R&B/Smooth Jazz

Course Number
ENRB-303
Description
The R&B/Smooth Jazz ensemble will study and perform R&B/smooth jazz. Students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. They will focus on playing smooth jazz compositions, which involve contemporary grooves in the R&B idiom. Students will be introduced to the use of standard jazz vocabulary in the context of the aforementioned styles, which will include the concept of groove oriented improvisation. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Credits
1
Prerequisites
Overall ensemble rating 5
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
ENS
Course Chair
Sean Skeete
Taught By
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