An examination of modern chord scale theory and its usage in the context of jazz/pop music. 3:0:0
Course code: MUSC 2115
Length: 0.0 hours
PrerequisitesMaterials and Structures of Music 1203, Class Piano 1153/1253.
CorequisitesCET 2100, Class Jazz Piano 2163 .
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- Jazz/Pop nomenclature
- Intervals, Scales - major, minor, blues, pentatonic, & modes of major scale, octatonic, 7th chords, chord symbols.
- Chord Scale Theory
- Harmonic Structures- Chord Scale Theory.
- Melodic construction I - motives, phrase segments, motivic development
- Diatonic Harmony - Root motion and patterns, Cadences, Sus 4 chords, diatonic reharmonization
- Melodic construction II - phrases- antecedent, consequent, parallel, contrasting Dominant Chords and Diatonic Function – secondary dominants, chord scales
- Melodic Construction III- nonharmonic tones, harmonic rhythm.
- Substitute dominants Related IImi7 chords
- Minor Key Harmony - modal interchange and subdominant minor.
- Minor Key Harmony - minor key scales, minor key chords, key relationships, minor key chord scales, line clichés.
- The Blues - basic blues contents, contemporary blues content, blues progressions
- Blues chord scales, blues form variation; 12 bar blues –AAB form.
- Diminished 7th Chords typical diminished patterns, diminished chord scale
- Reharmonization of diminished chords, #IVmi7 (b5), VIIo7, AABA chord progressions – analysis
- Dominant Chords with Special Function- Special function blues chords (time permitting).
- Special functions for secondary dominants
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