Beginning Jazz Improvisation for the Classically Trained Woodwind Player
In this course, classically trained woodwind students will gain hands-on experience with jazz nomenclature, chord/scale relationships, basic woodwind jazz articulation, jazz vocabulary, and standard jazz repertoire. This course emphasizes helping classically trained performers gain the confidence to improvise and uses classical concepts and terminology to bridge the gap into the jazz world before introducing the jazz terminology. In-class playing assignments will give students practice in the application of theoretical, technical, and stylistic improvisational skills. Specific stylistic woodwind concepts are reinforced through the study and performance of selected transcribed solos.
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