MUS 213(S) Jazz Theory and Improvisation II

A continuation of Music 212, this course builds upon theoretical knowledge, performance and aural skills developed previously. Students will deal with more complex theoretical and performance issues, such as modal interchange and minor key harmony, use of symmetric scales, commonly-used reharmonizations of the blues and "I Got Rhythm" chord progressions, and Coltrane's "Three Tonic" harmonic system. The format is the same as for Music 212, with two weekly meetings, alternating between theory and performance sessions. Requirements: two transcription projects and an original composition, as well as a midterm and final exam and participation in a recital at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Music 212.