The Jazz Line

Course Number
PSIJ-331
Description

A performance-centered class covering jazz vocabulary and the construction of jazz melodies based on the traditions of players including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Dorham, and others. Students will be given vocabulary models focusing on the ability to start a line on any scale degree and mastery of voice leading in all keys. Topics covered will include bebop scales, approach systems, rhythms, and articulation.

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