Aug 18, 2022
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.
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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