MUS 204
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II
Last Offered Fall 2021
Division I
Cross-listed MUS 204 / AFR 214
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

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: seminar; two weekly seminar meetings, alternating between theory and performance sessions
Limit: 12
Expected: 5-8
Class#: 1777
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 I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 204 Division I AFR 214 Division I
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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