MUSJAZZ 3101 - Jazz Musicianship 3

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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Jazz Musicianship 3 will continue to build on the theoretical and practical skills developed in Jazz Musicianship 2A and 2B. Students will explore melodic, rhythmic and harmonic features of advanced jazz standards and contemporary jazz tunes through study of relevant texts, audio and video files, musical scores and transcribed solos. Students will apply their knowledge through technical exercises which feature advanced chord progressions (including alternate II-V-I?s and Coltrane progressions and their variants) extended and altered chords, various scale types (including pentatonics and altered pentatonics), various intervallic patterns (such as 3rds and 4ths) and upper structure triads. There will be a continued focus on the development of the student?s rhythmic awareness and rhythmic security through the playing of stylistically appropriate rhythm patterns and exercises. with a particular focus on controlling rhythmic subdivisions. Odd time signatures will be explored using Ari Hoenig?s concept of `core rhythms? while metric modulations will be practiced using Jon Riley?s approaches. Free Jazz concepts will be explored, with a particular focus on the early FreeBop approach utilised by Ornette Coleman. Students will be encouraged to compose music in many of the styles and approaches discussed in class.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSJAZZ 3101
    Course Jazz Musicianship 3
    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 Y
    Prerequisites MUSSUPST 1001, MUSSUPST 1002, MUSJAZZ 2101, MUSJAZZ 2102
    Incompatible MUSJAZZ 3400A/B, MUSJAZZ 3500A/B
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Course Description Jazz Musicianship 3 will continue to build on the theoretical and practical skills developed in Jazz Musicianship 2A and 2B. Students will explore melodic, rhythmic and harmonic features of advanced jazz standards and contemporary jazz tunes through study of relevant texts, audio and video files, musical scores and transcribed solos. Students will apply their knowledge through technical exercises which feature advanced chord progressions (including alternate II-V-I?s and Coltrane progressions and their variants) extended and altered chords, various scale types (including pentatonics and altered pentatonics), various intervallic patterns (such as 3rds and 4ths) and upper structure triads. There will be a continued focus on the development of the student?s rhythmic awareness and rhythmic security through the playing of stylistically appropriate rhythm patterns and exercises. with a particular focus on controlling rhythmic subdivisions. Odd time signatures will be explored using Ari Hoenig?s concept of `core rhythms? while metric modulations will be practiced using Jon Riley?s approaches. Free Jazz concepts will be explored, with a particular focus on the early FreeBop approach utilised by Ornette Coleman. Students will be encouraged to compose music in many of the styles and approaches discussed in class.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Mark Ferguson

    Course Timetable

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

    Semester 2:
    Jazz Musicianship 3 Lecture: Wednesday – 2pm to 3pm - room Madley MB14

    Jazz Musicianship 3 Workshop: Friday – 2pm to 4pm - room Madley MB22
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    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

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