Vocal Improvisation in R&B and Other Contemporary Idioms

Course Number
PSVC-323
Description

This class is level three (out of four levels) of the Voice Department's recommended structured learning path for improvisation. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic considerations of vocal improvisation will be reviewed, including syllable articulation, pentatonic patterns, phrasing, and motivic development as applied to R&B and pop music. Midterm and final exams will require students to demonstrate R&B phrasing in improvisation and recognize recorded music examples of improvisation in the R&B/pop idioms.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
Overall rating of 2 or higher, or ENVC-123
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
VOICE
Course Chair
Anne Peckham
Taught By
Courses may not be offered at the listed locations or taught by the listed faculty for every semester. Consult my.berklee.edu to find course information for a specific semester.

Get More Information

By requesting information from Berklee, you will receive emails about our educational programs, student resources, facilities, and more based on your selections.