Harmonic Considerations in Improvisation 1

Course Number
PSHR-321
Description

Exploration of the relationship between improvisation and harmonic context. Analysis of harmonically sophisticated music using analytical techniques from HR-212. The use of chord scales in improvisation and analysis of recorded jazz solos. Discussion of specific harmonic idioms and their related improvising styles. Solos of John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, and other influential soloists.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
HR-212
Electable By
All
Required Of
Bass, brass, guitar, piano, string, vibraphone, and woodwind principal PERF majors
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston Campus
Department
PERF
Course Chair
Karen Bell

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