The Jazz Language: Practical Jazz Theory and Improv
Explore beginning jazz theory through your instrument or voice in a class that demystifies the jazz language for classical and jazz players alike.
Term I: An introduction to Jazz. Topics include intervals, triads, seventh chords, jazz nomenclature, basic chord function, major, harmonic minor and melodic minor diatonic systems.
Term II: Advanced chord function and substitution, symmetrical scales, jazz voicing, constructing bass lines, jazz rhythm and articulations, voice leading and connecting chords with linear harmony.
Term III: Applying jazz theory through improvisation and composition.
Required materials: The Jazz Language by Dan Haerle
Registration open now for FALL 2017!
|Recommended for:||Students with 3–4 years’ playing experience in classical or jazz, and knowledge of basic theory and scales|
|Dates and Times:||Wednesdays, 5.30–7pm. 8 weeks each term.
Oct 18-Dec 6 / Jan 17-Mar 7 / Apr 25-Jun 13
|Fee:||$225 per term
(registration fee may apply)
Minimum enrollment required