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 SPRING 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 19-Dec 7 / Jan 11-Mar 1 / Apr 26-Jun 14
|Fee:||$225 per term
(registration fee may apply)
Minimum enrollment required