Practicing Jazz

Course Number
PSIJ-332
Description

Students learn how to develop materials for use in their individual practice sessions to prepare for performances of jazz music. Techniques addressed include development and use of electronic music practice sequences, editing retail play-along recordings, and use of analog to digital converters to enable external microphones for recording. Also addressed is the use of Amazing Slow Downer software as a jazz transcription aid. Students learn to use classroom materials to identify their instrumental performance areas requiring improvement, as well as areas requiring maintenance. Time-sensitive goal-setting for the development and implementation of a practice schedule focused upon preparedness for a performance event is addressed.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
HR-212
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
PERF
Course Chair
Karen Bell
Taught By
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