MUSĀ 0049. Jazz Improvisation Performance Ensemble

Unit: 1.5
Prerequisite: Enrollment Limitation: audition required; auditions generally occur the first week of class and require demonstrated ability to play a melodic instrument and read music in the treble or bass clef
Advisory: Three to four years experience on instrument
Hours: 54 (18 lecture, 36 laboratory)
Fundamentals of jazz improvisation, including chord-scale application. Analysis of diverse styles of the great jazz artists through recordings and transcriptions. Development of a unique improvisational style as applied to performance. May be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180) (CSU, UC)