MUSJAZZ 1300A - Jazz History 1 Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 1300A Course Jazz History 1 Part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only Course Description Facilitate understanding of social, economic and political factors involved in the development of Afro-American music from its West African roots to the present day; develop the ability to analyse the specific stylistic features of each historical period of jazz, including transitional and related forms, and to identify major trends in the development of the music; develop ability to assess and place into historical perspective the innovations and developments of the major contributors from early jazz to contemporary styles. Topics include: analysis of various styles of jazz ranging from New Orleans to contemporary; musical concepts in jazz styles; roles of instruments; study of set works.
Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock
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Facilitate understanding of the social, economic and political factors involved in the development of Jazz in the USA from its West African and European roots to the present day; develop the ability to analyse the specific stylistic features of each historical period of jazz, including transitional and related forms, and to identify major trends in the development of the music; develop ability to assess and place into historical perspective the innovations and developments of the major contributors from early jazz to contemporary styles. Topics include: analysis of various styles of jazz and pre-jazz ranging from Spirituals and the Blues to EuroJazz and Hip Hop/Jazz amalgams; musical concepts in jazz styles; roles of instruments; study of set works.
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Students are expected to take attend lectures each week and take notes then study the written lectures (available online through myuni within 24 hours from presentation). Students are also expected to participate weekly in one of the two Tutorial sessions where lecture content is explored in greater detail through discussion, active listening tasks and group projects.
Learning Activities Summary
The first semester explores the foundations of jazz from its roots in West Africa, through its early development in the USA through the interaction of African and European people through to about 1945.
The second semester explores the foundations of modern jazz from its roots in Bebop through to the present time.
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ASSESSMENT (Summative) Learning Objective/s Addressed Semester 1 Assessment breakdown Library Skills Workbook (Elder Library) 5% 2 Annotated bibliographic survey 5% 2 Essay 15% 1, 2 Listening Test 25% 2, 3 Semester 2 Assessment breakdown Tutorial Assignments and presentations 10% 1, 2, 3 Essay/Major individual Assignment. 15% 1, 2 Listening Test 25% 2, 3
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