MUSJAZZ 3500B - Jazz Theory 3 Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

Students will develop an advanced knowledge of jazz harmony and theory concepts through study of the George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept. Also, various 20th Century concepts (such as serialism, chord stranding), applied use of Pentatonic/Hexatonic scales and various Eastern scales will be discussed and applied to jazz styles within improvisation and composition. A folio of jazz compositions will be presented based upon the concepts discussed & studied.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSJAZZ 3500B
    Course Jazz Theory 3 Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSJAZZ 3500A
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Quota 50
    Course Description Students will develop an advanced knowledge of jazz harmony and theory concepts through study of the George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept. Also, various 20th Century concepts (such as serialism, chord stranding), applied use of Pentatonic/Hexatonic scales and various Eastern scales will be discussed and applied to jazz styles within improvisation and composition. A folio of jazz compositions will be presented based upon the concepts discussed & studied.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Essential jazz theory topics are presented/explained within weekly jazz theory lectures of 1 hour duration. Application and further discussion of these topics occurs in weekly tutorial sessions, where assignments and exercises are also presented.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Lecture 1hr x 12weeks = 12 hours per semester
    Tutorial 1hr x 12 weeks = 12 hours per semester
    Independent study 10hrs x 12 weeks = 108 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    12 x 1hr. Lectures and 12 x 1hr. tutorials over the Semester – students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each session.

    Students are expected to attend 100% of the Lectures and Tutorials
  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Composition Folio

    Due date: various
    A composition folio, applying the concepts discussed in lectures will be developed creatively applying the concepts discussed in the lecture series, - possibly including:
    • A composition demonstrating both Vertical and Horizontal approaches to melody
    A composition demonstrating ‘Ingoing’ Melody
    A composition demonstrating ‘Outgoing’ Melody
    A composition demonstrating 12 tone row(s)

    With each composition you will submit a short (250-300 words) discussion and analysis of your work, and with your final piece submitted you will also submit a short (300 words) discussion and evaluation of the overall compositional processes you have followed.
    15% 1, 2, 4
    Ongoing Assessment: Short assignments to be handed out & discussed during lectures/tutorials 15% 1, 2, 3
    Examination The examination will consist of questions relating to the content discussed during the lecture series and its application,
    Date and venue to be advised.
    70% 1, 2, 3

    Rationale for assessment: Ongoing assignments within jazz theory apply the fundamentals delivered within the seminar, requiring students to research topics and exercise the techniques discussed. They are marked and returned to students, providing critical feedback (Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3,& 4). The theory examination comprises a formal written paper and assesses knowledge and application of theory topics taught and discussed (Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3 & 5).
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Attendance at Lectures and Tutorials is compulsory. Applications for Leave of Absence can be made in accordance with School policy.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission
    Students must be available during the identified University examination periods. Students are not entitled to sit an examination at another time, nor are they entitled to any other concessions if an examination conflicts with a planned vacation or special event.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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