The Triadic Chromatic Approach for the Performer 1

Course Number
PS-633
Description

In this hands-on seminar, students enrich their musical vocabulary by exploring alternatives to traditional improvisational techniques (i.e., playing inside the changes). Through analysis and performance exercises, students learn to improvise a free melodic line over structured harmonic continuity. Instruction focuses on the triad—major, minor, augmented, and diminished—as the building block for fluid, nonrepetitive chromatic lines. Students also learn to transcribe improvisations in an extended tonal context.

Credits
3
Prerequisites
None
Electable By
CPGJ graduate students
Required Of
None; elective course in CPGJ
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Department
CPRF
Course Chair
Marco Pignataro

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