AFR 214
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II Spring 2017 Division II; Cross-listed as MUS204 / AFR214
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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: Type: two weekly seminar meetings, alternating between theory and performance sessions
Limit: 12
Expected: 5-8
Class#: 4050
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly compositional, analysis, transcription or performance exercises and final transcription project
Prerequisites: MUS 104b or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Music majors and Jazz Ensemble members
Distributions: Division II;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under MUS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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