Aug 18, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 574 - Jazz Styles and History

A survey of jazz history focused on the evolution of jazz styles. Course activities include analysis, transcription, guided listening, imitative composition, research, and essay writing.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze jazz compositions and arrangements in terms of harmonic, rhythmic, and structural elements, as well as historical and cultural context.
  • Transcribe parts of jazz compositions and arrangements.
  • Compose/arrange short musical examples in the style of various artists/genres.
  • Identify jazz styles through listening.
  • Identify various jazz styles through written notation.
  • Compare and contrast various jazz styles in a critical context using current and historical sources.
  • Read a first-person biography by a well-known jazz artist, cross-referenced to other primary sources.

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