MUSC 2251 – Jazz Theory I
(3 credits – TG) 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Jazz Theory and Composition which, combined with the development of supportive musical skills, will improve the student's ability to master jazz improvisation and to perform the different styles and concepts inherent in Jazz and Popular music. Focus will be placed on the development of basic aural, sight-singing and rhythmic skills with an emphasis on melodic materials from the modal and tonal styles.
Prerequisite: Music 1123 or consent of the department.