May 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

MCJ 381 - Improvisation and Jazz/Pop Theory (3 credits)


(Prereq: MUS 116  and MUS 118 ) A course open to all musicians interested in improvising in a jazz or popular music context. Course includes an introduction to jazz/pop chord symbols, modes, chord-scale relationships, rhythmic styles, and basic repertoire associated with the jazz performance tradition. Additional components include voice-leading, transcription and analysis, self-transcription and analysis, formal structures, and repertoire building (a tune list). F.