JAZZ 220 - Basic Musicianship I
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Jazz & Improvisational Studies (JAZZ)
Department: Music School
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Details

Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
CE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SEE BULLETIN.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Integral Basic Musicianship (improvisation-based music theory and aural skills

The IBM course is an improvisation-based alternative to conventional music theory and aural skills training designed by UM faculty member Ed Sarath. Second-year students can opt to take the course instead of the regular sophomore theory and aural skills track. The course integrates a trans-stylistic approach to improvisation, composition, keyboard skills, harmony, melody, aural skills, rhythm and analysis within a hands-on format which utilizes resources from diverse musical traditions. Students bring their instruments to class, and they improvise, compose, sing and play all concepts covered at the keyboard as well on their major instruments. Rhythmic training utilizes principles from African, South Indian and Brazilian music. Improvisation is undertaken in jazz, globally-influenced, contemporary classical and figured bass styles. Harmonic training draws from Jazz and European classical music, with keyboard realization as the primary learning vehicle. Students learn to be pianistically 'bilingual'--able to play contemporary jazz/pop chord symbols, and baroque figured bass 'chord changes'. This integration of jazz and classical sources is also central to the writing component of the class, where as an alternative to the four-part chorale context which is central to much theory training, the class uses a keyboard-style written approach which, in fact, is rooted in both baroque and jazz traditions.

Schedule

JAZZ 220 - Basic Musicianship I
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
15837
Closed
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:30AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
39085
Open
24
 
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TuTh 12:30PM - 2:30PM

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