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MUSC 2253 – Jazz Theory II

(3 credits – TG) 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab

This course is a continuation of Music 2251. It will continue to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of Jazz Theory and Composition, combined with the development of supportive skills, to further improve the student’s ability to master Jazz improvisation and to perform with greater success 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 harmonic materials from the tonal styles. Multi-meter and cross rhythms will be introduced.

Prerequisite: Music 2251 or consent of the department.