Engaging

History of Jazz Music

School: 
College of Arts & Sciences
CLAS Course: 
Music
Course #: 
MUSI 2120/3120
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
John D'Earth
Credits: 
3
Days of the Week: 
MTWRF
“Hearing as Jazz Musicians Hear.” An in-depth look at the way jazz musicians listen to music. What do they listen for? How do they use recordings of great jazz perfomances to grow as musicians and improvising artists? What skills are required to develop timing, phrasing, and musical creativity? The course will examine the recorded work of major jazz artists, exploring the “inner hearing” of musicians with participatory exercises in rhythm, melody and movement. It will demonstrate the processes by which jazz musicians master theory, musical structure, their instruments, and the jazz language itself. For musicians and non-musicians; no previous jazz experience necessary. MUSI 2120 has no prerequisites and is appropriate for non-majors. MUSI 3120 is appropriate for music majors and others who can work at an advanced level.
Session: 
Session II
Course Dates: 
June 10 to July 6
Course Times: 
10:30 am to 12:45 pm