Please note: this course is for performance majors who are accepted in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute only. This course is a high-level playing class that explores the various melodic roles of global jazz instruments through an experiential and interdisciplinary approach. Course materials and instruction address how to construct and improvise pattern-organized melody lines on the chord progressions of global jazz traditions using symmetric scales, chord couplings, interval patterns, and melodic cells. Emphasis is placed upon students learning how to practice and perform music that includes the techniques learned in the classroom and from the recommended reading.
Written approval of instructor and course chair
Berklee Global Jazz Institute students