The Jazz Language

Course Number
PSIJ-280
Description

Performance-centered class emphasizing the essential elements of jazz language and vocabulary—chord scales, chord tones, approach notes and target notes, scale motifs and sequences, and lines. Focuses improvisational techniques into three areas: melodic, harmonic, and sonic. This course is designed as a menu of soloing devices from which students can select their personal course of study.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
Overall ensemble rating 5
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
PERF
Course Chair
Karen Bell
Taught By
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