MUS 420 - Improvisation I

Improvisation in theory and practice. Hands-on development of the musical vocabulary of improvisation of jazz, Indian classical music, and other world cultures. Application of melody-harmony relationships to instrumental/vocal performance. Techniques for the composition and improvisation of original melodies with emphasis on melodic sequences, nuance, and mixed rhythmic patterns.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 221 and MUS 226, or departmental permission.

2 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015