Courses

MUSI 3353 - Jazz Improvisation I
0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MUSI 1122.
An introduction to jazz improvisation for any instrument and application of jazz improvisation techniques to jazz repertoire including modal compositions, blues, minor blues, and compositions with major cadences.

MUSI 3354 - Jazz Improvisation II
0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MUSI 2222. A grade of "C" or better in MUSI 3353, or permision of the Jazz Studies director.
A continuing methodology designed to improve jazz improvisation, for any instrument and application in jazz, that focuses on rhythm changes form, altered dominants, bebop concepts, and unconventional harmonies.

MUSI 3355 - Jazz Improvisation III
0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MUSI 2222. A grade of "C" or better in MUSI 3354, or permission of the Jazz Studies director.
A continuing methodology designed to improve jazz improvisation, for any instrument and application in jazz, that focuses on melodic minor derivations, cycling altered dominants, pentatonic concepts, and non-traditional harmonies.

MUSI 3360 - Jazz Piano
0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MUSI 1165.
An introduction to jazz piano skills for the non-pianist including interpreting chord symbols and sophisticated harmonies, learning functional voicings, and performance competency.

AMST 3740 - American Popular Culture "The Blues"

crosslisted with: MUSI 4490 - Special Topics in Music

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
Critical analysis of popular culture in American society. A particular offering of the course could focus on a specific area of popular culture (e.g., books, music, sports, food, mass consumption or advertising) or survey several of those topics. Historical and theoretical readings will support students' analysis of primary texts, including examples highlighting the globalization of American popular culture, mass markets and niche markets, the social formation of taste, and shifts in society's preferences for mass consumption in different time periods.

MUSI 3212 - Jazz Combo
0-1-(0-1) Credit Hours
Prerequisite: none
This course introduces jazz improvisation to students for instrumental performance. Students will perform jazz standards from the Real Book and other sources while applying concepts and patterns studied in class.

MUAP **22 - Applied Jazz Piano Lessons
1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
 

 

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