distributions: Division II
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 204 Division I AFR 214 Division II
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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