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.
Bass, brass, guitar, piano, string, vibraphone, and woodwind principal PERF majors
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer