Improvisation 2 (MUSC 2417)

Improvisation 2 is the second of a two-course sequence for students wishing to do more specialized work in idiomatic improvisation in jazz and other musical traditions. This course builds upon Improvisation 2317 and covers the modes/arpeggios of the jazz melodic minor scale, the diminished whole step and diminished half step scales. Other topics covered include critical listening, interaction within an improvising ensemble, managing the inherent tensions within these scales/modes, especially in relation to altered dominant applications. Repertoire is drawn from jazz, jazz-fusion and Latin standards.
Course code: MUSC 2417
Credits: 3.0
Length: 45.0 hours
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MUSC 2317, or permission of instructor.

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