Jazz Improvisation Techniques 3

Course Number
PSIJ-322
Description

An intermediate-level course introducing approaches to improvisation that require a solid background in harmonic and tonal concepts. Techniques covered include rhythmic activity, chord tone soloing, articulation, upper structure triads, dynamics, and soloing with full and partial rhythmic section accompaniment and also with hi-hat only. Development of effective practice skills. Music from various periods of jazz (swing, bop, postbop, and contemporary) will be used for demonstration, practice, and performance activities. Classes are leveled and instrumentally balanced; students perform weekly.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
PSIJ-321 or overall ensemble rating 6
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
ENS
Course Chair
Sean Skeete
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